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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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His Aim is True

May 18, 2015

By Leah Bartos

An ER Doc Tackles America’s Gun Problem

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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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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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Need to Know

May 13, 2015

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

By Hannah Guzik 

Saying no to teen dating violence, one classroom at a time.

State senators discuss how to end child poverty.

Bill would require prescription translations, preventing dangerous errors.

California debates extending health coverage to undocumented immigrants.

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Salinas Valley Project Helps Residents Access Clean Drinking Water

May 11, 2015

By Lynn Graebner Thousands of residents in rural disadvantaged communities in the Salinas Valley may soon have help avoiding drinking water from domestic wells and small water systems contaminated with dangerous levels of nitrate. A grass roots pilot ...

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Aging with Dignity: live alone or in a community?

May 11, 2015

By Matt Perry

An overwhelming percentage of older adults insist on remaining in their homes as they age.

Called “aging in place,” it’s considered the Holy Grail for families and governments alike. Older adults want the comfort and autonomy of home. Governments hope to keep seniors at home as long as possible, mortified of the financial...

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Police and Moms of Cypress Park Walk the Beat To Safety

May 10, 2015

By Jessica Portner

As sunset approaches, a crowd amasses outside King Taco, a popular restaurant in the high-crime, densely populated Cypress Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. About 25 moms from the largely Latino neighborhood are there to greet Captain Jeff Bert of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Northeast Division, maybe grab a bite, and then...

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