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CDC: Flu Virus is Mutating, Current Vaccine Not as Effective

Dec 4, 2014
CDC: Flu Virus is Mutating, Current Vaccine Not as Effective

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN)- Scientists are concerned about what they’re seeing so far this flu season, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday, a day after the agency advised doctors this year’s flu vaccine is not as effective because the current strain of the virus has mutated. Dr. Tom Frieden...

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What do you say to a guy who spits in the communal shower?

Dec 3, 2014

Some people have a gift for resolving minor irritations with tact and humor. I wish I had their deft touch. I tend to let annoyances build up until I either retreat or overreact. A friendly observer once told me that … Continue reading

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Hospital-based Programs Break Cycle of Violent Injury

Dec 2, 2014

 

By Lynn Graebner

Victims of stabbings and shootings, usually gang-related, are often followed to the hospital by friends and relatives planning retaliation on behalf of the victim.

Retaliatory violence creates a vicious cycle, revealed starkly in hospital statistics. Within five years, 17 to 20 percent of victims will be readmitted to the hospital and won’t...

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HealthyCal.org
Hospital-based Programs Break Cycle of Violent Injury

Dec 2, 2014

By Lynn Graebner

Victims of stabbings and shootings, usually gang-related, are often followed to the hospital by friends and relatives planning retaliation on behalf of the victim.

Retaliatory violence creates a vicious cycle, revealed starkly in hospital statistics. Within five years, 17 to 20 percent of victims will be readmitted to the hospital and won’t survive.


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Avoid FOGO: Fear of Getting Old

Dec 2, 2014
Avoid FOGO: Fear of Getting Old

The fear of getting wrinkles and gray hair is a growing problem in the U.S. An online Harris Poll shows that more than 80 percent of Americans have at least one fear when they think about aging. Doctor Freda Lewis from Pfizer and Dan Perry of the Alliance for Aging Research discuss ways to...

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Even With Subsidies, Some San Francisco Residents Can’t Afford Covered California Premiums

Dec 2, 2014

There are thousands of people in San Francisco whose income is too high for them to qualify for Medi-Cal, the state’s low-income health plan, but too low for them to afford Covered California premiums.

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Even With Subsidies, Some San Francisco Residents Can’t Afford Covered California Premiums

Dec 2, 2014

There are thousands of people in San Francisco whose income is too high for them to qualify for Medi-Cal, the state’s low-income health plan, but too low for them to afford Covered California premiums.

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Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month Recap

Epilepsy Awareness Month Recap

I thought I was going to take a break from blogging for a day or two after a month of posts but I can’t stop!

Okay, this will be short and there won’t be 30 minutes of video to watch (“Phew!” says Other Brother, who hasn’t quite caught up yet).

When I set...

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Consciousness and Health
Does Being Spiritual and Religious Make You Uncool?

Does Being Spiritual and Religious Make You Uncool?

The Ariel Atom is one of the quickest cars on earth, reaching a speed of 100 km/h in just under 2.5 seconds. Even faster is the time between when some people say “I’m spiritual” and “but not religious,” as if within those few milliseconds they might be mistaken for someone misguided, deluded or just...

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Heavy player seeks edge with vegan diet

Dec 1, 2014

In recent months, I noticed that one of regulars in the over-40 basketball games at my athletic club, a burly guy who likes to post up near the baseline, had dropped a considerable amount of weight. “Twenty-five pounds,” he said. … Continue reading

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