Daniela Hernandez, correspondent, started off a neuroscientist and then switched gears to journalism after doing a AAAS Mass Media Fellowship at the Los Angeles Times. She has written about health, nutrition, neuroscience, artificial intelligence and tech for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, ESPN the Magazine, Scientific American Mind, and WIRED. She is a graduate of the UC Santa Cruz Science Communication Program and a former Kaiser Family Foundation media intern. She is never far away from some kind of gadget. | Contact: DanielaG@kff.org | @DanielaPHD
A South Los Angeles family illustrates the opportunities and challenges as the state takes its first steps toward expanding behavioral treatment for poor children.
The Cures Acceleration Network’s mission is to fund research that can be speedily transformed into treatments and to streamline the drug-approval process.
At hospitals and clinics around the country, physicians are tapping artificial intelligence systems for warnings and recommendations.
President says others have been denied the law’s benefits because many states haven’t expanded Medicaid.
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Largely low-income and minority California State University students want health insurance but many are afraid they can’t afford it. Outreach workers are scrambling to sign them up.
Proponents say new gadgetry could transform medical diagnosis and treatment, but critics worry about commercial uses and possible breaches of privacy.
Patients face serious challenges, however, including a shortage of dentists and restrictions on treatment options.
Former software engineer Kurt DelBene restores and races cars when he's not looking under the hood of big computer systems.
Enrollment of key group is hampered by language, cultural and technological barriers.