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Depression Can Hit New Fathers as well as New Mothers

Apr 16, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A new study by researchers at Northwestern University finds that new dads should be screened for depression, not just new mothers.

“It’s not just new moms who need to be screened for depression, dads are at risk, too,” says Craig  Garfield, MD, lead author of the study and an associate professor in pediatrics...

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Rural Californians Also Face High Housing Costs

Apr 15, 2014

By Mary Flynn

California residents pay dearly to live in the Golden state. Nearly half of California residents experienced a “high housing cost burden” in 2012, which means that the cost of their housing — including mortgage, home insurance, utilities and property taxes for homeowners and rent and utilities for renters — consumed more than...

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Mental Health Courts Give Mentally Ill Offenders the Option of Treatment

Apr 14, 2014

By Lynn Graebner As the number of jail and prison inmates with mental illness increases, addressing the problem is becoming even more critical. In the 1980s, 8 percent of jail and prison inmates in the state had serious mental illness. Now, 20 perce...

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Report: California Lacks Psychiatric Beds for Severely Mentally Ill

Apr 14, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

Jails and prisons are the largest “mental institutions” in California, holding far more people with severe psychiatric illnesses than state hospitals, according to a report released last Tuesday by the Treatment Advocacy Center and the National Sheriffs’ Association.

“For a state with 38 million people — 1 in every 8 Americans lives in...

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Strange bedfellows unite to help older adults

Apr 14, 2014

In the near future, successful care for older adults will depend on bold and creative collaborations. That’s the message aging pioneer Ken Dychtwald gave last month’s Aging in America conference. Dychtwald, CEO of the consulting group Age Wave, might as well have been describing the “strange bedfellows” collaboration between two organizations often considered mortal...

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With state agriculture using 75% of the water, does it really matter if you conserve in the garden?

Apr 14, 2014
With state agriculture using 75% of the water, does it really matter if you conserve in the garden?

  I spared the volunteer sunflowers yesterday and gave them a deep drink of water. I had been thinking of getting rid of them. My wife, who usually requisitions a patch of the “back forty” for her flower garden, announced … Continue reading

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Clinics Wait For More Patients in Obamacare Wake

Apr 13, 2014

By Genevieve Bookwalter

St. James Health Center is ready for the onslaught.

The community health clinic, one of the busiest in San Jose, sits on the corner of 2nd and Julian streets near downtown. Doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other health-care providers here treat some of the poorest patients in Santa Clara County — patients whom many...

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Recommending Mammograms for Elderly Women Should be Determined by Expected Longevity

Apr 11, 2014

By Fran Kritz A new review of studies on breast cancer and elderly women by researchers at UCSF and the Harvard School of Medicine suggests that doctors should focus on how long a patient is likely to live when deciding whether to order mammograms for ...

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Nurses Becoming a Rarity in California Public Schools

Apr 10, 2014

By Natalie Jones Each school day, about a fifth of the children in California schools attend class without a nurse in the building.If emergency medication needs to be administered -- an epinephrine shot for allergies, for example, or other kinds of ...

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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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