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AccessLocal.TV
Water’s New Domination Over Soda

Apr 28, 2016
Water’s New Domination Over Soda

In contradiction to the current obesity epidemic is the surprising but static increase of the consumption of water by Americans. According to an article on Quartz entitled Charted: US consumption of bottled water has finally caught up to soda the steady decrease of soda consumption is parallel to the steady increase of water consumption...

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HealthyCal.org
Mental Health Care Lacking for California Veterans

Apr 28, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

More than three quarters of male California veterans who needed mental health care between 2011 and 2013 didn’t get adequate treatment, a new study reports.

Researchers from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research also found that, contrary to popular belief, veterans didn’t report having more mental health problems than the general...

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Girls on the Grid
Olympic Weight Lifting – It’s Worth a Second Snatch

Apr 28, 2016
Olympic Weight Lifting – It’s Worth a Second Snatch

By Laine Himmelmann When my best friend Tara told me she was getting into Olympic weight lifting, I thought she... read more

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Baked Bree
Basil Mint Dressing

Apr 27, 2016
Basil Mint Dressing

Basil Mint Dressing is fresh, bright and perfect on any salad. Make a big batch and keep in on hand for salads all week long.  My friend Andie eats a salad every day. It’s a great way to get enough veg and variety in your diet. It also perpetuates more good choices. And we...

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Baked Bree
Basil Mint Dressing

Apr 27, 2016
Basil Mint Dressing

Basil Mint Dressing is fresh, bright and perfect on any salad. Make a big batch and keep in on hand for salads all week long.  My friend Andie eats a salad every day. It’s a great way to get enough veg and variety in your diet. It also perpetuates more good choices. And we...

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AccessLocal.TV
VIDEO: Sacramento Earth Day Celebration 2016

Apr 26, 2016
VIDEO: Sacramento Earth Day Celebration 2016

This event was held on April 24th, and lasted from 11 AM to 4 PM! It was an event mainly focused on the idea of keeping Earth as safe and clean as it can possibly be while incorporating many interactive activities for anyone coming to the event.  

HealthyCal.org
A Key to Health Equity in California is Diverse Physicians

Apr 26, 2016

 

By Dr. David M. Carlisle

In California and across the nation, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) brought historic increases in coverage to people that have long been left out of the health care system, namely communities of color. Nearly 2 million African Americans and 4.2 million Latinos gained health insurance.

With this expanded population able to get preventive care, they...

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HealthyCal.org
Seeing the Light: Caring for Elder Patients

Apr 25, 2016
Seeing the Light: Caring for Elder Patients

 

 

 

 

 

By Matt Perry

Travis Eckard readily admits he had little understanding of how older adults were cared for at his very own medical center.

“You know the biggest surprise?” asks Eckard, a physical therapist. “The lack of attention they got. Our capacity to serve this population was very small.”

That was five years ago.

The post

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Girls on the Grid
Worth It? Old Navy “Stay White” Jeans

Apr 25, 2016
Worth It? Old Navy “Stay White” Jeans

By Jamee Villa I have never believed in the fashion rule that white jeans are from Memorial Day to Labor... read more

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Sacramento Vegan
Localis

Apr 24, 2016
Localis

Normally, I avoid blogging about restaurants that don't have actual vegan options listed on their menus. I hate going into a restaurant feeling like I'm an unwanted guest who has to be accommodated. I also prefer to know what my choices are ahead of time, rather than having to trust that the...

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