Thousands will gather on the Capitol steps near 10th street for a route that will lead them through Capitol Mall, Old Sacramento, Crocker Park before returning for food, entertainment and information about breast cancer.
Hours after a nurse in Dallas was diagnosed with the Ebola virus, nurses’ unions in Sacramento and around the country began warning that the government guidelines on caring for Ebola patients are inadequate, and hospitals aren’t giving their members adequate training and protective equipment.
A growing number of parent-activists are urging action to fight the epidemic of prescription drug overdoses in young adults. They are armed with statistics such as this shocker from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: In 2012, health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for painkillers, enough for every U.S. adult to have a bottle of pills.
A security guard noticed the missing quilt on Sept. 12. At first, committee members hoped it would show up somewhere, but now most have come to the conclusion that it’s been taken, said auction chairwoman Jeanne Powell.
Dr. Letitia Bradford’s son Kai, like many 6-year-old boys, is usually enticed by Nerf guns and video games. But last Christmas, to Bradford’s surprise, he asked for a pink and purple “Doc McStuffins” medical kit so he could listen to mom’s heartbeat.
Rene Clark, 54, a Folsom mother of three, learned of a newly identified severe childhood mental condition – called disruptive mood dysregulation disorder – which affects kids from 6 to 19 years old. Such a diagnosis could explain her daughter Kim’s inability to hold her angry moods in check and, importantly, signal an end to family turmoil.
Sacramento Bee reporters Cynthia Craft and Sammy Caiola write about community health issues in the Sacramento region. Their work is in conjunction with the California Endowment, a non-profit health foundation created in 1996.
Cynthia H. Craft is The Sacramento Bee's senior writer on health. She graduated from Ohio State University and previously worked at the Los Angeles Times and California Journal. She was a fellow in 2012 at the National Library for Medicine in Washington, D.C. at the National Institute for Health. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-321-1270. Twitter: @cynthiahcraft.
Sammy Caiola joined The Sacramento Bee as a health reporter in 2014. She is a recent graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where she was a Top 10 finisher in the William Randolph Hearst College Journalism Awards. Reach her at email@example.com or 916-321-1636. Twitter: @SammyCaiola.