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In this story we go to Sacramento where bike advocates are promoting a healthy lifestyle and bike-friendly public policy.
By Daniel Weintraub and Sara Washington
Executive Director, Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates
I think there’s just an assumption that bicycling is a healthy activity. We don’t talk about it. We hear a lot about the risk of, you know, hazardous interaction with cars.
By Lynn Graebner
Alameda County law enforcement officials are fighting crime in a novel way, by targeting high-risk, recently released jail inmates with job training, mental health counseling, healthy food and opportunities for recreation.
By Linda Childers
For most Californians, the continuing drought means a crash course in learning how to conserve water and adjusting to warmer temperatures. But for some of the state’s residents, the drought has also brought about increased health challenges.
From reports of West Nile Virus and Valley fever, to a greater incidence of respiratory illnesses, the state’s changing climate continues to yield a variety of health concerns.
By Matt Perry
It was one of those uncomfortable moments that journalists both dread and love.
Sitting in a Pasadena conference hall amidst a sea of caregivers and nursing home operators, I listened to a panel of experts outline the essential skills needed by caregivers.
The advice was stellar: besides clothing and toileting seniors, caregivers should be compassionate and empathic.
California Health Report, Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Weintraub interviews UC Davis Assistant Professor, Dr. Amy Barnhorst about her work with patients in acute psychiatric crisis.
After graduating from Dartmouth College with a degree in environmental and evolutionary biology and earth sciences, Dr. Barnhorst attended medical school and completed her residency at UC Davis.
By Veronica Moscoso
Meals on Wheels Volunteer, Age 75
(Driving) It means a lot to me to be able to deliver meals to people and help people – some of whom are my age or younger – and it keeps the difficulties of getting older in good perspective.
(Preparing to deliver food) You’re supposed to deliver the meals within two hours.
By Matt Perry
I’m starved. Ravenous. I’m so hungry I can’t think straight. I certainly can’t work. What I want more than anything is to eat an entire stack of beef ribs.
Kevin Kemp knows exactly how I feel. At 54 — about my age — he’s been homeless and hungry in Long Beach for nearly a decade.