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To Curb Unintended Pregnancy, States Turn To IUDs — In The Delivery Room

AUSTIN — Peggy Wall, a family nurse practitioner at a local community health center, treats many women in their 40s, who already have a family and find themselves confronting an accidental pregnancy. 1,351 more words

Public Health

California Releases Latest 'Report Cards' On Health Plans, Doctor Groups

California’s Office of the Patient Advocate Friday released its annual report cards on health plans and medical groups — tools meant to help guide consumers and employers as they shop for coverage during the upcoming open enrollment season. 652 more words

Capitol Desk

Researchers Unlock Mystery Of How Zika Spreads In Human Cells

Researchers have discovered a piece in the puzzle of how the Zika virus spreads in human cells and neutralizes the body’s defenses.

A study by scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine answered a fundamental question posed by biologists: What happens when the virus enters a human cell? 372 more words

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Once y media

Norma Rocío:

No puedo dejar de recordar como nos miramos hoy al despedirnos, poco menos que odio en nuestras miradas y eso no es lo que quiero para nosotros. 430 more words

California Health Care Workers Hope New Workplace Standard Will Prevent On-The-Job Assaults

Updated 10/24.

Workers in California’s hospitals and doctors’ offices may be less likely to get hit, kicked, bitten or grabbed under new workplace standards adopted by a state workplace safety board Thursday. 558 more words

Health Industry

Orange County Man Dies After Apparent Failure Of Artificial Heart Compressor

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating repeated problems with a portable compressor for artificial hearts that may have played a role in the death earlier this month of a 57-year-old Orange County man. 1,513 more words

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