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Millions of Electronic Medical Records Breached

| July 7, 2014
Thieves, hackers and careless workers have breached the medical privacy of nearly 32 million Americans, including 4.6 million Californians, since 2009.

Ask Emily on Marketplace Money: Navigating Your Health Care Bill

| June 24, 2014
Emily Bazar joins Marketplace Money guest host David Lazarus of the The Los Angeles Times to explain how to navigate your health care bill.

Hospitalizations way up for California’s youngest residents

| February 7, 2014
In recent years, Dr. Jason Bynum has seen the churn: teens in crisis cycling through his south Sacramento psychiatric hospital, admitted, released, and just a few months down the road, back with another breakdown.

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Some doctors back away from Obamacare

The Riverside Medical Clinics — with 140 doctors in five offices — is one of the largest providers of health services in the county. But it won’t be participating in the new health exchange marketplace called Covered California.

Fatal cases at assisted living facilities raise questions about tough family choices, limited state oversight

Hundreds of San Diego County seniors have suffered serious injuries at assisted living homes that promised comfort and safety for their waning years.


The Young Invincibles: A Key to Obamacare Success

Now that Obamacare is underway, what happened with the much-discussed demographic group known as the “young invincibles”? You might be surprised.

At last, the legislature funds a state dental director

Dentists in California, and their patients, are on the cusp of a major breakthrough. The legislature has included money in the state budget for a state dental director, a top priority of the California Dental Association.

Can 3 million newly insured fit into current system?

California’s resounding success in enrolling residents in Obamacare health insurance policies and expanded Medi-Cal coverage—a total of nearly 3 million people—is bumping up against the next Big Question: can these new enrollees use their insurance...

From the real "Silicon Valley," crowdsourcing a medical diagnosis

My new guilty pleasure is “Silicon Valley,” the HBO series in which everyone from a billionaire mogul, to an ER doctor, to a BevMo clerk, is hawking a tech pro

A garden in Pasadena's "food desert" may help battle diabetes

The deck is stacked against many young Californians when it comes to diabetes.


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