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Some California Schools Make Breakfast the First Lesson of the Day

September 2, 2014

Some California Schools Make Breakfast the First Lesson of the Day

By Linda Childers

When Ross McGowan and his team of volunteers enter one of the classrooms at Healdsburg Elementary School, the students cheer excitedly. Their enthusiastic response isn’t because they remember McGowan from his thirty-plus years in Bay Area television, but rather because he comes bearing food.

After retiring from television in 2009, McGowan, the affable host of shows including KTVU’s Mornings on Two, and KPIX’s People are Talking, found himself looking for a way to give back to his hometown of Healdsburg.

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The Future of Aging: Travel, Treatment, Retirement

September 2, 2014

The Future of Aging: Travel, Treatment, Retirement

By Matt Perry

These days, everything seems to be outsourced abroad. Jobs. Customer service. Even executive assistants.

And today, so is aging – which is fast becoming very big business.

With stressed savings accounts, Americans who are both healthy or needing assistance are looking to stretch their retirement dollars as far as possible.

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Easy Online Access Changes Doctor-Patient Relationships

September 2, 2014

Easy Online Access Changes Doctor-Patient Relationships

By Kellie Schmitt

The days of waiting on hold and playing phone tag with the doctor’s office are diminishing for patients across the state and nation as more and more health providers implement patient portals.

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Percentage of Newborns Breastfed in Hospital on the Rise

August 28, 2014

Percentage of Newborns Breastfed in Hospital on the Rise

By Lorena Anderson

More infants are exclusively consuming breast milk immediately after being born in California hospitals than before, according to a new report from the California Women, Infants, Children Association and the UC Davis Human Lactation Center.

Exclusive breastfeeding numbers rose 8 percent since 2010, a significant step in the right direction, said Karen Farley, California’s program director for the federally funded WIC nutrition program.

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Speaking Up for Unseen Survivors

August 28, 2014

Speaking Up for Unseen Survivors

Los Angeles LGBT Center Supports LGBT Victims of Abuse

By Hannah Guzik

Terra Slavin first walked into a domestic violence shelter when she was 16. In some ways, she never left.

She was there as a volunteer, but she had no idea at the time that the experience would help determine her calling.

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Proposition 45 would allow state to regulate insurance rates

August 27, 2014

Proposition 45 would allow state to regulate insurance rates

By Alisha Wyman

A proposed ballot measure facing voters this fall would give the state the authority to deny health insurance rate increases, a change some consumer groups say is long overdue but that opponents warn could impede Californians’ access to insurance coverage.

Proposition 45, slated for the Nov. 4 ballot, appears simple.

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Childhood Poverty Affects Longterm Health

August 27, 2014

Childhood Poverty Affects Longterm Health

By Mary Flynn

About twenty young children sat on the brightly colored carpet as a man with long dreadlocks slid a large conga drum in front of him. It was “circle time” at Lotus Bloom’s Room to Bloom program, a drop-in parent-child playgroup in East Oakland.

The drummer called out to the kids to stand up, take one step right, one step left.

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LA County Struggles with Mentally Ill Inmates

August 24, 2014

LA County Struggles with Mentally Ill Inmates

By Chris Richard

The inmate had stripped off his suicide-prevention gown.

Such garments are of heavy fabric, like moving blankets, so that inmates in the Los Angeles County Jail’s “high observation” wing can’t tear them up to make ropes and hang themselves.

This man had rolled his gown into a club.

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Despite Errors, State Continues Enrolling Adults With Disabilities and the Elderly in New Health Program

August 22, 2014

Despite Errors, State Continues Enrolling Adults With Disabilities and the Elderly in New Health Program

By Angela Woodall

Ben Rockwell is a 68-year-old retired nurse with Parkinson’s disease and a long list of other health problems. He has to juggle two government health plans to make sure he gets the care he needs, but over the past two decades, he’s gotten good at it.

That’s why when he became eligible to join a new state health program, called Cal MediConnect, he decided he would pass.

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Straightening Out the Knot: The Cancer Resource Center of the Desert

August 22, 2014

Straightening Out the Knot: The Cancer Resource Center of the Desert

By Robert Fulton

Adrian Tapia and his wife Ana faced more than fear after Adrian was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013. Between the doctor visits, the scans, surgery and rehabilitation, paperwork had to be filled out. Treatments required a two-hour-plus drive each way back and forth from the Imperial Valley to San Diego.

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