The Stanford University Patient Education Center and Dignity Health’s 6-part workshop is designed to support caregivers of individuals suffering from any form of memory impairment. 9:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays. Pre-registration required. 9:30 a.m. Maidu Community Center and Library, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville. Free. 916-851-2793.
Less than 40 percent of Californians realize that health insurance plans generally cover mental health treatment as well as other types of medical care, according to a new Field Poll.
Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers are still rising in the U.S., but not like they used to — probably because of new restrictions on methadone, according to government scientists.
Kaiser Permanente agrees to a $4 million fine from the state in a case where patients were said to have limited access to mental health care.
The director of California’s Department of Health Care Services will leave his post by year’s end, according to a letter to employees issued by Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Diana Dooley.
Federal health experts say a diabetes drug from Novo Nordisk should be approved for a new use in treating obesity.
There are currently no FDA-approved drug therapies for Ménière’s disease, an inner ear disorder that causes imbalance, nausea, ringing ears and hearing loss due to inflammation.
Sutter County health officials say a total of four confirmed or probable cases of West Nile virus illness have been reported so far this year, including two West Nile virus-related deaths.