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In Counties Where Teen Pregnancy is High, a Sex Ed Program Offers Promise

Sep 28, 2014

By Lisa Renner The teen boys in the San Joaquin County Juvenile Detention Center had a lot of questions for the two sex education instructors who paid them a visit. Among them: Where are free local clinics that provide testing for sexually transmitted ...

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A Golden Idea for Senior Women Living Together

Sep 28, 2014

By Matt Perry

When Bea Arthur and her merry band of aging pranksters graced the airwaves with their “Golden Girls” sitcom a quarter century ago, they paved the way for shared senior housing that’s both fun and affordable.

And like the world-famous Red Hat Society which celebrates aging gracefully and vibrantly, expect the Golden Girls Network...

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California skimps on diabetes prevention

Sep 28, 2014

By Robin Urevich

Diabetes afflicts one in 12 Californians. It causes early death and disability for millions and costs the state $27.6 billion annually in health care and related expenses.

In 20 years, diabetes rates are expected to double in the United States.

But the disease doesn’t have to wreak that kind of havoc.

The post

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Janna Marlies Maron
Write to Heal & Eat to Heal: two 2-hour workshops on choosing health every day

Sep 27, 2014
Write to Heal & Eat to Heal: two 2-hour workshops on choosing health every day

Since publishing my ebook, How to Manage Depression Without Drugs, I get a lot of questions about what I do to manage my health if I don’t take drugs, and I’m excited for the opportunity to address some of those questions with two workshops I’m teaching in October. I’m also super excited for the opportunity...

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Foster Farms Recalls Nearly 40,000 Pounds of Frozen Chicken

Sep 25, 2014
Foster Farms Recalls Nearly 40,000 Pounds of Frozen Chicken

FARMERVILLE, Louisiana – Foster Farms is recalling about 39,747 pounds of frozen pre-cooked chicken products due to possible contamination. In an announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the aforementioned chicken is possibly contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, which can potentially cause listeriosis. The frozen “Chicken Breast Grilled Strips”...

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Cancer-Screening Program For Women Attempts to Fill Gaps Left by Health Reform

Sep 25, 2014

By Claudia Boyd-Barrett Dr. Milcah Larks is all too familiar with the cost of delaying preventative cancer screenings for women. As an oncologist in the Immunology Clinic at Ventura County Medical Center, a hospital in Ventura focused on underserved po...

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Ann’s October Hall of Shame, 2014 Version

Here is where I will be putting all the PR letters and requests I get to promote pink items, as well as the charities that they partner with.  You can make up your own mind what you think about these letters.  This page will be continuously updated. ...

Dr. Melissa Arca
Spanking: A Child’s Perspective

Spanking: A Child’s Perspective

We were on vacation, walking along the pier, and I’m not quite sure how we landed on the topic but there we were; my 6 year old daughter and I, hand in hand, talking about spanking. She may have seen a mother swat a toddler’s bottom. I’m not sure. She didn’t say. But she...

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Soda Companies Agree to Reduce Calories

Sep 24, 2014
Soda Companies Agree to Reduce Calories

NEW YORK (CNN)- Big Soda has agreed to go on a diet and scale back the calories in its sugary drinks. A consortium formed by the American Beverage Association, The Coca-Cola Co., Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and PepsiCo, has reached an agreement with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to reduce beverage calories by...

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Despite progress, 350,000 Medi-Cal applicants still wait for coverage

Sep 23, 2014

By Claudia Boyd-Barrett

Carlos Gutierrez of Berkeley thought his health care troubles were over when he received a letter from his county’s social service agency in May telling him he qualified for Medi-Cal.

The 34-year-old single father of two had been without health insurance for months after losing his job as a trainer in car rental...

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