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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Five years……

What can happen in five years? A silly, long-haired 12 year old boy grows to become a lanky, bespectacled, scary-smart 6 foot tall man, packing for the start of his elite university education and possible career as a scientist.  A young man, 22, str...

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New York Outpaces California in Reducing Black/White Life Expectancy Gap

Aug 15, 2014

By Fran Kritz A new study by researchers at McGill University finds that more needs to be done to reduce the wide variability among U.S. states in life expectancy between blacks and whites. While racial differences in longevity have dropped across the ...

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Fields of Fear

Aug 15, 2014

By Lily Dayton When Maricruz Ladino started a job at a Salinas lettuce packing plant in 2005, her supervisor began making sexual advances, insinuating that if she didn’t succumb to his sexual demands he would fire her. Then, one day the supervisor drove her to an isolated field—supposedly to inspect the crops. Instead, Ladino says,...

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Legislative Committee Orders Audit of Medi-Cal Directories After Reports of Inaccuracies

Aug 14, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

A state legislative committee ordered an audit Thursday of provider directories that are given to people in California’s low-income health program, after reports of major inaccuracies.

The state audit, proposed by Sen. Ricardo Lara, will examine the managed-care directories, whether they list enough doctors who are accepting new patients and whether state regulators...

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Game to 100
The choice Robin Williams made

Aug 14, 2014
The choice Robin Williams made

“As the one guy at the suicide hotline said, life isn’t for everybody.” – Robin Williams, in a 2006 interview with Terry Gross on “Fresh Air.” It’s a sad thing when a man who has provided so many people with humor … Continue reading

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Peer respites for mental health consumers prevent hospitalizations

Aug 12, 2014

By Lynn Graebner

As people with mental health crises overwhelm California’s hospitals, jails and homeless shelters, counties across the state are gradually embracing residential respite houses located in neighborhoods and staffed by peers — people who have been consumers of the mental health system.

For people on the verge of a crisis, staying at a peer-run...

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Study Suggests How Good Bacteria Gets Into Babies’ Guts

Aug 12, 2014

By Fran Kritz

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a pattern to bacteria development in the GI tracks of babies, a finding that may improve the health of preemies.

“Your earliest gut microbes probably have lifelong consequences, but we know very little about how these microbial communities assemble,” explains...

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Robert's Sister
Self-Care Deprived

Self-Care Deprived

I realized I was self-care deprived the day after Robert was released from the hospital and temporarily placed in a Skilled Nursing Facility. It was a Saturday and my to-do list looked like this:



Hmmm, I’m seeing a theme in this list.

I didn’t get everything done on that list the...

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School Wellness – Does Your Child Need an Exam?

Aug 12, 2014
School Wellness – Does Your Child Need an Exam?

Paul Robins talks to Dr. Jean Howell with the Northern Valley Indian Health Woodland Clinic. They discuss the back to school checklist.


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Using Literary Skills & Creative Expression To Create Youth Leaders

Using Literary Skills & Creative Expression To Create Youth Leaders

On 21st street, in Sacramento, there lives an organization at Sol Collective called Foreign Native. Foreign Native is an organization who uses creative expression and poetic ...

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