More than half of California’s emergency room visits for dental problems are from kids younger than 6, but only a little more than a third of children in this age group are receiving preventive care, according to a recent report.
In 1981, the first reports of deaths from a mysterious “lung infection” were recorded in the United States. By that end of that year, 121 individuals had died from what later was known as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS, according to an AIDS.gov timeline.
More California residents than ever are covered by health insurance, according to recent reports. And while Merced County has seen its percentage of uninsured fall to a new low, that rate has hit a plateau that experts say will be hard to move past.
Covered California, the state’s health care exchange, announced it will kick off its third open-enrollment period by increasing efforts to reach those who are still unaware of the financial help available to them.
Merced resident Alice Brewer first learned about the severity of peanut allergies about five years ago when her great-granddaughter’s throat began to swell up and her eyes water during a camping trip at Lake McClure.