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A Little Humility Can Lead To A Lot Of Health

A Little Humility Can Lead To A Lot Of Health

“None of us in science and medicine have the answers we tell you we have,” said Betsy Nabel, president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School at last month’s TEDMED conference, “because the universe of what we don’t know dwarfs that of what we do know.”


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Long-Term Care Reform: America Stands Alone

Nov 10, 2014

By Matt Perry

With the average American life expectancy now reaching 78, a solution to the long-term care crisis is vital, yet faces the brutal headwinds of economic reality and political stridency.

 

Since the United Kingdom passed reforms that take effect in 2016, the United States remains the one major developed country that has not tackled...

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Interview with Dr. Ashby Wolfe

Nov 10, 2014

California Health Report Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Weintraub interviews Dr. Ashby Wolfe. Wolfe is an expert on the connection between land use policy and health. She has a family practice in Oakland and also works to advocate for policy changes that prom...

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Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 9: Impact of Epilepsy on Caregiving

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 9:  Impact of Epilepsy on Caregiving

The family care Robert has needed due to his epilepsy has increased through the years.  He was pretty stubborn as a boy and young man and resisted wearing a helmet for years. I don’t recall our mom pushing the issue but I could be wrong.  Because his head was not protected, Robert suffered numerous...

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Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 8: Seizure Triggers and Routines

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 8:  Seizure Triggers and Routines

Sometimes it is possible to figure out what triggers a person’s seizures.  Robert has a few seizure triggersthat I know of: caffeine, a change in routine and intense emotions (such as anger). Even if I were able to eliminate all of these triggers, Robert would still have uncontrolled seizures as he most often...

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Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 7: Everyone Loves a Parade

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 7:  Everyone Loves a Parade

Robert graduated high school while being in the mainstream classes.

Enjoying the kid in all of us
Robert even took a few Community College courses in psychology (although, he will tell you he has a BA in psychology).

Robert lived on his own for many years and then with a...

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Study: Millions of Californians have Higher Risk of Disease Following Childhood Adversity

Nov 7, 2014

By Heather Tirado Gilligan

One in six Californians has experienced significant trauma in childhood – and enough stress to put their long-term health at risk, according to a study released yesterday.

The study, “A Hidden Crisis: Findings on Adverse Childhood Experiences in California,” was issued by the Center for Youth Wellness in partnership with the non-profit...

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Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 6: Advocacy and Fun

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 6:  Advocacy and Fun

We have been in Disneyland the last couple of days for the 2ndAnnual Epilepsy Awareness Day in Disneyland and Epilepsy Expo.  We have met some wonderful people, are having tons of fun and eating way more than we should.  It’s okay – most of it is chocolate so we get a pass for that,...

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How Many Burpees Can Gary Gelfand Do?

Nov 6, 2014
How Many Burpees Can Gary Gelfand Do?

FOX40’s Gary Gelfand heads to Roseville to try out the Orange Theory Workout where constant movement and monitoring of your heart rate keep all your muscle groups active.

Game to 100
Boxing’s oldest champion faces big test

Nov 6, 2014

Thanks to a number of pre-fight news stories, I’ve become interested in what happens when boxer Bernard Hopkins takes on Russian fighter Sergey Kovalev this Saturday night. On one level, the fight in Atlantic City, N.J., looks like the classic … Continue reading

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