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Children in Stressful Times.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7 PROGRAM # 7948 12:00 PM PST. Children in Stressful Times. The presidential election has brought uncertainty and high anxiety to many families. The future of health care for many low-income patients is now uncertain, including access of undocumented children to Medi-Cal in California. In the meantime, what can families do to calm […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Health |
Irma Medellín. Directora de EL Quinto Sol de América. Foto: Rubén Tapia.

California Drought Affecting Health

The long drought affecting California for several years now is also affecting physical and mental health of the residents in some areas and towns in the Central Valley.

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Posted in Homepage Feature, Environment, Health |
President Obama Meets With President-Elect Donald Trump In The Oval Office Of White House

California Braces For Medi-Cal’s Future Under Trump And The GOP

Block grants or per-capita caps would create funding gaps for states, likely cutting the number of Medicaid-eligible people and reducing coverage for beneficiaries, the report said.

Posted in Homepage Feature, Health |
The eligibility worker at the Department of Public Social Services county office tells Marcy she needs proof that she was in foster care, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in El Monte, California.  Without a universal database for foster children, social service providers have difficulty finding their records.

Immigrant Health Care Under Cloud Of Uncertainty

For those whose DACA status will be up for renewal soon, different groups offer different advice, but most suggest you seek the counsel of an immigration attorney or an immigrant rights group such as SIREN before moving forward with renewal.

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Foto: Rubén Tapia.

(Español) Si no hay dolor ni seguro muchos no van al dentista, aunque ahora hay Denti-Cal

(Español) A 6 meses de iniciar la ley estatal SB 75 y de arrancar el programa Denti-Cal, contra lo que se pensaba, ahora hay muchos niños indocumentados que están usando esta cobertura.

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Posted in Homepage Feature, Immigration, Health |
En la defensa de los programas de salud accesibles, en Los Ángeles, CA.

Los Angeles Residents Take to the Streets to Defend Obamacare

Donald Trump has also threatened to eliminate the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. This would include removing federal funding for the Medicaid, or Medi-Cal in California.

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Esta niña inmigrante muestra con orgullo su credencial de Medi-Cal, que le da acceso a una cobertura completa que incluye dentista, con la nueva ley de California, SB 75.

Medi-Cal, Denti-Cal and the Election.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 PROGRAM # 7936 12:00 PM PST. Medi-Cal, Denti-Cal and the Election. Since May, a new law in California has given undocumented kids unprecedented access to full benefits of Medi-Cal and Denti-Cal. Dentists are facing a special challenge, since uninsured kids are reportedly afflicted by an epidemic of tooth decay and other oral […]

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Posted in Immigration, Youth, Línea Abierta, Politics & Elections, Health |
Spherusol se comercializa en ampollas de 10 dosis. Un resultado positivo in dica que la persona ha estado expuesta previamente a la fiebre del valle y se ha vuelto inmune a la misma. Foto: Nielsen Biosciences.

New valley fever skin test shows promise, but obstacles remain

That’s why Spherusol could have such an impact: It could reveal a person’s history of exposure. Before, that was something most people could only wonder about.

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Dust storms, like this one in Fresno, can help distribute the fungal spores that cause valley fever. (Photo: Craig Kohlruss/The Fresno Bee)

Does weather hold the key to predicting valley fever outbreaks?

If the technology could be deployed throughout endemic regions in the Southwestern United States, it could provide a breakthrough in awareness and prevention efforts, local health officials said.

Posted in Homepage Feature, Health |
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California Lends Its Weight To Wider Marijuana Acceptance

Proponents of pot legalization say the medical marijuana movement has paved the way for lifting the ban on recreational use. More than two dozen states now allow patients to possess marijuana for medical purposes.

Posted in Homepage Feature, Politics & Elections, Health |

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