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Jan 26, 2015

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By Hannah Guzik

The state must process Medi-Cal applications within the required 45 days, a judge rules.

An assisted-living network in San Francisco sees seniors as gurus of mental health.

Patient suicides can make psychiatrists less likely to take similar cases...

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FOX40
Possible Measles Case in Sacramento County

Jan 25, 2015
Possible Measles Case in Sacramento County

ELK GROVE- One child in Sacramento County may have the measles. It is not a confirmed case, and test results will be finished on Monday afternoon. According to Sutter Medical Group Elk Grove Pediatrics, a patient went into their office with a possible case of measles on Wednesday January 14th. Sutter Medical Group says if people...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
"Just"

The word "just" got me in trouble the other day. Deservedly.  I am bending over for my spanking now. Please be gentle. Somebody had sent me a link to an article about an extremely attractive women with DD breasts who had been diagnosed with the BRCA mutation at age 19.  By 27, she had made...

Davis Vanguard
My View: Innovation, Away from Internal Combustion and Going Carless

Jan 24, 2015
My View: Innovation, Away from Internal Combustion and Going Carless

One of our readers in the past week “suggested” that perhaps the term innovation is an overused term. There is more than a molecule of a truth to that, so I’m not sure that the idea of carless is an innovative idea or just a practical one. However, I want to respond by an...

FOX40
Skilled Nursing Care for Medically Fragile Children

Jan 23, 2015
Skilled Nursing Care for Medically Fragile Children

Alisa Becerra lets us know about a facility that helps out medically fragile patients in Yuba City. Ridgeline Pediatric is a skilled nursing day care and respite facility for children ages birth-to-22 years. They have a facility in Grass Valley that ha...

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FOX40
Ebola Vaccine En Route to West Africa

Jan 23, 2015
Ebola Vaccine En Route to West Africa

(CNN) — The first doses of the Ebola vaccine were on a commercial flight to West Africa and were expected to arrive on Friday, according to a spokesperson from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) one of the companies that has created the vaccine with the National Institutes of Health. Another vaccine from Merck and NewLink will also...

Game to 100
“Selma” provides no bridge over troubled water

Jan 22, 2015

I still believe that freedom is the bonus you receive for telling the truth. Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. – Martin Luther King Jr., March 14, 1968 speech. In the contentious arena of … Continue reading

FOX40
Answers to Key Questions about Measles

Jan 21, 2015
Answers to Key Questions about Measles

SACRAMENTO- With cases of measles surfacing in California, FOX40 asked a pediatric infectious disease specialist some common questions about the disease. Below are portions of our conversation with with Dr. Dean Blumberg of UC Davis Health System. Wasn’t measles eliminated in the United States? “Well it pretty much was eliminated,” said Dr. Blumberg. “It...

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FOX40
California Measles Cases Rise to 59, Majority Linked to Disney Visits

Jan 21, 2015
California Measles Cases Rise to 59, Majority Linked to Disney Visits

LOS ANGELES (AP)- California health officials say the number of people in the state infected with measles is now up to 59. Health officials said Wednesday that of the 59 cases, 42 have been linked to visits to Southern California Disney theme parks last month. Among those infected are five Disney employees. The cases...

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Five Northern California Areas Have Higher Proportion of Unvaccinated Kids, Study Finds

Jan 21, 2015

By Hannah Guzik As an outbreak of measles linked to Disneyland sweeps across the state, researchers have identified five Northern California areas that have higher proportions of unvaccinated children than the general population. The study, published o...

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