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Building Healthy Communities Initiative Makes Strides in California Communities

Apr 13, 2014
Building Healthy Communities Initiative Makes Strides in California Communities

In 2010, a health foundation called the California Endowment, which strives to improve health standards by providing grants and support statewide, launched the Building Healthy ...

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Placer County Online
Top Stories of Week in Placer County: Mountain Lion, Armed Robber, Placer Healthy

Our most-read stories for the last week — Rocklin tracks a mountain lion and police look for an armed robber who hit the convenience store at the corner of Pacific Street and Rocklin Road; our own Placer County ranked as the second healthiest county in the state; and detectives arrest the promoter of the...

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Recommending Mammograms for Elderly Women Should be Determined by Expected Longevity

Apr 11, 2014

By Fran Kritz A new review of studies on breast cancer and elderly women by researchers at UCSF and the Harvard School of Medicine suggests that doctors should focus on how long a patient is likely to live when deciding whether to order mammograms for ...

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Herbs and Children – Dandelions and a Great Herb Box Giveaway

Apr 11, 2014

Welcome to my monthly series…Herbs and Children! I have been learning so much about herbs and how to treat a variety of illnesses, infections, skin conditions, emotions, and other issues in children. While I am far from an expert, I do feel as though I have a lot of great information to share with...

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HealthyCal.org
Nurses Becoming a Rarity in California Public Schools

Apr 10, 2014

By Natalie Jones Each school day, about a fifth of the children in California schools attend class without a nurse in the building.If emergency medication needs to be administered -- an epinephrine shot for allergies, for example, or other kinds of ...

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
This Star Won’t Go Out – Book Review

Many of you have read John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars" and if you haven't, you should.  It is a remarkable book. Yes, the category is YA but don't let that dissuade you.  There is nothing childish about it. It is a gorgeous, insightful, true book.The girl who inspired Green was a lovely...

All Squared Up
Sour news about Gummi Bears

Sour news about Gummi Bears

It is rare that I let my paid writing and my for fun writing overlap, but this will be an exception. I just finished an article about the effects of sour candies, chews, powders and breath mints on tooth enamel and I just had to share. What I won't share are the photos...

HealthyCal.org
Drought, Shutdown of Rancho Feeding Corp. Could Cripple Regrowth of California’s Independent, Grass-fed Livestock Producers

Apr 9, 2014

By Angela Woodall The Rancho slaughterhouse was a critical piece of the supply chain for sustainable, local meat, leaving consumers with fewer alternatives to factory-farmed meats, despite the growing demand.

The post Drought, Shutdown of Rancho Feeding Corp. Could Cripple Regrowth of California’s Independent, Grass-fed Livestock Producers appeared first on California Health Report.


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Cavegrrl
How to Manage Depression Without Drugs: That’s So Paleo!

Apr 9, 2014

I recently had the privilege of reading a review copy of Janna Marlies Maron’s (pictured above) brand new book How to Manage Depression Without Drugs: 5 Game Plans to Help Me Get My Life Back. I was eager to read and help promote the book because I feel it ties in directly with the...

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Young Teenagers Give Birth to a Quarter of all Babies Born to Teen Mothers

Apr 9, 2014

By Fran Kritz

The number of babies born to mothers ages 15 to 17 years of age has declined but still represents over a quarter of teen births each year, according to the April issue of Vital Signs, a monthly health indicator publication of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.)  According to the...

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