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Higher Vitamin D Levels Linked to Better Breast Cancer Outcomes

Dec 1, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

 Vitamin D may help women fight breast cancer, new research suggests.

Women who had higher vitamin D levels when they were diagnosed with breast cancer fared significantly better than those with lower levels, according to the study, published online Nov. 10 in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Oncology.

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More Than Half of Californians With Developmental Disabilities Are Excluded From State Services

Dec 1, 2016

By Hannah Guzik 

More than half of Californians with developmental disabilities are excluded from state programs that provide extra services, such as mobility training, day care and vehicle modifications, a new report has found.

There were about 703,800 residents with a developmental disability in 2015, but about 423,800 didn’t qualify for the state’s developmental disability programs,...

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Season Changes

As the air gets colder and harvest comes to a close, you also can hear a new sound.

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Celebrations and Fears: The Annual Gerontology Conference

Nov 28, 2016

By Matt Perry

 

The recent annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in New Orleans was one part aging celebration, one part madhouse as 450 sessions over five days celebrated the successes and challenges of aging – and there were challenges aplenty.

Overarching topics included worldwide aging, the crisis in caregiving, the scourge...

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David Lindeman Wants Technology to Be Your Friend

Nov 21, 2016
David Lindeman Wants Technology to Be Your Friend

By Matt Perry

When the older adult news agency Next Avenue released its 2016 list of top 50 Influencers in Aging last month, it was rife with Californians, yet none so deeply involved in a dizzying array of initiatives than David Lindeman, director of the Oakland-based Center for Technology and Aging.

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Californians Rally to Oppose Trump’s Plans on Health Care, Immigration

Nov 21, 2016

As President-Elect Donald Trump chooses his cabinet, California advocates and legislators are planning rallies to oppose his stance on health care and immigration.

The post Californians Rally to Oppose Trump’s Plans on Health Care, Immigration appeared first on California Health Report.


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Mud and Rice Harvest, not a great mix

Mud and Rice Harvest, not a great mix

The end of rice harvest season proved among the most challenging in years.

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Finally, the Finish

A late and labor intensive rice harvest wraps up for grower Mike DeWit.

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Children of Color Face Educational Disparities in California, Report Shows

Nov 17, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

Latino and African American children in California are about twice as a likely to be struggling with reading in third grade than their white counterparts. And by the time these children of color reach high school, they are less likely to graduate on time.

These are just a few of the educational disparities...

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Caring For Advanced Illness Through Faith Communities

Nov 14, 2016

By Matt Perry

Community health experts continue to connect with older adults through faith-based communities.

The city of Fremont did this several years ago with its Community Ambassadors Program for Seniors. From churches, temples, mosques, and synagogues to community centers and beyond, health officials found faith communities already had deep ties within ethnic communities.

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