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Robert's Sister
Could You Please Help Me?

Robert was done with his bath and getting dressed.  It’s Saturday so we were not under a time crunch to get ready in time for the van to pick him up and take him to Day Program. It takes a very long time for him to dress but I have found a varie...

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HealthyCal.org
More young adults take up smoking

Aug 1, 2013

By Elizabeth Moore As California cuts spending on anti-smoking programs and tobacco companies boost their marketing campaigns, young Californians are reaching for cigarettes in increasing numbers. Smoking is up among young adults, reversing a tren...

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
John K. Silberman – RIP

December 25, 1930 - July 31, 2013 I wrote about my Dad's illness recently.  Turns out I was wrong on two counts: my brother did eventually act like a man and go up to help, and none of it mattered. My father passed away July 31st, 2013. Ulti...

MidLifeBloggers
BlogHer 2013: Mostly Good, No Bad, A Little Meh

Aug 1, 2013

Times have sure changed, however, and the midlife/boomer crowd was this time, well, booming. There was a large contingent of us anywhere I went, so the days of walking into an event and having to make a place for myself in a large group of women--.

Game to 100
Wow! Arena-subsidy foes must be scaring some big players

Aug 1, 2013
Wow! Arena-subsidy foes must be scaring some big players

When you’re playing a shell game, you keep everything spinning. You use whatever diversionary tactics you can to distract attention. You put shills in the crowd to whip up excitement. You never want the suckers to figure out they’re being … Continue reading

Janna Marlies Maron
How to Stay Motivated: 5 Quick Tips

Aug 1, 2013
How to Stay Motivated: 5 Quick Tips

There are times, especially lately with the Damn Diet, that it’s really hard to stay motivated. Sometimes I just want to give in and eat french fries for dinner and a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream (Chocolate Fudge Brownie, please) for dessert. That’s not the only thing I need help staying motivated...

HealthyCal.org
Spoken word an outlet for the pain of violence

Jul 31, 2013

By Meghan Walsh Richmond teens turn poetry writing into therapy and pain into art. The post Spoken word an outlet for the pain of violence appeared first on California Health Report.

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Consciousness and Health
UCSF Pediatrician Takes Drug-Free Approach to Treating ADHD

UCSF Pediatrician Takes Drug-Free Approach to Treating ADHD

By Eric NelsonAccording to recently released data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost one in five high school age boys and 11 percent of all children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity d...

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HealthyCal.org
Low-Income Autistic Kids Lose Expensive Therapy: Cherie’s Story

Jul 31, 2013

Autistic kids lose beneficial therapy in transition to Medi-Cal from healthycal.org on Vimeo.   Two years into her treatment for autism, Cherie has changed from a withdrawn child to an engaged and energetic little girl. But now, as Cherie’s...

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YubaNet.com
U.S. breastfeeding rates continue to rise

Jul 31, 2013

July 31, 2013 - Breastfeeding rates have continued to rise over the past decade, according to data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The percent of babies breastfeeding at six months increased from 35 percent in 2000 to ...

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