| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:05 PM
At a time when so many states are chipping away at reproductive rights, making it nearly impossible for women to exercise their constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy, how refreshing to see California standing up for women's rights.
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:44 PM
CHELMSFORD, Mass. — It's hard work being one of Dr. Damian Folch's diabetic patients.
If a lab test shows high cholesterol, Folch is quick to call or email. No patient can leave the office without scheduling an annual eye exam, a key preventive...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Has your doctor ever advised you to use sunscreen? Chances are, the answer is no.
In fact, out of 18.3 billion doctor visits over nearly 21 years, sunscreen was recommended to patients only 12.83 million times, a new study finds. That works out to...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Amid the cheering in many quarters over the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the federal healthcare law, a sobering fact remains: California's ailing healthcare system won't be easy to fix.
Millions of Californians will still lack insurance even after...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:22 PM
If you're a middle-aged guy who watches sports, news or late-night talk shows, you've seen the ads: Your flagging energy levels, mood, sports prowess and libido ... could they be caused by low T?
After you figure out that T stands for "testosterone" --...
| Sep 6, 2013
Re "Who may perform abortions?," Editorial, Sept. 3
As a comprehensive women's healthcare provider, I wholeheartedly agree that Gov. Jerry Brown should sign AB 154, a bill that will greatly improve access to early abortions in California.
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Doctors have diagnosed Robert H. Schuller with life-threatening cancer and said that with treatment he could live another two years, his family has announced.
The 89-year-old has a life-threatening growth in his esophagus, said his daughter, Sheila...
| Sep 5, 2013
Re "Wide use of non-MDs is rejected," Sept. 2
The Legislature missed an opportunity to help the millions of Californians who face challenges accessing safe, high-quality and affordable healthcare services.
Our state's healthcare system is greatly...
| Sep 3, 2013
Under California law, abortions may only be performed by medical doctors. But a new bill, which just won approval in the Legislature, would allow certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who complete special training to...
| Aug 30, 2013
As their session draws to a close, California lawmakers are poised to approve at least two hotly disputed measures that could slow the growth of healthcare costs. One would allow nurses with advanced training to deliver more medical care, and another...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:49 PM
AB 154, a bill in the California Legislature that would allow nurse practitioners, midwives and physician’s assistants to perform some early abortions, won’t be controversial with most supporters of legal abortion. But it severs a connection...