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Activists, Refinery Neighbors Start to Monitor Air Quality

Apr 23, 2014

By Chris Richard Residents in the most polluted neighborhood of Los Angeles band together to keep tabs on air quality.The post Activists, Refinery Neighbors Start to Monitor Air Quality appeared first on California Health Report.

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Some Still Struggling to Afford Affordable Care

Apr 23, 2014

By Pamela K. Johnson

Chanee Houston has decided to take her chances. As the open enrollment period for health insurance under Covered California closed this month, the 26-year-old remained uninsured.

The Irvine resident had considered purchasing a plan through the state’s marketplace, “but even with the financial aid they give you, it’s still kind of expensive,”...

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New CDC Report Shares Effective Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities

Apr 23, 2014

By Fran Kritz

Evidence-based interventions at the local and national levels provide promising strategies for reducing racial and ethnic health disparities related to  several conditions, including HIV infection rates, immunization coverage and motor vehicle injuries and deaths, according to a new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office of Minority Health...

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Fussy Infants and Toddlers Tend to Watch More Media

Apr 23, 2014

By Fran Kritz Fussy babies and toddlers are more likely to be exposed to media, according to a new study. The researchers looked at data from 7,450 children in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study of children born in 2001, including information repor...

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Transitional Kindergarden Aims for a Lifelong Boost

Apr 23, 2014

By Lisa Renner State Senate Democrats are pushing for the expansion of transitional kindergarten for all 4-year-olds in hopes that it will reduce costs in special education and incarcerations down the road. Transitional kindergarten, which started in ...

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In S.F., arena builders show some class

Apr 22, 2014

Let us now praise the owners of the Golden State Warriors. They are planning to build a $1 billion arena at their own expense. Imagine that – businessmen who are willing to assume the financial risk for their own ambitious … Continue reading

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Co-Housing Entices Families and Seniors

Apr 21, 2014

By Lisa Renner Greg Kelly was looking for an alternative to the isolation that can come with suburban living. He hated how in many suburban neighborhoods, people barely interact with their neighbors, spend most of their time in cars and struggle to kee...

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Tough love for star athletes — are you kidding?

Apr 21, 2014
Tough love for star athletes — are you kidding?

  The headline atop the Sacramento Bee’s sport page today says: “It’s time to stop coddling Aldon Smith.” Columnist Matthew Barrows contends that the San Francisco 49ers need to take a tough position regarding their star outside linebacker Aldon Smith. … Continue reading

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Study: Nursing Homes Must Prepare for Influx of Alzheimer’s Patients

Apr 18, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A new study on Alzheimer’s disease by researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health finds that a culture change is desperately needed for to help improve the quality of life for Alzheimer’s patients in nursing homes. Facilities also need help to prepare for the millions of patients expected to be...

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What Else Do the Statistics From California’s Exchange Reveal?

Apr 18, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

Nearly 1.4 million people enrolled in a Covered California health plan, the state announced this week, after the open enrollment period ended Tuesday.

The big headline was that the enrollment total exceeded the state’s target. But included in the press release were statistics on who enrolled, how they enrolled and what health plan...

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