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LA County struggles with mentally ill inmates

Aug 24, 2014

By Chris Richard

The inmate had stripped off his suicide-prevention gown.

Such garments are of heavy fabric, like moving blankets, so that inmates in the Los Angeles County Jail’s “high observation” wing can’t tear them up to make ropes and hang themselves.

This man had rolled his gown into a club.

The post LA County struggles with...

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
My Bid for SXSW – New Video and Vote!

Have you voted for me to be on a Panel at SXSW yet?  David Kopp from Healthline and I want to talk about what it would take to reach for a cure for cancer, and what today's modern, empowered patient can do to help achieve that goal.  Surprise...

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Despite Errors, State Continues Enrolling Adults With Disabilities and the Elderly in New Health Program

Aug 22, 2014

By Angela Woodall

Ben Rockwell is a 68-year-old retired nurse with Parkinson’s disease and a long list of other health problems. He has to juggle two government health plans to make sure he gets the care he needs, but over the past two decades, he’s gotten good at it.

That’s why when he became eligible to...

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Straightening Out the Knot: The Cancer Resource Center of the Desert

Aug 22, 2014

By Robert Fulton Adrian Tapia and his wife Ana faced more than fear after Adrian was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013. Between the doctor visits, the scans, surgery and rehabilitation, paperwork had to be filled out. Treatments required a two-hour-p...

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Food Allergies May be More Common Among Inner-City Kids

Aug 22, 2014

By Fran Kritz Inner-city kids, who are already known to have higher rates of asthma and certain allergies, may also be more likely than kids in the general population to have at least some food allergies, according to a recent study. The study resear...

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Sacramento Patient Tests Negative for Ebola Virus

Aug 21, 2014
Sacramento Patient Tests Negative for Ebola Virus

SACRAMENTO- A patient at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in south Sacramento tested negative for the Ebola virus, the California Department of Public Health announced. A sample from the patient was sent to the Centers for Disease Control earlier this week. “As healthcare providers, we remain vigilant for infectious diseases such Ebola because the...

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
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In the late 1980s I was a young, single mother, with big hair, of course.  Looking back through the dewy gauze of age and chemo, I remember my life then as wonderful, if not exactly carefree. Whatever problems I had have been softened and smoothed wit...

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New Study Finds Malnutrition Common Among Older ER Patients

Aug 21, 2014

By Fran Kritz A new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that many older adults who were seen in the emergency room for health problems also showed signs of malnutrition or the risk of malnutrition, though most ...

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Game to 100
A luxury box at new Kings arena for the mayor and council

Aug 21, 2014

You can say this about Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and his cronies on the City Council: they won’t have trouble finding parking and getting good seats at Kings games and other events at the new downtown arena. While the city’s … Continue reading

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Sacramento Man Quarantines Himself for Ebola without Symptoms of Virus

Aug 20, 2014
Sacramento Man Quarantines Himself for Ebola without Symptoms of Virus

SACRAMENTO— Despite the fact that Kwazi Lawrence says he has had no symptoms of the Ebola Virus, the Sacramento resident still decided to quarantine himself inside of his home. “I just got back from a one month trip to Liberia. I did not come in contact with anyone who the virus, but I’m...

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