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Nearly 97% of California Children Have Insurance

Nov 7, 2016

By Hannah Guzik 

The vast majority of children in California now have health insurance, a result of state reforms that have expanded coverage, according to a new report.

Nearly 97 percent of children statewide were insured in 2015, the report from the Georgetown University Center Health Policy Institute found. That’s up 55 percent from the...

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The Blue Muse
Happy links, in case you need a break from politics

Nov 6, 2016
Happy links, in case you need a break from politics

I don’t know about you, but I’m counting minutes until the election ends so that for better or worse, at least my social media and mailbox won’t be bursting with political ads (for awhile anyway). If you’re looking for a break from politics, may I recommend some serious cuteness, coolness, and …

The Blue Muse
Talking feminism and controlling my face. Kinda.

Nov 1, 2016
Talking feminism and controlling my face. Kinda.

We’d just finished watching the eight minute trailer for the documentary Miss Representation, a film about harmful gender stereotypes against women, and the minimal representation of women in leadership roles across all facets of American organizations. I show the trailer during my organizational communication course’s week on feminism and gender in the …

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“You Don’t Think I’m Beautiful” – Dating Over 50

Oct 31, 2016

By Matt Perry

Chuck Epstein suffered two personal crises that dramatically changed his life. After more than three decades writing about finance, he was laid off during the 2008 financial services meltdown. Not long after that, his wife died of cancer.

Epstein left California and eventually relocated to Florida to be near his daughter and grandkids,...

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California set to take closer look at violence as public health issue

Oct 31, 2016
California set to take closer look at violence as public health issue

By Lisa Renner

California officials are hoping to learn how to better prevent violent deaths by compiling and analyzing data.

Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law SB 877, which requires the state Public Health department to collect information on the circumstances surrounding any death caused by physical force or power against someone, including homicides...

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LA County Launches Initiative to Reduce Screen Time and Increase Exercise for Kids Five and Under

Oct 25, 2016
LA County Launches Initiative to Reduce Screen Time and Increase Exercise for Kids Five and Under

By Fran Kritz

Los Angeles County has launched an ambitious initiative to reduce screen time and increase exercise among children five and under.

The county’s Department of Public Health is placing ads in public transit stations, in movie theaters and online showing tots and parents engaging in fun activities such as jumping and playing...

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Home Sweet Home… For Dementia

Oct 24, 2016
Home Sweet Home… For Dementia

By Matt Perry

When first planning a new concept in dementia living in The Netherlands, Yvonne Van Amerongen had trouble explaining that she wanted a real world village — not the sterile confines of a nursing home.

“It took us three months to explain to the first architect what a normal house meant,” says Van...

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Statistics Show Many Parents Experienced Childhood Trauma

Oct 21, 2016

By Hannah Guzik 

One in five California adults with children living in their homes said they were physically abused as a child, and one in 10 were sexually abused, according to data released last week.

The research, from Kidsdata and the California Department of Public Health, show that adults who are raising children commonly experienced...

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Fewer California Doctors Accept Medi-Cal, Despite Surge in Number of Patients

Oct 21, 2016

By Hannah Guzik 

Although enrollment in California’s low-income health plan has surged in the last three years, fewer physicians are accepting these Medi-Cal patients, according to a new report.

That means 40 percent of doctors provide 80 percent of Medi-Cal visits statewide.

The report, released this month by the California Health Care Foundation, found that the...

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Gov. Brown Signs Bill Granting Paid Parental Leave to School Employees

Oct 18, 2016

 

By Hannah Guzik

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill late last month that will give paid parental leave to all California school employees for up to 12 weeks, including those who work in classified departments and community colleges.

The workers will have the option to use any accrued sick leave during that time, and then will...

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