April Dembosky appears in the following:
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
After filmmaker Christopher Lee died, his death certificate listed him as "female." His friends helped to change the way California law handles the death certificates of transgender people.
Monday, June 29, 2015
The results are coming in for the first medical school candidates who took a revamped exam that includes a wider range of subjects, including psychology and sociology.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
California lawmakers have decided to tighten the criteria for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children. But some parents resent officials telling them how to care for their children.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Specialty medicines have forced some to choose between treatment and paying rent. California will put a lid on the amount anyone enrolled in most Obamacare plans can be charged for high-end medicine.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Pharmacists in California will soon be able to prescribe birth control. While some doctors' groups are skeptical, lawmakers say pharmacists can fill a need for primary care providers, especially in rural areas.
Friday, June 05, 2015
Under a new law being implemented in California, women will be able to walk into a pharmacy, get a prescription for contraceptive pills, the ring, or the patch, and get it filled — all in one visit.
Friday, May 22, 2015
The agency that administers Obamacare in California moved to make expensive medicines more affordable in 2016. In most plans, patients will pay no more than $150 or $250 a month.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
In veiled conversations, some doctors may explain to dying patients how to hasten death. But overwhelmed families are left with profound questions and the feeling that no one can answer them.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Friction between close business partners is the reason many startups fail. But increasingly in Silicon Valley, co-founders of companies are turning to therapists before things go south.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
More often than not, employers are reluctant to require employee vaccinations. There are legal rights — and pitfalls — of trying to require vaccinations among the American workforce.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
A play based on interviews with former NFL players, their families and fans digs deep: What's so fun about a sport that devastates bodies and brains? And what if it can't be made safer?
Saturday, January 03, 2015
Getting basic health care to rural areas has always been difficult, and delivering specialized care even harder. One doctor is raising money to bring palliative care to patients in rural California.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
While shoppers rush to the mall to pick up the last neckties and Transformers for Christmas, health officials are trying to pitch them on an unconventional gift this holiday season: health insurance.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Public health officials in California are trying to understand why Latino babies are contracting whooping cough at much higher rates than other babies.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
An improved version of India's largest space-launch vehicle carried an unmanned crew capsule that was recovered after splashdown in the Andaman Sea.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Wages and benefits are usually the big sticking points in labor negotiations. But so far both sides are focusing on things like Ebola preparedness, separating patient care from economics.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Ebola training, staffing and protective gear are bargaining chips as nurses in California hammer out a new contract with Kaiser Permanente. Their requests mirror the concerns of nurses nationwide.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Proposition 46 tackles painkiller abuse, malpractice caps and mandatory drug and alcohol testing of doctors. Backers say the law would enhance patient safety, but doctors say the cost is too high.
Monday, September 22, 2014
You'd think that mosquitoes wouldn't like drought, but that's not what's happening in California, where stagnant water breeds more mosquitoes. Cases of West Nile virus have doubled since last year.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Adding a translation to the English label would require bigger bottles, pharmacists say. They worry patients would wind up carrying a few pills around loose — without any instructions at all.