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Come Together: Bay Area Organizations Help Survivors of Human Trafficking

Jul 26, 2015

By Linda Childers

As the volunteer director for the Bay Area Youth Dance Team, Vanessa Scott was shocked when one of her 15-year-old students became ensnared in the web of human trafficking and was forced into prostitution. Like many Bay Area residents, Scott was unaware that the San Francisco area ranks as one of the nation’s...

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Writing From Your Guts Without Spilling The Beans

Jul 24, 2015

Was this the summer you promised yourself you’d really get working on your memoir? It’s not too late, you know.   I’m offering this half-day workshop in my home to a limited number of writers. We’ll write, we’ll read, and we’ll share our experiences both good and bad in writing memoir. This is very much...

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Uninsured Rate Remains Higher For Men

Jul 24, 2015

By Hannah Guzik Men remain less likely than women to have health insurance in the U.S., despite drops in the overall number of uninsured since the Affordable Care Act, new research shows. In October 2013, before the health reform expansion, 21.8 percen...

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Game to 100
From Gen. Robert E. Lee to John McCain, hero worship carries a price

Jul 23, 2015

These are strange times on the moral-issues front.  It took the killing of nine blacks in a Charleston, S.C., church before fair-minded citizens started seriously confronting the symbolism of flying the Confederate flag over government buildings and naming schools after … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Cite Your Sources!

Does my title bring back horrible memories of high school, when the teacher wrote "cite your sources" in big red pen on your page? Well, he or she was right. I saw this graphic on my facebook timeline.  I sighed. It's getting worse. THIS IS NOT OK! First of all, the commonly used (and incorrect) statistic is 30%....

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Who Will Care For Me?

Jul 20, 2015

By Matt Perry

 

Nearly two-thirds of adults over 40 have no idea how they’ll pay for long-term care when they’ll need it.

That’s one of the dismal findings from a recent survey exploring the state of aging and caregiving.

More than half of those interviewed admitted they’d done virtually no planning for their long-term care needs.

The post...

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San Diego program shows value of housing first

Jul 20, 2015

By Marty Graham

Advocates for the homeless have long argued that the “housing first” model for moving homeless people into shelter and services without demanding that they change their behavior was not only more humane but also more likely to help people rebuild their lives, with the potential to improve their health and save...

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Game to 100
About guys who grunt in the weight room

Jul 20, 2015

An athletic club is a good place to study human nature. I continue to be puzzled why some of my fellow members at the upscale Capital Athletic Club in Sacramento feel it’s appropriate to discard their dirty towels on the … Continue reading

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Latino Elders and Mental Health: Talk to Me… in Spanish

Jul 20, 2015

 

By Matt Perry

A swelling Latino population in California has meant rising numbers of Latino elders and, with them, a growing movement to support their mental health needs.

Yet the movement faces a huge obstacle: Latinos don’t typically seek out help for behavioral health concerns.

“In our culture we have an unspoken attitude that you’re supposed...

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Health Care Hurdles for the Disabled

Jul 19, 2015

By Jessica Portner

From Urban to Rural California, the Disabled Face Limited Access to Care

Yvette Baptiste’s son Andrew was born with Klippel-Feil syndrome, a bone disorder where the neck vertebrae are fused, causing pain and limiting movement.

But even though Baptiste, as the Executive Director of Eastern Los Angeles Family Resource Center, was a seasoned health...

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