California health

5:16pm

Wed September 11, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Licensed California midwives push for more responsibility

Lauren M. Whaley/CHCF Center for Health Reporting

7:54pm

Tue August 13, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Dance in the library? Why not

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.

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5:11pm

Mon July 29, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

How Bay Area mental health services fall short

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/01/24/1489091/americans-just-cant-afford-mental-health-treatment/

 

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.

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