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The Vaccination Tipping Point

Apr 24, 2015

By Kellie Schmitt

Doctors told Stockton mom Meghan Brenner that the benefits of vaccination far outweighed the risks of side effects. Still, she couldn’t shake the nagging fear that her child, now 2, could be sickened by the shots. The former teacher, now a stay-at-home mom, knew a study linking vaccines with autism had been debunked....

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A hothead’s outburst sinks his team in the clutch

Apr 23, 2015

As I have noted before, playing basketball at the Capital Athletic Club in Sacramento provides a fine opportunity to puzzle over human nature. For example, why does a good player lose control of his emotions in the clutch and ensure … Continue reading

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Report: California Most Inclusive of Undocumented Immigrants But Health Disparities Still Exist

Apr 22, 2015

By Hannah Guzik California has more policies that protect the health of undocumented immigrants than anywhere else in the nation, but disparities still exist, according to a new report. UCLA researchers assessed the policies each state has that affect ...

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Extensive Study Finds No Link between MMR Vaccine and Autism

Apr 22, 2015
Extensive Study Finds No Link between MMR Vaccine and Autism

(CNN)- The vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella doesn’t bring an increased risk of autism, according to a new study of more than 95,000 children. The study, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is the latest piece of research to debunk the myth associating the MMR vaccine with autism. Using...

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Fighting words: almonds, vaccines

Apr 21, 2015

When I picked up the Bee the other day, I was greeted by front-page articles providing space to advocates of more almond orchards in drought-plagued California and to zealots asserting a right to refuse to vaccinate their children. In the … Continue reading

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Doctors Say Utah Teen is Allergic to Water

Apr 20, 2015
Doctors Say Utah Teen is Allergic to Water

MAPLETON, Utah- A teenager in Utah found out that she’s allergic to water! There have only been about 50 documented cases of this — but doctors say it is possible. In an interview with People Magazine, 17-year-old Alexandra Allen from Mapleton, Utah explained how she can shower and bathe twice a week but has...

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Need to Know

Apr 19, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know. By Hannah Guzik Finding solutions for food insecure seniors. About 40 percent of Californians delayed medical care due to cost last year. Barriers to care persist, despite the expa...

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Long-Term Care: The Approaching Storm Darkens

Apr 17, 2015

 

By Matt Perry

 

California continues to be an expensive place to age when living in long-term care facilities.

In its annual survey “The Cost of Care,” Genworth Financial – a life insurance company that also sells long-term care policies – reports that costs for skilled nursing facilities in California climbed 4% in the past year.

The...

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Increasing Income Would Improve Heath of Low- and Middle-Income Families

Apr 16, 2015

By Hannah Guzik The higher their income, the better health people report, so even slightly increasing income levels could have a significant effect on the wellbeing of the low- and middle-income families, according to a report released Monday. Researc...

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Health Matters: Preventing Sports Injuries

Apr 15, 2015
Health Matters: Preventing Sports Injuries

It’s marathon season and soccer season, and baseball season is also underway — which means injuries are on the rise. Dr. Brandee Waite, sports medicine physician with UC Davis Health System discusses the most common injuries amongst kids and adults, and tools like golf balls and foam balls that can help treat those injuries.

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