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Digital NEST Nurtures High-Tech Skills in Low-Income Youth

May 24, 2016
Digital NEST Nurtures High-Tech Skills in Low-Income Youth

By Lily Dayton

Issac Rodriguez always dreamed of making movies, but the Watsonville High School junior didn’t think it was something he would ever actually do. His parents worked long hours in the strawberry fields just to make ends meet; the family couldn’t afford a computer—let alone a video camera and editing software.

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Digital NEST Nurtures High-Tech Skills in Low-Income Youth

May 24, 2016
Digital NEST Nurtures High-Tech Skills in Low-Income Youth

By Lily Dayton

Issac Rodriguez always dreamed of making movies, but the Watsonville High School junior didn’t think it was something he would ever actually do. His parents worked long hours in the strawberry fields just to make ends meet; the family couldn’t afford a computer—let alone a video camera and editing software.

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Can Doctors Help Reduce Gun Violence?

May 18, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

Doctors can help prevent gun violence by asking their patients whether they own firearms and counseling them on safety, a new report states.

A common misperception among physicians is that it’s illegal for them to ask their patients about firearms, according to the report, published Monday in the peer-reviewed Annals of Internal...

Can Doctors Help Reduce Gun Violence?

May 18, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

Doctors can help prevent gun violence by asking their patients whether they own firearms and counseling them on safety, a new report states.

A common misperception among physicians is that it’s illegal for them to ask their patients about firearms, according to the report, published Monday in the peer-reviewed Annals of Internal...

Can Doctors Help Reduce Gun Violence?

May 18, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

Doctors can help prevent gun violence by asking their patients whether they own firearms and counseling them on safety, a new report states.

A common misperception among physicians is that it’s illegal for them to ask their patients about firearms, according to the report, published Monday in the peer-reviewed Annals of Internal...

Serious Shortage of Antibiotic for Congenital Syphilis

May 18, 2016

By Kit Stolz

The public health official who oversees efforts to slow the rate of sexually transmitted disease in California, Heidi Bauer, M.D., has sounded an alarm about a serious shortage of the one antibiotic that effectively cures congenital syphilis.

After many years of decline, the incidence of congenital syphilis, which can be fatal to newborns,...

Serious Shortage of Antibiotic for Congenital Syphilis

May 18, 2016

By Kit Stolz

The public health official who oversees efforts to slow the rate of sexually transmitted disease in California, Heidi Bauer, M.D., has sounded an alarm about a serious shortage of the one antibiotic that effectively cures congenital syphilis.

After many years of decline, the incidence of congenital syphilis, which can be fatal to newborns,...

Serious Shortage of Antibiotic for Congenital Syphilis

May 18, 2016

By Kit Stolz

The public health official who oversees efforts to slow the rate of sexually transmitted disease in California, Heidi Bauer, M.D., has sounded an alarm about a serious shortage of the one antibiotic that effectively cures congenital syphilis.

After many years of decline, the incidence of congenital syphilis, which can be fatal to newborns,...

Medi-Cal Funding Will Support Housing the Chronically Homeless

May 17, 2016
Medi-Cal Funding Will Support Housing the Chronically Homeless

Photo: Thinkstock.

By Lynn Graebner

Will Nebbitt suffers from seizures and painful blood clots in his legs that prevent him from walking very far. A former addict, he spent more than 25 of his 59 years in prison and almost the rest of his adult life homeless. Men like Nebbitt usually die young and on...

Medi-Cal Funding Will Support Housing the Chronically Homeless

May 17, 2016
Medi-Cal Funding Will Support Housing the Chronically Homeless

Photo: Thinkstock.

By Lynn Graebner

Will Nebbitt suffers from seizures and painful blood clots in his legs that prevent him from walking very far. A former addict, he spent more than 25 of his 59 years in prison and almost the rest of his adult life homeless. Men like Nebbitt usually die young and on...

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