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Study: Schedule Recess before Lunch to Get Kids to Eat their Fruits and Vegetables

Jan 14, 2015

By Fran Kritz A study by researchers at Brigham Young and Cornell University offers a recommendation for getting kids at school to eat more fruits and vegetables: schedule recess before lunch. Students who participate in the National School Lunch Progr...

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Little Changes Seen in Fast Food Portion Sizes Since 1996

Jan 13, 2015

By Fran Kritz

A new study by researchers at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University shows portion sizes of fast foods did not change much between 1996 and 2013. The USDA researchers analyzed the calorie, sodium, saturated fat and trans fat content of cheeseburgers, french fries, cola beverages and...

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Doctor Visits May not Provide Enough Information on a Child to Prompt a Needed Autism Referral

Jan 13, 2015

By Fran Kritz

A new study by researchers at Brigham Young University finds that many pediatric checkups don’t provide enough information about the children being examined to determine that a child is autistic. According to the researchers, during such a short window many children show mostly typical behavior and so may not get a referral...

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State Illegally Restricting Welfare For Domestic Violence Survivors, Lawsuit Alleges

Jan 13, 2015

By Hannah Guzik

After Velma M. left her abusive partner — afraid the violence would put her in the hospital — she and her four children became homeless.

But, had a state welfare policy been implemented the way the legislature intended, Velma M. would have received more aid, possibly preventing the family from becoming homeless, said...

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Innovative program helps low-income seniors live independently longer

Jan 12, 2015

By Mary Flynn By 2050, one fifth of the US population will be 65 years or older. As the aging population continues to rise, poverty, hunger, and the need for long term care are just some of the issues they increasingly face. Particularly in Silicon Val...

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World Famous Chef and Food Literacy Advocate Comes to Sacramento

Jan 12, 2015
World Famous Chef and Food Literacy Advocate Comes to Sacramento

Having safe and clean, water to drink is considered to be a human right, so it may come as a shock to learn that more than a million Californians don’t get drinkable water in their homes. And when drinking water isn’t readily available, struggling families often turn to cheap, sugary drinks instead. However, when...

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Game to 100
Sacramento’s a great place for questions with no answers

Jan 12, 2015

“How could anyone with a shred of fiscal responsibility agree to hand out city pay hikes of up to 12 percent over the next two years in the face of our coming budget nightmare?” That’s a question posed by Craig … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
Is There Such A Thing As Psychedelic-Induced Spirituality?

Is There Such A Thing As Psychedelic-Induced Spirituality?

Asked if they could envision a day when psychedelic drugs could or should be used to heighten an individual’s tendency toward empathy and compassion, both men sitting on a stage in front of a packed auditorium at Stanford University – one a research scientist, the other an accomplished neurosurgeon – responded with a convincing...

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Time Passes…

When my son was home from college, we watched the "Up" series - 7 Up to 56 Up, one per night. It's a fantastic documentary series, but it made me realize how impossible it would be to capture what has happened to any individual in 7 years. If I'd been in this series,...

Robert's Sister
Monthly Interview with Denise Brown

Monthly Interview with Denise Brown

It is hard for me to believe my first interview with Denise Brown of CareGiving.com was in February 2011. Since that time, I have periodically joined Denise on her Blog Talk Radio program to discuss caring for Robert and other caregiving issues and have been a monthly guest for some time now, discussing...

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