Police officers across the country are reporting an increase in encounters with mentally ill people who are deemed a threat to themselves or others. Following a rash of fatal police shootings of people having psychiatric episodes, California law enforcement agencies are training officers in techniques to help quell volatile situations without bloodshed.

The UC Davis TEACH clinic in Sacramento provides free care to the uninsured and trains a diverse group of new primary care physicians.

When 60-year-old Rose Williams needs medical care, she walks about 2 miles from her home near Hiram Johnson High School in Sacramento.

Three years ago, California shifted the responsibility for – and cost of – decisions about residential placement and other intensive treatments for students with mental illness from the counties to the schools. Doctors and advocates who specialize in mental illness say many school districts are taking a narrower view of which students qualify for such services and refusing expensive, off-campus placements for families in desperate need of help.

Roseville senior homes may soon have to pay $225 an hour if they rely on firefighters to help residents who fall out of bed.

Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective abortions from their employee health plans.

An Ebola donation drive seeks medical supplies, non-perishable food and drinks, as well as cash to help West Africans and aid workers trying to stamp out the deadly virus.

When consumer advocates were preparing a fall ballot initiative to raise the sum victims can recover in medical malpractice lawsuits, they considered tacking on an inducement that would resonate with voters across California.

Sacramento residents can breathe easier knowing that the nation’s top public health experts have ruled out an Ebola viral infection in a patient quarantined this week at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center.

Members of the state health insurance exchange on Thursday came out strongly against a fall ballot initiative to give rate-regulation authority to the elected insurance commissioner, with some requesting the board issue formal opposition.

With the West African outbreak of Ebola escalating, state public health officials said Wednesday they were not surprised that the deadly virus may have reached Sacramento in the case of a patient who recently returned from a trip to one of the stricken nations.

Fears of an Ebola outbreak in the United States hit home Tuesday with the news that a patient at a Sacramento hospital was being tested for the virus that has killed an estimated 1,200 people in west Africa.

A separate measure to quadruple the cap on medical malpractice awards has backing of a smaller majority.

Fears of an Ebola outbreak in the United States hit home Tuesday as health officials announced that a patient at a Sacramento hospital was being tested for the virus that has killed an estimated 1,200 people in west Africa.

The federal health care overhaul is garnering more support from California voters than at any time since its passage in 2010, but they believe the state could still do more to limit the amount insurance companies can charge customers for coverage, according to a new Field Poll.

A Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall processed cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks and later distributed the diseased cattle, according to federal charges announced Monday.

Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found.

What was intended as a public health discussion erupted into emotional mayhem this week as local Liberians struggled to grasp why their loved ones back home are continuing to die.

Roseville development company buys land in Granite Bay for 60-bed “memory care” facility.

Grant High students and staff can be screened for tuberculosis Aug. 22 at a clinic at the school, 1400 Grand Ave.

Dr. Jonna Mazet, global director of the One Health Institute at UC Davis, discusses the current Ebola situation and her own work on epidemics.

A music therapy program for pediatric patients received a boost Wednesday when NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young and his wife, Barb, presented a check for $150,000 to Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento to construct a music therapy facility on the midtown campus of Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento.

MinuteClinic, which operates walk-in health care clinics inside CVS pharmacies, opened its first Sacramento-area outlets Wednesday in south Sacramento and Elk Grove.

From bronze windsurfers to cream-colored infants, Sacramentans of all shades and ages withstood the hot black concrete of a Rite Aid parking lot Tuesday to get a free skin cancer screening from a mobile dermatology clinic.

A Sacramento Superior Court jury has awarded a $730,000 verdict to a former UC Davis administrative nurse who claimed in a lawsuit that her career was ruined when she blew the whistle on an unethical pain management research project on prison inmates.

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s “Road to Healthy Skin” tour will stop in Elk Grove on Tuesday to offer free skin cancer screenings in its customized 38-foot recreational vehicle.

Two summers ago, the science world was agog over a physics discovery from far beneath the Alps of evidence of what seemed to be a long-sought elementary particle called a Higgs boson. Since that major discovery, UC Davis researchers have gone back to work to check out the finding.

A national lung cancer trial launched earlier this summer with the help of a UC Davis oncologist has the potential to dramatically affect the way cancer drugs will be developed in the future.

This year, hundreds of thousands of Californians got health care coverage under the state’s new Covered California program.

The state’s first death from West Nile virus in 2014 occurred last month in Sacramento County.

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