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Though lawmakers and the Governor were able to agree on a record-breaking $262.6 billion state budget before the July 1 fiscal year began, negotiations continue on the exact level of funding for several items. Those specifics are detailed in what are called “budget trailer bills.”
Assisted suicide is already legal in California through the so-called End of Life Option Act, narrowly passed by the California Legislature and signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown in 2015. The bill received opposition from both Democrat and Republican Assembly members and state senators but was passed, many feel inappropriately, during a Special Legislative Session focused on Medi-Cal funding.
While demand for COVID-19 vaccines has fallen over the past couple weeks, the CDC released a new graphic that outlines "safe" and "safer" behaviors for fully vaccinated individuals that includes activities like attending small, outdoor events with other fully vaccinated people, and attending crowded events like concerts or sporting events.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an immense amount of stress globally over the last year, with increased anxiety and fear. Additionally, there has been an increase in child abuse and domestic abuse, further signs that proper social and emotional health are not being adequately addressed.
The COVID pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for people and communities around the world. The tensions, fears, uncertainties and anxieties of daily life have been magnified at a time when places of worships, gathering with family of friends or normal social interactions are difficult or discouraged.
The California Senate has created a new Select Committee focused on the social determinants of health – the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. Science is increasingly showing that children’s well-being, in particu
All too often, it is only when facing serious and life-threatening illness that people discuss their wishes. But, it’s at this time that a dizzying array of health care choices materialize, concerns over health predominate every waking moment and worry about family and other concerns can become overwhelming.