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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Pinktober: how to make sure your donation actually helps

Pinktober: how to make sure your donation actually helps

I have already done my rants on the fakery of this month.  Now that you know not to pink, know to stay far away from anything that says "awareness," you want to give your money where it counts. Nationally, I support: 1.  StandUp2Cancer.  All money goes towards research.  They have a no politics, no commercial side-tracking,...

YubaNet.com
Caffeine may block inflammation linked to mild cognitive impairment

Oct 10, 2012
Caffeine may block inflammation linked to mild cognitive impairment

URBANA, Oct. 8, 2012 - Recent studies have linked caffeine consumption to a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease, and a new University of Illinois study may be able to explain how this happens. "We have discovered a novel signal that activates the brai...

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Game to 100
Garden DIY: An old patio gets a new look

Oct 10, 2012
Garden DIY: An old patio gets a new look

      A few weeks ago, you may recall, I decided I didn’t want to live with the many imperfections I had added in expanding the brick-on-sand patio in our backyard. I set to work removing about 1,000 bricks, which … Continue reading

Dr. Melissa Arca
I wish I hadn’t held my baby so much…said no mother, ever

I wish I hadn’t held my baby so much…said no mother, ever

It’s 2 am and I’m holding him. Pacing the house with the quiet swaying rhythm that only a mother knows. My arms need rest. My body and soul need a few solid hours of sleep. But I continue to cradle him in my arms. It’s the only place he seems peaceful. The only place...

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HealthyCal.org
Massive free clinic attracts 1,500 patients

Oct 9, 2012

By Suzanne Potter On a recent Saturday hundreds of families waited patiently in punishing 108 degree heat - for the chance to get an eye exam and a pair of glasses - in Thermal, California.

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Robert's Sister
Affected by epilepsy? Tell me your story

Affected by epilepsy? Tell me your story

Everyone has a story and in honor of November Epilepsy Awareness Month, I want to help you tell it. (November is also National Family Caregivers Month and Caregiving.com has some exciting events planned).  What Robert’s Sister will be doing in N...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Bugs

So, after about 500 blog posts, you think you know everything about me, right? Well, here is something you may not know:  I hate bugs. No, it's deeper than hate.  It's terror. But, not only that - a combination of terror and disgust, is what it i...

Atticus Uncensored
What the candidate’s won’t talk about

What the candidate’s won’t talk about

We’ve heard the President and his opponent talk about (and talk around) taxes, wars, domestic policies, Wall Street and even Big Bird.  But there’s one subject both candidates won’t touch with a ten-foot leash:  gun policies. We, the collective we as a country, rally to raise funds for destructive diseases like ALS, breast cancer,...

HealthyCal.org
Santa Ana residents find no discount in discount drug program

Oct 9, 2012

By Helen Afrasiabi A discount drug card offered by the city of Santa Ana to help shoulder the exorbitant costs of prescription drugs has left some users asking “where is the discount?”

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California Stem Cell Report
Tighter controls on stem cell grant budgets hits quorum bump

SAN FRANCISCO – A move to tighten budget controls on grants from the $3 billion California stem cell agency stalled Monday, but it appears that the plan is headed for ultimate approval. The proposal was up for consideration by the agency's direc...

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