Health & Fitness

It’s That Time of Year Again

Nov 21, 2015

Halloween is over. Daylight Savings is gone for another year. The holidays are fast approaching. In fact, the days are flipping by faster than a calendar montage in an old black and white movie. This, I find, is what happens as I’ve moved to The Other Side of Sixty. Things get away from me...

Cancer Patients Who Need Surgery in California Should Compare Hospitals

Nov 19, 2015

By Hannah Guzik 

Cancer patients who need certain surgeries have better outcomes when the procedure is done at a hospital that sees a high volume of similar cases, according to a new study.

Hospitals that only do a few surgeries a year for certain types of cancer have higher mortality rates for those procedures, according to...

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Game to 100
Searching for words to capture Vietnam experience

Nov 18, 2015

One has only learnt to get the better of words For the thing one no longer has to say, or the way in which One is no longer disposed to say it. And so each venture Is a new beginning, … Continue reading
Need to Know

Nov 18, 2015

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

By Hannah Guzik

Glimpses of the next revolution in the U.S. health care system.

Could psychedelics help seniors navigate the aging and dying process?

California will begin paying home-care aids for overtime in February.

Cancer patients with Medi-Cal fare worse than...

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Game to 100
When you take on power, there are no “safe spaces”

Nov 16, 2015

I’m not feeling at all sympathetic to the idea of creating “safe spaces” for the growing number of people who feel life has given them a raw deal because they’re black, female, gay, transgender, oppressed campus activists or some other … Continue reading
Family caregivers help elders stay independent

Nov 15, 2015

By Veronica Moscoso

Silvia Jones

My parents do need care. They are getting older. They are past 70-years-old. They are both retired.
Mom specially needs care she has osteoarthritis, she is also a breast cancer survivor. Dad has Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and he also has other ailments give or take. So both of them definitely need help in...

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Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month: 30 Facts about Epilepsy

Epilepsy Awareness Month:  30 Facts about Epilepsy

A reader of the Robert’s Sister Facebook pagerecently asked if she could share the epilepsy series I did a few years ago (30 Facts in 30 Days). (Of course I said yes!)

Bonus fact: First Aid for Seizures
(courtesy of the Epilepsy Foundation
of Greater Los Angeles)
A friend of...


Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
National Family Caregivers’ Month – written by my husband

November is National Family Caregivers' Month.  My husband is the one who does most of what we know as "caregiving."Recently,  I asked him, "what is it like?  What does being a caregiver mean to you?"  Our plans for life and dreams for the future have certainly ...changed. Things we thought we'd be doing, we...

Game to 100
Appeasing DeMarcus Cousins is a losing tactic

Nov 13, 2015

Insanity is doing the same stupid thing over and over but expecting a different result. It should be clear by now that appeasing DeMarcus Cousins brings nothing but losing seasons to Sacramento. It should be evident that undermining good coaches … Continue reading
California Health Report TV – Episode 8

Nov 11, 2015

In this episode we bring you stories from throughout San Joaquin Valley about people improving their lives and the conditions of their communities. First we go to the Central Valley where public health workers tackle high asthma rates. Then we take to you Sacramento where bike advocates try to make the city more bike...

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