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Drought, Shutdown of Rancho Feeding Corp. Could Cripple Regrowth of California’s Independent, Grass-fed Livestock Producers

Apr 9, 2014

By Angela Woodall The Rancho slaughterhouse was a critical piece of the supply chain for sustainable, local meat, leaving consumers with fewer alternatives to factory-farmed meats, despite the growing demand.

The post Drought, Shutdown of Rancho Feeding Corp. Could Cripple Regrowth of California’s Independent, Grass-fed Livestock Producers appeared first on California Health Report.


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Young Teenagers Give Birth to a Quarter of all Babies Born to Teen Mothers

Apr 9, 2014

By Fran Kritz

The number of babies born to mothers ages 15 to 17 years of age has declined but still represents over a quarter of teen births each year, according to the April issue of Vital Signs, a monthly health indicator publication of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.)  According to the...

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On being an athletic fat kid

Apr 9, 2014
On being an athletic fat kid

  When I brought home my report card near the end of fourth grade at Our Lady of Lourdes grammar school in Queens, I gave it to my mother. She took it into the dining room to discuss it with … Continue reading

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The Waiting Room: L.A. County’s Medi-Cal Backlog

Apr 8, 2014

By Jessica Portner As the deluge of applications for Medi-Cal through continues to flood into Covered California, local health advocacy groups and providers throughout Los Angeles County say the sizable enrollment backlog is delaying health care services for needy residents.

The post The Waiting Room: L.A. County’s Medi-Cal Backlog appeared first on California Health...

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Fewer Fractures Linked to Higher Socioeconomic Status Among Minority Middle Aged Women

Apr 8, 2014

By Fran Kritz

If you are a middle-aged African-American or Asian woman, your social class may play a significant role in how likely you are to suffer bone fractures, according to a new study by researchers at UCLA.

The researchers used data on 2,167 pre-menopausal women from the Study of Women’s Health Across...

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Do you know what’s in your dirt? Urban gardens may have potential contaminants like asbestos in soil

Apr 8, 2014
Do you know what’s in your dirt? Urban gardens may have potential contaminants like asbestos in soil

By Fran Kritz

A new study from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) finds that urban gardeners often don’t know that the soil they’re using for their gardens can contain contaminants such as asbestos.

“While the benefits are far-reaching, gardening in urban settings can also create opportunities for exposure to contaminants such as...

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California Farmers Brace for New EPA Pesticide Rules

Apr 7, 2014

By Genevieve Bookwalter For the first time since 1992, United States officials are strengthening rules to protect farmworkers across the nation from pesticide poisoning. The post California Farmers Brace for New EPA Pesticide Rules appeared first o...

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Does the U.S. Have the Best Medical System?

Apr 7, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

I interviewed the top finance official at a large Southern California hospital a few weeks ago. She said she was skeptical of the Affordable Care Act. “We need to keep in mind,” she said, “that we do already have the best medical system in the world.”

Is this true, I wondered?

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When you watch the NCAA championship basketball game, remember: Life isn’t fair

Apr 7, 2014

If I were a high school player watching the NCAA basketball tournament, I think I would give up any fantasy of playing in the NBA. The skill levels of many players, coupled by their height and athleticism, seem so far out … Continue reading

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HIV-infected Men at Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Apr 7, 2014

By Fran Kritz The buildup of soft plaque in coronary arteries is more common and extensive in HIV-infected men than in men not infected by the virus, according to a new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Soft plaque ruptures mor...

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