April Dembosky

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Mendocino Coast Fights To Keep Its Lone Hospital Afloat

Monday, November 23, 2015

Tourists love California's Mendocino coast for its redwoods, surf and charm. But the battle to keep the area's only hospital afloat is pitting hospital administrators and doctors against each other.


California Doctors Get Advice On How To Provide Aid In Dying

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Now that California has legalized aid in dying, doctors there need to know what to say to patients. They're getting help from doctors in Oregon, who have been answering these questions for decades.


California Governor Signs Landmark Right-To-Die Law

Monday, October 05, 2015

After months of impassioned debate over the ethics of physician-assisted suicide, California will become the fifth state to allow people who are terminally ill to hasten death with lethal drugs.


California Approves Physician-Assisted Suicide; Bill Heads To Governor's Desk

Saturday, September 12, 2015

The California Senate passed a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide in some cases. But Gov. Jerry Brown hasn't indicated whether he'll sign it.


California's Legislature Debates Bill To Legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide

Friday, September 11, 2015

California's legislature is debating a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide Friday. If it passes, and Gov. Jerry Brown signs it, California will be the fifth state to legalize the practice.


Beethoven, Flaming Tubas And 5,000 Kazoos: Classical Music At Burning Man

Saturday, August 29, 2015

More than 60,000 people will gather in the Nevada desert next week for the annual festival — and the Playa Pops Symphony, which made its debut last year, will be ready for them.


Can Health Care Be Cured Of Racial Bias?

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A growing body of research suggests that doctors' racial biases and other prejudices continue to affect the care patients received. Medical educators say self-awareness is an important first step.


'Play This Video Game And Call Me In The Morning'

Monday, August 17, 2015

Developers at Akili are working on a game they hope might one day be prescribed to treat mental health conditions like ADHD and depression. But first, they must get past the FDA.


Will Doctors Soon Be Prescribing Video Games For Mental Health?

Monday, August 10, 2015

Dozens of games and apps claim to improve your memory or make you smarter or reduce stress. But do they really? Developers say the next step is clinically valid proof of cognitive gains.


California Health Insurance Exchange Keeps Rate Hikes Low — Again

Monday, July 27, 2015

Monthly premiums for health insurance plans in the Covered California marketplace will increase by an average of 4 percent for 2016. The price for some plans will drop.


California Judge Throws Out Lawsuit On Medically Assisted Suicide

Friday, July 24, 2015

The superior court judge says questions raised in the case should be decided by legislatures or voters, not the court. The terminally ill plaintiffs say they'll appeal his decision.


Making The Law Respect Gender Identity After Death

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.


Medical School Hopefuls Grapple With Overhauled Entrance Exam

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.


In Bid For Stricter Vaccine Rules, Officials Grapple With Decades-Old Distrust

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.


Calif. Health Officials Aid People Facing Astronomic Drug Bills

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.


California Law To Allow Pharmacists To Prescribe Birth Control

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.


California Women Can Soon Go Right To The Pharmacist For Birth Control

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.


Covered California Votes To Cap What Patients Pay For Pricey Drugs

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.


Coded Talk About Assisted Suicide Can Leave Families Confused

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.


Couples Counseling Catches On With Tech Co-Founders

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.