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HealthyCal.org
Birth Weight May Be a Culprit in Higher Rates of Diabetes Among African American Women

Aug 27, 2014

 By Heather Tirado Gilligan

African-American women may have higher rates of type two diabetes because they are more likely to have been born at a lower weight, according to a new study from researchers at Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center.

African Americans are more likely than whites to be born at a low birth weight, a...

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HealthyCal.org
Childhood Poverty Affects Longterm Health

Aug 27, 2014

By Mary Flynn

About twenty young children sat on the brightly colored carpet as a man with long dreadlocks slid a large conga drum in front of him. It was “circle time” at Lotus Bloom’s Room to Bloom program, a drop-in parent-child playgroup in East Oakland.

The drummer called out to the kids to stand up,...

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Girls on the Grid
Sacramento Improving Birth Rally

Aug 27, 2014
Sacramento Improving Birth Rally

Kellie Edson Giving birth to my first child in February drastically changed my views on childbirth and maternity care. You don’t really think about it until you are living it. You go out and buy all the books and do all the research.  You desperately ask your mom friends about their experiences.  And most of...

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Undercover Caterer
Hatch Green Chile Cheeseburgers

Aug 27, 2014

Last year during Hatch chile season, I posted a recipe for breakfast tacos using a roasted Hatch chile that I’d gotten from my local grocer.  Soon after, I received a comment on that post asking me if it was a “real Hatch chile”.  Well, I didn’t know.  The commenter was a nice person from The...

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Cowtown Eats
Dining News: Sacramento Has Nation’s 7th Highest Sushi Prices

Aug 26, 2014

Despite a plothera of competition, sushi prices in Sacramento are 7th highest in the nation, according to a study by Bloomberg. Predictably, the nation's priciest sushi was found in New York, followed by Los Angeles. But Sacramento was surprisingly mor...

Tates Kitchen
TK dinner ~ August 2014

Aug 26, 2014
TK dinner ~ August 2014

This month I was told "you sure aren't very good at telling people No". I guess this might be a true statement since we had the biggest dinner yet! We usually have ten to twelve people for these dinners and they can pretty much fit around the dini...

HealthyCal.org
Get Tested Hits the Streets During HIV Awareness Month

Aug 26, 2014

By Suzanne Potter The sun-drenched Palm Springs area is a hotspot for the virus that causes AIDS. The prevalence of HIV in the Coachella Valley is twice the national average. Yet it is estimated that 50-70 percent of residents have never been tested for HIV and don’t know their status.

The post Get Tested Hits...

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AccessLocal.TV
BHC Charette Shines a Spotlight on Community Betterment

Aug 26, 2014

This month, local residents were given an opportunity to discuss the changes they wanted to see in their community.  By participating in a BHC Charette, the voice ...

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HealthyCal.org
Medi-Cal Complaint Office Hasn’t Produced Quarterly Report in Nearly a Year, Despite Huge Increase in Cases

Aug 26, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

Despite having a huge increase in cases, the state office that handles complaints about health plans for low-income people hasn’t produced a quarterly report in nearly a year.

The quarterly reports help officials identify large-scale problems affecting people enrolled in the health program, called Medi-Cal.

The Managed Care Ombudsman Office typically produces...

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Girls on the Grid
Utility Boxes Transformed into Public Art

Aug 26, 2014
Utility Boxes Transformed into Public Art

By Laura Braden Is it just me or has the amount of public art skyrocketed on the grid? From bright murals covering the sides of boring buildings to bike racks that look like the Tower Bridge, public art adds to the character and charm of Sacramento. My newest favorite project? The 31 utility boxes throughout the...

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