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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.

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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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Motivation Monday: Tighten Your Tush in 5 Minutes

Aug 25, 2014
Motivation Monday: Tighten Your Tush in 5 Minutes

In our Motivation Monday segment, Bethany Crouch getting the best 5 minute workout to tighten your tush from Lorri Ann Code, Mama Bootcamp.

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Native Americans Ancestry May Pose Significant Eye Disease Risk for Latinos with Diabetes

Aug 25, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A new study by researchers with the University of Southern California (USC) Eye Institute has found that Latinos with Native American ancestry who have type 2 diabetes have a significant risk of diabetic retinopathy – the leading cause of blindness in U.S. adults. Diabetic retinopathy affects more than more than 4 million Americans...

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New Film by Marilyn Schlitz, Deepak Chopra, Explores Meaning of Life and Death

New Film by Marilyn Schlitz, Deepak Chopra, Explores Meaning of Life and Death

The title of a new documentary by social anthropologist and researcher Marilyn Schlitz and popular holistic health guru Deepak Chopra is arresting, if not a bit confusing: Death Makes Life Possible.


Come again?

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Emotional Motivation to Drop 200+ Pounds: “I was tired of people laughing at me, being overweight”

Aug 25, 2014
Emotional Motivation to Drop 200+ Pounds: “I was tired of people laughing at me, being overweight”

North Carolina (CNN)- Throughout high school, Tevante Clark felt ashamed about being overweight. It wasn’t just his hefty size that depressed him, but the distance he felt growing between him and some of his closest friends. Over four years, he watched as his friends steadily left him out of conversations, gave him the cold...

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Raccoons and earthquakes

Aug 25, 2014
Raccoons and earthquakes

Saturday night, my wife and I watched “Raccoon Nation” on PBS television. The documentary reveals the incredible way raccoons have adapted to city life. They’re capable of all kinds of mischief, and if there’s a way to get inside your … Continue reading

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Homeless veterans clinic reduces ER visits by treating the whole person

Aug 25, 2014

By Robin Urevich and Pedro Avila

Dr. Rishi Manchanda believes the key to better health for homeless veterans is improving their lives. He’s developed a clinic at the VA hospital in Los Angeles where vets can find housing, mental health care and help with benefits and legal issues.

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Interview with Dr. Ronald Fong

Aug 25, 2014

The California Health Report Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Weintraub, interviews UC Davis Clinical Professor, Dr. Ronald Fong who is training the next generation of physicians to look outside the exam room to help their patients stay healthy. He advocates ev...

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LA County struggles with mentally ill inmates

Aug 24, 2014

By Chris Richard

The inmate had stripped off his suicide-prevention gown.

Such garments are of heavy fabric, like moving blankets, so that inmates in the Los Angeles County Jail’s “high observation” wing can’t tear them up to make ropes and hang themselves.

This man had rolled his gown into a club.

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