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Aging Reform: Super Sized to Bite Sized

Jan 14, 2016

 

by Matt Perry
Sometimes, super sizing your meal is just too much.
The same could be said for a state senator’s bill on aging reform, which was deemed “too far reaching” in its lengthy list of recommendations when it was first introduced – and defeated– last year by the Senate Health Committee.

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HealthyCal.org
Aging Reform: Super Sized to Bite Sized

Jan 14, 2016

by Matt Perry

Sometimes, super sizing your meal is just too much.

The same could be said for a state senator’s bill on aging reform, which was deemed “too far reaching” in its lengthy list of recommendations when it was first introduced – and defeated– last year by the Senate Health Committee.

The post Aging...

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HealthyCal.org
Aging Reform: Super Sized to Bite Sized

Jan 14, 2016

by Matt Perry

Sometimes, super sizing your meal is just too much.

The same could be said for a state senator’s bill on aging reform, which was deemed “too far reaching” in its lengthy list of recommendations when it was first introduced – and defeated– last year by the Senate Health Committee.

The post Aging...

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Alzheimer’s Funding Increases

Jan 13, 2016

By Matt Perry

Getting sick is expensive. And so is dying… especially from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

A recent study revealed that of the three leading killers in America – dementia, cancer and heart disease – dementia was by far the most expensive to treat before a patient’s eventual death.

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Smartphones Double-Edged Swords for Victims of Domestic Abuse

Jan 12, 2016
Smartphones Double-Edged Swords for Victims of Domestic Abuse

By Lily Dayton

A cellphone is a lifeline for survivors who need to dial 911, find a safe place to stay or reach out for support. But they also make victims vulnerable to their abuser.

The post Smartphones Double-Edged Swords for Victims of Domestic Abuse appeared first on California Health Report.


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For Kids in Mental Health Crisis, Solutions Loom

Jan 12, 2016
For Kids in Mental Health Crisis,  Solutions Loom

By Lynn Graebner

California is sending far too many kids with mental health issues to hospital emergency rooms, driving up costs, adding to their trauma and contributing to high rates of youth suicide, experts say.

Despite available resources and models from other states for creating a system to treat children in their homes or the...

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Pipeline to Prison May Start with Childhood Trauma

Jan 6, 2016
Pipeline to Prison May Start with Childhood Trauma

According to figures from the National Institute of Justice, abuse or neglect in childhood raised the chances of juvenile arrest by 59 percent. Photo: Thinkstock.

By Leah Bartos

Pediatric patients giving their health histories at the Center for Youth Wellness, a health clinic in the impoverished Bayview Hunter’s Point area of San Francisco, are asked...

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HealthyCal.org
Pipeline to Prison May Start with Childhood Trauma

Jan 6, 2016
Pipeline to Prison May Start with Childhood Trauma

According to figures from the National Institute of Justice, abuse or neglect in childhood raised the chances of juvenile arrest by 59 percent. Photo: Thinkstock.

By Leah Bartos

Pediatric patients giving their health histories at the Center for Youth Wellness, a health clinic in the impoverished Bayview Hunter’s Point area of San Francisco, are asked...

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HealthyCal.org
“Tom Jones’ing” the Aging Process

 

by Matt Perry

For Christmas I was blessed with the perfect gift for a columnist on aging – the autobiography of legendary singer Tom Jones.

While many entertainers have resurrected careers long considered dormant, few have done so the way Jones has – by transforming himself from kitschy sex god into a contemporary pop icon who...

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HealthyCal.org
“Tom Jones’ing” the Aging Process

 

by Matt Perry

For Christmas I was blessed with the perfect gift for a columnist on aging – the autobiography of legendary singer Tom Jones.

While many entertainers have resurrected careers long considered dormant, few have done so the way Jones has – by transforming himself from kitschy sex god into a contemporary pop icon who...

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