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Bad News: Sitting Will Kill You, Even if you Exercise

Jan 21, 2015
Bad News: Sitting Will Kill You, Even if you Exercise

(CNN) – One of your favorite activities may actually be killing you. Our entire modern world is constructed to keep you sitting down. When we drive, we sit. When we work at an office, we sit. When we watch TV, well, you get the picture. And yet, a new study that’s running in the...

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Contra Costa Aims to Stop Domestic Violence Homicides Before They Happen

Jan 20, 2015

By Leah Bartos On September 20, 2011, Rafael Zarate slipped an eight-inch kitchen knife into his boot and walked into the restaurant where his ex-girlfriend was just beginning her shift. The troubles between Zarate and Jensy Romero had already gone on ...

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Bob New Heart
Bob New Heart 2015-01-20 12:53:00

Jan 20, 2015
Bob New Heart 2015-01-20 12:53:00

January 20, 2015


Catching Up



I have been remiss posting on this blog lately. I am catching up the last few months.


New year and new tests at UCSF.  January 7th I was at UCSF-Mt Zion campus to meet with the radiation doc, Dr. Alexander Gottschalk and my Oncologist, Dr. Matthew Cooperberg. I was there for my...

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Don’t Miss Stories

Jan 20, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know.

By Hannah Guzik

Brown’s budget doesn’t include money for health coverage for undocumented immigrants.
There’s also no additional money to address the state’s dental coverage woes.
Funding for health and social services will remain largely the same under the new plan.

The...

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San Diego tries housing first for homeless

Jan 20, 2015

By Marty Graham

San Diego, which in 2013 had the fourth largest homeless population in the U.S., has committed $30 million to an aggressive housing-first strategy that grew out of test projects putting the city’s most hard-core homeless indoors.

The new push is being heralded as a paradigm shift from a spectrum of temporary shelters, transient...

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Davis Vanguard
Belated Monday Morning Thoughts: Refining the Nishi Proposal

Jan 20, 2015
Belated Monday Morning Thoughts: Refining the Nishi Proposal

Nishi getting National Attention                                                  “Watch out Sacramento – Davis, Calif., is growing,” Govtech warns in a recent article on Davis and the Nishi Gateway project. Government Technology is a magazine covering information technology’s role in state and local governments. The article quotes Mayor Dan Wolk and Chief Innovation Officer Rob White. They write, “Mayor...

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Consciousness and Health
Confronting the Terror of Failing Health

Confronting the Terror of Failing Health

In the midst of all the horror, outrage and despair surrounding the brutal attack at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, one image stands out above them all: A crowd gathered at the Place de la République holding up an illuminated sign declaring, “NOT AFRAID.”

 
Not a demand for justice, as important as...

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Game to 100
The joy of calling Macy’s about a phishing scam

Jan 19, 2015

Perhaps Macy’s executives are more annoyed than I am. Phishing con artists have been using the same 800 telephone number to impersonate Macy’s credit department staff for at least seven years, my modest probe discovered.  I’ve been trying to figure … Continue reading

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Not Crazy, Not Bad: The Aging Gurus of Mental Health

Jan 18, 2015

By Matt Perry

A visit to most long-term care facilities – a nursing home or assisted living facility – quickly reveals who wields the sword of control. Managers dispense orders to staff. Then able-bodied caregivers roam floors full of seniors compromised in either mind or body.

And frail residents dutifully follow the...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: Lessons I took Away From the TedX UC Davis Event on Innovation and Carless Existence

Jan 18, 2015
Sunday Commentary: Lessons I took Away From the TedX UC Davis Event on Innovation and Carless Existence

In recent weeks, I have really gotten into watching TED videos – while TED has been around for years now, only recently have I begun to understand why it is so popular. For me it’s the inspiring ideas, but also the exposure to social justice work that you might not hear about in the...

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