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Infections, Not Antibiotics, May Cause Childhood Obesity, Study Says

Nov 9, 2016

 

By Hannah Guzik 

Infections during infancy — not antibiotic use — may lead to childhood obesity, a new study reports.

The study, published Nov. 1 in the peer-reviewed journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, examined more than 260,000 infants over 16 years.

Children diagnosed with an infection during their first year of life who did not...

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Spurred by Accidental Child Gun Deaths, Medical Experts Press for Open Dialogue

Spurred by Accidental Child Gun Deaths, Medical Experts Press for Open Dialogue

Such incidents are preventable, and child health organizations and the wider medical community have begun to urge for greater transparency about firearm access.

The post Spurred by Accidental Child Gun Deaths, Medical Experts Press for Open Dialogue appeared first on California Health Report.


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Undocumented Parents Face Extra Challenges When Caring For a Disabled Child

Undocumented Parents Face Extra Challenges When Caring For a Disabled Child

Hundreds, if not thousands, of undocumented parents in California are struggling to take care of U.S.-born children with special needs while at the same time living in fear of deportation.

The post Undocumented Parents Face Extra Challenges When Caring For a Disabled Child appeared first on California Health Report.


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Healthy communities mean healthier people

By Daniel Weintraub

The recent announcement that insurance premiums will be going up for people who buy their health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” has put the program back in the news, with Republicans from Donald Trump on down calling for its repeal and Democrats saying its problems can be easily fixed.

The...

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A Remedy for Today’s “Epidemic of Loneliness”

A Remedy for Today’s “Epidemic of Loneliness”

By Matt Perry

Five years ago, the spacious lobby of the Hotel Oakland was an echo chamber.

A century ago the hotel was one of the nation’s most illustrious. Then the Great Depression crippled the majestic site, which became a military hospital during World War II. Located just outside Chinatown in Oakland, it eventually became...

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Would-be volunteer for youth writing program gets grumpy

Nov 7, 2016
Would-be volunteer for youth writing program gets grumpy

Two minutes into the orientation, I doubted that I would be serving as a volunteer with this Sacramento nonprofit group, one devoted to improving the literacy skills of poor and at-risk young people. Thirty minutes later, after hearing details on … Continue reading

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Nearly 97% of California Children Have Insurance

Nov 7, 2016

By Hannah Guzik 

The vast majority of children in California now have health insurance, a result of state reforms that have expanded coverage, according to a new report.

Nearly 97 percent of children statewide were insured in 2015, the report from the Georgetown University Center Health Policy Institute found. That’s up 55 percent from the...

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Harvard’s suspension of men’s soccer team sends strong message

Nov 4, 2016

The Harvard men’s soccer team, which is leading the Ivy League with a 4-0-1 record, has been suspended for the rest of the season for producing vulgar and explicit documents rating women on their perceived sexual appeal and physical appearance. … Continue reading

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Anti-Clinton venom in the locker room

Nov 2, 2016

The Clintons are worse than the Mafia. Now they’re getting to the Justice Department. Even the Mafia couldn’t do that. There’s nothing she won’t do. Her level of corruption is unbelievable. I heard this conversation yesterday afternoon as I was … Continue reading

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“You Don’t Think I’m Beautiful” – Dating Over 50

Oct 31, 2016

By Matt Perry

Chuck Epstein suffered two personal crises that dramatically changed his life. After more than three decades writing about finance, he was laid off during the 2008 financial services meltdown. Not long after that, his wife died of cancer.

Epstein left California and eventually relocated to Florida to be near his daughter and grandkids,...

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