Nearly 1.3 million women in California – 9 percent of the state’s adult females– experience serious psychological distress (SPD) in a given year, according to a new Public Health Institute policy brief that uses data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS).
Posts Tagged ‘Chronic Disease’
Ying-Ying Meng is the lead author of a new Center study on the rate of hospitalized patients with diabetes. In this brief interview, she talks about why diabetes patients are more costly to care for in the hospital than patients without diabetes, whether diabetes rates will come down in the future, and how policymakers can … [ Read full post ]
One in three people who end up hospitalized in California have diabetes, according to the a new policy brief published by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy.
Although diabetes may not be the initial reason for these hospitalizations, the disproportionate share of patients with the … [ Read full post ]
Health educator Sarah Ramirez is trying to improve the diets of undernourished residents in Tulare County by harvesting and delivering excess local farm produce to food banks, CNN reports. The story says nearly three-quarters of adults in the area are either overweight or obese, according to the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS).
Working as … [ Read full post ]
By Jazmin Zane, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Health DATA Program
Martha Cota remembers her son’s fight for life. She can still see his purple lips and nails. She can still hear the awful sound of hospital respirators.
That was 20 years ago. The culprit? Asthma. It had put her son in the hospital. … [ Read full post ]