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Growing But Not Sustainable? Villages at a Crossroads

May 23, 2016
Growing But Not Sustainable? Villages at a Crossroads

By Matt Perry

Along Los Angeles’ coastline the affluent Palos Verdes peninsula is heavily populated with older adults. Nearly one in four citizens living there is over 65 — almost twice the state average.

With growing concern about how she and her neighbors would age successfully, Sherry May last year helped organize a community...

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Can Doctors Help Reduce Gun Violence?

May 18, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

Doctors can help prevent gun violence by asking their patients whether they own firearms and counseling them on safety, a new report states.

A common misperception among physicians is that it’s illegal for them to ask their patients about firearms, according to the report, published Monday in the peer-reviewed Annals of Internal...

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Can Doctors Help Reduce Gun Violence?

May 18, 2016

By Hannah Guzik

Doctors can help prevent gun violence by asking their patients whether they own firearms and counseling them on safety, a new report states.

A common misperception among physicians is that it’s illegal for them to ask their patients about firearms, according to the report, published Monday in the peer-reviewed Annals of Internal...

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Serious Shortage of Antibiotic for Congenital Syphilis

May 18, 2016

By Kit Stolz

The public health official who oversees efforts to slow the rate of sexually transmitted disease in California, Heidi Bauer, M.D., has sounded an alarm about a serious shortage of the one antibiotic that effectively cures congenital syphilis.

After many years of decline, the incidence of congenital syphilis, which can be fatal to newborns,...

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Serious Shortage of Antibiotic for Congenital Syphilis

May 18, 2016

By Kit Stolz

The public health official who oversees efforts to slow the rate of sexually transmitted disease in California, Heidi Bauer, M.D., has sounded an alarm about a serious shortage of the one antibiotic that effectively cures congenital syphilis.

After many years of decline, the incidence of congenital syphilis, which can be fatal to newborns,...

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Medi-Cal Funding Will Support Housing the Chronically Homeless

May 17, 2016
Medi-Cal Funding Will Support Housing the Chronically Homeless

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By Lynn Graebner

Will Nebbitt suffers from seizures and painful blood clots in his legs that prevent him from walking very far. A former addict, he spent more than 25 of his 59 years in prison and almost the rest of his adult life homeless. Men like Nebbitt usually die young and on...

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Medi-Cal Funding Will Support Housing the Chronically Homeless

May 17, 2016
Medi-Cal Funding Will Support Housing the Chronically Homeless

Photo: Thinkstock.

By Lynn Graebner

Will Nebbitt suffers from seizures and painful blood clots in his legs that prevent him from walking very far. A former addict, he spent more than 25 of his 59 years in prison and almost the rest of his adult life homeless. Men like Nebbitt usually die young and on...

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In Northern California a “Walk With Friends” Leads to Healthier Living

May 16, 2016
In Northern California a “Walk With Friends” Leads to Healthier Living

By Fran Kritz

What makes local residents meet up to take a walk together in several Sacramento parks each week? To hear them tell it, it’s the fun that comes from a shared activity with neighbors, and, for as long as supplies hold out, free fruit and vegetables at the end of the trek.

The...

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In Northern California a “Walk With Friends” Leads to Healthier Living

May 16, 2016
In Northern California a “Walk With Friends” Leads to Healthier Living

By Fran Kritz

What makes local residents meet up to take a walk together in several Sacramento parks each week? To hear them tell it, it’s the fun that comes from a shared activity with neighbors, and, for as long as supplies hold out, free fruit and vegetables at the end of the trek.

The...

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Foster care reform faces challenge: finding enough homes

May 16, 2016
Foster care reform faces challenge: finding enough homes

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By Lisa Renner

There’s no doubt in Veronica Morales’ mind that placement in a caring foster family is far superior than placement in a group home.

The Turlock resident, who spent much of her childhood in family foster care, said her brothers seemed like “robots” after their stay in a heavily structured group home.

The...

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