Jenny Gold appears in the following:
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
A journalist who was interviewing patients about tests that supposedly required only a few drops of blood ran into trouble with representatives from Theranos, the company behind the technology.
Monday, March 05, 2018
The market is flooded with 28 different medications for just 20,000 patients with the hereditary bleeding disorder. Yet intense competition hasn't worked to bring costs down.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
A California project is trying to improve safety for nail salon workers who are exposed to chemicals. A statewide collaborative of salons now has 120 members.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
A statewide collaborative of nail salons now has 120 members; all have made ventilation upgrades and switched from toxic products to safer ones. Will clients be willing to pay extra to help workers?
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Doctors have commonly managed the persistent pain of people over 65 with prescription opioids. But that has left some still in pain, and with a physical and emotional dependence that can ruin life.
Monday, October 31, 2016
Since a federal parity law was enacted in 2008, health insurers and employers have made progress toward improving coverage for mental health and substance abuse. But enforcement has been lax.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Kids with mental health problems may face a host of issues in school. Many parents say they need to be aggressive to make sure schools are on top of what their kids need.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
A special court in Sacramento, Calif., aims to keep families together by getting treatment for parents who have substance abuse problems, instead of sending off their kids to foster care.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Surgery can be emotionally and physically stressful for children. A California anesthesiologist has come up with a way to reduce anxiety that's safer, cheaper and much more entertaining.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
The state is facing a serious shortage. Making matters worse, there's no system in place to help people find a scarce bed in an emergency.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Doctors were once unquestioned authorities on how aggressively to treat the sickest and most premature babies. Then parents started pushing back for more say. The responsibility can be excruciating.
Friday, November 13, 2015
As families consider how far to push an infant's medical care, a chasm can open between the parents' hopes and what doctors and nurses consider realistic. How do you measure a baby's quality of life?
Monday, September 14, 2015
A high-profile Medicare project pushing doctors and hospitals to join together to operate more efficiently has yet to save the government money. Nearly half of the groups' care was more costly than the government estimated it would be based on historical data, federal records show.
The Centers for Medicare & ...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Insurers are supposed to cover mental health treatment as they cover other illnesses but they don't always comply. They are improving, but the U.S. does not appear to actively enforce the federal law.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Talk about sticker shock: Some U.S. hospitals charge patients more than 10 times the rates paid by Medicare.
Of the 50 U.S. hospitals with the highest charges, 49 are for-profit institutions, 20 operate in Florida, and half are owned by a single chain, according to a study published ...
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
A federal judge has ordered the unconditional release of the last member of the "Angola Three" who remains in prison.
Albert Woodfox, the 68-year-old former Black Panther leader, has spent the past four decades in solitary confinement after he was twice convicted in the 1972 stabbing death of a prison ...
Monday, April 06, 2015
Americans spend billions of dollars every year on annual physicals. But there's little evidence that a yearly checkup helps healthy adults. Some doctors are telling patients to skip it.
Monday, April 06, 2015
Women under 55 are twice as likely to die after being hospitalized for a heart attack than men. Women delay treatment because they may not recognize the symptoms and they're reluctant to make a fuss.
Saturday, April 04, 2015
Many insurance providers that offer mental health care are supposed to cover it just as they would cancer or diabetes care. But advocates say enforcement is a problem.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The state's third largest insurer reportedly has $4.2 billion in financial reserves. The firm's former public policy director says the insurer is "unwilling or incapable" of serving the public good.