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By Hannah Guzik

 

The VA is under fire for gaps in health care for women.

 

An update on California’s vaccine bill.

 

Prescription drug companies must pay to dispose of old meds, court says.

 

People of color and LGBTQ face unequal access to mental health treatment.

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A rug deal goes down under the freeway overpass

Jun 1, 2015
A rug deal goes down under the freeway overpass

  After  more than two decades of collecting antique rugs and woven tribal pieces, I still like the hunt. I go to local estate sales and antique fairs hoping that my specialized knowledge will pay off in a great find. … Continue reading

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Count Us Too: People of Color, LGTBQ People Face Unequal Access to Mental Health Treatment

Jun 1, 2015

By Hannah Guzik This year the state will spend $15 million on the reducing disparities project, or less than 1 percent of the expected revenue from the Mental Health Services Act. The post Count Us Too: People of Color, LGTBQ People Face Unequal Access...

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VA Under Fire for Gaps in Health Care for Women

Jun 1, 2015

Samina Iqbal, Director of the Palo Alto VA’s Women’s Health Center (left) plans patient care with registered nurse practitioner Ann Thrailkill (Center) and Women Veterans Program Manager Linda Kleinsasser (right). Photo: Lynn Graebner/CHR

By Lynn Graebner

Despite strides by the Veterans Health Administration to accommodate 400,000 women, the fastest growing population using VA hospitals and...

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When moral principles won out over basketball ambitions

May 27, 2015

In a world of moral compromise and rationalization, it’s uplifting to read about a man who did the right thing at the right time. That man was the Rev. John Lo Schiavo, who served as president of the University of … Continue reading

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Sharing her story of mental illness

May 26, 2015

 By Daniel Weintraub

Elyn Saks has a story like one that millions of people hide from their friends, their co-workers and even their families. But she wants the world to know about it.

Saks suffers from a serious mental disorder. She has schizophrenia. “Everything about my past says I shouldn’t be here,” Saks says.

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No More “Terrible Choice”? Palliative Care on the Rise

May 26, 2015

By Matt Perry

It’s been called “The terrible choice” for the seriously ill. Choose hospice and imminent death… or treatment in hopes of a cure.

But not both.

That’s the choice many patients must make when faced with advanced serious illness. Those who choose to pursue a cure often go without palliative care, which provides the kind...

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Consciousness and Health
Training Yourself To Think Differently

Training Yourself To Think Differently

By Eric Nelson


As it turns out, you really can forget how to ride a bike. All it takes is a little effort. About eight months to be exact. 

At least that’s how long it took Destin Sandlin. As a joke, some friends at work gave him a bike specially designed to veer left when the...

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Equal play for equal pay, says this old basketball player

May 25, 2015

I’m no longer a dominating basketball player. I can’t say I deserve to play every minute of the game because I’m better than my teammates. I am, at 69, an average player in the Capital Athletic Club B league. But … Continue reading

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Car Rides

Some of my favorite time spent with the kids as they grew up was when I was driving them to school or activities or picking them up from a sleepover at a friend’s house.  Sometimes they were quiet as they snuck in a few extra minutes of sleep in the early morning before school...

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