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Conflicts of interest between the sugary food and beverage industry

July 19, 2019
Oral health at a tipping point: new Lancet Series lays out why oral health has been neglected and argues that radical public health action is needed. Comment on Conflicts of interest between the sugary food and beverage industry by Cristin Kearns,  and Lisa Bero NPR Interview: https://www.npr.org...

Medicare for All and Private Insurance: It is like mixing oil and water

July 19, 2019
Editorial by James Kahn, MD, emeritus professor at the The Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF,  examines the potential role of private insurance in Medicare for All (M4A) or single payer health care. Read more:

State leaders meet in Fresno to talk about healthcare workforce shortage

July 16, 2019
By Angela Hart  07/15/2019 07:38 PM EDT Sen. Holly Mitchell said Monday she supports allowing nurse practitioners to practice independently of physicians, an idea that has faced intense opposition in the past from the California Medical Association. "It makes perfect sense," said Mitchell (D-Los...

California to Pay Off $58.6 million in Student Loans in Exchange for Treatment of Medi-Cal Patients

July 08, 2019
California will be paying off $58.6 million in studentloans this year for 247 physicians who, in exchange, committed to serve patients covered by Medi-Cal.Janet Coffman, associate professor at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, comments on the benefit to Medi-Cal patients. ...

Nursing Demand and Supply in California: Do We Have A Shortage?

July 02, 2019
Concerns about a shortage of registered nurses in California have been rising, with one report claiming that California will need nearly 200,000 more nurses by 2030. Other studies show that there will be no statewide shortages, but that some regions face impending shortages and others may have...

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