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Group Classes Teach Parents to Help Kids with Autism Improve their Language Skills

Oct 30, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A study by Stanford researchers finds that group classes for parents that teach a specific therapy can help to improve the children’s’ language skills.  The  study looked at 12 week classes that taught “pivotal response training” in which parents identify something a child wants—such as a ball–and offer rewards in exchange for...

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Kings owner Ranadive spins another fantasy

Oct 30, 2014

The most offensive display put on yesterday as the Sacramento Kings opened the new season against the Golden State Warriors was Kings owner Vivek Ranadive bragging about an NBA championship that will come to “one of the most iconic structures … Continue reading

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Restrictive stereotypes fall when someone dares to challenge them

Oct 28, 2014
Restrictive stereotypes fall when someone dares to challenge them

  When I came across a picture of a very pregnant Alysia Montaño, a 2012 Olympian from Southern California, competing in the U.S. Track and Field Championships June 26 while eight months pregnant, I did a double take. It was … Continue reading

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Changing the message of aging…subliminally

Oct 27, 2014

By Matt Perry

As a reporter who covers Aging issues, discussing the topic in public typically evokes this response through clenched teeth:   “Getting old sucks.”

There are variations on this reply – some involve profanity – but today’s accepted cultural message is that aging is terrible, horrible, no good, and very bad.


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UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations finds innovative ways to treat most common health problems

Oct 27, 2014

By Todd Dayton

In this story we visit a San Francisco research center working to better the lives of those most at risk for poor health. UC San Francisco’s Center for Vulnerable Populations puts many of the most common health conditions in the crosshairs, and uses research and outreach to improve the health of society’s...

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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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