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About Health Dialogues

Health Dialogues is a special series from KQED's "The California Report" that facilitates an ongoing discussion of California health care issues that are important to the underserved: children, low-income residents, minorities, and people with disabilities to name just a few.

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The California Endowment

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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.

Gunfire Down in East Palo Alto Thanks to ... Volleyball?

| May 05, 2015

Gunfire Down in East Palo Alto Thanks to ... Volleyball?

Posted by Jeremy Raff

Innovative program helps turn park in neighborhood of high gunfire into home for volleyball and soccer players.

Whooping Cough Vaccine Effectiveness Fades -- and Fast

| May 04, 2015

Whooping Cough Vaccine Effectiveness Fades -- and Fast

Posted by Lisa Aliferis

By two to four years after vaccination, vaccine effectiveness was only 34 percent, a new analysis finds.

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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.

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Health Dialogues Archive

Medical Mistakes

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.

Disordered Eating

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.

Baby Boomers and Medicare

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?

Mental Health

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.

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