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Lawmaker tries again on beverage labeling

Feb 11, 2015

State Senate Majority Leader Bill Monning is launching another try to require a warning label on sugar-sweetened drinks. Monning introduced a bill similar to one that passed the state Senate last year but died in the Assembly Health Committee after fac...

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Need to Know

Feb 9, 2015

By Hannah Guzik

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

New rules to limit narrow doctor’s networks went into effect Monday.

More kids are under-immunized than unvaccinated in California.

But two California lawmakers want to limit the “personal-belief” exemption from vaccines.

Hackers stole personal data from Anthem Blue...

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McClatchy’s generosity to retiring executive strikes sour note

Feb 9, 2015

Why does a newspaper chain give a big incentive award to a retiring executive who has seen widespread layoffs, declining revenue and profits, and a plunging stock price on his watch? Executive loyalty, I suppose. Those at the top take care … Continue reading

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Bill Would Require Insurers to Update Provider Directories

Feb 4, 2015

By Hannah Guzik After reports of inaccurate provider directories, a California state senator and three advocacy groups are hoping to require insurers to keep their doctor lists up to date. State Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) proposed a bill late l...

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Who will win and lose in arena game?

Feb 4, 2015

“As arena rises, hotel projects bloom,” exclaimed Tuesday’s front-page story in the Sacramento Bee. The article touted the planned 250-room hotel adjacent to the emerging Kings arena downtown, a $24 million hotel at Sacramento International Airport and a transformation of … Continue reading

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Bald eagles, hiking and nail polish

Feb 2, 2015

I gave up my basketball games Saturday morning to go in search of bald eagles in the Cache Creek Natural Area about 70 miles northwest of Sacramento. My wife and I had signed up for a free guided hike that … Continue reading

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Fight the Power: A Medical School for Aging

Feb 2, 2015

By Matt Perry

Founding father John Adams has one thing in common with California elder Frank D. Vincent.

They both fought for their independence.

For seven years, Vincent has armed himself with the medical knowledge necessary to age with vigor by attending a progressive program offered annually at UC Davis – “Aging and...

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Medi-Cal Computer Glitches Still Causing Problems

Jan 29, 2015

Some enrollees have gotten 18 notices in a day; others can’t get their duplicate applications deleted.

By Hannah Guzik

California has greatly reduced the backlog of applications for its low-income health program, but problems with the computer system are still causing headaches for tens of thousands of enrollees.

Programming oversights and glitches have caused the state...

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The murky moral jungle of the basketball court

Jan 28, 2015

My nephew Robert, a thoughtful and enthusiastic basketball player, raised the issue of players who intentionally break the rules out of sight of the referees and then say, “It ain’t  a foul if the ref doesn’t call it.” Aren’t such … Continue reading

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Owners of Kings show how to win at money game

Jan 26, 2015

It’s a new year with the same old story: the rich get richer while the working folks come up short. The owners of the Sacramento Kings have seen the value of their franchise increase to $800 million, according to a … Continue reading

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