The needle exchange program is a two-year pilot project overseen by the Merced Family Medicine Residency, a local program made up of doctors and those on their way to becoming doctors, according to Dr. Yang Cao.
The former CEO of defunct Merced health clinic Horisons Unlimited Health Care speaks out for the first time since legal battles were made public, and she's putting all the blame on the clinics former chief financial officer.
Major funding cuts to the Supplemental Food Nutrition Program, known as CalFresh in California, in the Trumps administrations proposed budget could negatively impact food assistance organizations in Merced County and people's access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
Air quality in Merced County has consistently reached unhealthy levels for the past four days and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District officials say it's "most likely" because of Valley resident activities that give off pollution, like residential wood burning.
Federal funding for a health insurance program for low-income children, California Health Insurance Program, is expected to run out at the end of the year because congress missed the deadline to renew funds for program. Thousand of children in Merced County depend on it.
Los Banos fourth grade students took a tour of Memorial Hospital Los Banos Rural Health Clinic on National Rural Health Day to learn about the role and importance of rural clinics in the Central Valley.
People in Merced County will see between 12 and 20 percent increases in premiums overall for next years health plans, said Merced County Human Service Agency officials. Anthem Blue Cross will also be reducing the amount of plans they offer.
The chief financial officer of the Merced clinic that closed and is under investigation by various federal and state agencies, Horisons Unlimited Health Care, is now the CFO at a health clinic in Lassen County, Northeastern Rural Health Clinics.
President Donald Trump's abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America's health care and political worlds alike on Friday, threatening to boost premiums for those in Merced County and millions more, disrupt insurance markets and shove Republicans into a renewed civil war over their efforts to shred "Obamacare."
Health officials and advocates in Merced County are heading a program, Farm to Store, that puts locally grown fruits and vegetables in convenience stores around South Merced that otherwise wouldn't sell fresh produce. email@example.com