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Mental health professionals at Kaiser Permanente began a 5-day strike yesterday (Monday), calling for more staffing and shorter wait times.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper reports.

Outside the Kaiser building in Fontana, mental health professionals are chanting and holding signs that say “Kaiser, Don’t Deny My Patients Mental Health Care.”

It’s the first day of a five-day long strike. Over 4,000 mental health workers across California are demanding Kaiser increase their staffing to provide shorter wait times for clients.

Roughly a million low-income Californians could lose access to mammograms, STD treatment, pap smears, and other sexual health services if theTrump Administration changes the guidelines for Title X funding.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent. 

There's a lack of mental health providers across California, and new research shows that it's only getting worse.  Capital Public Radio's Health Care reporter Sammy Caiola looks into the shortage.

A debate around a treatment intended to reverse pill-induced abortions bubbled up recently when a state regulatory board allowed some nurses to be trained in the practice.  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola has the story.

California will son have two drug and alcohol treatment centers for Native American youth. Capital Public Radio health reporter, Ja'Nel Johnson has details about both centers.

A new report released this week by the National Association of Community Health Centers shows that health care for 24 million, mostly lower-income Americans is affected by job vacancies in the nation's local health centers.  As KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports, California is no exception.

An Inland Empire state senator is pushing legislation that would bring together regional health care players to expand the number of physicians needed around the state, especially in the IE.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Being in a hospital is rarely a pleasant experience, especially for older patients.  Now, a program at Kaiser Permanente in Riverside is testing the value of allowing certain patients to opt out of a hospital stay and, instead, get taken care of at home.  On 91.9 KVCR’s Morning Edition this morning, “The California Report “ aired this story about an elderly Inland Empire couple trying out the new service.

A judge will hear arguments today (Wednesday) about whether to block a California law requiring anti-abortion clinics to inform clients about free or low-cost abortions.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.

The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement with Colton's Arrowhead Regional Medical Center that the hospital failed to adequately provide translators for deaf and severely hearing impaired patients.  KVCR has more in this report.

Loma Linda University Health has received a million-dollar-plus grant from San Bernardino County to help improve health care access for disadvantaged populations in the Inland Empire.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.