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Seniors turn to Tai Chi to improve wellness

May 21, 2015

In this story we go to Oakland where we spoke with seniors experiencing the benefits of regular Tai Chi practice. Originally developed for self-defense, Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that many now turn to for exercise. Research shows that Tai...

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California Nursing Homes Split on Quality

May 20, 2015

By Hannah Guzik

Among states with the largest numbers of seniors, California leads the nation in having the most high quality nursing homes, according to a new report.

But the state also has a large number of nursing homes that scored poorly on a Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services quality rating system, the...

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His Aim is True

May 18, 2015

By Leah Bartos

An ER Doc Tackles America’s Gun Problem

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Need to Know

May 17, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know.

By Hannah Guzik 

Walking the beat to safety from gang violence in Cypress Park.

What happens when victims of community violence leave the hospital?

Denti-Cal cuts have resulted in a spike in ER visits.

Hospital networks are smaller in Covered California...

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California Stem Cell Report
Conflict-of-Interest Failings Reported in Application Reviews at California Stem Cell Agency

Conflict-of-interest issues have dogged the $3 billion California stem cell agency since its inception, and they are surfacing once again this week in a report commissioned by the agency itself.This time the matter is being brought up by Moss-Adams, LL...

California Stem Cell Report
California Stem Cell Agency to Hire Top VP

Randy Mills, who enters his second year this week as president of the California stem cell agency, is looking for a vice president for the $3 billion research enterprise. The salary for the new executive ranges up to $375,524. He or she would be t...

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Happier at 100 than 10

May 15, 2015

By Matt Perry

When does old age begin?

At 46. Or 87. Depending on whom you ask.

That’s the latest from UnitedHealthcare’s annual survey of centenarians – those who have reached 100 — which offers some fascinating insights into the aging process with the help of this year’s additional survey group: 10 year-olds.

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California Stem Cell Report
Business-friendly Changes in California’s $500 Million Stem Cell Loan Program

The California stem cell agency is set to overhaul its $500 million loan program, acknowledging that it has been far less than successful.

The change would allow companies to accept a multimillion dollar grant and then convert it to a loan. The process would enable a firm to escape paying royalties on a lucrative product...

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Hospital Networks Smaller in Covered California Plans, But Quality Comparable

May 13, 2015

By Hannah Guzik 

Covered California health plans offer smaller hospital networks than commercial plans, a recent study reports.

The research backs up the claims of many enrollees who say their Covered California plans have narrow networks. However, the researchers add, the state marketplace plans still offer about the same level of geographic access to hospitals...

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Need to Know

May 13, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know.

By Hannah Guzik 

Saying no to teen dating violence, one classroom at a time.

State senators discuss how to end child poverty.

Bill would require prescription translations, preventing dangerous errors.

California debates extending health coverage to undocumented immigrants.

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