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Robert's Sister
What Epilepsy Means to Me: Gwen, Cindy and Toto too!

What Epilepsy Means to Me: Gwen, Cindy and Toto too!

Gwen Tilton shared her daughter’s epilepsy story and a couple of things stood out which made me feel an immediate connection to them.  First, Gwen’s daughter, Cindy, loves to bowl!  Robert loves to bowl too.  (I would like bowling ...

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
‘Parenthood’ takes on cancer – is it worth viewing?

One of my favorite TV shows is the family drama Parenthood.  I love the characters.  The actors in the show are fantastic, and I find the story arcs interesting. (Bravo writers.)   If I could join any fake family, I think I'd choose that one, and fo...

California Stem Cell Report
BioTime Will Have to Compete for California Cash for Geron’s Dormant Clinical Trial

The California stem cell agency said today it does not plan to reactivate the $25 million loan to assist in Geron's spinal injury clinical trial despite an impending deal that would turn the effort over to BioTime, Inc. Kevin McCormack, senio...

HealthyCal.org
California adds 45,800 jobs

Nov 16, 2012

California employers added a net of 45,000 jobs in October, more than a fourth of all new jobs in the United States that month.

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Game to 100
Sacramento’s lax oversight of sports money

Nov 16, 2012

From the city that was eager to spend $250 million in public money to build a new arena for the Sacramento Kings, we get this remarkable news: $400,000 it lent to a nonprofit sports agency has not been repaid. The … Continue reading

Robert's Sister
What Epilepsy Means to Me: Gina Restivo, Author of Fly Danny, Fly

What Epilepsy Means to Me: Gina Restivo, Author of Fly Danny, Fly

First off, let me just tell you that Gina is a DY-NA-MO! I asked if she was interested in being involved in these interviews and within about fifteen minutes, her interview was completed.  She has energy, drive, passion and takes action!  She...

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Dr. Melissa Arca
What’s the best way to take my child’s temperature?

What’s the best way to take my child’s temperature?

I recently received a message from a friend wanting to know the best way to take her child’s temperature. She felt like her child was burning up, but her ear thermometer only read 101 F. My friend was certain by looking at her child (who was feeling pretty lousy) and doing the “kiss on...

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California Stem Cell Report
Geron, BioTime Deal Moves Forward with Letter of Intent

Geron Corp., which once pioneered human embryonic stem cell research, is close to selling off its hESC business in a complicated deal involving two former CEOs of the company and BioTime, Inc., of Alameda, Ca. The two publicly traded firms yesterd...

Robert's Sister
What Epilepsy Means to Me: Kathy Patterson and her daughter, Jenny

What Epilepsy Means to Me: Kathy Patterson and her daughter, Jenny

Here it is mid-month and I have to say I am absolutely amazed at the courage and perseverance shown by each and every one of the people interviewed this month.  I also have to apologize.  When I was creating my interview questions, I debated ...

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YubaNet.com
Health news: Flame retardants linked to neurodevelopmental delays in children

Nov 15, 2012

BERKELEY, Nov. 15, 2012 - Prenatal and childhood exposure to flame retardant compounds are linked to poorer attention, fine motor coordination and IQ in school-aged children, a finding by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, that adds...

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