Health & Fitness

Robert's Sister
Happy Anniversary, FMLA!

Happy Anniversary, FMLA!

On February 5, 1993, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). (Yeah, I’m a few days late with the anniversary wishes – I blame the puppy). JFMLA provides unpaid protected leave to eligible employees employed...

California Stem Cell Report
Time For Public Disclosure of Financial Interests of Stem Cell Agency Reviewers

Should the scientists who evaluate and score the applications for $3 billion in taxpayer funds be required to publicly disclose their financial interests? No, says the California stem cell agency, despite concerns by the state auditor and the state'...

HealthyCal.org
Paying Dues, Getting Care

Feb 17, 2013

By Matt Perry It’s a brilliant new idea for a rapidly aging population: a health center serving older adults that offers wraparound care spanning medical, dental, vision and mental health. Add specialties like dementia and end-of-life care. Finall...

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MidLifeBloggers
A MidLifeBloggers Writes From Israel

Feb 16, 2013

My family spans the entire Jewish spectrum from less-religiously-observant to more-so and I spend a lot of my time trying to balance my kids' needs with my own. Sound familiar? I mean, basically, I'm just like almost every other 54-year-old that you know.

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Game to 100
Commentary: Mayor no all-star at negotiating over Kings

Feb 16, 2013
Commentary: Mayor no all-star at negotiating over Kings

The last time Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson went to an NBA All-Star Game to play ball with the big boys, he got taken for $55 million. Just a year ago, the desperate mayor went to Orlando with the idea of … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
Good health consumers start by making a list

Good health consumers start by making a list

Call me crazy, but before I go grocery shopping, I prefer to make a list. Like most folks, I’ve figured out that knowing what I need depends on knowing what I already have in store. Why buy a gallon of milk when there’s still a half-gallon in ...

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Dr. Melissa Arca
When your child gets hurt

When your child gets hurt

My daughter recently had a nasty fall. One of those falls that takes your breath away, leaves you frozen in terror, and brings forth an incomprehensible scream. And there’s nothing you can do. You’re too far away. It’s both slow motion and in the blink of an eye. I didn’t want to know what...

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Appeal Democrat
State of Medical Care: Preparing for Obamacare

From the sprawling Sutter North campus on Plumas Boulevard to the crowded waiting rooms of Ampla Health's clinics the challenge is clear. For Yuba-Sutter medical service providers, it's a game of growth against driving down — or at least,...

HealthyCal.org
Medical marijuana advocates, patients brace for court ruling on dispensaries

Feb 14, 2013

By Chris Richard After a hearing in which justices strongly suggested their support for city and county discretion, patients and dispensary operators are bracing for the worst.

Capitol Alert
Carry-a-condom law proposed by San Francisco assemblyman

Feb 14, 2013
Carry-a-condom law proposed by San Francisco assemblyman

Arrested for carrying condoms? No longer, under proposed legislation to bar police from using condoms against prostitutes. Assembly Bill 339 would disallow possession of one or more condoms as evidence of sexual solicitation in arrests or prosecution...

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