Lisa Aliferis appears in the following:
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Monday, April 25, 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Just 1 percent of doctors are linked to nearly one-third of all paid malpractice claims, an analysis by researchers at Stanford finds. And the physicians who account for an outsize share of the claims have a set of distinctive characteristics.
The researchers said that the claim-prone physicians were disproportionately male ...
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Maybe it was last January's big measles outbreak at Disneyland that scared more California parents into getting their kids vaccinated. Or maybe health campaigns have become more persuasive. Or maybe schools getting stricter about requiring shots for entry made a difference.
Whatever the reasons, childhood vaccination rates last fall went ...
Friday, December 18, 2015
Characters on television who consider or obtain abortions don't reflect the demographics of American women who choose them or their reasons for doing so, according to a recent analysis from researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.
The group looked at all depictions of abortion on U.S. ...
Monday, November 30, 2015
Sophie Sartain had long worked in documentary filmmaking as a writer and editor. For her first film as a director, she turned the camera on her own family.
Starting in 2009, she began filming her grandmother Mimi, then 92, who had cared for Sartain's aunt, Dona, for decades. Dona has ...
Thursday, September 03, 2015
The number of confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease at California's San Quentin prison is holding steady at six, one of three outbreaks of Legionnaires' around the country that have sickened dozens and killed 20.
Another 95 San Quentin inmates are under observation because of respiratory illness, state officials said, ...
Friday, July 31, 2015
Just over two-thirds of Californians who did not have health insurance before the Affordable Care Act went into full effect in 2014 are now covered, according to a survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The newly insured are much less likely to say that paying for health care is a ...
Monday, July 27, 2015
Monthly premiums for California's 1.3 million Covered California customers will rise a modest 4 percent, on average, officials with the agency said Monday. This increase is slightly less than last year's increase of 4.2 percent for consumers who bought policies on the state's health insurance marketplace.
Some consumers could ...
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Recognizing they lacked votes in a key Assembly committee, authors of legislation that would have allowed terminally ill Californians to legally end their lives pulled the bill Tuesday morning.
Senate Bill 128, the End of Life Option Act, had already cleared the state Senate, but faced opposition in the ...
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Just over half of all pregnancies in America are unplanned.
The most effective reversible birth control methods are hormonal implants and intrauterine devices. Less than 1 percent of women using these long-acting contraceptive methods will become pregnant over the course of a year. That's compared to 9 percent ...
Monday, June 01, 2015
As more and more parents choose to skip vaccinations for their children, public health professionals and researchers have been looking at new ways to ease the concerns of parents who are hesitant.
But that turns out to be tough to do. Studies have found that simply educating parents about the ...
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Back in 2007, Christin Kearns attended a conference for dentists like herself to learn about links between diabetes and gum disease.
She was handed a government pamphlet titled, "How to Talk to Patients about Diabetes," and was surprised to find that the diet advice didn't mention reducing sugar intake. She ...
Friday, February 13, 2015
Covered California open enrollment ends this Sunday. Sort of.
For starters, the agency announced Thursday that people who start an application by this Sunday get until next Friday, Feb. 20, to finish it. That's similar to steps that Covered California has taken in the past.
But advocates ...
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Carl Krawitt has watched his son, Rhett, now 6, fight leukemia for the past 4 1/2 years. For more than three of those years, Rhett has undergone round after round of chemotherapy. Last year he finished chemotherapy, and doctors say he is in remission.
Now, there's a new threat, one ...
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and one other California theme park is expanding, with 59 confirmed cases in patients ranging in age from 7 months to 70 years. The California Department of Public Health has linked 42 of these cases to people who visited Disneyland or Disney's California ...