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Crying foul over arena “extortion” is hypocritical

Jun 30, 2014

The trouble with setting a bad example is that you inspire others to follow your lead. Imitation, after all, is the sincerest form of flattery. No need to get all hypocritical when this happens. The Kings arena boondoggle is an … Continue reading

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Directories of Doctors Who Treat the Poor Are Inaccurate, Hurting Access

Jun 29, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

Claudia Boyd-Barrett and Angela Woodall contributed to this report.

Directories of doctors given to low-income patients across California are highly inaccurate, making it difficult for them to get the health care they’re entitled to under state law, the California Health Report has found.

More than half of the primary-care doctors in provider directories given...

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AAP: Before Every Playdate Find out if there is an Unlocked and Loaded Gun in the Home

Jun 26, 2014

By Fran Kritz

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence have  launched the ASK (Asking Saves Kids) campaign to  encourage parents to ask if there is a locked, loaded gun in the home before a child goes out for a playdate. According to the AAP, one out of three...

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Creating Friendships between African-American and Caucasian Couples Can Reduce Prejudice

Jun 26, 2014

By Fran Kritz

Recent research by social scientists at Wayne State University show that the physical presence of romantic partners in intergroup friendships – friendships with different racial and ethnic groups, religious groups, or sexual orientations – positively influences interactions with people who are perceived to be different from themselves.

The study found that couples who...

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American Academy of Pediatrics Initiates National Efforts on Toxic Stress and Its Impact on Children and Families

Jun 26, 2014

By Fran Kritz

The American Academy of Pediatrics held a day long symposium on Child Health, Resilience & Toxic Stress in Washington, DC last week.  According to the AAP, science shows that adversity experienced in childhood has long-lasting physical and emotional effects. James Perrin, M.D., president of the AAP, says “this toxic stress will only...

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Drug Labels Aren’t Always Translated, Leading to Dangerous Errors

Jun 25, 2014

By Claudia Boyd-Barrett

Carolina Paniagua knows what it’s like to live in a world that doesn’t make sense.

When the 42-year-old arrived in the United States from Mexico 17 years ago, like many recent immigrants she spoke no English and struggled to understand even the most basic signs and conversations.

Her lack of English proficiency became particularly...

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Step two on window repair would have helped

Jun 25, 2014
Step two on window repair would have helped

  Last weekend served as a good reminder that I am not a handyman. I was stymied for considerable time on a minor home repair because I wasn’t given complete instructions. Perhaps a native born Californian with fix-it genes in … Continue reading

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Bill Requires Non-Profit Hospitals to Disclose Spending on Charity Care

Jun 24, 2014

By Robin Urevich

California’s more than 200 non-profit hospitals claim billions of dollars in federal and state tax exemptions annually. In exchange for that tax relief, they’re required to offer free and discounted health care for the poor and benefits like free vaccinations or disease prevention programs for their communities.

Non-profits don’t distribute earnings to shareholders...

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Headline on U.S. soccer game is out of bounds

Jun 23, 2014

“RED, WHITE AND BLEW IT.” That was the all-caps headline on the front page on the Sacramento Bee this morning. It was plastered over a picture of  U.S. fans, draped in red, white and blue, looking shocked after Portugal tied … Continue reading

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When the Spirit Moves You… in Later Life

Jun 22, 2014

By Matt Perry

Sex scandals in the Catholic Church. Nativity scenes nixed during Christmas holidays. God kicked out of schools.

In American culture, God is taking one hell of a beating.

At the same time, the nation’s hunger for divine connection – especially among older adults – has never been higher.

The post When the Spirit...

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