In America, drug addiction is despised as a social scourge, a destructive force for families and communities alike. Yet when it comes to treating older adults, drugs are hailed as quick salvation — prescription candy — the answer to complex chronic diseases and behavioral “problems” affiliated with dementia.
Month: March 2015
Cities across California have committed themselves to what sounds like an impossible goal: ending homelessness among military veterans by the end of this year.
Suicide rates among youths and young adults living in rural areas are almost twice as high as those living in urban areas, a recent study has found.
Imagine you’re losing your mind. Imagine most of the life you’ve led is now slipping away from dementia. And it’s one of the best things that has ever happened to you.
California legislators will hold a hearing Tuesday on an audit that found that more than half of children enrolled in the state’s low-income health program didn’t see a dentist in 2013, the most recent year data was available.
Chris Gibson spends his days visiting new fathers and their tiny babies. He’s a fathering coach and offers help that’s increasing in demand — teaching dads in low income neighborhoods about the ins and outs of infants.
As the young female inmate from the San Francisco County Jail prepared to give birth to her first child at San Francisco General Hospital, she found comfort in the fact that she wasn’t alone. Sitting by her bedside was a doula, a trained nonclinical birth companion whom she had been working with for several months through the Bay Area’s Birth Justice Project.
A year after California added nearly a million children to the Medi-Cal program, advocates say the state is not doing enough to ensure that all of those kids have access to doctors and other health care providers.
Citing budget constraints, planners of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging once envisioned a virtual affair, with online sessions streamed across the world without any actual presence inside the White House. In other words, a lackluster, disconnected event that kept policymakers separate from the actual lives of older adults.
Kids are exposed to air pollution on school buses, but an on-board filtration system can cut pollutants by 88 percent, according to a new study.