Health & Fitness

Game to 100
Sacramento’s lax oversight of sports money

Nov 16, 2012

From the city that was eager to spend $250 million in public money to build a new arena for the Sacramento Kings, we get this remarkable news: $400,000 it lent to a nonprofit sports agency has not been repaid. The … Continue reading

Robert's Sister
What Epilepsy Means to Me: Gina Restivo, Author of Fly Danny, Fly

What Epilepsy Means to Me: Gina Restivo, Author of Fly Danny, Fly

First off, let me just tell you that Gina is a DY-NA-MO! I asked if she was interested in being involved in these interviews and within about fifteen minutes, her interview was completed.  She has energy, drive, passion and takes action!  She...

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Dr. Melissa Arca
What’s the best way to take my child’s temperature?

What’s the best way to take my child’s temperature?

I recently received a message from a friend wanting to know the best way to take her child’s temperature. She felt like her child was burning up, but her ear thermometer only read 101 F. My friend was certain by looking at her child (who was feeling pretty lousy) and doing the “kiss on...

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California Stem Cell Report
Geron, BioTime Deal Moves Forward with Letter of Intent

Geron Corp., which once pioneered human embryonic stem cell research, is close to selling off its hESC business in a complicated deal involving two former CEOs of the company and BioTime, Inc., of Alameda, Ca. The two publicly traded firms yesterd...

Robert's Sister
What Epilepsy Means to Me: Kathy Patterson and her daughter, Jenny

What Epilepsy Means to Me: Kathy Patterson and her daughter, Jenny

Here it is mid-month and I have to say I am absolutely amazed at the courage and perseverance shown by each and every one of the people interviewed this month.  I also have to apologize.  When I was creating my interview questions, I debated ...

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YubaNet.com
Health news: Flame retardants linked to neurodevelopmental delays in children

Nov 15, 2012

BERKELEY, Nov. 15, 2012 - Prenatal and childhood exposure to flame retardant compounds are linked to poorer attention, fine motor coordination and IQ in school-aged children, a finding by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, that adds...

HealthyCal.org
Transit oriented development puts health care next door

Nov 14, 2012

By Ted Trautman Oakland's Fruitvale transit village puts health care close to the community with an onsite clinic.

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HealthyCal.org
State faces deficit next year, but surpluses await

Nov 14, 2012

Despite tax increases approved by voters last week, the latest state fiscal review from the Legislative Analyst says California will still face a $1.9 billion shortfall in the fiscal year that begins July 1 2013. But after that, the report says, revenu...

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Limit Reached
Face Your Fears Wednesday: A Doctor Visit

Nov 14, 2012

Women’s health is a big issue these days, but I hate going to the doctor. It’s a good thing I’m healthy. I know. I know. Regardless if it’s my gynecologist or primary care, my germophobia gets triggered. But, when I … Continue reading

Game to 100
Fishing for salmon on spawning beds is unsporting

Nov 14, 2012
Fishing for salmon on spawning beds is unsporting

  It’s depressing to see fishermen hauling weary salmon off their spawning  beds in the American River. The run has been troubled for years, and losing fish that are spawning naturally in riffles at places like River Bend Park is … Continue reading

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