Rick Burth, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, said a novel treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder helped calm his symptoms of anxiety and anger. The procedure involves an injection of local anesthetic to the neck.
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Julian Diaz retired early from his work in education to spend more time with his family and deal with treatment for his bladder cancer. In his last examination, cancer cells were found in his prostate.
In August 2017, families with children who have a rare genetic mutation gathered with scientists at a hotel in suburban Washington, DC, at the invitation of Sacramento lobbyist Joe Lang, whose daughter Jordan has the disorder. Will and Lisa McCarty of Fresno came with their son, Liam. The mutation is on a gene known as PPP2R5D.
In this Aug. 30, 2012, video interview, Dr. Charles Chiu, who directs the University of California, San Francisco-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center, discusses hantavirus, a potentially fatal virus transmitted by rodents such as deer mice. Other rodents, including house mice, are rarely if ever carriers of the virus. The video has been edited by The Sacramento Bee.
Sen. Ricardo Lara, seeking to pass single-payer health care, told fellow senators on June 1, 2017 that he grew up in a family that relied on home remedies and trips to Tijuana when they were ill. Video courtesy of The California Channel
Sen. Toni Atkins, arguing for universal health care on the Senate floor in June 2017, told her colleagues that hearing from constituents who fear losing Obamacare brought back her own experiences. Video courtesy of The California Channel.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, issued a stinging rebuke Friday to the push by congressional Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare. She toured University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hopsital.
Supporters of a universal health care bill in California protested at the Capitol Monday July 3, 2017, briefly disrupting an Assembly session before they were removed from the gallery of the chamber. The protest continued in the rotunda of the historic bu
Anger over Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon’s decision to shelve universal health care legislation in California boiled over into aggressive protests against the Democratic leader by the California Nurses Association.