Health & Fitness

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Bra Day, another metastasis

I was stunned to get this in my inbox today. Dear Ann,Boobs are so much more than just “the girls” or “melons.” They’re fabulous. They make us feel sexy, whether we’re in our best outfit, lounging around in our favorite flannel PJs, or j...

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Daily Use of Marijuana by Kids and Young Adults Liked to Very Serious Outcomes, Including Suicide Attempts

Sep 12, 2014

By Fran Kritz Kids and adolescents who use marijuana every day before they reach age 17 are more than 60 percent less likely to finish high school or get an equivalent degree than young people who have never used the drug, according to a new study. The...

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Davis Vanguard
Are There Still Bicycle Concerns on Fifth Street?

Sep 12, 2014
Are There Still Bicycle Concerns on Fifth Street?

Overall the reaction to the Fifth Street Redesign has been positive, with the caveat that we have not yet seen it in action at peak hours with UC Davis in session. However, there have been some noted concerns and the city will need to address them either through tweaks or through some sort of...

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CDC Study Finds Too Few Kids Getting Preventive Care

Sep 11, 2014

By Fran Kritz A new study by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that millions of kids have not received some critical preventive services. These services include a hearing screening soon after birth, preventive den...

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Connecting the young and old in geriatric psychiatry

Sep 10, 2014

By Pamela K. Johnson
Bella Schwartzbord, who turned 100 in August, recently added jewelry making to her busy schedule of playing Bingo, practicing yoga and taking walks. While she’s aging successfully, her daughter, Sarah Gelberd, M.D., knows that many older adults across California aren’t faring as well.

Gelberd sees the problem up close as medical director...

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Brown Thumb Mama
Is Your Grocery Receipt Toxic?

Sep 10, 2014
Is Your Grocery Receipt Toxic?

My first job in high school was bagging groceries at the supermarket in my neighborhood. I worked there for several years, and saw the toll that this job takes on the body. My teammates were on their feet all day running the cash register, some with braces on both wrists... 

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Game to 100
From Atlanta Hawks to Kings, racial differences don’t equal racism

Sep 10, 2014

Let us give thanks to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The NBA’s all-time leading scorer, the  author of several books on achievements by blacks and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s pick in 2012 to be a U.S. global cultural ambassador, may open … Continue reading

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Disgusting Discovery in Child’s Yogurt

Sep 10, 2014
Disgusting Discovery in Child’s Yogurt

KEIZER, Oregon (KPTV)- A Keizer family says they made a disturbing find inside a package of baby yogurt they were about to feed their 2-year-old daughter: maggots. “My wife pulled out of the package and just looked at it and screamed,” Sonny Lorentz said. “It was literally disgusting, made me sick to my stomach,...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Pinktober, Metastasized

For weeks now, I have been getting emails from PR companies that start like this, Dear But Doctor I Hate Pink, With Breast Cancer Awareness month fast approaching, we wanted to take the time to introduce you to our product, the Pink Crapola JunkYou...

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Midwest Enterovirus Affecting Kids Worries Local Doctors

Sep 9, 2014
Midwest Enterovirus Affecting Kids Worries Local Doctors

SACRAMENTO- Conner Carlson, 7, sat down Tuesday for his annual checkup at the doctor’s office. On the list of questions his mother and grandmother had for the doctor; the Enterovirus D68. Conner is not sick, but, to be extra cautious, his family insisted on a trip to the doctor, knowing that at this very...

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