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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
The Road to Health Starts with Getting off your Rear

Do you see what that says? Yep, I'm still NED.  7 months since the last scan and still no cancer.  After all the torturous treatment of the past five years, I did the impossible.  Erm, I mean, my doctor and chemo nurses did the impossible. ...

Davis Vanguard
My View: When Bike Meets Car

Feb 7, 2015

Watch the video above taken from my dashcam yesterday around noon at the corner of F and 2nd Street in Davis. It’s nearly a stone’s throw from the Vanguard’s Downtown Office. In the just over three years we have been there I have driven through that intersection and probably a dozen like it in...

Davis Vanguard
Legislation Introduced that Would End California’s Vaccine Exemption Loophole

Feb 6, 2015
Legislation Introduced that Would End California’s Vaccine Exemption Loophole

The Disneyland measles outbreak is seen by many as the warning shot across the bow. All it took was one infected park visitors and dozens of unvaccinated bystanders to unleash a potentially lethal disease that had been all but eradicated in this country. As a result it has spread throughout California and several other...

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Davis Vanguard
Potential Health Effects of Wi-Fi in Our Schools

Feb 6, 2015

By Chuck Rairdan I can certainly be counted among those who support the application of technology to improve learning conditions in our schools. With the rapid advance of new technologies and other innovations, however, there can also be unintended consequences or, in this case, health effects that are not always recognized or understood at...

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HealthyCal.org
Bill Would Require Insurers to Update Provider Directories

Feb 4, 2015

By Hannah Guzik After reports of inaccurate provider directories, a California state senator and three advocacy groups are hoping to require insurers to keep their doctor lists up to date. State Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) proposed a bill late l...

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FOX40
New HPV Vaccine to Have Greater Reach in Protecting Against Cancers

Feb 4, 2015
New HPV Vaccine to Have Greater Reach in Protecting Against Cancers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new vaccine that will cover more strains of the human papillomavirus virus  (HPV) and have a greater reach at protecting against various cancers, including cervical. Dr. Dean Blumberg, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at U.C. Davis Health System discusses the effect of the vaccine.

Game to 100
Who will win and lose in arena game?

Feb 4, 2015

“As arena rises, hotel projects bloom,” exclaimed Tuesday’s front-page story in the Sacramento Bee. The article touted the planned 250-room hotel adjacent to the emerging Kings arena downtown, a $24 million hotel at Sacramento International Airport and a transformation of … Continue reading

FOX40
Solano County Doctors Prepare for More Measles

Feb 2, 2015
Solano County Doctors Prepare for More Measles

After they’ve confirmed one case of the measles, health officials in Solano County warn they expect more cases throughout the year. Several doctors in that county told FOX40 they’ve been getting numerous phone calls from concerned parents, and that they see too many kids who have not already been vaccinated. “It’s one of the worst...

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FOX40
150 People to be Tested for Tuberculosis on Tuesday

Feb 2, 2015
150 People to be Tested for Tuberculosis on Tuesday

SACRAMENTO- A Florin High School student is in isolation after being diagnosed with active Tuberculosis on Friday. Tuesday marks when Sacramento county public health officials will start testing about 150 students and staff who came in close contact with the student with TB. “TB is treatable. It is a very serious disease but it is...

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Consciousness and Health
The Universal Desire For Universal Health

The Universal Desire For Universal Health

You’d be hard-pressed these days, at least here in the U.S., to come up with a more divisive subject than universal health care, but probably just as hard-pressed to find a more universal desire than good health. Even if we can’t all agree on how it’s achieved, it’s still something we all want.

 
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