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New rainy day fund will cushion blow next time the economy slows

November 30, 2015

By Daniel Weintraub

California’s economy may not be booming, but it is definitely on the mend. The Bay Area is churning out high-tech profits and high-wage jobs. In other parts of the state, unemployment is inching down toward full-employment levels.

And as always when California’s economy improves, tax revenues are soaring.

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The U-visa: A Way Out For Domestic Violence Survivors

November 30, 2015
The U-visa: A Way Out For Domestic Violence Survivors

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By Jessica Portner

When she walked into the Glendale YWCA more than a year ago, Rosa Garcia was desperate. The Mexican immigrant, who has lived in the U.S. illegally for 16 years, was suffering from violent physical abuse at home at the hands of her children’s father.

“He would mop the floor with me like I was a rag.” says Garcia, whose name was changed for this story to protect her privacy.

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Service animals help seniors stay independent

November 30, 2015

By Sara Washington

Marv Tuttle
Volunteer with Canine Companions for Independence

I’ve been injured for 17 years. And I found out about service dogs when I was in the hospital. But being a fairly low level injury, paraplegic, I didn’t think I needed one. You know, because I knew the demand for them was so great that I actually waited for about ten years.

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Aging: “Unlivable Without Art.”

November 23, 2015
Aging: “Unlivable Without Art.”

By Matt Perry

 

When Steven Soderbergh in 2001 accepted his Academy Award for directing the movie Traffic, he issued an emotional plea for the critical importance of art in human survival.

“I want to thank anyone who spends part of their day creating,” said Soderbergh. “I don’t care if it’s a book, a film, a painting, a dance, a piece of theater, a piece of music… This life would be unlivable without art.”

Unlivable without art.

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Looking to technology to solve future caregiver shortage

November 23, 2015

By Sara Washington

Marcus Rosenthal
Co-Founder, Revolve Robotics
Here we have the Kubi and my co-founder and CTO is logged into it, Ilyah. And he’s able to control the Kubi so he can look around and interact. And he chooses where he looks.

Kathy Kelly
Executive Director, Family Caregiver Alliance
There’s two trends that are intersecting at this point.

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Need to Know

November 23, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know.

By Hannah Guzik

Older adults in California are trying out precision medicine. An Alzheimer’s clinical trial just for caregivers. Is shopping for health insurance a now seasonal stress each year? More than 33,000 adults have signed up for dental insurance through the state exchange.

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Cancer Patients Who Need Surgery in California Should Compare Hospitals

November 19, 2015

By Hannah Guzik 

Cancer patients who need certain surgeries have better outcomes when the procedure is done at a hospital that sees a high volume of similar cases, according to a new study.

Hospitals that only do a few surgeries a year for certain types of cancer have higher mortality rates for those procedures, according to a California HealthCare Foundation November report.

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Need to Know

November 18, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know.

By Hannah Guzik

Glimpses of the next revolution in the U.S. health care system. Could psychedelics help seniors navigate the aging and dying process? California will begin paying home-care aids for overtime in February. Cancer patients with Medi-Cal fare worse than others.

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Family caregivers help elders stay independent

November 16, 2015

By Veronica Moscoso

Silvia Jones
Daughter/Caregiver

My parents do need care. They are getting older. They are past 70-years-old. They are both retired.
Mom specially needs care she has osteoarthritis, she is also a breast cancer survivor. Dad has Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and he also has other ailments give or take. So both of them definitely need help in their daily activities.

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California Health Report TV – Episode 8

November 12, 2015

In this episode we bring you stories from throughout San Joaquin Valley about people improving their lives and the conditions of their communities. First we go to the Central Valley where public health workers tackle high asthma rates. Then we take to you Sacramento where bike advocates try to make the city more bike friendly.

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