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Some California Schools Make Breakfast the First Lesson of the Day

Sep 2, 2014

By Linda Childers

When Ross McGowan and his team of volunteers enter one of the classrooms at Healdsburg Elementary School, the students cheer excitedly. Their enthusiastic response isn’t because they remember McGowan from his thirty-plus years in Bay Area television, but rather because he comes bearing food.

After retiring from television in 2009, McGowan, the affable...

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The Future of Aging: Travel, Treatment, Retirement

Sep 2, 2014

By Matt Perry

These days, everything seems to be outsourced abroad. Jobs. Customer service. Even executive assistants.

And today, so is aging – which is fast becoming very big business.

With stressed savings accounts, Americans who are both healthy or needing assistance are looking to stretch their retirement dollars as far...

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Game to 100
Have you planned your exit strategy from life?

Sep 2, 2014

“Coverage for End-of-Life Talks Gaining Ground” was the front-page headline in the New York Times Sunday. The accompanying story suggested that Medicare may start reimbursing doctors next year to have end-of-life talks with their patients. Five years ago, the subject … Continue reading

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Easy Online Access Changes Doctor-Patient Relationships

Sep 1, 2014

By Kellie Schmitt

The days of waiting on hold and playing phone tag with the doctor’s office are diminishing for patients across the state and nation as more and more health providers implement patient portals.

These interactive sites, which allow patients to message physicians, refill prescriptions and schedule appointments online, are bringing medical interactions into the...

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Three Book Reviews: Mani-Pedi Stat, The Art of Adapting, Living Without the One You Cannot Live Without

I love to read and always have.  Unfortunately, I have had some difficulty the past few years.  I think chemo-brain has made reading a struggle:  concentration, memory and the ability to stay awake are all critical skills when reading a book.  Afte...

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What Happens Once You Lose the Weight? Woman Details Emotional Side Effects

Sep 1, 2014
What Happens Once You Lose the Weight? Woman Details Emotional Side Effects

TAMPA, Florida (CNN)- At 27 years old, I weighed 486 pounds and decided to have gastric bypass surgery. I know what you might be thinking: “Oh, you took the easy way out.” Let me tell you, having weight loss surgery is far from easy. It involves a total commitment to a lifestyle change. Before...

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Quick Exercise Routine to Get Fit For Back To School

Sep 1, 2014
Quick Exercise Routine to Get Fit For Back To School

Crunched for time? In our Motivation Monday segment, Bethany Crouch gets a quick exercise routine to get fir for back to school with Valerie Caldwell, of Kaia F.I.T. Natomas.

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Sacramento Free Day of Yoga

Sep 1, 2014
Sacramento Free Day of Yoga

Never tried yoga? Bethany Crouch and Eric Rucker find out about the Sacramento Free Day of Yoga with Julie Havelock, from Sacramento Bikram Yoga.

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California Health Report TV – Episode 2

Sep 1, 2014

In this episode we travel from Oakland to Lake County to Los Angeles looking for stories of people who are improving their own health and the health of their communities.

First we journey to East Oakland where a unique childcare program called Room to Bloom helps both parents and their children.

The post California Health...

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Obese Moms Who Limit Weight Gain During Pregnancy May See Improved Outcomes for Themselves and their Babies

Aug 31, 2014

By Fran Kritz A new study has found that traditional weight loss techniques including food and exercise journals, weekly support meetings and nutrition and diet counselling are effective weight loss tools for pregnant women dealing with obesity. The st...

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