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The Shift to Online Health Care May Leave Foreign-Born Latinos Behind, Study Says

Aug 8, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

Health information is increasingly disseminated online, but Latinos who emigrated to the U.S. may have trouble accessing it, resulting in a health care gap, a new study reports.

Researchers found that 53.4 percent of Latinos in California who use the Internet looked for health information online. About 15.6 percent of Latinos in...

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Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in California

Aug 8, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

California’s teenage birthrate continues to decline and was at a record low in 2014, the state Department of Public Health announced today.

Still, racial disparities persist in the state, where African American and Hispanic adolescents are three to four times as likely to give birth as white teens.

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Reflections on a photo in my father’s scrapbook

Aug 8, 2016
Reflections on a photo in my father’s scrapbook

My sister Fran sent me a photo from one of the many family scrapbooks that my father had kept. It’s a basketball action shot from my days at Van Buren High School in Queens. The picture ran in the school … Continue reading

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Careless drivers who give no thought to bicyclists

Aug 4, 2016
Careless drivers who give no thought to bicyclists

I was riding my bicycle yesterday afternoon about 5:30. I stopped for a red light at the intersection of Land Park Drive and Vallejo Way, near my house in the Land Park section of Sacramento. Vehicles in a long line … Continue reading

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Getting Older, Getting Better with AARP’s Life Reimagined

Aug 1, 2016

I’d like to say that today, the woman who runs this site, The Other Side of Sixty, is calmer, more controlled, and surer of where she’s going. But that would be a lie.

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Consciousness and Health
Is Racism Contagious?

Is Racism Contagious?

By Eric Nelson


“I’ve heard some people that I know and like saying quite offensive things,” said Carol Lindsay, a white, 80-year-old Londoner speaking with a reporter from NPR about the increase in racially motivated hostility she’s witnessed since the recent Brexit vote. “You know, just nastiness. I think it's like a contagion.”
 
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Making care more affordable, but not less expensive

Aug 1, 2016

By Daniel Weintraub

The big rate increases announced last week for health insurance policies sold by California’s version of the federal health reform are the latest evidence that the Affordable Care Act, despite its name, cannot do much to tame the rise of health care costs.

The government-run health insurance market is facing all the same...

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Former Victims Try to Reduce Child Abuse in the Central Valley

Aug 1, 2016
Former Victims Try to Reduce Child Abuse in the Central Valley

Children in Fresno and Tulare counties, which make up a large portion of the valley, are more likely to experience abuse than most of those that live elsewhere in the state.

The post Former Victims Try to Reduce Child Abuse in the Central Valley appeared first on California Health Report.


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“One City, One Strategy” – San Francisco Tackles Aging Together

Aug 1, 2016
“One City, One Strategy” – San Francisco Tackles Aging Together

Alicia Neumann, UCSF program director

By Matt Perry

A California journalist with a medical death sentence – terminal cancer — recently heralded new improvements in immunotherapy for keeping her alive beyond the one-year life span her doctors had given her. Medical advances, it appears, are often the fastest in cases of acute care.

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A newspaper ought to separate fact from fiction

Aug 1, 2016

When a small-business owner closes up shop, dumps six employees and blames the misfortune on minimum-wage increases, a newspaper ought to check out the story, especially this year. In April, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a measure that will … Continue reading

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