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Straightening Out the Knot: The Cancer Resource Center of the Desert

Aug 22, 2014

By Robert Fulton Adrian Tapia and his wife Ana faced more than fear after Adrian was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013. Between the doctor visits, the scans, surgery and rehabilitation, paperwork had to be filled out. Treatments required a two-hour-p...

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Food Allergies May be More Common Among Inner-City Kids

Aug 22, 2014

By Fran Kritz Inner-city kids, who are already known to have higher rates of asthma and certain allergies, may also be more likely than kids in the general population to have at least some food allergies, according to a recent study. The study resear...

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New Study Finds Malnutrition Common Among Older ER Patients

Aug 21, 2014

By Fran Kritz A new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that many older adults who were seen in the emergency room for health problems also showed signs of malnutrition or the risk of malnutrition, though most ...

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Poll: More Californians back ACA

Aug 20, 2014

After years of steady but stable support for the federal health reform known as the Affordable Care Act, California voters strengthened their embrace of the new law after it was implemented this year, according to a poll released this week by the Field...

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Hurdles Remain to Signing Up More Latinos for Health Coverage

Aug 20, 2014

By Fran Kritz

As a college-prep consultant, Marina Grijalva heard about the Affordable Care Act and how it would enable her to sign up for health insurance. But the enrollment campaigns — which the state poured tens of millions of dollars into — didn’t reach her sister or many other Latinos.

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Santa Barbara Joins Forces to Train Dementia Caregivers

Aug 18, 2014

By Matt Perry

Call it “disaster planning.”

With rates of dementia expected to reach epidemic proportions as an aging American populous lives longer, a Southern California city has formed an impressive coalition of business leaders, educators, foundations and long-term care settings to help train the next generation of caregivers.

Santa Barbara City College is launching...

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Lake County Tribal Health Consortium tackles worst health outcomes in the state

Aug 18, 2014

By Ariana Reguzzoni

In a 2013 study conducted by the University of Wisconsin, Lake County in California was ranked the lowest in the state for “health outcomes.” This means that length of life and quality of life are lowest, at least according to a person’s physical health. The Lake County Tribal Health Consortium, a federally...

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Bones, Possibly Human, Found along Sacramento River

Aug 15, 2014
Bones, Possibly Human, Found along Sacramento River

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Bones and teeth were found Friday morning along the Sacramento River, and investigators believe the remains are human.

According to Yolo County Sheriff’s Captain Larry Cecchettini, “a few small bones and a couple of teeth” were found in …


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New York Outpaces California in Reducing Black/White Life Expectancy Gap

Aug 15, 2014

By Fran Kritz A new study by researchers at McGill University finds that more needs to be done to reduce the wide variability among U.S. states in life expectancy between blacks and whites. While racial differences in longevity have dropped across the ...

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Fields of Fear

Aug 15, 2014

By Lily Dayton When Maricruz Ladino started a job at a Salinas lettuce packing plant in 2005, her supervisor began making sexual advances, insinuating that if she didn’t succumb to his sexual demands he would fire her. Then, one day the supervisor drove her to an isolated field—supposedly to inspect the crops. Instead, Ladino says,...

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