Dan Weintraub

Daniel Weintraub, editor of HealthyCal.org, is a veteran California journalist who has covered policy and politics for the Los Angeles Times, the Orange County Register, the Sacramento Bee and the New York Times. He is a native Californian who has lived in the south and the north and now resides in Sacramento.

Web Site: http://www.healthycal.org


Rebel Saint: Bill Thomas Revolutionizes Aging

Dec 21, 2014

 

By Matt Perry
Dr. Bill Thomas has a Christmas present for you.

You’re not going to live to be 200. You’re probably not even going to make it to 100 either. All that longevity talk is marketing fantasy intended to line the pockets of “anti-aging experts.”

Instead, he’s got something better.

The post Rebel Saint: Bill...

Audit: State fails to ensure access to dental care

Dec 11, 2014

California’s Denti-Cal program for low-income residents suffers from low utilization rates for children that probably result from the difficulty people have finding a dentist who will accept patients whose care is reimbursed through the program, a state audit concludes.

And that shortage of dentists in the program, in turn, can be traced to the fact...

Active Aging: Living Better Together

Dec 8, 2014

 

By Matt Perry
When 64 year-old Bob Branstrom thought he was having a stroke, he walked the few feet to his senior cohousing neighbor, who then called a nearby pediatrician, who then called 911. Together, his neighbors ensured his safety and comfort, even taking him books and toiletries if needed for an overnight hospital stay.

The...

What is it about giving thanks that makes us healthy?

Nov 24, 2014

By Eric Nelson
In remarks made to a conference convened this summer by Cal Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center (GGSC), renowned gratitude expert Dr. Robert Emmons explained why giving thanks is so appealing to so many. “Gratitude has the power to heal, to energize and to change lives,” he said. More specifically, gratitude increases our...

What is it about giving thanks that makes us healthy?

Nov 24, 2014

By Eric Nelson
In remarks made to a conference convened this summer by Cal Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center (GGSC), renowned gratitude expert Dr. Robert Emmons explained why giving thanks is so appealing to so many. “Gratitude has the power to heal, to energize and to change lives,” he said. More specifically, gratitude increases our...

From Stonewall to Welcoming Walls – Elder LGBT Housing On the Rise

Nov 23, 2014

 

 

By Matt Perry

 

 

Housing facilities for LGBT elders are slowly coming out of their California closets.

 

A new assisted living complex in Palm Springs that targets an aging LGBT demographic is one of a handful of new facilities serving seniors yearning for supportive and compassionate living environments.

 

In June, Hollywood’s second LGBT-friendly independent housing project opened, preceded...

From Stonewall to Welcoming Walls – Elder LGBT Housing On the Rise

Nov 23, 2014

 By Matt Perrya

Housing facilities for LGBT elders are slowly coming out of their California closets.

A new assisted living complex in Palm Springs that targets an aging LGBT demographic is one of a handful of new facilities serving seniors yearning for supportive and compassionate living environments.

In June, Hollywood’s second LGBT-friendly independent housing project opened, preceded...

Why unemployment is harder for older adults

Nov 18, 2014

By Marty Graham

San Diego area resident Teresa McConnell remembers the seven months of her unemployment clearly.
“I didn’t want to talk to anyone any more, I didn’t want to hear myself say I didn’t have a job and watch people pull away,” she said. “I felt sick and ashamed just saying it.”
Instead, the 54-year-old San...

Why unemployment is harder for older adults

Nov 18, 2014

By Marty Graham

San Diego area resident Teresa McConnell remembers the seven months of her unemployment clearly.
“I didn’t want to talk to anyone any more, I didn’t want to hear myself say I didn’t have a job and watch people pull away,” she said. “I felt sick and ashamed just saying it.”
Instead, the 54-year-old San...

Long-Term Care Reform: America Stands Alone

Nov 10, 2014

By Matt Perry

With the average American life expectancy now reaching 78, a solution to the long-term care crisis is vital, yet faces the brutal headwinds of economic reality and political stridency.

 

Since the United Kingdom passed reforms that take effect in 2016, the United States remains the one major developed country that has not tackled...

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