Recent Posts from State of Health
California faces health care challenges seen across the country: soaring costs, increasing chronic illness and a high rate of uninsured. At a time of intense focus on reform, State of Health explores these issues and more, bringing you stories of challenge and change in the Golden State. The blog is edited by Lisa Aliferis.
Policy | Nov 25, 2014
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By Irene Noguchi It seems almost unbelievable, but medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in America, after
heart disease and cancer. That’s according to an analysis from Journal of Patient Safety. Could the key to change be
in better communication? A new study from UC San Francisco and eight other institutions, …
Living Healthy | Nov 24, 2014
Posted by Lisa Aliferis
The information is required on menus, so customers can see the calorie counts as they are deciding what to eat.
Recent Posts from ouRXperience
ouRXperience is a blog chronicling health in neighborhoods and communities across California. Our citizen correspondents are our eyes and ears on the ground, so we can form a more complete understanding of just what state our health is in.
Health Dialogues Archive
Are California hospitals reporting medical mistakes and infections accurately - or at all? Learn about efforts to reduce these risks, and find out what officials and consumers can do to safeguard against medical mistakes.
This month, Health Dialogues explores what experts call "disordered eating." We look at the causes and effects of abnormal eating patterns, from the less severe to classic eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating.
In January 2011, a demographic tsunami will hit Medicare as Baby Boomers start turning 65 and become eligible for federal health care benefits. Are there enough doctors to meet the demand for care? Is Medicare ready for the Boomers?
Health Dialogues takes a look at successes and unmet needs in treating mental illness - from adolescents to veterans, in rural and urban areas. We also check in on the effects of Proposition 63, the state's mental health services act.