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HealthyCal.org
Directories of Doctors Who Treat the Poor Are Inaccurate, Hurting Access

Jun 29, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

Claudia Boyd-Barrett and Angela Woodall contributed to this report.

Directories of doctors given to low-income patients across California are highly inaccurate, making it difficult for them to get the health care they’re entitled to under state law, the California Health Report has found.

More than half of the primary-care doctors in provider directories given...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday commentary: Doing things the Davis way, the hard way

Jun 29, 2014
Sunday commentary: Doing things the Davis way, the hard way

On Friday, we went to the PayPal Campus in San Jose for a seminar on internet marketing. What amazed me was the size of the facility. It had the look and layout more as a college campus than what you would think of as a standard business park. As we were escorted through the...

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Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Craft beer booming all over, including one called Polygamy Porter in Utah

Craft beer booming all over, including one called Polygamy Porter in Utah

Craft beer breweries are booming in our region, an example of the kind of business (combined with others) that is going to help us prosper absent another video-tech outfit such as Grass Valley Group. We enjoyed a gathering at the … Continue reading

AccessLocal.TV
Sacramento faces problem of ‘low walkable urbanism’

Jun 29, 2014
Sacramento faces problem of ‘low walkable urbanism’

New labels such as “walkable urban” and “drivable suburban” are now redefining America’s metropolitan areas. During the mid to late 20th century, economies flourished as more ...

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Crazy for Crust
Taffy truffles: Crunchy with taste of brown sugar and coconut

Jun 29, 2014
Taffy truffles: Crunchy with taste of brown sugar and coconut

Move over Oreo Truffles, there’s a new candy in town: Taffy Truffles, made out of Mother’s Taffy Cookies! Can we talk for a minute about towels? Because it has so much to do with these truffles. {I’m lying. It doesn’t. I just want to vent.} Why is it so hard for a kid to...

Appeal Democrat
If you’re near Marysville … fireworks, picnics among holiday celebrations

Jun 28, 2014

Activities for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend kick off a day early in Yuba-Sutter with the Marysville Gold Sox in Marysville, a celebration at Crossroads Community Church in Yuba City and ...

Brown Thumb Mama
5 disposable things you should stop using

Jun 28, 2014
5 disposable things you should stop using

Have you heard about the family that reduced their trash to just a couple of handfuls a year?  I read about them in Sunset Magazine a couple of years ago. They bring all their own containers to the grocery store (even a pillowcase for bread), and don’t own any books–they... 

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HealthyCal.org
AAP: Before Every Playdate Find out if there is an Unlocked and Loaded Gun in the Home

Jun 26, 2014

By Fran Kritz

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence have  launched the ASK (Asking Saves Kids) campaign to  encourage parents to ask if there is a locked, loaded gun in the home before a child goes out for a playdate. According to the AAP, one out of three...

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HealthyCal.org
Creating Friendships between African-American and Caucasian Couples Can Reduce Prejudice

Jun 26, 2014

By Fran Kritz

Recent research by social scientists at Wayne State University show that the physical presence of romantic partners in intergroup friendships – friendships with different racial and ethnic groups, religious groups, or sexual orientations – positively influences interactions with people who are perceived to be different from themselves.

The study found that couples who...

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HealthyCal.org
American Academy of Pediatrics Initiates National Efforts on Toxic Stress and Its Impact on Children and Families

Jun 26, 2014

By Fran Kritz

The American Academy of Pediatrics held a day long symposium on Child Health, Resilience & Toxic Stress in Washington, DC last week.  According to the AAP, science shows that adversity experienced in childhood has long-lasting physical and emotional effects. James Perrin, M.D., president of the AAP, says “this toxic stress will only...

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