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Bob New Heart
Bob New Heart 2014-04-16 17:28:00

Apr 16, 2014

I am back after a round trip to UCSF to see Dr. Alexander Gottschalk, Director of the Cyberknife Radiosurgery program and Professor of Radiation Oncology. Sort of stuffy but very knowledgeable. We reviewed all the radiation options and also took any in...

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Owners of Kings aren’t the only ones who could use a city handout

Apr 16, 2014

If I were starting a small business in Sacramento, I sure would welcome a gift of $200,000 a year to help me with advertising. That could cover the cost of renting land alongside a busy freeway so I could put … Continue reading

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Depression Can Hit New Fathers as well as New Mothers

Apr 16, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A new study by researchers at Northwestern University finds that new dads should be screened for depression, not just new mothers.

“It’s not just new moms who need to be screened for depression, dads are at risk, too,” says Craig  Garfield, MD, lead author of the study and an associate professor in pediatrics...

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Rural Californians Also Face High Housing Costs

Apr 15, 2014

By Mary Flynn

California residents pay dearly to live in the Golden state. Nearly half of California residents experienced a “high housing cost burden” in 2012, which means that the cost of their housing — including mortgage, home insurance, utilities and property taxes for homeowners and rent and utilities for renters — consumed more than...

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Bob New Heart
Next Step

Apr 15, 2014

April 15, 2014

Tomorrow I go back to UCSF to meet with the chief of the Radiology Dept., Dr. Alexander Gottschalk. The discussion will be what non-invasive options are available to me to kill this prostate cancer.
 As a heart transplant recipient I take two meds every day specifically designed to suppress my immune system to...

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Mental Health Courts Give Mentally Ill Offenders the Option of Treatment

Apr 14, 2014

By Lynn Graebner As the number of jail and prison inmates with mental illness increases, addressing the problem is becoming even more critical. In the 1980s, 8 percent of jail and prison inmates in the state had serious mental illness. Now, 20 perce...

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Report: California Lacks Psychiatric Beds for Severely Mentally Ill

Apr 14, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

Jails and prisons are the largest “mental institutions” in California, holding far more people with severe psychiatric illnesses than state hospitals, according to a report released last Tuesday by the Treatment Advocacy Center and the National Sheriffs’ Association.

“For a state with 38 million people — 1 in every 8 Americans lives in...

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Eduskeptic
Daydreaming is not a disorder

Apr 14, 2014
Daydreaming is not a disorder

An article in the Sacramento Bee, April 12, starts with the headline: “Daydreaming could be seen as attention disorder.” The article was written by Alan Schwarz of the New York Times. Here are the highlights, then I’ll give you my take on it. Schwarz said that experts want more research into “sluggish cognitive tempo.”...

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Strange bedfellows unite to help older adults

Apr 14, 2014

In the near future, successful care for older adults will depend on bold and creative collaborations. That’s the message aging pioneer Ken Dychtwald gave last month’s Aging in America conference. Dychtwald, CEO of the consulting group Age Wave, might as well have been describing the “strange bedfellows” collaboration between two organizations often considered mortal...

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Foods That Heal – The Banana

Apr 14, 2014

Welcome to the Foods That Heal series! Take a monthly journey with me as I spotlight one healing food item that is easy to find and affordable. This month we focus on…. The Banana When you think of healing foods, the banana probably does not take center stage. However, bananas offer quite a few...

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