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Doctors Unclear on California’s New Assisted Death Law, Report Finds

May 25, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

Californians who are terminally ill and have less than six months left to live will be able to ask their doctors to help them die beginning June 9, but many doctors in the state are confused about the new law, a new report finds.

Health organizations, doctors and families lack information about...

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Digital NEST Nurtures High-Tech Skills in Low-Income Youth

May 24, 2016
Digital NEST Nurtures High-Tech Skills in Low-Income Youth

By Lily Dayton

Issac Rodriguez always dreamed of making movies, but the Watsonville High School junior didn’t think it was something he would ever actually do. His parents worked long hours in the strawberry fields just to make ends meet; the family couldn’t afford a computer—let alone a video camera and editing software.

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Digital NEST Nurtures High-Tech Skills in Low-Income Youth

May 24, 2016
Digital NEST Nurtures High-Tech Skills in Low-Income Youth

By Lily Dayton

Issac Rodriguez always dreamed of making movies, but the Watsonville High School junior didn’t think it was something he would ever actually do. His parents worked long hours in the strawberry fields just to make ends meet; the family couldn’t afford a computer—let alone a video camera and editing software.

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Growing But Not Sustainable? Villages at a Crossroads

May 23, 2016
Growing But Not Sustainable? Villages at a Crossroads

By Matt Perry

Along Los Angeles’ coastline the affluent Palos Verdes peninsula is heavily populated with older adults. Nearly one in four citizens living there is over 65 — almost twice the state average.

With growing concern about how she and her neighbors would age successfully, Sherry May last year helped organize a community...

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Growing But Not Sustainable? Villages at a Crossroads

May 23, 2016
Growing But Not Sustainable? Villages at a Crossroads

By Matt Perry

Along Los Angeles’ coastline the affluent Palos Verdes peninsula is heavily populated with older adults. Nearly one in four citizens living there is over 65 — almost twice the state average.

With growing concern about how she and her neighbors would age successfully, Sherry May last year helped organize a community...

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Can Doctors Help Reduce Gun Violence?

May 18, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

Doctors can help prevent gun violence by asking their patients whether they own firearms and counseling them on safety, a new report states.

A common misperception among physicians is that it’s illegal for them to ask their patients about firearms, according to the report, published Monday in the peer-reviewed Annals of Internal...

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Can Doctors Help Reduce Gun Violence?

May 18, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

Doctors can help prevent gun violence by asking their patients whether they own firearms and counseling them on safety, a new report states.

A common misperception among physicians is that it’s illegal for them to ask their patients about firearms, according to the report, published Monday in the peer-reviewed Annals of Internal...

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HealthyCal.org
Can Doctors Help Reduce Gun Violence?

May 18, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

Doctors can help prevent gun violence by asking their patients whether they own firearms and counseling them on safety, a new report states.

A common misperception among physicians is that it’s illegal for them to ask their patients about firearms, according to the report, published Monday in the peer-reviewed Annals of Internal...

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Serious Shortage of Antibiotic for Congenital Syphilis

May 18, 2016

By Kit Stolz

The public health official who oversees efforts to slow the rate of sexually transmitted disease in California, Heidi Bauer, M.D., has sounded an alarm about a serious shortage of the one antibiotic that effectively cures congenital syphilis.

After many years of decline, the incidence of congenital syphilis, which can be fatal to newborns,...

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Serious Shortage of Antibiotic for Congenital Syphilis

May 18, 2016

By Kit Stolz

The public health official who oversees efforts to slow the rate of sexually transmitted disease in California, Heidi Bauer, M.D., has sounded an alarm about a serious shortage of the one antibiotic that effectively cures congenital syphilis.

After many years of decline, the incidence of congenital syphilis, which can be fatal to newborns,...

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