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Activating Young Artists Against Diabetes

Activating Young Artists Against Diabetes

By Lynn Graebner

A Bay Area-based campaign is recruiting young poets and youth to raise their voices and start a culture shift to end the type 2 diabetes epidemic.

The Bigger Picture enlists young people to offer personal testimony about how soda and sugar consumption and unhealthy eating has cut deeply into their...

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Activating Young Artists Against Diabetes

Activating Young Artists Against Diabetes

By Lynn Graebner

A Bay Area-based campaign is recruiting young poets and youth to raise their voices and start a culture shift to end the type 2 diabetes epidemic.

The Bigger Picture enlists young people to offer personal testimony about how soda and sugar consumption and unhealthy eating has cut deeply into their...

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Get the Door, It’s the Doctor: House Calls for Older Patients in San Francisco

Get the Door, It’s the Doctor: House Calls for Older Patients in San Francisco

By Fran Kritz

Carol Jenkins Hill has been unable to walk since breaking her ankle two years ago. Her mobility was poor even before that, and despite physical therapy it’s almost impossible for the 73-year old to put weight on her legs. That keeps Hill, who lives in San Francisco, from doing many of...

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Get the Door, It’s the Doctor: House Calls for Older Patients in San Francisco

Get the Door, It’s the Doctor: House Calls for Older Patients in San Francisco

By Fran Kritz

Carol Jenkins Hill has been unable to walk since breaking her ankle two years ago. Her mobility was poor even before that, and despite physical therapy it’s almost impossible for the 73-year old to put weight on her legs. That keeps Hill, who lives in San Francisco, from doing many of...

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Rural Living, Rising Suicides and Mobile Mental Health

Jan 31, 2016
Rural Living, Rising Suicides and Mobile Mental Health

By Matt Perry

Rural California. The good life. Far from urban sprawl, it offers open spaces, traditional values, small town friendships…

… and rising suicide rates.

Recent state data illuminates a surprising trend: suicide rates are 80% higher in rural counties than within their urban counterparts.

Perhaps most shocking is the demographic largely...

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Rural Living, Rising Suicides and Mobile Mental Health

Jan 31, 2016
Rural Living, Rising Suicides and Mobile Mental Health

By Matt Perry

Rural California. The good life. Far from urban sprawl, it offers open spaces, traditional values, small town friendships…

… and rising suicide rates.

Recent state data illuminates a surprising trend: suicide rates are 80% higher in rural counties than within their urban counterparts.

Perhaps most shocking is the demographic largely...

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It Takes a Village: Toody Maher Works With Richmond Families to Transform City Parks

Jan 22, 2016
It Takes a Village: Toody Maher Works With Richmond Families to Transform City Parks

After a dramatic transformation, Pogo Park in Richmond is once again a place for kids to play. Photo courtesy of Pogo Park.

By Linda Childers

When Toody Maher first moved to Richmond, she was dismayed to see how many of the city’s parks were in shambles. Local residents described the parks as being “dirty, dull...

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It Takes a Village: Toody Maher Works With Richmond Families to Transform City Parks

Jan 22, 2016
It Takes a Village: Toody Maher Works With Richmond Families to Transform City Parks

After a dramatic transformation, Pogo Park in Richmond is once again a place for kids to play. Photo courtesy of Pogo Park.

By Linda Childers

When Toody Maher first moved to Richmond, she was dismayed to see how many of the city’s parks were in shambles. Local residents described the parks as being “dirty, dull...

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Music to their ears

Jan 20, 2016

 

People with dementia, if isolated, can withdraw into their own world. But when engaged with others, their condition, or at least their wellbeing, can improve.  A Fairfield music therapist who works with people with dementia has seen physical, emotions and cognitive improvements in her clients. Veronica Moscoso shares their story in this short video...

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Music to their ears

Jan 20, 2016

People with dementia, if isolated, can withdraw into their own world. But when engaged with others, their condition, or at least their wellbeing, can improve.  A Fairfield music therapist who works with people with dementia has seen physical, emotions and cognitive improvements in her clients. Veronica Moscoso shares their story in this short video...

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