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New County Healthcare Partnership Serves West Oakland Residents

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency has a announced a new partnership between Healthy Communities Inc. (HCI) and the West Oakland Health Council (WOHC) through which, it hopes to see expanded access to primary care [...]
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Nurses Say DMC Has Begun Diverting Ambulances, Capping Admissions

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United is criticizing Contra Costa County for its lackluster response to keeping Doctors Medical Center (DMC) open as a full-service hospital following an announcement that the hospital will no longer [...]
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Nurses, City Council Call on County to Take Over DMC

Several hundred nurses and patients, including many in wheelchairs, as well as religious and community leaders and elected officials marched Wednesday from Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo to West Contra Costa Health Clinic, where [...]
National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins and President Barack Obama held a news conference recently to launch the Brain Initiative, a $100 million challenge to uncover new ways to treat, prevent, and cure brain disorders like Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury. Photo by Chuck Kennedy/White House.

Untangling Brain Circuits in Mental Illness

By Louise Chu, UCSF News Depression. Anxiety Disorders. Addiction. They’re some of the most common conditions affecting people’s health, and for millions with the most severe cases, conventional treatments such as psychotherapy and medication don’t [...]