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Health articles that will improve your life and health in the Santa Clarita Valley.

    Covered California Projects Budget Deficit, Future Uncertain

    Covered California is facing a project budget deficit for Fiscal Year 2015-16. The federal grant put in place to establish the state's health care exchange is set to expire in December. The long-term sustainability of Covered California is being debated.

    Healthgrades Names 4 Providence Centers As Distinguished Hospitals

    Four of Providence Southern California's five hospitals received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades, an online source that compares and evaluates physicians and hospitals to help patients make an informed choice.

    Valencia Mother Thanks UCLA Blood Donors Who Saved Her Life

    Valencia mother of two Jennifer Calderon had the opportunity to thank the UCLA blood donors who saved her life nine months ago when she began bleeding internally during her second pregnancy.

    Santa Clarita Cardiologist Releases New Book 'Your Vibrant Heart'

    Dr. Cynthia Thaik released her new book, "Your Vibrant Heart" on Tuesday. The local cardiologist seeks to combine Western and Eastern medicine in her book, suggesting meditation and self-reflection in addition to a healthy diet and exercise.

    Remo Presents HealthRHYTHMS Training Event In Valencia

    Remo’s HealthRHYTHMS, a program dedicated to utilizing drumming as a healing modality, is set to host a facilitation training event in Santa Clarita on Feb 1 and 2 at the Hyatt Regency in Valencia from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

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    Santa Clarita Advocate Supports Petition Regulating Painkiller Prescriptions

    Local anti-drug advocate is encouraging the Santa Clarita Valley community to support a petition, asking the FDA to require mandatory training for doctors before they prescribe opiate painkillers.

    Santa Clarita Health Officials Note Rise In HPV Cases

    Santa Clarita Valley health officials are seeing a rise in reported cases of HPV, a sexually transmitted disease that can be vaccinated against

    Smudde Dentistry In Valencia To Offer Day Of Free Services

    Smudde Dentistry in Valencia is offering a day of free services on Friday, Jan. 24 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis. Dentists and dental hygienists will be on hand to offer free cleanings, extractions or fillings.

    Obamacare Brings Changes To Medi-Cal For Patients, Health Care Providers

    Whether or not someone opts to buy insurance through the government marketplace, Obamacare--also known as the Affordable Care Act--affects everyone. Those on Medi-Cal and the doctors that treat them will see changes in the coming months.

    Obamacare Impacts Local Doctors, Patients As Jan. 1 Launch Date Nears

    Obamacare, officially known as the Affordable Care Act, comes into effect on Jan. 1, 2014. As the deadline for open enrollment ends Monday, local doctors and health care providers sound off on how they think the ACA will affect the Santa Clarita Valley.