April Dembosky

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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.


Can Employers Require Workers To Be Vaccinated? It Depends

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.


Why Do We Love Football So Much? Theater Tackles Tough Questions

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?


Rural Doctor Launches Startup To Ease Pain Of Dying Patients

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.


Would You Like Health Insurance With Those Stocking Stuffers?

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.


California Whooping Cough Infections Run High Among Latino Babies

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.


India Tests Crew Capsule, New Heavy-Lift Rocket

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.


California Nurses Say They'll Strike, Without Talking Wages

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.