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Equal play for equal pay, says this old basketball player

May 25, 2015

I’m no longer a dominating basketball player. I can’t say I deserve to play every minute of the game because I’m better than my teammates. I am, at 69, an average player in the Capital Athletic Club B league. But … Continue reading

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Seniors turn to Tai Chi to improve wellness

May 21, 2015

In this story we go to Oakland where we spoke with seniors experiencing the benefits of regular Tai Chi practice. Originally developed for self-defense, Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that many now turn to for exercise. Research shows that Tai...

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California Nursing Homes Split on Quality

May 20, 2015

By Hannah Guzik

Among states with the largest numbers of seniors, California leads the nation in having the most high quality nursing homes, according to a new report.

But the state also has a large number of nursing homes that scored poorly on a Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services quality rating system, the...

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Traveling solo takes a special mindset

May 20, 2015
Traveling solo takes a special mindset

  I was a late arrival to international traveling. I spent most of my adult years imagining myself as an adventurous fellow, but I always found excuses to avoid trips to far-off places. Part of the reason was a fear … Continue reading

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His Aim is True

May 18, 2015

By Leah Bartos

An ER Doc Tackles America’s Gun Problem

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Trip to Costa Rica begins with exploding volcano

May 18, 2015

The two-week adventure trip to Costa Rica began with a bang: Just as our plane had begun its initial descent into the airport at San Jose, the pilot announced that a volcano near the capital had exploded. The airport was … Continue reading

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Need to Know

May 17, 2015

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

By Hannah Guzik 

Walking the beat to safety from gang violence in Cypress Park.

What happens when victims of community violence leave the hospital?

Denti-Cal cuts have resulted in a spike in ER visits.

Hospital networks are smaller in Covered California...

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Happier at 100 than 10

May 15, 2015

By Matt Perry

When does old age begin?

At 46. Or 87. Depending on whom you ask.

That’s the latest from UnitedHealthcare’s annual survey of centenarians – those who have reached 100 — which offers some fascinating insights into the aging process with the help of this year’s additional survey group: 10 year-olds.

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Indictment and a steelhead arrive on the same day

May 15, 2015

Writer’s note: In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War, I found myself wandering between two worlds: one as a beginning sports editor in the small town of Red Bluff, California, and the other as a draft resister awaiting … Continue reading

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Hospital Networks Smaller in Covered California Plans, But Quality Comparable

May 13, 2015

By Hannah Guzik 

Covered California health plans offer smaller hospital networks than commercial plans, a recent study reports.

The research backs up the claims of many enrollees who say their Covered California plans have narrow networks. However, the researchers add, the state marketplace plans still offer about the same level of geographic access to hospitals...

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