Healthcare

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Sen. Hurtado’s First Bill Aims to Help Asthma Sufferers

Low-income Central Valley residents suffering from asthma may gain access to resources to help manage the chronic lung disease. Newly elected state Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) has introduced her first piece of legislation in Senate Bill 207, which aims ...

Addams Neighborhood Now Has a Mobile Health Clinic

Salome Romero was overjoyed when she heard there would be a mobile health clinic at her children's elementary school. "I was very happy," Romero said through a translator. "Now I don't have to take my kids out of school to take them to see the doctor." B...
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How Trump’s Travel Ban Threatens U.S. Healthcare

There is something with life-and-death consequences that the Trump administration didn't say a word about during its successful pursuit of a travel ban on people from seven countries. Foreign-trained doctors...
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Arambula Blocks Tulare Hospital Funding Without Vote

Today, struggling Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC) saw one of its most promising sources of potential funding killed quietly in Sacramento. The proposal by Assemblyman Devon Mathis (R- Visalia) to provide $22 million in state budget funds for the reope...

How is Your Brain Wired? To Say ‘Yes’ to Opioids.

The mid-1980s was the era of cocaine and marijuana, when “Just Say No” was the centerpiece of the war on drugs and the government’s efforts to stem drug use and addiction. Since then, prescription opioids have become the nation’s drug scourge. The idea that ...
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