Pope Francis and Robert De Niro Agree on Aging

Sep 29, 2015

By Matt Perry What do Pope Francis and actor Robert De Niro have in common? When the Pope addressed the U.S. Congress last week, amid a 50-minute speech spanning the importance of caring for the poor, stewarding the planet, and mitigating violence, he ...

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All Hands on Deck: Training A Geriatric Workforce

Sep 28, 2015

By Matt Perry

All hands on deck.

That’s how four state universities won federal grants to help train a woefully unprepared California geriatric workforce — especially in underserved communities.

The grants mark an important shift in the way older adults will be treated in the future. Instead of a single physician, teams of health professionals will offer...

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A perilous link: pet abuse and domestic violence

Sep 27, 2015

People who abuse pets are more likely to abuse their partners, and do so with more violence. Domestic violence shelters are looking for ways to accommodate animals to help victims escape their abusers. Pita and her owner both found refuge at Freedom H...

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Need to Know

Sep 27, 2015


By Hannah Guzik

How California’s drought affects residents’ health.

The state’s strict emissions limits have reduced cancer risk by 76 percent in the last 20 years.

Despite the need, third-generation Mexican adults in California are less likely to receive diabetes care.

Undocumented adults in Contra Costa County now have health coverage.

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Living in the Blast Zone

Sep 25, 2015

By Rucha Chitnis

In the past seven years, crude-by-rail—transport of crude oil on rails—has increased, a change that galvanized recent protests in Richmond.

The post Living in the Blast Zone appeared first on California Health Report.

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Game to 100
Football fan could use some common sense

Sep 24, 2015

Here are a few thought-provoking things from the world of sports recently: The beating of a jersey-wearing Minnesota Vikings fan by S.F. fans after a recent 49ers home game made me wonder about the wisdom of making yourself a potential … Continue reading
Third-Generation Mexican Adults in California Less Likely to Receive Diabetes Care

Sep 23, 2015

By Hannah Guzik Although they are more likely than their parents to have diabetes, third-generation Mexican adults in California are less likely to receive check-ups to help them manage the condition, according to a new study. Previous studies have fou...

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He didn’t look like a murderer

Sep 22, 2015

While reading a book review recently, I saw that the novel was set in the small seaside town of Moclips, Washington. I was immediately taken back 40 years to one of my first encounters with true evil. Back then, I … Continue reading
How California’s Drought Affects Residents’ Health

Sep 22, 2015

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By Linda Childers

For most Californians, the continuing drought means a crash course in learning how to conserve water and adjusting to warmer temperatures. But for some of the state’s residents, the drought has also brought about increased health challenges.

From reports of West Nile Virus and Valley fever, to a greater incidence of...

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L.A. Rolls Out Complex Care Teams for Chronically Ill Patients

Sep 21, 2015

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By Robin Urevich

Los Angeles County’s Department of Health Services is betting it can save money while radically improving the health of some of its sickest and most challenging patients. Last March, county health officials began targeting individuals in South and East Los Angeles who rely on emergency departments or hospitalizations for care...

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