News Picks

Editorial picks featuring general news of interest to the broad community: state, politics, breaking news, crime, accidents, etc.

HealthyCal.org
Nursing Home Culture Change

Feb 17, 2016

 

by Matt Perry

Dr. Michael Wasserman, a geriatrician for 30 years, tells this story about a call he once received from a nursing home: a resident had just lashed out and struck a staff member, so the nurse wanted to know if she could prescribe the anti-psychotic drug Haldol.

“You know what I told the nurse?”...

Tags: | | |

HealthyCal.org
Nursing Home Culture Change

Feb 17, 2016

 

by Matt Perry

Dr. Michael Wasserman, a geriatrician for 30 years, tells this story about a call he once received from a nursing home: a resident had just lashed out and struck a staff member, so the nurse wanted to know if she could prescribe the anti-psychotic drug Haldol.

“You know what I told the nurse?”...

Tags: | | |

HealthyCal.org
Trump, Sanders and health care

Feb 16, 2016

By Daniel Weintraub

In the days before last month’s Iowa caucuses, the Washington Times quoted a stay-at-home mom from Dubuque who wasn’t yet sure how she was going to vote. But the woman had narrowed her choice to a final two: Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders.

How could she be torn between the only...

Tags: | |

HealthyCal.org
Trump, Sanders and health care

Feb 16, 2016

By Daniel Weintraub

In the days before last month’s Iowa caucuses, the Washington Times quoted a stay-at-home mom from Dubuque who wasn’t yet sure how she was going to vote. But the woman had narrowed her choice to a final two: Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders.

How could she be torn between the only...

Tags: | |

HealthyCal.org
As vaccination mandate rolls out, some parents fret

Feb 16, 2016
As vaccination mandate rolls out, some parents fret

Photo: Thinkstock/Dmitry Naumov

By Lisa Renner

State law or no state law, Grass Valley mother Kay Pisarek is adamant that she won’t vaccinate her 8-year-old son – because she believes vaccines are unsafe.

Senate Bill 277, which goes into effect July 1, eliminates personal belief exemptions and requires children to be vaccinated in order to attend...

Tags: | |

HealthyCal.org
As vaccination mandate rolls out, some parents fret

Feb 16, 2016
As vaccination mandate rolls out, some parents fret

Photo: Thinkstock/Dmitry Naumov

By Lisa Renner

State law or no state law, Grass Valley mother Kay Pisarek is adamant that she won’t vaccinate her 8-year-old son – because she believes vaccines are unsafe.

Senate Bill 277, which goes into effect July 1, eliminates personal belief exemptions and requires children to be vaccinated in order to attend...

Tags: | |

HealthyCal.org
The Greying of California Farming: Success and Succession

Feb 16, 2016
The Greying of California Farming: Success and Succession

By Matt Perry

As farmer’s markets explode all over California and people start to view food as a form of medicine, family farms are emerging as the backbone of a blossoming “shop local” movement and the desire to reconnect with both neighbors and nature.

Yet an aging California population also means that older adult farmers...

Tags: | | |

HealthyCal.org
The Greying of California Farming: Success and Succession

Feb 16, 2016
The Greying of California Farming: Success and Succession

By Matt Perry

As farmer’s markets explode all over California and people start to view food as a form of medicine, family farms are emerging as the backbone of a blossoming “shop local” movement and the desire to reconnect with both neighbors and nature.

Yet an aging California population also means that older adult farmers...

Tags: | | |

HealthyCal.org
Fighting diabetes with hip-hop, poetry

By Daniel Weintraub

Dr. Dean Schillinger spent much of his life fighting a losing battle against a preventable epidemic that has taken millions of American lives. Now, for the first time, he has hope.

The disease is Type 2 Diabetes, an illness driven largely by bad diets and sedentary lifestyles and which has ravaged people in...

Tags: | |

HealthyCal.org
Fighting diabetes with hip-hop, poetry

By Daniel Weintraub

Dr. Dean Schillinger spent much of his life fighting a losing battle against a preventable epidemic that has taken millions of American lives. Now, for the first time, he has hope.

The disease is Type 2 Diabetes, an illness driven largely by bad diets and sedentary lifestyles and which has ravaged people in...

Tags: | |

Stay connected to Sacramento Connect

Follow Sacramento Connect on Twitter  Find Sacramento Connect on Facebook

Categories



Newest Partners