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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Review: Shebangz, and a contest

SHEBANGZ (I can't hear the phrase "She bangs" without thinking of William Hung from American Idol, can you?) Like listening to Hung, losing your hair is truly every woman's nightmare, more so than most any other aspect of chemotherapy.  Being bald hits us in a primal place, one that you don't have to be vain to...

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To fight obesity, we need healthier communities

Aug 18, 2015

By Daniel Weintraub

 

At first glance the conclusions from a recent study on obesity by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research seem obvious: people who are overweight or obese tend to have a less healthy diet and exercise less often than people whose weight is normal.

 

But behind those findings is another, more compelling story:

 

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Sculling mishap takes an ominous turn

Aug 17, 2015
Sculling mishap takes an ominous turn

When my single scull capsized and I was thrown into Lake Natoma Saturday morning, I felt a split-second of relief. The splash of cold water felt good on my sweaty body. I had feared going over from the moment I … Continue reading

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From Investments to Individuals: Finance Firm Prepares for Aging

Aug 16, 2015

 

By Matt Perry

A common view of investment advisers is that they place you into funds with the highest advisor fees. Then move your money around – churn, churn, churn – to reap even more cash for themselves. Your cash.

“Show me the money.”

This view is especially vexing for older adults heading towards retirement.

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Need to Know

Aug 16, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know. By Hannah Guzik Advocates urge the state to gather more data on children in Medi-Cal. One county will move at least 1,000 mentally ill inmates out of jail and into treatment. Cali...

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State Seeking Innovative Community Health Ideas

Aug 13, 2015

By Hannah Guzik In the hopes of improving health across the state, California officials are asking community members to share any innovative programs that have yielded results. The California Health and Human Services Agency and Department of Public He...

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Advocates Urge the State to Gather More Data on Children in Medi-Cal

Aug 13, 2015

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By Hannah Guzik

Although more than half of California’s children are enrolled in the state’s low-income health program, the state does not report how many of them are born at a low birth weight, receive a developmental screening in their first three years of life or have a suicide-risk assessment if they have...

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Sacramento-area rivers are dangerous — so what?

Aug 12, 2015

Breaking news! Wading, crossing or swimming in local rivers and creeks can be dangerous. I don’t know why that should be front-page news in the Sacramento Bee, but there it was again this morning. Members of the volunteer Drowning Accident … Continue reading

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Try sculling to push your comfort zone

Aug 10, 2015
Try sculling to push your comfort zone

I pushed my comfort zone over the weekend, and I tell myself that’s a good thing. I overcame some fears and picked up new skills that could prove useful. But that doesn’t mean I’m looking forward to expanding this process … Continue reading

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Need to Know

Aug 9, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know.

By Hannah Guzik

Is California ready for the doubling population of seniors?

A highway to skilled nursing? Not so fast.

Getting people insured doesn’t save money overall, but improves health.

Pre-Super Bowl event sheds light on human trafficking.

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