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Disabled Teens More Likely to be Obese and Use Extreme Weight Loss Measures

Dec 15, 2014

By Fran Kritz

Teenagers with physical or mental disabilities are more likely to be obese compared to teens who don’t have disabilities, according to new research presented at the recent American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

The researchers found that the prevalence of obesity among the disabled teens was 16 percent compared to...

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Firing of Kings coach Malone shows no class

Dec 15, 2014

Here’s a bush league move by the Sacramento Kings: they dump the coach who has led the struggling team to its best start in years like a sack of garbage. If you woke up this morning and were surprised – … Continue reading

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Interview with Jeanie Ward-Waller

Dec 15, 2014

The California Health Report Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Weintraub recently sat down in the studio with Jeanie Ward-Waller, California Policy Director for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership to talk about her work to make it easier for kids to w...

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Young Adults Who Regularly Spend Time in Bars are More Likely to Smoke

Dec 12, 2014

By Fran Kritz Young adults who frequent bars are at least twice as likely to smoke as young adults in the general population, according to a study presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Public Health Association. The researchers, from U...

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Audit: State fails to ensure access to dental care

Dec 11, 2014

California’s Denti-Cal program for low-income residents suffers from low utilization rates for children that probably result from the difficulty people have finding a dentist who will accept patients whose care is reimbursed through the program, a state audit concludes.

And that shortage of dentists in the program, in turn, can be traced to the fact...

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Over Half of Seniors with Serious Memory Loss or Dementia Have Never Been Tested

Dec 11, 2014

By Fran Kritz More than half of seniors with memory loss or dementia have never been tested for either condition, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan. The researchers say that their study can be extrapolated to show that a...

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Saving Lives By Keeping Seniors on Their Toes

Dec 11, 2014

By Linda Childers With the aging Baby Boomer generation set to change the face of health care as we know it, hospitals across the country have begun preparing for the influx of older patients by looking at ways to improve both care and outcomes for sen...

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Should players accept tainted victory?

Dec 11, 2014

Oklahoma County District Court Judge Bernard Jones this morning rejected a move to put the Oklahoma state high school football playoffs on hold and allow the replaying of a disputed quarterfinal game. The controversy, as I wrote yesterday, arose when … Continue reading

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Is court the remedy for refs’ blunder in high school game?

Dec 10, 2014

Here’s the messy situation: Referees in a quarterfinal game of the Oklahoma state football playoffs misinterpreted a rule and invalidated a go-ahead touchdown with 64 seconds left to play, costing an Oklahoma City high school team its shot at playing in … Continue reading

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Talk Therapy Helps Reduce Suicide Risk

Dec 8, 2014

By Fran Kritz

Repeat suicide attempts and deaths by suicide dropped by 25 percent in a study of Danish people who had six to ten psychosocial counseling sessions after a suicide attempt.

“We know that people who have attempted suicide are a high-risk population and that we need to help them.

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