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Study Finds Taking the Stairs, Raking Leaves May Have Same Health Benefits as a Trip to the Gym

Jan 29, 2013
Study Finds Taking the Stairs, Raking Leaves May Have Same Health Benefits as a Trip to the Gym

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Capitol Alert
Dan Walters Daily: MediCal’s uncertain expansion

Jan 29, 2013

As California begins erecting its health insurance exchange, Dan wonders about the immensely expensive and complex process of expanding MediCal. Have a question you'd like Dan to answer? Post it on our Facebook page. See other Dan Walters Daily cli...

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HealthyCal.org
Special Needs Children Struggle to Obtain Quality Health Care

Jan 28, 2013

By Rosa Ramirez California children with special needs often receive less-than-adequate health care services, regardless of whether they are covered by private or public health insurance, a new analysis has found.

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HealthyCal.org
Impact of receding Salton Sea unknown

Jan 28, 2013

By Robert Fulton The Salton Sea is shrinking, making it shallower and more susceptible to events such as the Big Stink. But while the hydrogen sulfide can be dismissed as more of an inconvenience than a hazard, a greater threat may be looming.

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HealthyCal.org
Too early to judge prison reform

Jan 28, 2013

By Daniel Weintraub Film at eleven. Those three words became a part of our language thanks to local television news, which employed them to tease viewers into staying up late to see footage of the latest grisly crime scene. And that sensational crime c...

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California Stem Cell Report
CIRM’s Thomas: Conflicts ‘Put to Bed’ at Stem Cell Agency

The chairman of the $3 billion California stem cell agency, Jonathan Thomas, today hailed board action last week as putting “to bed once and for all” questions about financial conflicts of interest by members of the agency's governing board. Wri...

Capitol Alert
John A. Pérez proposes to expand Medi-Cal by a million people

Jan 28, 2013

More than 1 million low-income Californians would become eligible for health care coverage through Medi-Cal under legislation proposed Monday by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez. The measure is meant to lay groundwork for President Barack Obama's...

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Capitol Alert
Health care providers ask court to block Medi-Cal rate cut

Jan 28, 2013

Health care providers are asking federal judges today to reconsider a December decision by a three-judge panel that allows California to slash Medi-Cal rates. Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers approved a 10 percent cut in Medi-Cal reimbursements to...

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Robert's Sister
The Tough Talk: End of Life

The Tough Talk: End of Life

Christopher MacLellan (aka, The Bow Tie Guy) cares for his partner, Richard, who has esophageal cancer and was given three to four months to live – 16 months ago.Chris is an inspiration in so many ways: he is a loving caregiver to his partner and is ...

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California Stem Cell Report
Loring on Patient Advocates and Their Role at the California Stem Cell Agency

The following statement by stem cell researcher Jeanne Loring was read at the January 23, 2013, meeting of the governing board of the California stem cell agency. Loring is director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at the Scripps Research Instit...

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