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April Dembosky

April Dembosky appears in the following:

California Nurses' Union Pulls Ebola Into Contract Talks

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.

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California Ballot Measure Pits Doctors Against Lawyers

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.

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In California, Less Water Means More West Nile Virus

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.

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California Pharmacists Resist Translating Medicine Labels

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.

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California Nurses Union Braces For Contract Battle

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The largest union of nurses in California starts contract negotiations Thursday with Kaiser Permanente's hospitals. Talks went smoothly four years ago, but this round will likely be more contentious.

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Shortage Of Saline Solution Has Hospitals On Edge

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Saline, used to clean wounds and treat dehydration, is a critical medical supply. But lately there hasn't been enough of it, and drugmakers say they won't be able to meet demand until next year.

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Health Care Can Be Key To A Better Life For Former Inmates

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The sheriff's department in San Francisco is now enrolling inmates in post-jail health coverage as soon as they enter the system. But even with insurance, former inmates can have trouble getting care.

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Mexican Vigilantes Keep Arms Despite Deadline

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mexican civilians in Michoacan State have taken up arms to fight the murderous Knights Templar cartel. Saturday is the deadline for vigilantes to register their weapons with the police.

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Neurosurgeons Express Their Medical Challenges Through Art

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Craniotomy in G Sharp is one of the works on display at a San Francisco exhibit of art by neurosurgeons. Its creator says her work often begins with a scalpel and ends with a paint brush.

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Selling Health Care To California's Latinos Got Lost In Translation

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Certain sales strategies work well with American Latinos. California's insurance exchange didn't try any of them when advertising coverage with the Affordable Care Act.

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Big Data, Data Mining, and You

Friday, December 14, 2012

The explosion of social media and smartphones has digitized of our lives and created new opportunities for industries to access an unprecedented amount of data about us. Financial Times technology correspondent April Dembosky has covered the rise of “big data”—and what companies are doing with all this information about us—for a new series in the paper.

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