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Feeling the need to calculate my life expectancy

Nov 18, 2016
Feeling the need to calculate my life expectancy

  How many years do I have left to live? God only knows. But that question has been on my mind because this year marks a dubious milestone. I turned 70½, which means the Internal Revenue Service wants me to … Continue reading

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Children of Color Face Educational Disparities in California, Report Shows

Nov 17, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

Latino and African American children in California are about twice as a likely to be struggling with reading in third grade than their white counterparts. And by the time these children of color reach high school, they are less likely to graduate on time.

These are just a few of the educational disparities...

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Another high school leader worried by Trump’s election

Nov 17, 2016

Editor’s Note:   Some high school officials in the great state of Ohio, where I have numerous relatives, are disturbed by the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and the effect it is having on their students. The … Continue reading

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Evaluating people by their looks

Nov 15, 2016

“Young Joe Biden Was a Hottie.” A headline like that, which I came across this morning in the Harvard Crimson,  is hard to ignore. In fact, it introduces the “most read” story on the newspaper’s website. Click on the headline … Continue reading

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Caring For Advanced Illness Through Faith Communities

Nov 14, 2016

By Matt Perry

Community health experts continue to connect with older adults through faith-based communities.

The city of Fremont did this several years ago with its Community Ambassadors Program for Seniors. From churches, temples, mosques, and synagogues to community centers and beyond, health officials found faith communities already had deep ties within ethnic communities.

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California’s Caregiver Crisis: African Americans Most at Risk

Nov 14, 2016

 

By Karen Lincoln

California’s population is aging. By 2030, 18 percent of the state will be 65 or older. More significantly, this population will be increasingly racially and ethnically diverse. Current projections suggest that 52% of these older adults will be members of a minority group.

This demographic shift is likely to have a profound...

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Inspiring words from a high school principal in Ohio

Nov 11, 2016

Editor’s Note: Family members in the great state of Ohio alerted me to this statement by the principal of Shaker Heights High School near Cleveland. The following is from the school newspaper, The Shakerite. Principal Jonathan Kuehnle spoke during the Nov. 9 … Continue reading

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What’s gotten into American voters?

Nov 9, 2016

The 1956 horror film “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” threw a real scare into me. The thought of alien beings taking over the bodies of parents and friends unsettled my 10-year-old mind. Creepy things might lurk beneath the surface of … Continue reading

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Infections, Not Antibiotics, May Cause Childhood Obesity, Study Says

Nov 9, 2016

 

By Hannah Guzik 

Infections during infancy — not antibiotic use — may lead to childhood obesity, a new study reports.

The study, published Nov. 1 in the peer-reviewed journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, examined more than 260,000 infants over 16 years.

Children diagnosed with an infection during their first year of life who did not...

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Spurred by Accidental Child Gun Deaths, Medical Experts Press for Open Dialogue

Spurred by Accidental Child Gun Deaths, Medical Experts Press for Open Dialogue

Such incidents are preventable, and child health organizations and the wider medical community have begun to urge for greater transparency about firearm access.

The post Spurred by Accidental Child Gun Deaths, Medical Experts Press for Open Dialogue appeared first on California Health Report.


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