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Town Hall Audience Learns About ACA Options

Dec 20, 2013

By Robert Fulton

Ben Hall’s situation sounds familiar.

Ben, a self-employed musician and music teacher living in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, pays for his own health insurance — $185 a month to Anthem. He’s also one of the millions of Americans who recently received a letter in the mail from his insurance provider...

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Is there only one side to arena traffic-snarl story?

Dec 20, 2013

“Downtown arena won’t snarl traffic, study says.” That ludicrous headline on the front-page of Tuesday’s Sacramento Bee drew snorts of derision from every local resident who knows what rush-hour traffic is like in Sacramento. The revelation that the Sacramento Kings … Continue reading

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Imported Cases of Measles, Other Infectious Diseases, Remain a Threat for the United States

Dec 19, 2013

By Fran Kritz

A new report by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that while measles has been eliminated in the United States, people continue to bring the disease to the U.S. from foreign countries.

While there are usually 60 cases of measles in the U.S. each year there have been at...

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Sandy Kugelman – RIP

Our last private communication  was my son's birthday, October 27th. It was the last of about 800 messages sent back and forth since July of 2012. Responding to my gentle inquiry, Sandy said that "things are strangely better now" but that she didn't want to share that news publicly, because then people would want...

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My New Old Age

Dec 19, 2013

It’s as if I’ve suddenly had to don one of those age simulation suits that researchers use when studying the experience of the elderly.

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Six Million Legal Immigrants May Get Health Coverage under the Affordable Care Act

Dec 18, 2013

 By Fran Kritz

The Affordable Care Act is likely to provide health coverage for about six million legal immigrants who have not been able to get coverage previously, according to an issue brief by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, in Washington, D.C.

“Most people do not realize that...

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Longer Maternity Leaves Could Reduce Cases of Postpartum Depression

Dec 18, 2013

By Fran Kritz 

A new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health finds that the more maternity leave time a woman takes after giving birth the less likely she will be to suffer from postpartum depression.

“In the U.S., most working women are back to work soon after giving birth, with...

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Holiday Shoppers Find Insurance Help at the Mall

Dec 18, 2013

 

By Chris Richard

For the first time this year, visitors to some California malls are seeing a new kind of holiday sales promotion: the Affordable Care Act.

That’s because anyone wanting health insurance under the ACA by New Year’s Day faces a Dec. 23 deadline to enroll.

More than three quarters of a million people have started...

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Linked to Obesity in Women

Dec 18, 2013

By Fran Kritz 

Women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) gain weight more rapidly and are more likely to be overweight or obese than women without the disorder, according to a new study by researchers at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the Harvard School of Public Health. The researchers say the study...

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Opinions: For Sacramento’s downtown arena dreamers, nothing has to make sense

Dec 18, 2013

Local dream makers tell us that Sacramento’s revenue from its parking facilities will grow in the years ahead and pay off the estimated $770 million cost to the city in building a downtown arena. On the other hand, city officials … Continue reading

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