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Empathy: The Future of Dementia Care

Mar 15, 2015

 

 

By Matt Perry

Imagine you’re losing your mind. Imagine most of the life you’ve led is now slipping away from dementia.

 

And it’s one of the best things that has ever happened to you.

 

While it’s hard for most people to imagine dementia in a positive light, aging experts say the benefits can offer precisely those aspects...

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Legislators Consider Denti-Cal Audit

Mar 12, 2015

By Hannah Guzik

California legislators will hold a hearing Tuesday on an audit that found that more than half of children enrolled in the state’s low-income health program didn’t see a dentist in 2013, the most recent year data was available.

State Auditor Elaine M. Howle’s report, released in December, found that fewer than 45 percent...

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Parenting programs turn to fathers

Mar 12, 2015

Rico Lowe gives his four-month-old daughter, Royalty, a bottle.

 

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By Callie Shanafelt

Chris Gibson spends his days visiting new fathers and their tiny babies. He’s a fathering coach and offers help that’s increasing in demand — teaching dads in low income neighborhoods about the ins and outs of infants.

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A Better Delivery for Pregnant Women in Jail

Mar 12, 2015

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By Linda Childers

As the young female inmate from the San Francisco County Jail prepared to give birth to her first child at San Francisco General Hospital, she found comfort in the fact that she wasn’t alone. Sitting by her bedside was a doula, a trained nonclinical birth companion whom she had been...

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Why grammar school was a special time

Mar 12, 2015

I’ve been thinking lately about my grammar school days. That’s because I’ve been exchanging emails with a friend who started in the first grade with me at Our Lady of Lourdes in Queens. We went through all eight years together. … Continue reading

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City looks like loser on Koons sculpture

Mar 10, 2015
City looks like loser on Koons sculpture

  “A fool and his money are soon parted,” goes the old proverb. And so it will be if the Sacramento City Council this evening fails to see through the spurious arguments advanced to promote the purchase of a ridiculously priced Jeff … Continue reading

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Need to Know

Mar 9, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know.

By Hannah Guzik

Aging is at a crossroads in California.

Too many Alzheimer’s patients overuse antipsychotics.

How to stop homicides, one shooter at a time.

Despite high rates of poverty, few Californians use food aid.

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Advocates question children’s access to care

By Lisa Renner

A year after California added nearly a million children to the Medi-Cal program, advocates say the state is not doing enough to ensure that all of those kids have access to doctors and other health care providers.

Most of the children came from the old Healthy Families insurance program, a state and federal...

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Aging Inside the White House

Citing budget constraints, planners of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging once envisioned a virtual affair, with online sessions streamed across the world without any actual presence inside the White House. In other words, a lackluster, disconnec...

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Columnist shows reckless indifference to truth in River Park swastika controversy

Mar 5, 2015

It’s astounding to see any journalist call the exercise of free speech an “abomination.” Free speech and a free press are so closely positioned in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as to be almost inseparable. You can’t have … Continue reading

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