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HealthyCal.org
Fieldworkers who breastfeed find support

Jan 16, 2013

The federally funded program known as Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, is better known for providing food stamps to needy families, but it also encourages mothers to breastfeed through support and peer counseling. In Salinas, the Monterey County pr...

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Capitol Alert
Steinberg heading to D.C. to talk mental health with officials

Jan 16, 2013

California's top Senate Democrat will be in Washington next week to urge leaders to put a greater focus on mental health services in the wake of last month's mass shooting

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Dr. Melissa Arca
Constipation: Surprising truths and tips for relief

Constipation: Surprising truths and tips for relief

Constipation is an extremely common childhood condition. One I deal with almost on a daily basis in clinic and one that can be surprisingly hard to get control of. Parents are often at a loss on what to do about something that is causing their child significant discomfort, but also something they feel should...

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California Stem Cell Report
California Stem Cell Face-Off: CIRM Directors Wrestle with Tough IOM Recommendations

California Stem Cell Face-Off: CIRM Directors Wrestle with Tough IOM Recommendations

Two days next week at the posh Claremont Hotel in the Berkeley hills could settle the fate of California's $3 billion stem cell agency. At 9 a.m. next Wednesday, the governing board of the state research effort will begin a critical, two-day public ...

Game to 100
Good God! It’s Lance and Oprah in the confessional

Jan 16, 2013

Once upon a time, I used to go to Our Lady of Lourdes church to confess my sins on Saturday afternoons between 4 and 6 p.m. It was comforting to know that I could wipe the slate clean if I … Continue reading

Robert's Sister
When a dog is more than a pet: the health benefits of a service dog

When a dog is more than a pet: the health benefits of a service dog

Tom Coleman of Pawsitivity Service Dogs recently contacted me about his organization.  With a name like “Pawsitivity Service Dogs” how could I not pay attention?   Photo credit: Pawsivity Service Dog websiteAlthough I don’t us...

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MidLifeBloggers
The Money Code: A Review and a $25 Giveaway

Jan 16, 2013

I deal with money issues in my life either not at all or with lightening speed and minimal consideration. I know this about myself and I know, chapter and verse, how my bank balance, life style and peace of mind have suffered.

The Sacramento Bee
Anti-doping director wants Lance confession under oath

LONDON – Lance Armstrong must make a full confession under oath – not just an admission in a television interview with Oprah Winfrey – if he wants authorities to consider lifting his lifetime ban from sports, the director of the World An...

The Sacramento Bee
Lance shouldn’t couch the truth

Lance shouldn’t couch the truth

Lance Armstrong's two-part confession with Oprah Winfrey will air on Thursday and Friday. J. Scott Applewhite Associated Press file, 2008 The Tour de Fraud, Lance Armstrong version, continues. Tighten your helmet chinstraps and grab your handleba...

HealthyCal.org
Electronic health records improve care, but don’t save money

Jan 15, 2013

By Callie Shanafelt California Health Report Thirty billion dollars was set aside to help Medicare and Medicaid providers move their operations into the high tech world of electronic health records as part of the 2009 Health Information Technology for ...

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