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Finding Humor – and Wisdom – in Aging

Oct 13, 2014

By Matt Perry

When actor and comedian Robin Williams committed suicide at age 63, the tragedy traumatized fans worldwide who wondered how someone so famous – and so funny – could pull the plug on a legendary life and career.

It also spotlighted the vicissitudes of aging. Besides Williams’ recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s...

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HealthyCal.org
From fungicide to organic – Richmond farmer changes approach and passes on new techniques

Oct 13, 2014

By Veronica Moscoso
In this story we go to Sunnyside Organic Seedlings in Richmond where we met Pilar Reber who went from a pesticide applicator twenty years ago to the owner of a certified organic farm. Reber is now partnering with local non-profits to teach youth about organic farming methods.

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HealthyCal.org
California Health Report TV – Episode 3

Oct 13, 2014

For this episode we gathered inspirational personal stories with broader community implications from around the state.

First we go to Concord, where Alex Chavez had gained so much weight that he felt helpless to do anything to improve his health. Then he learned about Cooking Matters– a cooking class that makes a healthy lifestyle affordable.

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HealthyCal.org
Living Near a Highway May Increase High Blood Pressure Risk for Older Adults

Oct 10, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A new study by researchers at Brown University finds that living near a highway may increase the risk for high blood pressure.

The researchers reviewed data from the Women’s Health Initiative, a long term study funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, on 5,400 post-menopausal women in San Diego.

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Dr. Melissa Arca
Does the flu vaccine give you the flu?

Does the flu vaccine give you the flu?

It’s a refrain I hear often this time of year. No, I won’t get the flu shot/vaccine. It gives me the flu. Or I’m worried about getting the flu vaccine. I heard it could give you the flu. I’d rather just take my chances. I cannot afford to miss school/work. Here’s why you might...

The Sacramento Bee
Cell phones help Roseville police recover stolen bike

A quick-thinking theft victim and some smart cops with smartphones helped recover a stolen bike in Roseville. The episode began about 1:30 p.m. Monday on the 300 block of Cirby Way when a woman saw somebody riding away with a bike she had borrowed ...

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Finding Janis Joplin at the post office

Oct 8, 2014
Finding Janis Joplin at the post office

I went to the post office yesterday afternoon to get some Forever stamps. I had been putting off the chore because I get irritable as soon as I approach a post office. This is a conditioned response to years of … Continue reading

The Sacramento Bee
Pedestrian hit by cyclist files $3.5 million claim against Sacramento city

A midtown Sacramento resident who was seriously injured when struck by a cyclist earlier this year has filed a $3.5 million claim against the city, saying the city’s bicycling law is confusing and is creating a dangerous situation.

Hilary Abramson was struck from behind by a bicyclist while walking on the...

Consciousness and Health
Mistaking Our Genetic Makeup For The Human Spirit

Mistaking Our Genetic Makeup For The Human Spirit

“You all know this, but it’s worth stating the obvious,” declared Amy McGuire, a genomic bioethicist from Baylor College of Medicine at the start of this year’s TEDMED conference in San Francisco. “Genomic sequencing is not an infallible prophecy of our future.”


A bold statement to say the least, especially considering her audience –...

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Going back to the park isn’t going home

Oct 6, 2014
Going back to the park isn’t going home

  “The Long Way Home” is a song on Rosanne Cash’s new album titled “The River and the Thread,” which explores her Southern musical roots. She referred to the song with wry humor at a concert Friday in Folsom. The … Continue reading

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