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HealthyCal.org
Strange bedfellows unite to help older adults

Apr 14, 2014

In the near future, successful care for older adults will depend on bold and creative collaborations. That’s the message aging pioneer Ken Dychtwald gave last month’s Aging in America conference. Dychtwald, CEO of the consulting group Age Wave, might as well have been describing the “strange bedfellows” collaboration between two organizations often considered mortal...

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Capitol Alert
AM Alert: John Pérez trails in state controller’s race

Apr 14, 2014
AM Alert: John Pérez trails in state controller’s race

ha_perez_III.JPGCalifornia Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and Board of Equalization member Betty Yee have been waging a tight primary battle in the state controller's race. At the California Democratic Party Convention last month, they split delegate votes almost evenly, with neither garnering enough support for the party nomination.

But...

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California Stem Cell Report
Strangling Science: Antiquated System Wastes Billions, Cost Lives

Strangling Science: Antiquated System Wastes Billions, Cost Lives

The scientific community in California and the nation is fraught with worry about declining financial support for academic research. At the same time, however, as scientists wring their hands about the lack of funding, they are going along with the waste of more than $10 billion that could be used to help...

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Clinics Wait For More Patients in Obamacare Wake

Apr 13, 2014

By Genevieve Bookwalter

St. James Health Center is ready for the onslaught.

The community health clinic, one of the busiest in San Jose, sits on the corner of 2nd and Julian streets near downtown. Doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other health-care providers here treat some of the poorest patients in Santa Clara County — patients whom many...

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Capitol Alert
‘Shrimp Boy’ off the hook for legal fees, attorneys say

Apr 11, 2014
‘Shrimp Boy’ off the hook for legal fees, attorneys say

An undercover FBI agent spent thousands building a case against Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow - but Chow's lawyers say his defense against the government's charges won't cost him a cent. An FBI affidavit depicts an agent repeatedly paying Chow money th...

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HealthyCal.org
Recommending Mammograms for Elderly Women Should be Determined by Expected Longevity

Apr 11, 2014

By Fran Kritz A new review of studies on breast cancer and elderly women by researchers at UCSF and the Harvard School of Medicine suggests that doctors should focus on how long a patient is likely to live when deciding whether to order mammograms for ...

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Capitol Alert
AM Alert: Pete Peterson leads wide-open Secretary of State field

Apr 11, 2014
AM Alert: Pete Peterson leads wide-open Secretary of State field

California's struggling Republican Party currently holds no statewide office, but is there a possibility that could change this year? As subscribers to the Capitol Alert Insider Edition app learned last night, Republican Pete Peterson leads the pack o...

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Capitol Alert
Dan Walters Daily: Leland Yee arrest harms Legislature’s fragile image

Apr 11, 2014
Dan Walters Daily: Leland Yee arrest harms Legislature’s fragile image

The California Legislature has bounced back from record low approval in recent years, but the March arrest of state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, immediately reversed some of those gains, Dan says. Have a question you'd like Dan to answer? Post ...

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HealthyCal.org
Nurses Becoming a Rarity in California Public Schools

Apr 10, 2014

By Natalie Jones Each school day, about a fifth of the children in California schools attend class without a nurse in the building.If emergency medication needs to be administered -- an epinephrine shot for allergies, for example, or other kinds of ...

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Capitol Alert
More defendants could be charged in Leland Yee case, feds say

Apr 10, 2014
More defendants could be charged in Leland Yee case, feds say

Federal authorities said today that they are likely within the next three months to announce additional charges and new defendants in the criminal case that involves Sen. Leland Yee and more than two dozen others accused of various crimes including r...

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