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Bare legs disappearing in today’s basketball

Mar 25, 2015
Bare legs disappearing in today’s basketball

If you’re a fashionista, you might have noticed that the legs of male basketball players are disappearing from view these days. The New York Times had a lengthy article last Sunday in its sports section on this subject. Where once … Continue reading

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Old sprinkler pipes induce fear and trembling

Mar 23, 2015
Old sprinkler pipes induce fear and trembling

    When I saw water streaming over the sidewalk from one of the front sprinklers, my heart sank. I knew there would be no quick fix. My front yard has a network of galvanized steel pipe that goes back … Continue reading

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Some California Cities See End in Sight for Veteran Homelessness

Mar 23, 2015

Marine veteran Mitchell Horton had been chronically homeless since 1988 until last year when he was granted an efficiency apartment in downtown Santa Cruz. He now works as a security guard. Photo by Lynn Graebner By Lynn Graebner Cities across Califor...

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Need to Know

Mar 23, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know. By Hannah Guzik What dementia can teach us. Women doctors earn 69 cents for every dollar their male colleagues do. The Denti-Cal access problem is serious, advocates say. A profile...

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Keeping score where it counts in the NCAA basketball tournament

Mar 19, 2015

Harvard is listed as a 500-1 shot to win the NCAA men’s basketball tournament; North Carolina has odds of 40-1. When the two teams meet today, I won’t be betting my retirement savings that Harvard will pull an upset. But … Continue reading

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Youth Suicide Rates are Disproportionately Higher in Rural Areas

Mar 19, 2015

By Hannah Guzik

Suicide rates among youths and young adults living in rural areas are almost twice as high as those living in urban areas, a recent study has found.

The disproportion increased between 1996 and 2010, “suggesting widening rural-urban disparities,” says the study, published in the peer-reviewed journal, JAMA Pediatrics on March 9.

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Kings arena art acquisition exudes the color of money

Mar 16, 2015
Kings arena art acquisition exudes the color of money

  In Sacramento, what the one-percenters want, the one-percenters get. They use their money, power and influence to tell the rest of us how things are going to be. Their manipulative ability extends from plopping a Kings arena into the … Continue reading

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Need to Know

Mar 15, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know.

By Hannah Guzik 

Are there enough doctors willing to treat children with Medi-Cal?

People are being dropped from Medi-Cal, but the state won’t say how many.

Can theatre be used to treat people with mental illness?

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Empathy: The Future of Dementia Care

Mar 15, 2015

 

 

By Matt Perry

Imagine you’re losing your mind. Imagine most of the life you’ve led is now slipping away from dementia.

 

And it’s one of the best things that has ever happened to you.

 

While it’s hard for most people to imagine dementia in a positive light, aging experts say the benefits can offer precisely those aspects...

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Empathy: The Future of Dementia Care

Mar 15, 2015

 

 

By Matt Perry

Imagine you’re losing your mind. Imagine most of the life you’ve led is now slipping away from dementia.

 

And it’s one of the best things that has ever happened to you.

 

While it’s hard for most people to imagine dementia in a positive light, aging experts say the benefits can offer precisely those aspects...

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