The National Institutes of Health is now providing critical support to multiple studies on valley fever. Such research could yield critical new breakthroughs in our understanding of the long-overlooked disease.
Healthcare Systems & Policy
Richard Nuwintore's sentence in the California prison system has ended, but the valley fever infection he picked up while doing time is a life sentence. The state is now working to lower the risk for inmates.
Valley fever is a fungal respiratory infection that is a constant health threat in vast stretches of the San Joaquin valley.
A Phoenix-based laboratory is capturing detailed images of the fungus that causes valley fever, hoping to better understand how it works.
State lawmakers are expected to receive a first look Friday at the costs tied to an ambitious plan to provide health insurance for more California residents.
Luis Miguel’s cerebral palsy makes access to health care essential, but this is complicated by his undocumented status. UC Davis’ student-run program Clinica Tepati has linked families like his to affordable care for the past 45 years.
Gov. Newsom’s proposed mandate is designed to shore up California's individual health care market. But it could disproportionately impact low- and middle-income residents.
Current health care coverage options for the undocumented in California include a limited program for pregnancy or life-or-death-situations, and the emergency room.
While comprehensive care is elusive for the undocumented in all California counties, where a person lives can make all the difference in whether care is available outside of ERs.
Undocumented and uninsured people often don't know where to find care, and some are going to unorthodox places such as homeless shelters to take care of basic needs.