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Easy Online Access Changes Doctor-Patient Relationships

Sep 1, 2014

By Kellie Schmitt

The days of waiting on hold and playing phone tag with the doctor’s office are diminishing for patients across the state and nation as more and more health providers implement patient portals.

These interactive sites, which allow patients to message physicians, refill prescriptions and schedule appointments online, are bringing medical interactions into the...

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Three Book Reviews: Mani-Pedi Stat, The Art of Adapting, Living Without the One You Cannot Live Without

I love to read and always have.  Unfortunately, I have had some difficulty the past few years.  I think chemo-brain has made reading a struggle:  concentration, memory and the ability to stay awake are all critical skills when reading a book.  Afte...

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What Happens Once You Lose the Weight? Woman Details Emotional Side Effects

Sep 1, 2014
What Happens Once You Lose the Weight? Woman Details Emotional Side Effects

TAMPA, Florida (CNN)- At 27 years old, I weighed 486 pounds and decided to have gastric bypass surgery. I know what you might be thinking: “Oh, you took the easy way out.” Let me tell you, having weight loss surgery is far from easy. It involves a total commitment to a lifestyle change. Before...

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Quick Exercise Routine to Get Fit For Back To School

Sep 1, 2014
Quick Exercise Routine to Get Fit For Back To School

Crunched for time? In our Motivation Monday segment, Bethany Crouch gets a quick exercise routine to get fir for back to school with Valerie Caldwell, of Kaia F.I.T. Natomas.

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Sacramento Free Day of Yoga

Sep 1, 2014
Sacramento Free Day of Yoga

Never tried yoga? Bethany Crouch and Eric Rucker find out about the Sacramento Free Day of Yoga with Julie Havelock, from Sacramento Bikram Yoga.

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California Health Report TV – Episode 2

Sep 1, 2014

In this episode we travel from Oakland to Lake County to Los Angeles looking for stories of people who are improving their own health and the health of their communities.

First we journey to East Oakland where a unique childcare program called Room to Bloom helps both parents and their children.

The post California Health...

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Obese Moms Who Limit Weight Gain During Pregnancy May See Improved Outcomes for Themselves and their Babies

Aug 31, 2014

By Fran Kritz A new study has found that traditional weight loss techniques including food and exercise journals, weekly support meetings and nutrition and diet counselling are effective weight loss tools for pregnant women dealing with obesity. The st...

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Write Right Tutoring

Aug 31, 2014

You’re a newly minted high school graduate or a mature student going back to get your degree. Either way, what makes you nervous about your college days ahead is the idea of all that writing you’re going to have to do.

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Robert's Sister
Robert is Back Home!

Robert is Back Home!

After nearly two weeks in the hospital and 48 days in a Skilled Nursing facility, Robert is home!

Packing up to leave the SNF
For weeks I wondered if he would be able to come home or even if I could continue to care for him at home.  By...

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Treating Rumination in Young Adults May Prevent Episodes of Depression

Aug 29, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago finds that young adults with a past history of mental illness have “hyper-connected” emotional and cognitive networks in their brains.

Researchers say the networks may “talk to each other a little too much,” and result in rumination, a risk factor for...

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