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Most Employers, Like NFL, Don’t Have Policies for Responding to Domestic Violence

Sep 18, 2014

By Mary Flynn Most workplaces (70 percent) do not have a formal policy or program to address violence, let alone domestic violence specifically, despite a survey indicating that 44 percent of adult employees reported personally experiencing the effects of domestic violence in their workplace.

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Surfing the Wave of Aging Latinos

Sep 15, 2014

By Matt Perry

March marked a turning point in California’s ethnic breakdown: Latinos officially outnumbered the state’s white population.

Meanwhile, the aging Latino population is one of the fastest-growing demographics nationally, thanks to “a very high life expectancy among Hispanics,” according to noted aging researcher S. Jay Olshansky of the University of Illinois...

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Pleasant bike ride turns threatening

Sep 15, 2014
Pleasant bike ride turns threatening

The scene unfolded like a silent movie. I was riding my bike on Third Street near S Street in downtown Sacramento Friday morning, a transitional area near the freeway where state offices give way to modest homes. It saw two … Continue reading

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Personal weight loss leads to community education for Richmond resident

Sep 15, 2014

By Veronica Moscoso

In this story we go to Richmond, where Alex Chavez had gained so much weight that he felt helpless to do anything to improve his health. Then he learned about Cooking Matters– a cooking class that makes a healthy lifestyle affordable.

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Daily Use of Marijuana by Kids and Young Adults Liked to Very Serious Outcomes, Including Suicide Attempts

Sep 12, 2014

By Fran Kritz Kids and adolescents who use marijuana every day before they reach age 17 are more than 60 percent less likely to finish high school or get an equivalent degree than young people who have never used the drug, according to a new study. The...

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CDC Study Finds Too Few Kids Getting Preventive Care

Sep 11, 2014

By Fran Kritz A new study by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that millions of kids have not received some critical preventive services. These services include a hearing screening soon after birth, preventive den...

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Connecting the young and old in geriatric psychiatry

Sep 10, 2014

By Pamela K. Johnson
Bella Schwartzbord, who turned 100 in August, recently added jewelry making to her busy schedule of playing Bingo, practicing yoga and taking walks. While she’s aging successfully, her daughter, Sarah Gelberd, M.D., knows that many older adults across California aren’t faring as well.

Gelberd sees the problem up close as medical director...

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From Atlanta Hawks to Kings, racial differences don’t equal racism

Sep 10, 2014

Let us give thanks to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The NBA’s all-time leading scorer, the  author of several books on achievements by blacks and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s pick in 2012 to be a U.S. global cultural ambassador, may open … Continue reading

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Hog Farm Workers May Pose Community Bacteria Risk

Sep 9, 2014

By Fran Kritz Half of all workers in industrial hog farms may carry potentially harmful bacteria in their nostrils, which can remain with the workers for up to four days after they are first exposed, days longer than researchers believed the workers ha...

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Children pay price for parents’ willful ignorance

Sep 8, 2014

In discussing her long history of depression, California’s secretary of state, Debra Bowen, said  in a Los Angeles Times story that she had opted not to have children because she thought it would be irresponsible to put another person “through … Continue reading

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