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Resident of Yolo County Tests Positive for Zika Virus – First, Don’t Panic

Feb 12, 2016
Resident of Yolo County Tests Positive for Zika Virus – First, Don’t Panic

By Tia Will As reported in the L A Times 2/11/16: “The person, whose identity and gender were not released, had recently traveled to a country in the Caribbean or Central or South America and contracted the virus, said Beth Gabor, a spokeswoman for the Northern California county. The individual is not pregnant and has...

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Stories on Kings’ support for coach Karl as muddled as his status

Feb 10, 2016

Will George Karl coach the Kings through the end of this losing season? I thought the answer was “yes” after seeing a front-page teaser headline this morning in the Sacramento Bee that said: “Karl Staying Put.” That impression was reinforced … Continue reading

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Fighting diabetes with hip-hop, poetry

By Daniel Weintraub

Dr. Dean Schillinger spent much of his life fighting a losing battle against a preventable epidemic that has taken millions of American lives. Now, for the first time, he has hope.

The disease is Type 2 Diabetes, an illness driven largely by bad diets and sedentary lifestyles and which has ravaged people in...

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Time for humor amid political correctness

Feb 8, 2016

A little humor goes a long way in the cultural sensitivity wars. “The Daily Show” struck a refreshing note in its spoof on DeMarcus  Cousins’ objection to Year of the Monkey T-shirts that were to be distributed at Sleep Train … Continue reading

Game to 100
Time for humor amid political correctness

Feb 8, 2016

A little humor goes a long way in the cultural sensitivity wars. “The Daily Show” struck a refreshing note in its spoof on DeMarcus  Cousins’ objection to Year of the Monkey T-shirts that were to be distributed at Sleep Train … Continue reading

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Beauty Shop Hazards: Potential Toxins in African-American Hair Products

Feb 7, 2016
Beauty Shop Hazards: Potential Toxins in African-American Hair Products

By Linda Childers

In the 20 years she’s worked as a hair stylist, Safiyyah Edley has seen many colleagues diagnosed with uterine fibroids and cancer. Yet it wasn’t until she began working at a salon next door to the Los Angeles-based health and wellness advocacy organization, Black Women for Wellness (BWW), that she learned the...

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Beauty Shop Hazards: Potential Toxins in African-American Hair Products

Feb 7, 2016
Beauty Shop Hazards: Potential Toxins in African-American Hair Products

By Linda Childers

In the 20 years she’s worked as a hair stylist, Safiyyah Edley has seen many colleagues diagnosed with uterine fibroids and cancer. Yet it wasn’t until she began working at a salon next door to the Los Angeles-based health and wellness advocacy organization, Black Women for Wellness (BWW), that she learned the...

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UC Campuses Step Up Sex Assault Prevention

Feb 7, 2016
UC Campuses Step Up Sex Assault Prevention

 

UC Berkeley, pictured here, along with other campuses in the statewide system, now mandate sexual assault prevention programs for students. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images).

By Jessica Portner

Chrissy Keenan was sexually assaulted when she was 17. Now 22, and in her fourth year at UCLA, Keenan has devoted her college years to doing everything she...

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UC Campuses Step Up Sex Assault Prevention

Feb 7, 2016
UC Campuses Step Up Sex Assault Prevention

 

UC Berkeley, pictured here, along with other campuses in the statewide system, now mandate sexual assault prevention programs for students. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images).

By Jessica Portner

Chrissy Keenan was sexually assaulted when she was 17. Now 22, and in her fourth year at UCLA, Keenan has devoted her college years to doing everything she...

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How the Cancer Moonshot will help Metastatic Breast Cancer

There has been conversation on twitter from women with metastatic breast cancer, upset because they believe the Federal Government's "cancer moonshot" ignores women with our disease.  This puzzled me.  When I read the bullet points of what the Feds hope to do I don't see how metastatic cancer patients cannot benefit.  This Moonshot is,...

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