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Saving Lives By Keeping Seniors on Their Toes

Dec 11, 2014

By Linda Childers With the aging Baby Boomer generation set to change the face of health care as we know it, hospitals across the country have begun preparing for the influx of older patients by looking at ways to improve both care and outcomes for sen...

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Talk Therapy Helps Reduce Suicide Risk

Dec 8, 2014

By Fran Kritz

Repeat suicide attempts and deaths by suicide dropped by 25 percent in a study of Danish people who had six to ten psychosocial counseling sessions after a suicide attempt.

“We know that people who have attempted suicide are a high-risk population and that we need to help them.

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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.

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Watsonville program fights childhood obesity with youth leadership

Dec 8, 2014

By Mary Flynn
In this story we go to the agriculturally rich area of Watsonville — where more than 49 percent of children living there are obese or overweight.

In the past 30 years childhood obesity has more than doubled in the US.

And kids who are obese are likely to become adults who are obese with...

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Hospital-based Programs Break Cycle of Violent Injury

Dec 2, 2014

 

By Lynn Graebner

Victims of stabbings and shootings, usually gang-related, are often followed to the hospital by friends and relatives planning retaliation on behalf of the victim.

Retaliatory violence creates a vicious cycle, revealed starkly in hospital statistics. Within five years, 17 to 20 percent of victims will be readmitted to the hospital and won’t...

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Hospital-based Programs Break Cycle of Violent Injury

Dec 2, 2014

By Lynn Graebner

Victims of stabbings and shootings, usually gang-related, are often followed to the hospital by friends and relatives planning retaliation on behalf of the victim.

Retaliatory violence creates a vicious cycle, revealed starkly in hospital statistics. Within five years, 17 to 20 percent of victims will be readmitted to the hospital and won’t survive.


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Even With Subsidies, Some San Francisco Residents Can’t Afford Covered California Premiums

Dec 2, 2014

There are thousands of people in San Francisco whose income is too high for them to qualify for Medi-Cal, the state’s low-income health plan, but too low for them to afford Covered California premiums.

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Even With Subsidies, Some San Francisco Residents Can’t Afford Covered California Premiums

Dec 2, 2014

There are thousands of people in San Francisco whose income is too high for them to qualify for Medi-Cal, the state’s low-income health plan, but too low for them to afford Covered California premiums.

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Weaving program tackles mental health issues in Karen community

Dec 1, 2014

By Megan Burks
In this story, we go to San Diego — where about 18 hundred refugees from Burma live – many of whom are ethnic minorities from Karen villages. The Karen and other groups have fought for autonomy from the Burmese government for 65 years.

Here in the United States it’s another battle – mental...

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Weaving program tackles mental health issues in Karen community

Dec 1, 2014

By Megan Burks

In this story, we go to San Diego — where about 18 hundred refugees from Burma live – many of whom are ethnic minorities from Karen villages. The Karen and other groups have fought for autonomy from the Burmese government for 65 years.

Here in the United States it’s another battle – mental...

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