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SF’s homeless navigation centers seem to be working. Here’s how they save lives – San Francisco Chronicle

After 10 years of hiding under bushes, down dank alleys and bouncing in and out of crowded homeless shelters, Sabrina Jones had had enough. The street counselor who’d been bugging her since last year to give San Francisco’s Mission Street Navigation Center a try won out. Jones went in. More than a month later, she […]

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Same homeless people keep getting arrested. What city, county want to do to fix it. | The Modesto Bee

A proposed initiative would combine the resources of Stanislaus County and Modesto in providing assistance to severely distressed homeless people. Source: Same homeless people keep getting arrested. What city, county want to do to fix it. | The Modesto Bee

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Audio: How California’s doctor assisted suicide law works | 89.3 KPCC

Doctor assisted suicide has been legal in California for just over two years. It was overturned by a Riverside judge in May. As the law is hashed out in appeals courts, we take a look at how it’s worked over the past two years. Source: Audio: How California’s doctor assisted suicide law works | 89.3 […]

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California Lawmakers Want To Crack Down On Fraud At Drug Rehab Centers. Will It Work? – capradio.org

Some of California’s substance abuse treatment facilities have been exploiting clients in hopes of getting big payouts from insurance companies, according to lawmakers. A handful of bills aim to rein in fraudulent practices. Source: California Lawmakers Want To Crack Down On Fraud At Drug Rehab Centers. Will It Work? – capradio.org

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Thinking About An Association Health Plan? Read The Fine Print | California Healthline

Federal officials say loosening the regulation of these plans will offer small businesses a more affordable health insurance option, but critics are wary. Source: Thinking About An Association Health Plan? Read The Fine Print | California Healthline

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Gawande’s Goal Is Providing The ‘Right’ Health Care In New Venture By 3 Firms | California Healthline

The surgeon and writer has been named to head a project by Amazon, Bershire-Hathway and JP Morgan to reduce health costs. He said he wants to help doctors “do the right thing” in delivering care.… Source: Gawande’s Goal Is Providing The ‘Right’ Health Care In New Venture By 3 Firms | California Healthline

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Unlocked And Loaded: Families Confront Dementia And Guns | California Healthline

As more Americans are diagnosed with dementia, families who have firearms struggle with ways to stay safe. A Kaiser Health News investigation uncovered dozens of cases of deaths and injuries. Source: Unlocked And Loaded: Families Confront Dementia And Guns | California Healthline