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First Aid Training Helps Schools Spot Students with Mental Health Needs

Aug 16, 2016
First Aid Training Helps Schools Spot Students with Mental Health Needs

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By Robin Urevich

Three-quarters of people with mental illnesses like major depression, anxiety or psychotic disorders experience their first symptoms before age 24. Half of them become mentally ill by age 14.

But these diseases often go undiagnosed and untreated until later in life, sometimes after they have wreaked havoc on school, work or...

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3 Million Californians Will Be Uninsured in 2017, Report Estimates

Aug 15, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

Health reform has greatly expanded the number of Californians with insurance, but slightly more than 3 million residents will remain uninsured in 2017, according to a new report.

About 1.8 million people won’t qualify for state coverage because of their immigration status. They account for 59 percent of those who will remain...

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Nurse-managed centers bring health care to the people

Aug 15, 2016
Nurse-managed centers bring health care to the people

By Matt Perry

Tamara McKinnon knows that visiting a doctor’s office is a poor facsimile of real life.

“There are some things you just can’t see there,” says McKinnon, affirming the crazed detachment from reality provided by a 15-minute drive-by interaction.

McKinnon is part of a unique San Jose State University program that injects student nurses...

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Bicyclist’s carbon footprint proves costly to pedestrian

Aug 15, 2016
Bicyclist’s carbon footprint proves costly to pedestrian

When a bicycling scofflaw shows no contrition for slamming into a pedestrian in downtown Sacramento, he should be put in the stocks and publicly shamed. Instead, he is given a public forum to blame his victim and tout his concern … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Blood Drive Work To Fill Huge Need

Aug 12, 2016
VIDEO: Blood Drive Work To Fill Huge Need

Blood donations are a vital part of helping your community in the medical field. You could help save someone’s life.

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Farmworkers Fight For Overtime Pay and Better Working Conditions

Aug 11, 2016
Farmworkers Fight For Overtime Pay and Better Working Conditions

By Hannah Guzik

The sun has just nosed above the horizon when Maria Espinosa (not her real name) ties a bandana over her face to protect herself from pesticides and dust, and reaches for a blackberry bush. Paid by the amount of berries she picks plus a $3-per-hour wage, Espinosa works feverishly for 10 hours,...

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Fresh Produce Prescription Programs Impact Diet-Related Disease

Aug 10, 2016
Fresh Produce Prescription Programs Impact Diet-Related Disease

By Lynn Graebner

As health care providers struggle to reduce the tsunami of diet-related disease washing over communities, a national movement is pairing hospitals and community clinics with local farmers markets through fresh produce prescription programs.

Participants in the programs are patients with health issues such as heart problems or diabetes who receive vouchers for...

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UC system clings to disgraced Davis chancellor

Aug 10, 2016

Members of the University of California community are committed to the highest ethical standards in furtherance of our mission of teaching, research and public service. We recognize that we hold the University in trust for the people of the State … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Stay at Home Respite

Making the Most of Stay at Home Respite

We created another Stay at Home Respite this weekend like we did in Marchwhen actual respite fell through. We decided it was time to do it again.

Dinner out with my sweetie

I am not going to lie: it would be really nice to have a “real” respite....

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Campus food programs aimed at student hunger

Campus food programs aimed at student hunger

By Fran Kritz

California Colleges Adding Pantries and More to Make Sure Tens of Thousands of Students Don’t Go Hungry
Dozens of freshmen headed to Humboldt State University this fall will have access to something most many of their classmates take for granted: a credit card they can swipe in exchange for food.

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