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Sharing her story of mental illness

May 26, 2015

 By Daniel Weintraub

Elyn Saks has a story like one that millions of people hide from their friends, their co-workers and even their families. But she wants the world to know about it.

Saks suffers from a serious mental disorder. She has schizophrenia. “Everything about my past says I shouldn’t be here,” Saks says.

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HealthyCal.org
No More “Terrible Choice”? Palliative Care on the Rise

May 26, 2015

By Matt Perry

It’s been called “The terrible choice” for the seriously ill. Choose hospice and imminent death… or treatment in hopes of a cure.

But not both.

That’s the choice many patients must make when faced with advanced serious illness. Those who choose to pursue a cure often go without palliative care, which provides the kind...

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California Stem Cell Report
NeoStem Sees Whopping Jump in Stock Price on $18 Million Backing from California

NeoStem Sees Whopping Jump in Stock Price on $18 Million Backing from California

A graphic depiction of trading on NeoStem stock last week.
Google chart
The stock price of NeoStem, Inc., shot up 28 percent in one day last week after the California stem cell agency approved a nearly $18 million grant to the firm for a potential therapy that “teaches the...

California Stem Cell Report
UC Davis Stem Cell Program Cited in Sacramento Bee

UC Davis Stem Cell Program Cited in Sacramento Bee

Here is one of the photos run by The Bee today with a story
about the UC Davis stem cell program.
The Sacramento Bee today published an article on the rise of UC Davis as a major stem cell research center, largely with a $130 million assist from...

Sue Wilson Reports
Scott Walker and the GOP Turning First Amendment Rights Upside Down

May 22, 2015
Scott Walker and the GOP Turning First Amendment Rights Upside Down

May 22, 2015 originally posted at BradBlog.comIt's been an entire year since the First Amendment suffered a gigantic blow as a result of the 2012 Scott Walker recall campaign in Wisconsin, though it's one that very few Americans above and beyond astute...

California Stem Cell Report
CIRM Directors Coverage Delayed

Today's meeting of the directors of the $3 billion California stem cell agency will not be covered live by the California Stem Cell Report. Look for a reprise of the session in the coming weeks.

HealthyCal.org
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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HealthyCal.org
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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California Stem Cell Report
NeoStem Up For $18 Million Melanoma Award from California

California's stem cell agency is expected to make an $18 million bet this week on a treatment by NeoStem, Inc., for a skin cancer that kills 10,000 persons a year in the United States alone. Up for approval on Thursday is the company's application for ...

California Stem Cell Report
California Stem Cell Audit: Praise for Mills but More Work Needed on IP, Conflicts of Interest

The California stem cell agency this week received good marks for changes made by its new president, but it is also being told that it needs to improve how it tracks potential royalties and how it prevents grant reviewer conflicts of interest.A "perfor...

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