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Cycle of Reapplying for Public Insurance Can Hurt Beneficiaries

Apr 1, 2015

By Hannah Guzik 

States should try to simplify the process of reapplying for public benefits, such as health insurance and food stamps, so fewer people temporarily lose their benefits, according to a new report.

People receiving benefits often face problems reapplying and temporarily go without, hurting their families and resulting in more administrative work for...

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Think before you use that stereotype

Apr 1, 2015

What are little boys made of? Snips and snails and puppy-dogs’ tails. … What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice. These lines from an early 19th century nursery rhyme, which still rang true through the … Continue reading

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Central Valley and Rural Northern California Counties Ranked Unhealthiest

Apr 1, 2015

By Hannah Guzik

People living in California’s Central Valley and rural northern counties have the poorest health outcomes in the state, according to a report released last Wednesday.

The 2015 County Health Rankings, a nationwide report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ranks counties based on health outcomes.

In a ranking that weighs length...

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Janna Marlies Maron
24 Frames: A Powerful Storytelling Medium

Apr 1, 2015
24 Frames: A Powerful Storytelling Medium

Guns. No doubt a controversial topic. When I saw the proof of this issue, with a gun on the cover, I reacted in fear. Instantly I worried about the reaction a cover like this one would get. Then, with additional artillery throughout the interior pages, I thought maybe it was too much. The subject...

Consciousness and Health
Redefining The Mind-Body Connection

Redefining The Mind-Body Connection

By Eric Nelson


As trailblazing as it may seem, the field of mind-body medicine may actually be stuck in the mud, trying in vain to extract itself from the idea that matter is the be-all and end-all of existence.

Even as it acknowledges decidedly non-matter-based factors like compassion, companionship and an absence of stress as essential...

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Negative cliché casts shadow on McClatchy’s state title win

Mar 30, 2015

McClatchy blew a 10-point lead in the final 1:11 of regulation and also let a four-point advantage slip away in the first overtime. Ouch and double ouch! That first sentence came from a photo cutline on the front page of … Continue reading

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Prescription Candy: A Quick Fix for Aging?

Mar 29, 2015

By Matt Perry

In America, drug addiction is despised as a social scourge, a destructive force for families and communities alike.

Yet when it comes to treating older adults, drugs are hailed as quick salvation — prescription candy — the answer to complex chronic diseases and behavioral “problems” affiliated with dementia.

The post Prescription...

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FOX40
The Ingredient to a Long, Healthy Life is in Your Bowl of Cereal

Mar 27, 2015
The Ingredient to a Long, Healthy Life is in Your Bowl of Cereal

There’s good news for those of you who wake up to a bowl of cereal every morning, especially if your go-to choice is high in fiber. Hidden in that favorite box may be a prize better than a plastic toy. It just might hold the key to a longer life, according to a new...

California Political News and Views
E-Cigs Under Fire From CA Dept. of Public Health

With public opinion in flux and anti-tobacco activists on edge, the California Department of Public Health has rolled out “Wake Up,” a slick new ad campaign to discourage the use of e-cigarettes, or “vapes.” Recently, CDPH pronounced e-cigs a threat to public health. In a statement explaining the campaign, CDPH described two new TV ads emphasizing “the e-cigarette industry’s use of candy flavored ‘e-juice’” and...

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Bare legs disappearing in today’s basketball

Mar 25, 2015
Bare legs disappearing in today’s basketball

If you’re a fashionista, you might have noticed that the legs of male basketball players are disappearing from view these days. The New York Times had a lengthy article last Sunday in its sports section on this subject. Where once … Continue reading

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