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Group Classes Teach Parents to Help Kids with Autism Improve their Language Skills

Oct 30, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A study by Stanford researchers finds that group classes for parents that teach a specific therapy can help to improve the children’s’ language skills.  The  study looked at 12 week classes that taught “pivotal response training” in which parents identify something a child wants—such as a ball–and offer rewards in exchange for...

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Game to 100
Kings owner Ranadive spins another fantasy

Oct 30, 2014

The most offensive display put on yesterday as the Sacramento Kings opened the new season against the Golden State Warriors was Kings owner Vivek Ranadive bragging about an NBA championship that will come to “one of the most iconic structures … Continue reading

AccessLocal.TV
BHC Canvassing

BHC Canvassing

On October 4th at Asian Resources on Stockton Blvd, many different Sacramento’s Building Healthy Communities grantees and community members came together to educate the residents of South Oak Park about the importance of voting and getting the residents actually to vote. The reason why the community and grantees came specifically to the community of...

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The Blue Muse
I support Brittany Maynard and Death with Dignity

Oct 28, 2014
I support Brittany Maynard and Death with Dignity

Photo by Ryan McGuire, used with permissionIt's not uncommon for Mr. T to look over and see tears running down my face when I'm watching TV or videos. Usually, I'm sniffling over silly fictional storylines, but last night I got close to a full on cry f...

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Game to 100
Restrictive stereotypes fall when someone dares to challenge them

Oct 28, 2014
Restrictive stereotypes fall when someone dares to challenge them

  When I came across a picture of a very pregnant Alysia Montaño, a 2012 Olympian from Southern California, competing in the U.S. Track and Field Championships June 26 while eight months pregnant, I did a double take. It was … Continue reading

FOX40
UC Davis Designated for Ebola Treatment

Oct 27, 2014
UC Davis Designated for Ebola Treatment

SACRAMENTO- “The document is 20 some pages long and growing,” said Chief Nursing Officer Carol Robinson as she describes UC Davis Medical Center’s plan to keep its staff safe. Her facility is one of five designated by the state as treatment centers for any confirmed Ebola patients in California. Monday FOX40 was again denied access...

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New Grant-Based Initiative Gives Californians Chance for Better Health

Oct 27, 2014
New Grant-Based Initiative Gives Californians Chance for Better Health

For advocates of the California Wellness Foundation, establishing the Advancing Wellness grants program means that years of research will be implemented in a forward-thinking, cost-effective way, while still staying true to its mission and philosophy. According to their website, this research has concluded that location, race or ethnicity, and income all play a definitive...

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Consciousness and Health
Increased trust, decreased fear, in the doctor-patient relationship

Increased trust, decreased fear, in the doctor-patient relationship

Does it really matter if your doctor appreciates the power of prayer? For me it may not have been the most important factor to consider but, ultimately, a significant if unexpected plus.


I had spent the better part of three weeks in the hospital, lying in traction, recovering from a number of injuries following a...

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HealthyCal.org
Changing the message of aging…subliminally

Oct 27, 2014

By Matt Perry

As a reporter who covers Aging issues, discussing the topic in public typically evokes this response through clenched teeth:   “Getting old sucks.”

There are variations on this reply – some involve profanity – but today’s accepted cultural message is that aging is terrible, horrible, no good, and very bad.


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UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations finds innovative ways to treat most common health problems

Oct 27, 2014

By Todd Dayton

In this story we visit a San Francisco research center working to better the lives of those most at risk for poor health. UC San Francisco’s Center for Vulnerable Populations puts many of the most common health conditions in the crosshairs, and uses research and outreach to improve the health of society’s...

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