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New Study looks at Health and Well-Being of Latino Children in California

Oct 22, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A new study shows significant differences between the health and wellbeing of the 4.7 million Latino children in California and white children in the state. The study, conducted at the request of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health,* also shows Latino children now make up almost half the children in the...

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Have an addiction? Here’s the word on the street

Oct 22, 2014

I parked my black Mustang yesterday in a parking lot across from the Capital Athletic Club. The club in downtown Sacramento is just a few blocks from the state Capitol. There are many state office buildings nearby, along with a … Continue reading

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Native American Tribes Have the Right, but Not the Resources, to Prosecute Abusers

Oct 21, 2014

By Leah Bartos

Native American woman face a 2 in 5 chance of experiencing some form of intimate partner violence in their lifetime. In most of these cases – 86 percent – the perpetrator of the violence will be non-Native.

These statistics, based on federal data, reflect a rate of violence against Native American women...

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In terms of fitness, how old are you?

Oct 20, 2014

When guys at my athletic club ask me how old I am, I tend to joke that I’m 39 in basketball years. That subtracts almost 30 years from my chronological age. I’d rather they look at what they see on … Continue reading

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State Refuses to Identify Hospitals it Says Have Harmed Patients

Oct 15, 2014

By Chris Richard

California has been withholding money from 66 hospitals it holds culpable for medical errors, but state officials refuse to describe the mistakes or publicly identify the hospitals, all of which have allegedly harmed patients.

California Department of Health Care Services spokesman Norman Williams said the agency is withholding disciplinary records to protect patients’...

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Santa Cruz pilot project equips foster youth with education champions

Oct 15, 2014

By Lynn Graebner An Oakland-based nonprofit group is building a national model to help foster youth overcome one of their biggest challenges: staying in school. Moving among multiple homes, often dealing with the trauma of neglect or abuse on top of be...

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Spike in ER usage from newly insured declines over time, study says

Oct 15, 2014

Pent-up demand for health care leads to a spike in emergency room visits and hospitalizations among the newly insured, but those numbers quickly decline as people’s needs are met and their health becomes more stable, according to a new study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

The study could mean that fears...

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Tulare County Fights Domestic Violence on a New Front

Oct 15, 2014

By Leah Bartos

Nestled in central California and flanked by the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, Tulare County is sometimes called the Appalachia of the West. It is home to the giant Sequoia trees; Mount Whitney towers over the county’s eastern edge. It’s also one of the most poverty-stricken regions of the state.

The post Tulare...

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Forget strong-mayor theory — follow the money

Oct 15, 2014

My fair-minded self suggests that I take the high road on Measure L, the plan to enhance the powers of the mayor of Sacramento. I should focus solely on whether a strong mayor is preferable to one who is first … Continue reading

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Most Parents Install Car Seats for Newborns Incorrectly

Oct 14, 2014

By Fran Kritz A new study finds that nearly all parents install car seats for newborns incorrectly. Parents who are low income or speak poor English are the most likely to make installation and positioning mistakes. Researchers from the Oregon Health a...

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