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Home Sweet Home… For Dementia

Oct 24, 2016
Home Sweet Home… For Dementia

By Matt Perry

When first planning a new concept in dementia living in The Netherlands, Yvonne Van Amerongen had trouble explaining that she wanted a real world village — not the sterile confines of a nursing home.

“It took us three months to explain to the first architect what a normal house meant,” says Van...

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Statistics Show Many Parents Experienced Childhood Trauma

Oct 21, 2016

By Hannah Guzik 

One in five California adults with children living in their homes said they were physically abused as a child, and one in 10 were sexually abused, according to data released last week.

The research, from Kidsdata and the California Department of Public Health, show that adults who are raising children commonly experienced...

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Fewer California Doctors Accept Medi-Cal, Despite Surge in Number of Patients

Oct 21, 2016

By Hannah Guzik 

Although enrollment in California’s low-income health plan has surged in the last three years, fewer physicians are accepting these Medi-Cal patients, according to a new report.

That means 40 percent of doctors provide 80 percent of Medi-Cal visits statewide.

The report, released this month by the California Health Care Foundation, found that the...

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Gov. Brown Signs Bill Granting Paid Parental Leave to School Employees

Oct 18, 2016

 

By Hannah Guzik

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill late last month that will give paid parental leave to all California school employees for up to 12 weeks, including those who work in classified departments and community colleges.

The workers will have the option to use any accrued sick leave during that time, and then will...

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Dismal Dental Care Access for Low-Income Californians Prompts Counties and the State to Test Drive Solutions

Oct 17, 2016
Dismal Dental Care Access for Low-Income Californians Prompts Counties and the State to Test Drive Solutions

By Lynn Graebner

One third of California residents and half of the state’s children qualify for Denti-Cal, the state’s Medi-Cal dental program. So leaders in counties like Santa Cruz, where 82 percent of the dentists don’t take Denti-Cal, are seeking new ways to serve this long-suffering low-income population.

“Most California dentists want nothing to do...

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Going the Distance for Clean Mouths and Oral Health

Oct 16, 2016
Going the Distance for Clean Mouths and Oral Health

By Amy DePaul

Five-year-old Katherine Turcios looked skeptical as a hygienist held up a pen-sized dental instrument for the kindergartener to examine. “No pica,” she told Katherine, assuring her it wouldn’t hurt. Then she placed it in the child’s hand so she could see for herself that it wasn’t sharp.

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Tea Dance

Oct 14, 2016

Tea Dance from California Health Report on Vimeo. The post Tea Dance appeared first on California Health Report.

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The Art of Dying: San Francisco’s Death Week

Oct 14, 2016

By Matt Perry

The San Francisco Bay Area has redefined everything from technology to sex and spirituality.

Now it’s death’s turn.

Starting Oct. 24 and continuing through Halloween, San Francisco hosts Re:Imagine | End of Life — more colloquially known as “Death Week” — a weeklong exploration and celebration of the dying process.

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Creative Aging: “Come Together, Right Now”

Oct 10, 2016
Creative Aging: “Come Together, Right Now”

By Matt Perry

One floor beneath the exhibit for famed filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum last month hosted the one-year anniversary of a unique collaborative – the first of its kind nationally – that unites creative aging professionals from the Bay Area.

Creative Aging SF is fast becoming the centerpiece...

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Not One Size Fits All, Researchers Find In Project to Reduce Disparities

Oct 9, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

When the California Public Health Department announced last year that more than $3.5 million was available for Native American groups working on mental health issues, officials expected to receive a host of applications.

The money was intended to let organizations expand and serve more patients with mental health needs.

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