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Wimpy City Council pits Sacramento pedestrians against bicyclists

Jul 27, 2016

Street-by-street urban warfare has begun in Sacramento, and it promises to be a long, nasty battle marked by an upsurge in pedestrian casualties. Don’t think for a minute that the City Council Tuesday night voted to ban bikes on some … Continue reading

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Sacramento’s sidewalks are no place for bicyclists

Jul 26, 2016

The fellow at my athletic club was outraged. He had been involved in a bike accident on a sidewalk adjacent to the state Capitol in downtown Sacramento. A stupid pedestrian, he said, was yakking away on his cellphone, not watching … Continue reading

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As California ages, demand soars for geriatricians

Jul 25, 2016

As California ages, demands soars for geriatricians. from California Health Report on Vimeo. The post As California ages, demand soars for geriatricians appeared first on California Health Report.

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Retailers roll with new restriction on tobacco sales to minors

Jul 25, 2016
Retailers roll with new restriction on tobacco sales to minors

 

By Lisa Renner

At convenience stores and gas stations across the state, bright yellow signs are posted prominently on front doors: “Under 21/ No Tobacco.”

Libby Brown, a 16-year-old from Turlock, has no problem with the new state law, which went into effect in June, even though it raised the legal smoking age from 18.

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California Children and Mothers Have Higher Exposure to Flame Retardants, Study Finds

Jul 21, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

California children and their mothers are exposed to higher levels of flame retardants than researchers have found in a past study, according to a report released Monday.

These chemicals have been linked to cancer and hormone disruption in animals, and were widespread in baby products and furniture for nearly four decades in...

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On the wisdom of leaving old love letters alone

Jul 21, 2016
On the wisdom of leaving old love letters alone

I can’t get myself to throw away some old love letters I have stored in the garage, even though I have no interest in rereading them. The oldest go back 50 years to my college days. They reflect several long-term … Continue reading

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About 10% of California Teens Have Used E-Cigarettes, Study Finds

Jul 20, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

About 10 percent of California teenagers have used electronic cigarettes, a rate that is higher than national estimates, according to a new study.

Scientists from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research analyzed data from the 2014 California Health Interview Survey, which interviewed 1,052 adolescents ages 12–17.

The study cites previous research that...

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How uniting kids, elders helps both

Jul 18, 2016
How uniting kids, elders helps both

By Matt Perry

It’s a solution for two problems at once: children desperately need mentors to guide them, and isolated seniors yearn for more connection and meaning.

The growing intergenerational activities movement received a powerful jolt last year when the Los Angeles-based Eisner Foundation sharpened its focus to solely support intergenerational programming.

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Seeing America through different eyes

Jul 18, 2016

Here’s a tale of two Americas that may shed some light on why so many folks think our social system just ain’t fair. First, we have a big bank suspected of laundering nearly $900 million for drug traffickers and processing … Continue reading

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As Undocumented Children Enroll in Medi-Cal, Some Clinics See Uptick in Patients

Jul 14, 2016
As Undocumented Children Enroll in Medi-Cal, Some Clinics See Uptick in Patients

The state is working with health care providers and Medi-Cal managed health plans to prepare for the influx of new patients, Cava said.

However, many clinics contacted by the California Health Report said it’s too soon to tell what the impact of the expansion will be on their patient numbers.

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