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California Stem Cell Report
‘The Knoepfler Award:’ Recognizing Risk and Those Who Make a Difference

‘The Knoepfler Award:’ Recognizing Risk and Those Who Make a Difference

A UC Davis stem cell researcher-blogger has announced a “stem cell person of the year” award complete with a $1,000 cash prize that he is putting up himself. Paul Knoepfler, who may be the only stem cell scientist in the U.S. actively blogging...

HealthyCal.org
Finding high-risk coverage while waiting for Obamacare

Nov 19, 2012

Ah, health insurance. It can be aggravating when you have it, and it sure can be aggravating when you don’t. And the wizards behind the curtains at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the state Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board and a...

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California Stem Cell Report
California Stem Cell Agency Blogs on Geron Clinical Trial

The California stem cell agency published an article online last week concerning the hESC clinical trial that Geron abandoned last year, dealing mainly with one of the participants in the program. The piece was studiously non-committal about whet...

MidLifeBloggers
Dateline: Los Angeles

Nov 19, 2012

We're both glad to be in LA. Even though the news that the lowest gas price in California is in Sacramento was a bit of a blow. Figures, we both said with a sigh. Mostly there seems to be a lot to do, to see, to figure out, to try out since we last...

Game to 100
The Kings could use a few clues for winning games

Nov 19, 2012
The Kings could use a few clues for winning games

  “Clueless” might be the key word to describe why the Sacramento Kings have lost five straight games and have a 2-8 record this season. In a preseason report that picked the Kings to finish last in the Western Conference, … Continue reading

Robert's Sister
What Epilepsy Means to Me: Mandy Krzywonski from My Life as Mandy . . . with Epilepsy

What Epilepsy Means to Me: Mandy Krzywonski from My Life as Mandy . . . with Epilepsy

Mandy is an amazing young woman. She is only 19 years old and, although her epilepsy diagnosis didn’t come until she was 13 years old, she has had seizures for as long as she remembers. Mandy’s seizures are uncontrolled by medication and the Vagu...

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Feed Your Soul Blog
Concerned about overeating at Thanksgiving? Tips to help you enjoy the holidays

Concerned about overeating at Thanksgiving? Tips to help you enjoy the holidays

I have recently been reading online posts from people concerned about overeating during this holiday. Holidays associated with candy, treats and yummy food can be tough for many. You worry about not being able to say no to those treats … Continue reading

California Stem Cell Report
Researcher Alert: Keeping Tabs on the Stem Cell Exchequer

The California stem cell agency has posted the dates for meetings of its board of directors for 2013 with most of the sessions scheduled for the San Francisco Bay Area. One is expected to take place in San Diego in August, and another in Los ...

The Sacramento Bee
Doping agency wants four-year suspensions

Doping agency wants four-year suspensions

Petr David Josek Associated Press Radek Stepanek reacts after winning in singles to clinch the Davis Cup for the Czech Republic. The World Anti-Doping Agency wants to double suspensions for all doping cheats from two to four years. The propo...

HealthyCal.org
Health is about more than health care

Nov 18, 2012

Barack Obama’s re-election appears to have settled the future of the Affordable Care Act, the president’s health reform law. The law will evolve in the years ahead, perhaps in ways that no one now anticipates, but it will not likely be repealed any...

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