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A House Full of Love

A House Full of Love

Community is a big part of rice country, so we are always looking for ways to give back.Read the blog from Jim Morris

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Death Radio: Dr. Ruth Meets Car Talk

Sep 28, 2016

By Matt Perry

From Death Cafes to conscious dying and California’s new assisted dying law, death seems to be a topic on everyone’s mind.

In what is evidently the nation’s first radio show to explore death on a regular basis, Dying to Talk begins its weekly run this Sunday at 8 a.m.

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California Rice Commission
75 Years of Rice

As harvest begins, grower Dennis Lindberg reflects on his 75th consecutive rice crop.

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Measure Taxing E Cigarettes, Tobacco Will go to Voters

Sep 27, 2016
Measure Taxing E Cigarettes, Tobacco Will go to Voters

By Robin Urevich

The burgeoning electronic cigarette industry is on the defensive in California this year as the debate over the devices moves to the November ballot. If approved by the voters, Prop 56 would levy hefty taxes on so-called vaping devices and add $2 per pack to the price of traditional tobacco burning cigarettes.

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Gov. Brown Signs Bill Allowing Fragile Children to Keep Doctors for 1 Year

Sep 27, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Sunday that will allow some of California’s most medically fragile children to keep the health services they rely on.

Senate Bill 586 aims to prevent potentially life-threatening disruptions in care while the state restructures California Children’s Services, a health program for children with certain chronic conditions,...

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Coachella Valley: Structural Racism and the Desert Healthcare District

Sep 26, 2016
Coachella Valley:  Structural Racism and the Desert Healthcare District

By Matt Perry

When the posh Mizell Senior Center in tony Palm Springs trumpeted the success of a new fall prevention program in the surrounding Coachella Valley last week, it was a lily white victory.

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For Non-English Speaking Families, Getting Mental Health Help At School Proves Elusive

Sep 26, 2016
For Non-English Speaking Families, Getting Mental Health Help At School Proves Elusive

By Claudia Boyd-Barrett

Legally, school districts are supposed to provide students experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulties with mental health assessments and individualized services to help them benefit from their education. But a report earlier this year by leading advocacy organizations found half of all students with these difficulties get no mental health help at all.

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Outreach to At-Risk Communities Crucial to Diabetes Prevention

Sep 25, 2016
Outreach to At-Risk Communities Crucial to Diabetes Prevention

By Linda Childers

At the senior center in Kerman, Calif., Rosendo Iniguez demonstrates how to cook a more healthful version of empanadas. Although such traditional Latino dishes are typically high in calories, fat and carbs, Iniguez is showing how diabetics can create healthier versions by making simple substitutions.

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USC Report: Latino dementia and costs rising rapidly

Sep 21, 2016

By Matt Perry

Every year another potential “breakthrough” in dementia treatment is trumpeted as potential salvation.

But there’s just one problem.

While these studies often show an improvement in plaque buildup on the brain – think of plaque buildup on your teeth – there’s no proof that plaque itself is the sole cause of Alzheimer’s disease, the...

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State Seeking Innovative Ideas on How to Improve Social Determinants of Health

Sep 21, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

California public health officials are asking residents to share their ideas on how to boost health statewide while both lowering costs and improving care.

The California Health and Human Services Agency and Department of Public Health announced last week that people can submit ideas online through Oct. 12 as part of the...

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