healthcare

6:00pm

Mon December 8, 2014
Technology

Robotic seals comfort dementia patients but raise ethical concerns

Paro the seal, charging by its electronic pacifier
Angela Johnston

At the Livermore Veteran’s Hospital, there are a few animals residents can see: wild turkeys that run around the grounds, rattlesnakes that hide out in the dry grass, and therapy dogs that make weekly visits. But there’s one animal in particular that Bryce Lee is always happy to see: a baby harp seal.

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12:00am

Wed October 29, 2014
Politics

Your Call: How would Proposition 46 impact medical care in California?

 

  

On the October 29th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a debate on Proposition 46, the ballot initiative that would raise the cap on damages in malpractice suits and enforce mandatory drug testing on doctors. Supporters of Proposition 46 argue that medical negligence is too common and pain and suffering damage awards are too low. Opponents say the initiative isn’t about protecting patients, but increasing medical lawsuit payouts to trial lawyers. Election Day is next week - what questions do you have on Proposition 46? It’s Your Call, with Hana Baba, and you.

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12:00am

Thu October 2, 2014
Politics

Your Call: What bills did California Governor Jerry Brown sign and veto?

Gov. Jerry Brown discusses a bill while meeting with advisers at his Capitol office in Sacramento, on Monday. At left is advisor Nancy McFadden.
(Rich Pedroncelli / AP)

 

  

On the October 2nd, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss bills that impact everything from labor and education to groundwater and healthcare. Governor Brown just signed the country’s first ban on single-use plastic bags. He also signed bills to give workers 3 sick days a year, redefine sexual consent on college campuses, and extend housing to foster youth up to age 25 if they are completing a secondary education. What bills are you watching? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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12:00am

Tue June 24, 2014

9:31am

Mon December 9, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

What do you want to know about Medi-cal?

On the next Your Call, we're continuing our conversation about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and what it means for you. This time we’re focusing on Medical. As California’s program prepares for a major expansion, doctors say they can’t accept new patients because it doesn’t pay enough. So how will state serve the additional two million people expected to join the program? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

 

  

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