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How California Is Changing Palliative Care

By Beth Baker, Next Avenue Contributor (Editor’s note: This story is part of a special report for The John A. Hartford Foundation.) In January, California became the first state to mandate home-based palliative care (care given to improve quality of life for patients with life-threatening diseases) to those in its Medicaid program. In California, that program… Read More »

Due to wildfires, California now has the most polluted cities in the world

PurpleAir, which has a network of sensors around the world, also showed that California had worse air than traditional smog hotspots in India and China. CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller confirmed that “no region on Earth had as many air quality stations in the highest ranges” of particulate matter, or PM, the toxic mixture of particles… Read More »