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Epilepsy Awareness Month: Preview

I have something very special planned for Epilepsy Awareness Month this year and I hope you are as excited as I am!

For years I have had the dream of creating a Reality Show about caregiving as well as making a Documentary about caregiving and Robert.  Sure, the Reality Show about caregiving won’t be as...
Interview with Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley

Oct 6, 2014

California Health and Human Services Secretary, Diana Dooley leads 13 departments and is the chairwoman of Covered California, the new agency that’s implementing the affordable care act in California. But this interview between Daniel Weintraub, California Health Report Editor-in-Chief and California’s top health official, Dooley,  isn’t about health care, it’s about health – and...

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Project to Reduce Obesity Nationwide Starts With Kids in Imperial County

Oct 5, 2014

By Lisa Renner

Children love pulling fresh carrots out of the garden or picking berries off a bush. It’s fun to eat food they have grown themselves.

The Imperial County Childhood Obesity Project is funding community and school gardens in hopes that kids who enjoy gardening will eat more fruits and vegetables, and ultimately slim down.


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Janna Marlies Maron
Storytelling & Patronage: On the 3-year Anniversary of Under the Gum Tree

Oct 3, 2014
Storytelling & Patronage: On the 3-year Anniversary of Under the Gum Tree

This issue marks the start of our fourth year of publication. Last year, in honor of our anniversary milestone, we introduced open (no fee) submissions during the month of October. We got a flood of submissions that month—it was such a flood, in fact, that it has taken us nearly a year to publish...
Expanded Covered California Dental Coverage Could Pose Access Problems

Oct 2, 2014

By Fran Kritz

Beginning Jan. 1, all individual Covered California health plans will include dental coverage for children in the family 18 and younger, a move that state officials hope will result in tens of thousands of kids getting oral health care.

While children’s advocates applaud expanding the coverage, they caution that there already aren’t enough...

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Game to 100
Finding a game plan for retirement

Oct 2, 2014

I was talking to one of the older basketball players at my athletic club yesterday. He asked me if I was retired. When I said yes, he said, “Congratulations. That’s great.” I never quite understand why I get congratulated for … Continue reading
Low-Income Patients Get Care More Quickly, Less Expensively at Federally Qualified Clinics

Oct 2, 2014

By Fran Kritz

Patients who are uninsured or receiving Medicaid benefits were able to see doctors faster and for less money at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) than in private primary care practices, according to a new study by researchers at the University Of Pennsylvania.

The researchers analyzed data from a previously published “secret shopper” study...

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The State Hornet
Sac State promotes happiness for students

The One World Initiative is a way to bring a global perspective to Sacramento State through classroom inclusion, events and student activities. This year the theme is a global perspective on happiness.
Could Some in the U.S. Undergo Colonoscopies Too Often?

Oct 1, 2014

By Fran Kritz

Many people still don’t follow published guidelines that recommend colonoscopies for most people ages 50 to 74 every ten years. But some in that age range are having the test too often, finds a new study by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

The researchers reviewed electronic health data on close to 1,500...

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Game to 100
9/11 Memorial provides moving experience

Sep 30, 2014

“Do you want to see the 9/11 Memorial?” my wife asked. “I guess,” I said reluctantly. “I don’t know about the museum.” “That might be too much,” she said. The thought of seeing the memorial had surfaced in my mind … Continue reading

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