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Game to 100
Is court the remedy for refs’ blunder in high school game?

Dec 10, 2014

Here’s the messy situation: Referees in a quarterfinal game of the Oklahoma state football playoffs misinterpreted a rule and invalidated a go-ahead touchdown with 64 seconds left to play, costing an Oklahoma City high school team its shot at playing in … Continue reading

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Beat the Holiday Blues

Dec 9, 2014
Beat the Holiday Blues

Paul Robins sits down with Dr. Robin Zasio, from the Anxiety Treatment Center, to find out how to beat the holiday blues.

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HealthyCal.org
Talk Therapy Helps Reduce Suicide Risk

Dec 8, 2014

By Fran Kritz

Repeat suicide attempts and deaths by suicide dropped by 25 percent in a study of Danish people who had six to ten psychosocial counseling sessions after a suicide attempt.

“We know that people who have attempted suicide are a high-risk population and that we need to help them.

The post

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Active Aging: Living Better Together

Dec 8, 2014

 

By Matt Perry
When 64 year-old Bob Branstrom thought he was having a stroke, he walked the few feet to his senior cohousing neighbor, who then called a nearby pediatrician, who then called 911. Together, his neighbors ensured his safety and comfort, even taking him books and toiletries if needed for an overnight hospital stay.

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Consciousness and Health
The Promise and Potential of Compassion

The Promise and Potential of Compassion

It would seem that over the years the widely accepted definition of compassion – that is, a feeling of deep sympathy coupled with the desire to alleviate the suffering of others – has been watered down somewhat.


Take the word “alleviate.” While alleviating someone’s pain might include the actual removal of it, it really just...

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Game to 100
The Bee should reflect on its own Vietnam War role

Dec 8, 2014

After stirring up Vietnam War memories for the past two weeks, the Sacramento Bee discovered that “the wounds of the Vietnam War, though it ended almost 40 years ago, still seem raw.” I read that line in an editor’s note … Continue reading

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Watsonville program fights childhood obesity with youth leadership

Dec 8, 2014

By Mary Flynn
In this story we go to the agriculturally rich area of Watsonville — where more than 49 percent of children living there are obese or overweight.

In the past 30 years childhood obesity has more than doubled in the US.

And kids who are obese are likely to become adults who are obese with...

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Robert's Sister
Blessings, Miracles, Blog Parties and Aha Moments

Blessings, Miracles, Blog Parties and Aha Moments

Note to readers: I am participating in the CareGiving.com Holiday Progressive Blog Party.  There are several people participating, (all of whom have wonderful blogs) and we will be stopping by to read each other’s stories and showing support through this holiday season. 

As promised!
The party starts today and...

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Janna Marlies Maron
MS & Choosing Normal: Two Years in Reflection

Dec 5, 2014
MS & Choosing Normal: Two Years in Reflection

A year ago I wrote about finding my new normal. It’s now been two years since I started the Damn Diet, and all the changes that I have made seem, well, normal. A year ago I was reflecting on the changes I had experienced in the previous year. I was remembering the devastation of...

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Flu Shot Losing Effectiveness, Doctors Say

Dec 4, 2014
Flu Shot Losing Effectiveness, Doctors Say

SACRAMENTO- The Centers for Disease Control sent an advisory Thursday to doctors across the country, saying this year’s flu vaccine only partially protects against the season’s predominant strain of the virus. Experts believe the shot lost some of its efficacy because the virus is changing. “This is just what happens in nature, viruses change,”...

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