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Game to 100
Competition, equality and riding the bench

Feb 17, 2015

At Braddock Park, the playground in Queens where I learned so many life lessons, you had to earn your way onto the big-guys court. The rule was that winners stayed on the court. No one wanted to be saddled with … Continue reading

FOX40
Slow Medicine Movement Gaining Momentum

Feb 16, 2015
Slow Medicine Movement Gaining Momentum

Is it time to slow down and pay attention to your health? The Slow Medicine movement is gaining traction and it’s an approach that focuses on the mind, body and soul. Dr. Michael Finkelstein, known as the Slow Medicine Doctor, discusses the health movement and his new book, “Slow Medicine: Hope & Healing for...

Consciousness and Health
Defeating the Demon of Teen Suicide

Defeating the Demon of Teen Suicide

At a recent meeting in Palo Alto, home to Stanford University and epicenter of Silicon Valley, a standing-room-only crowd gathered to figure out why, after years of effort, there still doesn’t seem to be any let up in the number of high school students choosing to take their own lives.


"I know there's an urge...

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HealthyCal.org
Promise of Health Care Reform Unrealized for Former Inmates

Feb 13, 2015

By Alisha Wyman One year after the rollout of key health care reforms, the promise of the ACA is unrealized for many ex-offenders, as officials work to implement sweeping changes. The post Promise of Health Care Reform Unrealized for Former Inmates app...

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Janna Marlies Maron
Farewell, ThinkHouse Collective: A Reflection on Moving Forward

Feb 13, 2015
Farewell, ThinkHouse Collective: A Reflection on Moving Forward

Last month Jeremy and I closed ThinkHouse, the coworking space that we have owned and operated in Midtown Sacramento for the past four years. (Here is our post announcing the decision.) It was a bittersweet decision, for sure, and the month of January was intense for us. In the short span of four weeks,...

FOX40
Stanislaus County Reports First Flu-Related Death

Feb 12, 2015
Stanislaus County Reports First Flu-Related Death

STANISLAUS COUNTY- Health officials in Stanislaus County said Thursday they have had their first flu death of a person under 65 years old this season. The woman, who was 43, died Sunday. The woman apparently had underlying medical conditions when she got the flu. Reported flu cases are widespread in California, and in Stanislaus...

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HealthyCal.org
People with Mental Illness More Likely to Die Younger

Feb 12, 2015

By Hannah Guzik People with mental health disorders have a death rate that is more than twice as high as those without mental illness, according to a study published this morning. Researchers found that those with mental health disorders died a median...

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Game to 100
Kings coach Corbin shows more class than his bosses

Feb 11, 2015
Kings coach Corbin shows more class than his bosses

  If you can keep your dignity and decency while those around you are acting like jerks and low-lifes, then you’re  – Tyrone Corbin, the coach of the Sacramento Kings. Corbin has shown class under fire while Kings primary owner … Continue reading

HealthyCal.org
Lawmaker tries again on beverage labeling

Feb 11, 2015

State Senate Majority Leader Bill Monning is launching another try to require a warning label on sugar-sweetened drinks. Monning introduced a bill similar to one that passed the state Senate last year but died in the Assembly Health Committee after fac...

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Davis Vanguard
Lessons from Police and B Street Forums on Consensus Building

Feb 11, 2015
Lessons from Police and B Street Forums on Consensus Building

By Alan Hirsch The Davis City government has recently begun using facilitated community meetings as a tool to advance the City through often difficult issues. This process helps us avoid elevating issues to City Council meetings where Council representatives, after listening to divisive debates, make an on-demand decision that leaves all sides unhappy. The...

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