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Bob New Heart
Next Step

Apr 15, 2014

April 15, 2014

Tomorrow I go back to UCSF to meet with the chief of the Radiology Dept., Dr. Alexander Gottschalk. The discussion will be what non-invasive options are available to me to kill this prostate cancer.
 As a heart transplant recipient I take two meds every day specifically designed to suppress my immune system to...

HealthyCal.org
Mental Health Courts Give Mentally Ill Offenders the Option of Treatment

Apr 14, 2014

By Lynn Graebner As the number of jail and prison inmates with mental illness increases, addressing the problem is becoming even more critical. In the 1980s, 8 percent of jail and prison inmates in the state had serious mental illness. Now, 20 perce...

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HealthyCal.org
Report: California Lacks Psychiatric Beds for Severely Mentally Ill

Apr 14, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

Jails and prisons are the largest “mental institutions” in California, holding far more people with severe psychiatric illnesses than state hospitals, according to a report released last Tuesday by the Treatment Advocacy Center and the National Sheriffs’ Association.

“For a state with 38 million people — 1 in every 8 Americans lives in...

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Eduskeptic
Daydreaming is not a disorder

Apr 14, 2014
Daydreaming is not a disorder

An article in the Sacramento Bee, April 12, starts with the headline: “Daydreaming could be seen as attention disorder.” The article was written by Alan Schwarz of the New York Times. Here are the highlights, then I’ll give you my take on it. Schwarz said that experts want more research into “sluggish cognitive tempo.”...

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HealthyCal.org
Strange bedfellows unite to help older adults

Apr 14, 2014

In the near future, successful care for older adults will depend on bold and creative collaborations. That’s the message aging pioneer Ken Dychtwald gave last month’s Aging in America conference. Dychtwald, CEO of the consulting group Age Wave, might as well have been describing the “strange bedfellows” collaboration between two organizations often considered mortal...

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Foods That Heal – The Banana

Apr 14, 2014

Welcome to the Foods That Heal series! Take a monthly journey with me as I spotlight one healing food item that is easy to find and affordable. This month we focus on…. The Banana When you think of healing foods, the banana probably does not take center stage. However, bananas offer quite a few...

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HealthyCal.org
Clinics Wait For More Patients in Obamacare Wake

Apr 13, 2014

By Genevieve Bookwalter

St. James Health Center is ready for the onslaught.

The community health clinic, one of the busiest in San Jose, sits on the corner of 2nd and Julian streets near downtown. Doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other health-care providers here treat some of the poorest patients in Santa Clara County — patients whom many...

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Consciousness and Health
Arianna Huffington and "The Kingdom of Heaven Within"

Arianna Huffington and "The Kingdom of Heaven Within"

Standing in line to hear Arianna Huffington speak at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall last month – one of only a small handful of men in a sea of women – was an eye-opening experience for this first-time visitor to the renowned columnist’s prodigious fan club. Who knew that this politician turned publisher...

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MidLifeBloggers
Negativity: Just Another Demeaning Label?

Apr 13, 2014

Negativity is a drain on our positivity, we are told. Apparently, there's just so much positivity to go around.

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Building Healthy Communities Initiative Makes Strides in California Communities

Apr 13, 2014
Building Healthy Communities Initiative Makes Strides in California Communities

In 2010, a health foundation called the California Endowment, which strives to improve health standards by providing grants and support statewide, launched the Building Healthy ...

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