Jenny Gold

Jenny Gold appears in the following:

Reporter's Notebook: Theranos And The Mysterious Walgreens Fire Alarm

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.


Miracle Of Hemophilia Drugs Comes At A Steep Price

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.


Encore: California Nail Salons Start To Invest In Worker Safety

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.


California Nail Salons Start To Invest In Worker Safety

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?


Opioids Can Derail The Lives Of Older People, Too

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.


Federal Panel Calls For Stricter Enforcement Of Mental Health Care Parity Law

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.


Schools And Mental Health: When The Parent Has To Take Charge

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.


California Court Helps Kids By Healing Parents' Addictions

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.


Doctors Get Creative To Soothe Tech-Savvy Kids Before Surgery

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.


A Dearth Of Psychiatric Hospital Beds For California Patients In Crisis

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.


In Caring For Sickest Babies, Doctors Now Tap Parents For Tough Calls

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.


An Ill Newborn, A Loving Family And A Litany Of Wrenching Choices

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?


Medicare Fails To Save Money So Far On Cooperative Care Experiment

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 & ...


Health Insurers Face Little Enforcement Of Federal Mental Health Parity Law

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.


Highest-Charging U.S. Hospitals Are For-Profit And Concentrated In Florida

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 ...


Federal Judge Orders Release Of Last 'Angola 3' Prisoner

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 ...


Maybe You Should Skip That Annual Physical

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.


Women Having A Heart Attack Don't Get Treatment Fast Enough

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.


When It Comes To Insurance, Mental Health Parity In Name Only?

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.


Blue Shield Of California Loses Exemption From State Taxes

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.