Mental Health Hospitalizations Spike for California’s Youngest Residents

In recent years, Dr. Jason Bynum has seen the churn: teens in crisis cycling through his south Sacramento psychiatric hospital, admitted, released, and just a few months down the road, back with another breakdown. Increasingly, he lives with a deathly fear that his young patients are going to commit suicide after he sends them home. He worries even more about the ones who are violent toward...

California Supreme Court Rules in School Insulin Case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Trained school employees can administer insulin shots to diabetic students if a nurse is not available, the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Monday. The ruling reverses a lower court decision that said California law allows only licensed professionals to administer the shots. The Supreme Court ruled that "state law in effect leaves to each student's...