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Cousins is no match with Barkley as a winner

Jul 29, 2014
Cousins is no match with Barkley as a winner

  Let’s put blame where it rightly belongs: The Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins hasn’t been fined and suspended by the NBA for spitting on a little girl. That would be Charles Barkley, back in 1991. Barkley and Cousins, however, are both … Continue reading

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Forget the spin and hire more reporters, editors

Jul 28, 2014

As unemployed journalists around the country well know, good journalism doesn’t come cheap. It requires many reporters out in the field getting the news and numerous editors processing it. Staffing is the heart of the business, and when you cut … Continue reading

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Interview with Dr. David Williams

Jul 28, 2014

By Daniel Weintraub Dr. David Williams, an internationally recognized authority on social influences on health, currently teaches at the Harvard School of Public Health. His research has enhanced our understanding of the complex ways in which socioecon...

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A Nurse, a Friend and a Parenting Teacher: Home-Visit Program Helps Low-Income Mothers

Jul 25, 2014

By Lisa Renner

Oyuny Bahena was pregnant and living in a homeless shelter in Merced County when she first met with a home-visit nurse.

The nurse offered to help guide the 20-year-old through the challenges of parenthood over the next two years at no cost. Bahena remains grateful.

“I love her support (and) how she’s very attentive...

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Columnist’s views on death penalty, convicted priest

Jul 24, 2014

After reading Sacramento Bee columnist Marco Breton’s hang ’em high column yesterday regarding the death penalty, I decided to reread three columns he wrote on the Rev. Uriel Ojeda in 2012 and 2013. I did this because I recalled a … Continue reading

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Home Blood Pressure-Monitoring Devices Reduce Health Care Costs

Jul 23, 2014

By Fran Kritz Home blood pressure monitoring devices can save money by improving healthcare quality and reducing healthcare costs, according to a new study funded by the American Heart Association. According to the researchers, more than 76 million a...

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Antibiotic Use Is Common in Hospice Care

Jul 21, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A new study finds that use of antibiotics is quite common among terminal patients who are in hospice care.

The researchers used data based on the electronic health records of adults patients discharged to hospice care from Oregon Health & Science University over a three-year period ending in 2013.

The post Antibiotic Use...

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Numbers of Strokes Fall Among People 65 and Older During the Last Two Decades

Jul 21, 2014

By Fran Kritz Fewer older Americans are having strokes and those who do suffer a stroke have a lower risk of dying from them, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study found a 24 percent overa...

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Ducks, geese and teenage girls along seedy stretch of river

Jul 21, 2014

I don’t know what to make of the two teenage girls in skimpy attire I saw last Friday afternoon. They were  wading in the lower American River. A minute later, a girl with a small dog came out of the woods … Continue reading

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Improving farmworker living conditions

Jul 20, 2014

By Suzanne Potter In this story we go to the rural farming communities about 60 miles east of wealthy Palm Springs, where tens of thousands of people live in what many have described as third world conditions. They crowd into dilapidated mobile home pa...

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