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Innovative program helps low-income seniors live independently longer

Jan 12, 2015

By Mary Flynn By 2050, one fifth of the US population will be 65 years or older. As the aging population continues to rise, poverty, hunger, and the need for long term care are just some of the issues they increasingly face. Particularly in Silicon Val...

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World Famous Chef and Food Literacy Advocate Comes to Sacramento

Jan 12, 2015
World Famous Chef and Food Literacy Advocate Comes to Sacramento

Having safe and clean, water to drink is considered to be a human right, so it may come as a shock to learn that more than a million Californians don’t get drinkable water in their homes. And when drinking water isn’t readily available, struggling families often turn to cheap, sugary drinks instead. However, when...

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Game to 100
Sacramento’s a great place for questions with no answers

Jan 12, 2015

“How could anyone with a shred of fiscal responsibility agree to hand out city pay hikes of up to 12 percent over the next two years in the face of our coming budget nightmare?” That’s a question posed by Craig … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
Is There Such A Thing As Psychedelic-Induced Spirituality?

Is There Such A Thing As Psychedelic-Induced Spirituality?

Asked if they could envision a day when psychedelic drugs could or should be used to heighten an individual’s tendency toward empathy and compassion, both men sitting on a stage in front of a packed auditorium at Stanford University – one a research scientist, the other an accomplished neurosurgeon – responded with a convincing...

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Time Passes…

When my son was home from college, we watched the "Up" series - 7 Up to 56 Up, one per night. It's a fantastic documentary series, but it made me realize how impossible it would be to capture what has happened to any individual in 7 years. If I'd been in this series,...

Robert's Sister
Monthly Interview with Denise Brown

Monthly Interview with Denise Brown

It is hard for me to believe my first interview with Denise Brown of CareGiving.com was in February 2011. Since that time, I have periodically joined Denise on her Blog Talk Radio program to discuss caring for Robert and other caregiving issues and have been a monthly guest for some time now, discussing...

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Janna Marlies Maron
Stories Need Support

Jan 9, 2015
Stories Need Support

This time last year I’d never been so sick in my life. I had been told that my MS diagnosis means I’m more susceptible to illness because my immune system is compromised. But I had no concept of just how sick I could get—I was so sick that for the January 2013 issue of Under the...

Game to 100
Basketball, peanut butter and hard choices

Jan 8, 2015

I was eating a peanut butter sandwich on sourdough bread the other day and feeling mildly guilty. I knew full well that whole wheat bread would have been a better choice if I truly wanted to keep my new-year resolution … Continue reading

FOX40
Lowering Prescription Drug Deaths

Jan 7, 2015
Lowering Prescription Drug Deaths

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has declared prescription drug abuse a national epidemic. Dr. Ron Chapman with the Dept. of Health lets us know about a new work group and new guidelines to help fight the problem.

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HealthyCal.org
Program aims to ease encounters between mental health consumers and law enforcement

Jan 6, 2015

 

By Lynn Graebner
When law enforcement and people experiencing a mental health crisis intersect, it’s often not clear to either of them what they are dealing with or how to proceed. A new program in Butte County seeks to make those encounters safer for everyone.

 

The Butte County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness...

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