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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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California’s Caregiver Crisis: African Americans Most at Risk

Nov 14, 2016

 

By Karen Lincoln

California’s population is aging. By 2030, 18 percent of the state will be 65 or older. More significantly, this population will be increasingly racially and ethnically diverse. Current projections suggest that 52% of these older adults will be members of a minority group.

This demographic shift is likely to have a profound...

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Infections, Not Antibiotics, May Cause Childhood Obesity, Study Says

Nov 9, 2016

 

By Hannah Guzik 

Infections during infancy — not antibiotic use — may lead to childhood obesity, a new study reports.

The study, published Nov. 1 in the peer-reviewed journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, examined more than 260,000 infants over 16 years.

Children diagnosed with an infection during their first year of life who did not...

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Spurred by Accidental Child Gun Deaths, Medical Experts Press for Open Dialogue

Spurred by Accidental Child Gun Deaths, Medical Experts Press for Open Dialogue

Such incidents are preventable, and child health organizations and the wider medical community have begun to urge for greater transparency about firearm access.

The post Spurred by Accidental Child Gun Deaths, Medical Experts Press for Open Dialogue appeared first on California Health Report.


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Undocumented Parents Face Extra Challenges When Caring For a Disabled Child

Undocumented Parents Face Extra Challenges When Caring For a Disabled Child

Hundreds, if not thousands, of undocumented parents in California are struggling to take care of U.S.-born children with special needs while at the same time living in fear of deportation.

The post Undocumented Parents Face Extra Challenges When Caring For a Disabled Child appeared first on California Health Report.


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