California health http://kalw.org en Licensed California midwives push for more responsibility http://kalw.org/post/licensed-california-midwives-push-more-responsibility <p></p><p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 00:16:28 +0000 Lauren Whaley 32900 at http://kalw.org Licensed California midwives push for more responsibility Dance in the library? Why not http://kalw.org/post/dance-library-why-not <p></p><p>Libraries are where many people go to exercise their brains, and now there’s at least one where you can exercise your body. The 81st Avenue Branch Library in East Oakland is finding that what people want in their neighborhood is to work out. And, they didn’t have to go far to find the right instructor.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 02:54:25 +0000 Leila Day 31567 at http://kalw.org Dance in the library? Why not 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