california healthcare http://kalw.org en Discussion with director Pete Nicks about healthcare and Highland Hospital http://kalw.org/post/discussion-director-pete-nicks-about-healthcare-and-highland-hospital <p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 00:35:53 +0000 Martina Castro 35529 at http://kalw.org Discussion with director Pete Nicks about healthcare and Highland Hospital How Bay Area mental health services fall short http://kalw.org/post/how-bay-area-mental-health-services-fall-short <p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; line-height: 1.15;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If someone you loved was suffering from a serious mental illness, or seemed like they were on the verge of a psychotic breakdown, you might think you could turn to a psychiatric hospital for help. But in California, that might not do you much good. Institutions have the right to turn a person away unless they’ve been taken into custody. More than ninety percent of patients in California psych hospitals have dealt with police first.</span></p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:11:26 +0000 Casey Miner 30817 at http://kalw.org How Bay Area mental health services fall short The primary care turf war: could nurse practitioners play the role of doctor? http://kalw.org/post/primary-care-turf-war-could-nurse-practitioners-play-role-doctor <p>Earlier this week, soon-to-be House Speaker John Boehner filed a brief challenging the constitutionality of the Obama Administration&rsquo;s Affordable Care Act. But the 32 million Americans who would receive access to healthcare from the reform bill have more to worry about than Boehner and the Republican party. There&rsquo;s currently a shortage of primary care physicians in some areas of the nation, and it&rsquo;s about to get worse.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 00:50:26 +0000 Erica Mu 11979 at http://kalw.org The primary care turf war: could nurse practitioners play the role of doctor?