WELLNESS - Any student knows how tedious academic activities can be. Daily crafting assignments and preparing for tests or exams can drive even the mentally stable person crazy.
ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS - "Would have been nice to know BEFORE my little girl showered, drank water from the tap, and brushed her teeth this evening," said one mother after authorities took at least six hours to notify more than 2 million residents of the advisory.
DRUG OVER CHARGING - Dozens of progressive advocacy groups marked World Diabetes Day on Monday by urging Congress to pass legislation that would ensure people in the United States have access to the insulin on which their survival depends and prevent Big Pharma from price gouging on the lifesaving medicine.
THE DOCTOR IS IN - As the kind of doc who likes to teach (from elementary school to medical resident physicians, and or course to my patients), there comes a point every once in a while where the odds and ends become so numerous and important as to give in to the urge to pass them on to CityWatch readers (and anyone else who will listen).
MEDI-CAL HEALTH WATCH - More than 1.7 million Medi-Cal patients may get a new insurance provider in the coming months as a result of the state’s first-ever competitive bidding process, but critics and some providers fear the change will cause major disruptions to care.
YOUR HEALTH - Due to hazardous amounts of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) discovered in it, the well-known heartburn medication Zantac, also known as ranitidine, was banned at the end of last year.
YOUR HEALTH - The Covid-19 pandemic brought the pressing need for health insurance coverage into sharp focus.
ACCORDING TO LIZ - “There were only two people working in patient registration… I saw a lady sitting across from me crying, and she was sitting in a puddle of her own blood. She miscarried in the waiting room.”