Vaccination is the most effective protection against the highly contagious virus that causes measles, physicians say. Areas of Northern California where families commonly choose not to vaccinate their children will be at particularly high risk if the disease reaches Sacramento.
The Sacramento-area Veterans Health Administration unveils new Inpatient Behavior Health Center. Up to 840 vets in crisis will be cared for there each year. New facility features calming art, colors, and is less “institutional” in feel.
Hundreds of families sought dental services Friday at CDA Cares. The event, Sacramento’s first since 2012, aids low income residents. Experts say state Denti-Cal needs to bolster its program offerings.
California steps up in the open data movement, putting a slew of government health and human services data online. Come one, come all, to access information and help improve health care. Data nerds and tech-savvy policy makers are especially welcome.
Parents of youth football players discuss safety after abrupt retirement of 49ers linebacker. Some studies link repeated head blows to mental disability and mood disorders later. Coaches and parents say youth football culture emphasizes caution more than before.
Soil Born Farms hosted “A Garden in Every School,” the first regional school garden symposium in Sacramento, this weekend to provide workshops and resources to educators and community leaders. School gardening has been shown to help students connect to their food and develop healthier eating habits.
Zully Broussard is home from the hospital after donating a kidney to a stranger last week. Her donation set off a chain of six transplants between 12 people at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-321-1636. Twitter: @SammyCaiola.