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HealthyCal.org
Interview with Dr. David Williams

Jul 28, 2014

By Daniel Weintraub Dr. David Williams, an internationally recognized authority on social influences on health, currently teaches at the Harvard School of Public Health. His research has enhanced our understanding of the complex ways in which socioecon...

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HealthyCal.org
A Nurse, a Friend and a Parenting Teacher: Home-Visit Program Helps Low-Income Mothers

Jul 25, 2014

By Lisa Renner

Oyuny Bahena was pregnant and living in a homeless shelter in Merced County when she first met with a home-visit nurse.

The nurse offered to help guide the 20-year-old through the challenges of parenthood over the next two years at no cost. Bahena remains grateful.

“I love her support (and) how she’s very attentive...

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HealthyCal.org
Home Blood Pressure-Monitoring Devices Reduce Health Care Costs

Jul 23, 2014

By Fran Kritz Home blood pressure monitoring devices can save money by improving healthcare quality and reducing healthcare costs, according to a new study funded by the American Heart Association. According to the researchers, more than 76 million a...

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HealthyCal.org
Antibiotic Use Is Common in Hospice Care

Jul 21, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A new study finds that use of antibiotics is quite common among terminal patients who are in hospice care.

The researchers used data based on the electronic health records of adults patients discharged to hospice care from Oregon Health & Science University over a three-year period ending in 2013.

The post Antibiotic Use...

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HealthyCal.org
Numbers of Strokes Fall Among People 65 and Older During the Last Two Decades

Jul 21, 2014

By Fran Kritz Fewer older Americans are having strokes and those who do suffer a stroke have a lower risk of dying from them, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study found a 24 percent overa...

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HealthyCal.org
Improving farmworker living conditions

Jul 20, 2014

By Suzanne Potter In this story we go to the rural farming communities about 60 miles east of wealthy Palm Springs, where tens of thousands of people live in what many have described as third world conditions. They crowd into dilapidated mobile home pa...

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HealthyCal.org
Art With Elders: Stop Making Sense

Jul 20, 2014

By Matt Perry

When expressionist painters like Pablo Picasso, Otto Dix and Barnett Newman waved their defiant brushes over blank canvases, they rebelled against the “logical minds” that had brought about one World War, then another. Art, they insisted, should free the mind from oppressive reality.

So it’s not surprising that in the shadow of the...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: Can Davis council cast the tough votes?

Jul 20, 2014
Sunday Commentary: Can Davis council cast the tough votes?

We saw it in meeting number one where five councilmembers despite deep hesitations and concerns voted to allow one of the innovation park project teams to put an advisory measure on the ballot. Behind the scenes, city staff then had to work very hard to convince the developers that this was not a good...

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Crazy for Crust
Call it chocolate lasagna. Call it delicious. It’s No Bake Mocha Mud Pie Dessert

Jul 20, 2014
Call it chocolate lasagna. Call it delicious. It’s No Bake Mocha Mud Pie Dessert

Who remembers Mocha Mud Pie? Show of hands? Anyone? How about Jamocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream? This No Bake Mocha Mud Pie Dessert is all of those combined. Call it a chocolate delight, a lush dessert, or a chocolate lasagna; whatever it is it’s absolutely delicious. Last week I almost burst into tears in...

Elk Grove News
Why Elk Grove continues to build houses, not jobs: Devil in details of political process

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Jul 19, 2014
Why Elk Grove continues to build houses, not jobs: Devil in details of political process



By Michael Monasky | July 20, 2014 |

The Elk Grove City Council has a penchant for rubber-stamping unchallenged proposals through its consent calendar. This calendar is a mish-mosh of various, previously passed, not yet funded proposals in the consent process. If you want to see who got paid what,...

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