Health & Fitness

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Stable vs Remission vs NED vs Cure

Every type of cancer has its own terminology; a type of shorthand in which patients use to communicate with each other, and it seems I have accidentally cross-pollinated two common phrases.  The garden is still just as beautiful but the bees buzzi...

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Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives

Aug 6, 2014

Her book is eminently approachable as well. Dot Complicated lays out Zuckerberg's personal experience, warts and all, with social media from the days even before she joined her brother (what was his name again?) at that new startup of his, Facebook.

HealthyCal.org
Children with Incarcerated Family Members Suffer Health Problems Later in Life

Aug 6, 2014

By Fran Kritz A new study finds that people who grew up in a household where a member was incarcerated have an 18 percent greater risk of experiencing poor health quality later in life than adults who did not have a family member sent to prison. The fi...

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Game to 100
Bicycle ride ends in the emergency room

Aug 6, 2014
Bicycle ride ends in the emergency room

As I checked traffic before riding my bike across Vallejo Way near California Middle School in Sacramento last Saturday,  I wish an eerie foreboding had come over me, a sixth sense coupled with “Twilight Zone” theme music that my well-ordered … Continue reading

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Building Healthy Communities Charette To Find Creative Solutions

Building Healthy Communities Charette To Find Creative Solutions

The philanthropic organization known as California Endowment is the engine behind a 10 year grant program across California cities which suffer from lack of community ...

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Many Young Men Now Have Insurance, But Will They See a Doctor?

Aug 4, 2014

By Amy DePaul

Twenty-one-year-old Albert is a self-described transient who picks up odd jobs whenever possible. On this day in mid-July, he’s waiting to be picked up for day labor in Santa Ana.

Albert has a black spot on his foot that he knows could signal diabetes, an illness that runs in his family and forced...

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Covered Ca sees 4.2% average rate hike in 2015

Aug 4, 2014

By Daniel Weintraub

In the first full year under the federal Affordable Care Act, California led the nation – embracing the new law eagerly, implementing it quickly, and providing relatively robust choice with low premiums through a web site that, most of the time, actually worked.

There was nothing in Thursday’s announcement about the early...

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Consciousness and Health
‘God In A Bottle’ Claim Invites Further Scrutiny

‘God In A Bottle’ Claim Invites Further Scrutiny

A man who used to suffer from chronic back pain makes a pretty impressive claim about the herbal supplement that finally gave him some relief. “This stuff is God in a bottle,” he says in an advertisement appearing in email spam boxes around the country. “It healed me so fast it was like an...

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Aging’s Staunch Ally in The City of Angels

Aug 4, 2014

By Matt Perry Inside a bureaucratic jungle, Laura Trejo always finds room to roar. When Trejo sat in the midst of a panel of experts during the recent launch of a new state senate committee on aging, she spoke plainly yet firmly. During her 10-minute lecture, simmering tension escalated into barely controlled fury.

The post...

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Robert's Sister
The Caregiving Creep

The Caregiving Creep

Six years ago my girls were in their second year of college and had, for the most part, moved out of the house. At least one of them came home on the weekends (or for a day here or there) and Richard and I still had our son living at home but he split...

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