NEWS

 

GRAY MATTERS: Sleeping and anxiety pills carry health risks (2-16-2015)People don’t want to part with their sleeping pills and anxiety medications, but Dr. Lee Leer and the Humboldt-Del Norte IPA think older adults may be wise to reconsider. Read More…

Humboldt County’s ‘shocking’ painkiller prescription rates reverse course
(12-7-2014)A community-wide effort to address “shocking” rates of opioid prescriptions is paying dividends, but still has a long ways to go.Read More…

GRAY MATTERS: Shared decision-making center to open in fall
(7-22-2014)The top recommendation from a community report addressing North Coast surgery rates that more than double the rest of the state on some elective procedures will come to fruition in early fall with the opening of a shared decision-making center in Eureka. Read More…

On the Redwood Coast
(January 2014)In a remote corner of Northern California, physicians, patients and hospitals have been experimenting with new ways to work together. Their discoveries should interest anyone looking to transform health care.Read More…

Priority Care program provides health care advocates
(12-29-2013)Shortly after making her second trip to the hospital emergency room in two months, Debbie Oswald was told to see one of the North Coast’s two gastroenterologists. ” I called. They told me it would be two months,” she recalled. “So I called Jane. She got me in two days later.” Read More…