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The Waiting Room: L.A. County’s Medi-Cal Backlog

Apr 8, 2014

By Jessica Portner As the deluge of applications for Medi-Cal through continues to flood into Covered California, local health advocacy groups and providers throughout Los Angeles County say the sizable enrollment backlog is delaying health care services for needy residents.

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Fewer Fractures Linked to Higher Socioeconomic Status Among Minority Middle Aged Women

Apr 8, 2014

By Fran Kritz

If you are a middle-aged African-American or Asian woman, your social class may play a significant role in how likely you are to suffer bone fractures, according to a new study by researchers at UCLA.

The researchers used data on 2,167 pre-menopausal women from the Study of Women’s Health Across...

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Natural Earache Remedies

When I was little, I got earaches all the time. My mom says I had my first one when I was just a few months old! The pediatrician’s automatic answer was “ear infection” and the prescription was liquid penicillin. It was thick and pink and gloppy, and tasted absolutely horrible. Now we know that...

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Do you know what’s in your dirt? Urban gardens may have potential contaminants like asbestos in soil

Apr 8, 2014
Do you know what’s in your dirt? Urban gardens may have potential contaminants like asbestos in soil

By Fran Kritz

A new study from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) finds that urban gardeners often don’t know that the soil they’re using for their gardens can contain contaminants such as asbestos.

“While the benefits are far-reaching, gardening in urban settings can also create opportunities for exposure to contaminants such as...

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California Farmers Brace for New EPA Pesticide Rules

Apr 7, 2014

By Genevieve Bookwalter For the first time since 1992, United States officials are strengthening rules to protect farmworkers across the nation from pesticide poisoning. The post California Farmers Brace for New EPA Pesticide Rules appeared first o...

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LE WEEK-END: At Last A Film That Captures 60+

Apr 7, 2014

Behind these questions for all of us is the human urge to create a meaningful life. It’s the same urge that propelled us in our twenties, except now there are limits imposed.

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Consciousness and Health
The Role of Spirituality in Health Care

The Role of Spirituality in Health Care

In 2002, Dr. Donald Moss, then president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), decided to devote his entire annual meeting to exploring “the role of spirituality in health care.” Given the growing interest in the subject at that time, this seemed like a good idea – just not one...

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Does the U.S. Have the Best Medical System?

Apr 7, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

I interviewed the top finance official at a large Southern California hospital a few weeks ago. She said she was skeptical of the Affordable Care Act. “We need to keep in mind,” she said, “that we do already have the best medical system in the world.”

Is this true, I wondered?

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When you watch the NCAA championship basketball game, remember: Life isn’t fair

Apr 7, 2014

If I were a high school player watching the NCAA basketball tournament, I think I would give up any fantasy of playing in the NBA. The skill levels of many players, coupled by their height and athleticism, seem so far out … Continue reading

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HIV-infected Men at Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Apr 7, 2014

By Fran Kritz The buildup of soft plaque in coronary arteries is more common and extensive in HIV-infected men than in men not infected by the virus, according to a new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Soft plaque ruptures mor...

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