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Most Employers, Like NFL, Don’t Have Policies for Responding to Domestic Violence

Sep 18, 2014

By Mary Flynn Most workplaces (70 percent) do not have a formal policy or program to address violence, let alone domestic violence specifically, despite a survey indicating that 44 percent of adult employees reported personally experiencing the effects of domestic violence in their workplace.

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Ninth Circuit: Cities Must Have On-Street Disabled Parking

Sep 16, 2014

Cities Have an Obligation Under the ADA Editor’s note: the following is a legal alert from BBK Law. The Ninth Circuit recently ruled that cities have an obligation under the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide on-street parking that is accessible to people with disabilities. In Fortyune v. City of Lomita, the plaintiff filed suit...

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Surfing the Wave of Aging Latinos

Sep 15, 2014

By Matt Perry

March marked a turning point in California’s ethnic breakdown: Latinos officially outnumbered the state’s white population.

Meanwhile, the aging Latino population is one of the fastest-growing demographics nationally, thanks to “a very high life expectancy among Hispanics,” according to noted aging researcher S. Jay Olshansky of the University of Illinois...

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Personal weight loss leads to community education for Richmond resident

Sep 15, 2014

By Veronica Moscoso

In this story we go to Richmond, where Alex Chavez had gained so much weight that he felt helpless to do anything to improve his health. Then he learned about Cooking Matters– a cooking class that makes a healthy lifestyle affordable.

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California Stem Cell Report
ViaCyte: Stem Cell Diabetes Therapy ‘Not Possible’ Without California Taxpayer Cash

ViaCyte: Stem Cell Diabetes Therapy ‘Not Possible’ Without California Taxpayer Cash

The California stem cell agency hit a couple of firsts this week when it pumped up its investment this week in the “teabag” diabetes therapy being developed by ViaCyte, Inc., of San Diego.

The effort, backed by $55 million from the agency, is the first clinical trial in the United States for a diabetes...

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Daily Use of Marijuana by Kids and Young Adults Liked to Very Serious Outcomes, Including Suicide Attempts

Sep 12, 2014

By Fran Kritz Kids and adolescents who use marijuana every day before they reach age 17 are more than 60 percent less likely to finish high school or get an equivalent degree than young people who have never used the drug, according to a new study. The...

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CDC Study Finds Too Few Kids Getting Preventive Care

Sep 11, 2014

By Fran Kritz A new study by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that millions of kids have not received some critical preventive services. These services include a hearing screening soon after birth, preventive den...

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Connecting the young and old in geriatric psychiatry

Sep 10, 2014

By Pamela K. Johnson
Bella Schwartzbord, who turned 100 in August, recently added jewelry making to her busy schedule of playing Bingo, practicing yoga and taking walks. While she’s aging successfully, her daughter, Sarah Gelberd, M.D., knows that many older adults across California aren’t faring as well.

Gelberd sees the problem up close as medical director...

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California Stem Cell Report
California Stem Cell Meeting Concludes; Links to Stories

BERKELEY, Ca. -- Directors of the California stem cell agency today concluded their meeting at 1:53 p.m. PDT. Look for more coverage of matters discussed at the meeting in the next week or so.

Here are links and excerpts from stories from today's session.

California Bets $55 Million on 'Teabag' Diabetes Treatment

BERKELEY, Ca. -- California...

California Stem Cell Report
Revolving Door Policy Tightened at California Stem Cell Agency

BERKELEY, Ca. -- Directors of the California stem cell agency today approved a measure aimed at easing conflicts of interest involving employees who may seek employment with recipients of the agency’s largess.


On a unanimous voice voice, the governing board  of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) set a new revolving door...

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