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My older sister missed the Belmont Stakes this year

Jun 13, 2016
My older sister missed the Belmont Stakes this year

My sister Mil didn’t get to hear the roar of the crowd Saturday at the 148th running of the Belmont Stakes. It was probably the first Belmont she missed experiencing vicariously in about 60 years. Her house in Floral Park, … Continue reading

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When autism ages out of the school system

Jun 10, 2016

By Pam Raymond

California’s day programs for adults with autism are underfunded and overcrowded. But with thousands of young people with developmental delays or disabilities about to reach the age at which they can no longer attend a public school, the problem is soon going to get much, much worse.

My daughter’s story is just one...

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Invasive Mosquitoes a Concern as California Grapples With Zika Risk

Invasive Mosquitoes a Concern as California Grapples With Zika Risk

So far, no one has contracted Zika in California — but some travelers have returned to the state already infected. Epidemiologists say that it’s possible the virus could take hold in pockets of the state, if certain mosquitoes bite those with Zika infections, but the likelihood of a widespread epidemic is low.

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When Air Quality Dips, P.E. Moves Indoors in the Central Valley

When Air Quality Dips, P.E. Moves Indoors in the Central Valley

The Central Valley has long been plagued with some of the dirtiest air in the nation. It usually hits those with the most vulnerable lungs the hardest, including elementary school-age kids with asthma.

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“Follow your passion” has a ring of religion to it

Jun 9, 2016

When I started my adult work life, I don’t recall anyone telling me to “follow your passion.” The closest thing to that was advice from a worldly wise man who told me “to make your avocation your vocation.” The other … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Death: California’s End of Life Option Act

Reclaiming Death: California’s End of Life Option Act

By Matt Perry

“When we talk about death what we’re really talking about is life.” – Dr. Dawn Gross, host of the radio show “Dying to Talk”

“What happens when you die?  That to me is the only thing really that’s of any importance.” – George Harrison

California’s End of Life Option Act takes effect...

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Reclaiming Death: California’s End of Life Option Act

Reclaiming Death: California’s End of Life Option Act

By Matt Perry

“When we talk about death what we’re really talking about is life.” – Dr. Dawn Gross, host of the radio show “Dying to Talk”

“What happens when you die?  That to me is the only thing really that’s of any importance.” – George Harrison

California’s End of Life Option Act takes effect...

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Of manhood, Donald Trump and our draft board in Queens

Jun 7, 2016
Of manhood, Donald Trump and our draft board in Queens

The death of Muhammad Ali and the tributes to his moral courage in refusing to serve in the Army during the Vietnam War have gotten me thinking about the subject of manhood, military service, Donald Trump and a draft board … Continue reading

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Inspiration Over Fear: Where Health Really Happens

Inspiration Over Fear: Where Health Really Happens

By Matt Perry

Your physician hands you the surprising prescription. It’s not for an antidepressant. It’s not for a statin drug. Instead, it’s something completely different.

“Get connected with your community,” she says with a smile. “That’s the best health advice I can give you.”

This isn’t some utopian scenario off in the distant...

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Inspiration Over Fear: Where Health Really Happens

Inspiration Over Fear: Where Health Really Happens

By Matt Perry

Your physician hands you the surprising prescription. It’s not for an antidepressant. It’s not for a statin drug. Instead, it’s something completely different.

“Get connected with your community,” she says with a smile. “That’s the best health advice I can give you.”

This isn’t some utopian scenario off in the distant...

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