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Worried by Concussions, Parents and Doctors Push for Safety in Children’s Sports

Dec 8, 2016
Worried by Concussions, Parents and Doctors Push for Safety in Children’s Sports

As professional sports teams assess concussion rates, pediatricians are calling on parents and coaches to take a closer look at children’s participation in sports that frequently cause contact injuries.

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Teen Bullying Associated with Serious Psychological Distress, Study Finds

By Hannah Guzik

Nearly a third of California teen’s who were bullied later report serious psychological distress, a new study has found.

About 30 percent of California teens who were victims of bullying reported that they were depressed, anxious or had other serious psychological distress in the months after, according to the report, published in...

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Why transit advocates are optimistic about the Trump era

By Daniel Weintraub

In the days following Donald Trump’s election as president, progressive activists on a number of issues – from health care to education and the environment – said they were preparing to fight against an expected attempt to roll back everything they’d worked so hard to achieve during the Obama Administration.

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Man Out of Time: Ron Robinson and San Mateo’s Senior Care Center

Dec 5, 2016
Man Out of Time: Ron Robinson and San Mateo’s Senior Care Center

By Matt Perry

Ron Robinson was ahead of his time.

As California struggles to implement the Coordinated Care Initiative to improve the health of some of its most expensive patients – “dual eligibles” who qualify for both Medicare and Medi-Cal — Robinson recalls similar efforts in San Mateo County two decades ago.

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Higher Vitamin D Levels Linked to Better Breast Cancer Outcomes

Dec 1, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

 Vitamin D may help women fight breast cancer, new research suggests.

Women who had higher vitamin D levels when they were diagnosed with breast cancer fared significantly better than those with lower levels, according to the study, published online Nov. 10 in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Oncology.

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More Than Half of Californians With Developmental Disabilities Are Excluded From State Services

Dec 1, 2016

By Hannah Guzik 

More than half of Californians with developmental disabilities are excluded from state programs that provide extra services, such as mobility training, day care and vehicle modifications, a new report has found.

There were about 703,800 residents with a developmental disability in 2015, but about 423,800 didn’t qualify for the state’s developmental disability programs,...

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Celebrations and Fears: The Annual Gerontology Conference

Nov 28, 2016

By Matt Perry

 

The recent annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in New Orleans was one part aging celebration, one part madhouse as 450 sessions over five days celebrated the successes and challenges of aging – and there were challenges aplenty.

Overarching topics included worldwide aging, the crisis in caregiving, the scourge...

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David Lindeman Wants Technology to Be Your Friend

Nov 21, 2016
David Lindeman Wants Technology to Be Your Friend

By Matt Perry

When the older adult news agency Next Avenue released its 2016 list of top 50 Influencers in Aging last month, it was rife with Californians, yet none so deeply involved in a dizzying array of initiatives than David Lindeman, director of the Oakland-based Center for Technology and Aging.

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Californians Rally to Oppose Trump’s Plans on Health Care, Immigration

Nov 21, 2016

As President-Elect Donald Trump chooses his cabinet, California advocates and legislators are planning rallies to oppose his stance on health care and immigration.

The post Californians Rally to Oppose Trump’s Plans on Health Care, Immigration appeared first on California Health Report.


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Children of Color Face Educational Disparities in California, Report Shows

Nov 17, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

Latino and African American children in California are about twice as a likely to be struggling with reading in third grade than their white counterparts. And by the time these children of color reach high school, they are less likely to graduate on time.

These are just a few of the educational disparities...

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