Latest Sacramento Healthwatch
Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer is asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months.
Telemedicine is the next wave of medical care. It’s called Doctor on Demand co-founded by Jay McGraw, son of television therapist Dr. Phil McGraw.
A small number of children in California have been afflicted with polio-like illnesses that led to paralysis in one or more limbs.
Oregon leads the nation in the percentage of kids entering kindergarten with non-medical waivers for one or more vaccinations. State health officials hope a law taking effect March 1 changes that by requiring parents to get the facts before opting out.
Federal data show that California’s health exchange is more than halfway toward meetings its goal of 1.3 million people signing up for individual insurance policies by the March 31 enrollment deadline.
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