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No Small Victory for Disabled

Jul 13, 2015

By Jessica Portner Creating a welcoming medical home for adults and children with developmental disabilities is what compelled Alicia Bazzano and her husband -- both pediatricians, and parents to a special needs child -- to co-found the clinic two year...

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Interview with Dr. Amy Barnhorst

Jul 13, 2015

California Health Report, Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Weintraub interviews UC Davis Assistant Professor, Dr. Amy Barnhorst about her work with patients in acute psychiatric crisis. After graduating from Dartmouth College with a degree in environmental and ...

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Need to Know

Jul 12, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know By Hannah Guzik The White House will hold a conference on aging this week. Medicare plans to pay doctors to have end-of-life discussions with patients. The new palliative care law i...

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Just little stuff because my brain won’t function

I've been working on a post for about a month now.  I cannot for the life of me get what I want to say out of my head and through my fingers.  I don't think I can even blame that on chemo brain, as much as I'd like to.  Just sort of this blah,...

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Despite Need, Nearly 15% Fewer Dentists Serving Medi-Cal Patients

Jul 10, 2015

By Hannah Guzik A state review of a dental program that serves low-income Californians shows that significantly fewer dentists are accepting those patients, despite a surge in demand. According to the California Department of Health Care Services repor...

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Game to 100
Playing the hero could come at a high cost

Jul 10, 2015

I came across a Washington Post column this morning that raised the question of why 10 or so passengers in a subway car did nothing while a teenager punched, kicked and stabbed another passenger 30 to 40 times during a … Continue reading

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Assisted Dying: Tabled for Now

 

By Matt Perry

A push to allow “assisted dying” in California was derailed this week when a bill already passed by the Senate was quickly pulled from an Assembly committee, lacking the needed votes.

Meanwhile, as political maneuvering continues, the bill highlights the severe tension between political and personal beliefs.

The post Assisted Dying: Tabled...

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Game to 100
Choosing death can be an affirmation of life

Jul 8, 2015

The dithering over death in the California Legislature makes me irritable, given that I believe in personal freedom and don’t want to end my days the way my father did. Descent into senility isn’t a pretty picture.     Senate Bill … Continue reading

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Improving low-income seniors nutrition, Meals on Wheels delivers more than food

Jul 8, 2015

By Veronica Moscoso

Judy Zlatnik
Meals on Wheels Volunteer, Age 75

(Driving) It means a lot to me to be able to deliver meals to people and help people – some of whom are my age or younger – and it keeps the difficulties of getting older in good perspective.

(Preparing to deliver food) You’re supposed to deliver...

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Sacramento Magazine
The Do’s and Dont’s For Protecting Your Skin

Jul 6, 2015

When the 19-year-old girl walked into the office of Ann Haas, M.D. with “something on her shoulder” earlier this year, the last thing she expected to walk out with was a life-changing skin cancer diagnosis. Fright, heartbreak and shock are ...

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