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Domestic Violence Victims Face a Greater Risk of HIV

October 30, 2015

 

By Hannah Guzik

 Women who are victims of domestic violence have an increased risk of contracting HIV and a more difficult time keeping up with treatments, according to women’s health advocates.

Citing statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a group of women’s health organizations are trying to raise awareness this month of the link between HIV and domestic violence.

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Failure to Protect: Should victims of domestic violence face child abuse charges?

October 27, 2015
Failure to Protect: Should victims of domestic violence face child abuse charges? By Leah Bartos On a late spring afternoon last year, Andrea* drove herself and her three children directly from her ex-husband’s home to the local police station, seeking protection for herself. She was shocked by what followed: a petition from the county that challenged her fitness as a parent on the grounds that she failed to protect them from an abuser.

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Attitude Adjustment: Aging

October 27, 2015
Attitude Adjustment: Aging By Matt Perry Of all the people who have lived to age 60 – in the entire history of humankind – half of them are alive today.

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Need to know

October 26, 2015

By Hannah Guzik

Are workplace issues the missing link between education and health? Shopping around instead of renewing a health plan can save money. High-deductible plans can cause some people to avoid getting treatment. A new “census” documents the plight of the working poor in Coastal California. Will California’s sweeping new social policies set a trend?

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Disparities Persist When Finding and Seeing a Doctor

October 26, 2015

 

By Hannah Guzik

Although everyone ends up spending about the same amount of time with a doctor during an appointment, those who are from certain racial groups and who are low-income spend more time and resources getting care, according to a new study.

The results of the study, published this month in JAMA Internal Medicine and on the California HealthCare Foundation’s website, show that blacks and Hispanics spent about a quarter more time than whites traveling to appointments, waiting for them and completing administrative tasks.

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Positive Aging: Talk to the Animals

October 26, 2015
Positive Aging: Talk to the Animals By Matt Perry It’s not often a zoo features human cage-dancing, a cross-dressing fortune teller, sake bombs at the top of a slide, and a zookeeper who doubles as a DJ from the famed Coachella Music Festival. Yet behind this concept at San Jose’s Happy Hollow Park and Zoo is an excitable woman with a singular and highly original vernacular.

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Need to know

October 19, 2015

By Hannah Guzik

Is Sacramento bike friendly? A video report on how to make it more so. Over 2 million people have now signed up for insurance through Covered California. Most of the people who left the state exchange got insurance elsewhere. Of those that remain uninsured, 2 million qualify for benefits.

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Workplace issues might be missing link between education, health

October 19, 2015

By Daniel Weintraub

It has long been known that health and life expectancy are correlated with education levels. The more education you have, the longer you are likely to live. But no one knows exactly why that relationship exists.

New research points to part of the answer: people with less education are more likely to work in jobs that make them sick.

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Cambodian elders find health through culture

October 19, 2015

In this story we go to the Asian-Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA) in Stockton where Cambodian elders come together to help each other navigate their new community.

By Sara Washington

Sothea Ung
Asian-Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA) Program Manager

In Cambodia we have a very old and rich tradition.

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‘Census of the Invisible’ Documents the Plight of the Working Poor in Coastal California

October 15, 2015
‘Census of the Invisible’ Documents the Plight of the Working Poor in Coastal California By Lily Dayton Some days, Celia Díaz doesn’t want to get out of bed. But, since she’s the major wage earner in her household, she doesn’t have much choice. Six days a week, she drags herself to the Santa Cruz restaurant where she works 10- and 12-hour days as head prep cook.

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