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HealthyCal.org
Health Grants Go to Small Communities With Innovative Approaches to Obesity, Smoking

Nov 24, 2014

Created in 2012 by the Affordable Care Act and administered through the federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the two-year grants are intended to prevent chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

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HealthyCal.org
What is it about giving thanks that makes us healthy?

Nov 24, 2014

By Eric Nelson
In remarks made to a conference convened this summer by Cal Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center (GGSC), renowned gratitude expert Dr. Robert Emmons explained why giving thanks is so appealing to so many. “Gratitude has the power to heal, to energize and to change lives,” he said. More specifically, gratitude increases our...

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HealthyCal.org
Group prenatal visits improve birth outcomes for mother and child

Nov 24, 2014

By Veronica Moscoso

In this story we go to Life Long Medical Care in Berkeley, where we met Ana Maria Negrete five weeks from the due date of her first child.

Negrete is a part of new model for pre-natal care called CenteringPregnancy — where expectant mothers participate in group checkups which provide support, education and...

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Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 23: Spreadsheets, Spreadsheets and More Spreadsheets

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 23: Spreadsheets, Spreadsheets and More Spreadsheets

Being organized gives me a sense of relief and peace.  I can breathe a little easier when I know the briefs are in the same cabinet as they were last week and the extra toothpaste is on a shelf that I can direct Richard to when Robert is asking for more.

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HealthyCal.org
From Stonewall to Welcoming Walls – Elder LGBT Housing On the Rise

Nov 23, 2014

 

 

By Matt Perry

 

 

Housing facilities for LGBT elders are slowly coming out of their California closets.

 

A new assisted living complex in Palm Springs that targets an aging LGBT demographic is one of a handful of new facilities serving seniors yearning for supportive and compassionate living environments.

 

In June, Hollywood’s second LGBT-friendly independent housing project opened, preceded...

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Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 22: Tips for a Successful Respite

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 22: Tips for a Successful Respite

Confession: I am much better about talking about tips for a successful respite than I am about actually taking respite for myself!

A pedicure and a new pair of shoes -
my favorite form of self-care
It has been a while since Richard and I had a weekend for just...

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Davis Vanguard
My View: B Street Safety Over Convenience?

Nov 22, 2014
My View: B Street Safety Over Convenience?

While we applaud the Davis City Council for looking towards better conflict resolution models, with regards to safety concerns on B Street, it would appear we need to start with properly and adequately diagnosing the problem. Yesterday morning after writing on the council meeting, I drove the route a few times. One of the...

Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 21: Managing Incontinence

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 21: Managing Incontinence

Before we get to today’s topic, I just want to say: OH MY GOODNESS!  We are two-thirds of the way through Epilepsy Awareness Month! My purpose this month has been to post a video each day about the impact epilepsy has had on Robert.  My intent was also to keep the videos to two...

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FOX40
Doctors Warn About the ‘Poison’ You Keep Around Your Kids, in Your Home

Nov 21, 2014
Doctors Warn About the ‘Poison’ You Keep Around Your Kids, in Your Home

(CNN)- Energy drinks can pose a real problem for children, according to a new study from the American Heart Association. Researchers found that 40% of the 5,156 calls to poison centers for “energy drink exposure” involved children under age 6. In most of the cases, the parents didn’t know the children had gotten hold...

The Blue Muse
Why I’m afraid of Ebola

Nov 21, 2014
Why I’m afraid of Ebola

Photo by Ryan McGuire of Gratisography. Used with permission.
On an airplane, I’m thatperson. The one who immediately upon boarding pulls out a Wet Wipe (or two) and disinfects all the hard surfaces I might touch during the flight. Seatbelt buckle. Arm rests. Tray table. Tray table...

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