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Winners and whiners on the basketball court

Aug 26, 2015

While waiting to play a pickup game Monday with the 40-and-over crowd, I watched a fellow named Mike miss on a drive, grab his own rebound and make a power move for a quick put-back shot. The defender slammed him … Continue reading

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Coca Cola Adds A New “Theory” On Obesity

Coca Cola Adds A New “Theory” On Obesity

The New York Times released an article on August 9th stating that Coca Cola is now backing up a new scientific theory which states “to maintain a healthy weight, get more exercise and worry less about cutting calories.” Coca Cola has teamed up with scientists that are now sharing this theory on social media...

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Half of Kids and a Quarter of Adults in California Are Enrolled in Medi-Cal

Aug 24, 2015

By Hannah Guzik

Half of children and a quarter of adults in California are enrolled in the state’s low-income health plan, according to numbers released Wednesday.

There are 5.2 million children and 7.4 million adults enrolled in Medi-Cal, according to the figures provided by the Department of Health Care Services. That’s about 57 percent of the...

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Need to Know

Aug 24, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know. By Hannah Guzik To fight obesity, we need healthier communities. Positive moods can spread throughout friend groups, warding off depression. Attitudes toward hospice care can vary ...

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Homeless copper thieves in Carmichael — imagine that!

Aug 24, 2015

I understand that it’s hard to dump on poor people, desperate immigrants and the homeless without looking mean-spirited. I suppose that’s why bullies and bigots prefer to hide behind myths, lies and half-truths like Ronald Reagan’s “welfare queen” and Donald … Continue reading

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Chronic Pain Patients Caught in the Middle as Feds Restrict Painkillers

Aug 23, 2015

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By Lynn Graebner

New federal  restrictions on prescription painkillers are having an unintended consequence: many chronic pain patients can’t get the relief they need, and some are even resorting to illegal drugs to help them cope.

Over five years 7,400 people have died in California alone due to prescription opioid overuse and overdose, according...

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Probation Officer’s Love of Soccer Saves at Risk Kids

Aug 23, 2015

 

Probation officer Gina Castañeda in action, coaching the young men of the Aztecs in Watsonville, Calif. Photo: Lily Dayton/CHR

 

By Lily Dayton

Coach Gina Castañeda stands in a player box at the edge of the indoor soccer arena, yelling above the cheers of the crowd to the teenage boys in purple jerseys darting across the...

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Review: Suburban Turban, and a Contest

SUBURBAN TURBAN I tried to tuck my hair up.. Now that you have saved some bangs using the Shebangz system, you need headwear. When you think of hats, you think of the Queen of England, amirite?  Okay, maybe you are younger - so Kate Middleton...

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Yoga for the Soul

Aug 19, 2015

When my serious boyfriend broke up with me one morning this past December, I thought I’d never be able to face the world again. But I didn’t flunk out of graduate school that semester, my work as a counselor miraculously didn’t suf...

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Sex slaves, ISIS and Thomas Jefferson

Aug 19, 2015

I was surprised to find myself drawing connections the other day between the Islamic State and Thomas Jefferson. Usually, I have ISIS filed away under depraved actions and barbaric images and Jefferson in the pantheon of great presidents afflicted with … Continue reading

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