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Epilepsy Awareness Month 2015: A Sea of Advocacy

Epilepsy Awareness Month 2015: A Sea of Advocacy

Our recent trip to the Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneylandbrought us face to face with many wonderful and inspiring advocates – all full of life, laughter, education and a passion for managing and curing epilepsy!

Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland not only is a way for families affected by...


Game to 100
Get sports injuries checked out quickly

Nov 9, 2015

“Don’t assume the worst about aches and pains.” I plan to make that my mantra, despite my tendency toward pessimism. I was pleased to discover that the likely cause of my achy hips and slivers of pain radiating down my … Continue reading
Cancer patients on Medi-Cal fare worse than others

Nov 9, 2015

By Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser News

Cancer patients insured by California’s health plan for low-income people are less likely to get recommended treatment and also have lower survival rates than patients with other types of insurance, according to a new study by University of California-Davis researchers.

While other studies have linked Medicaid...

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The Age of Psychedelics

Nov 8, 2015
The Age of Psychedelics


By Matt Perry

When Gov. Jerry Brown signed the End of Life Option Act last month it was a celebration for many Californians who thought the “assisted dying taboo” would never be breached.

Looming on the horizon is another legal battle even more surprising that may help older adults navigate the aging and dying processes:...

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Caregivers face burnout when caring for family members

Nov 8, 2015

By Sara Washington

Dorissa McCalister-Carnell
Family Caregiver
(Showing family pictures)
Here’s a picture of my mom and myself. This was on a Sunday morning, now I’m thinking it was an Easter morning. I see the shadow, I think my Dad was taking the picture. And this is us on our way to Greater Faith.

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Even today, talking about Vietnam War is difficult

Nov 5, 2015

What do I think about the “Vietnam experience” today? That’s one of the questions I was asked in a note from Harvard classmates who are making preparations for our 50th reunion in 2017. The two other questions asked what I … Continue reading

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Some students have an unhealthy obsession with working out

Hundreds of students on campus are in gym clothes, having just worked out or on their way to work out. Spandex plagues the seats of classrooms and herds of gym shoes squeak across the halls.
A revolution is coming in medicine

Nov 3, 2015

By Daniel Weintraub

Sometimes the U.S. health care system can seem stuck in the last century: overly centralized, bureaucratic, and definitely not consumer-friendly.

But behind the scenes a scientific revolution is taking shape that will likely transform medicine, even if the administrative side of the industry isn’t quite ready for it.

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Need to know

Nov 3, 2015


By Hannah Guzik

The San Jose Zoo has a program for seniors to help them stay active.

Terminally ill patients have to wait until at least April to use California’s new assisted-death law.

For low-wage workers, even an affordable health plan can seem out of reach.

Those from certain racial groups and who are low-income...

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Judge strikes down state law giving nursing homes power over patients without families

Nov 3, 2015

By Lynn Graebner

A California statute allowing nursing homes to make medical decisions for residents incapable of doing that for themselves and who have no family or legal representatives has been ruled unconstitutional.

Advocates for nursing home residents say the ruling offers long overdue protection for the rights of the elderly.

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