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“You Don’t Think I’m Beautiful” – Dating Over 50

October 31, 2016

By Matt Perry

Chuck Epstein suffered two personal crises that dramatically changed his life. After more than three decades writing about finance, he was laid off during the 2008 financial services meltdown. Not long after that, his wife died of cancer.

Epstein left California and eventually relocated to Florida to be near his daughter and grandkids, yet found himself single, alone, and yearning for companionship.

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California set to take closer look at violence as public health issue

October 31, 2016
California set to take closer look at violence as public health issue

By Lisa Renner

California officials are hoping to learn how to better prevent violent deaths by compiling and analyzing data.

Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law SB 877, which requires the state Public Health department to collect information on the circumstances surrounding any death caused by physical force or power against someone, including homicides and suicides.

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LA County Launches Initiative to Reduce Screen Time and Increase Exercise for Kids Five and Under

October 25, 2016
LA County Launches Initiative to Reduce Screen Time and Increase Exercise for Kids Five and Under

By Fran Kritz

Los Angeles County has launched an ambitious initiative to reduce screen time and increase exercise among children five and under.

The county’s Department of Public Health is placing ads in public transit stations, in movie theaters and online showing tots and parents engaging in fun activities such as jumping and playing indoor basketball.

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Home Sweet Home… For Dementia

October 24, 2016
Home Sweet Home… For Dementia

By Matt Perry

When first planning a new concept in dementia living in The Netherlands, Yvonne Van Amerongen had trouble explaining that she wanted a real world village — not the sterile confines of a nursing home.

“It took us three months to explain to the first architect what a normal house meant,” says Van Amerongen during a recent appearance at San Francisco’s Aging 2.0 conference.

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Statistics Show Many Parents Experienced Childhood Trauma

October 21, 2016

By Hannah Guzik 

One in five California adults with children living in their homes said they were physically abused as a child, and one in 10 were sexually abused, according to data released this week.

The research, from Kidsdata through a partnership with the California Department of Public Health, shows that adults who are raising children commonly experienced childhood trauma when they were young.

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Fewer California Doctors Accept Medi-Cal, Despite Surge in Number of Patients

October 21, 2016

By Hannah Guzik 

Although enrollment in California’s low-income health plan has surged in the last three years, fewer physicians are accepting these Medi-Cal patients, according to a new report.

That means 40 percent of doctors provide 80 percent of Medi-Cal visits statewide.

The report, released this month by the California Health Care Foundation, found that the percentage of California physicians with any Medi-Cal patients decreased from 2013 to 2015.

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Gov. Brown Signs Bill Granting Paid Parental Leave to School Employees

October 18, 2016

 

By Hannah Guzik

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill late last month that will give paid parental leave to all California school employees for up to 12 weeks, including those who work in classified departments and community colleges.

The workers will have the option to use any accrued sick leave during that time, and then will receive at least half of their regular pay for the remaining weeks of leave, according to the bill.

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Dismal Dental Care Access for Low-Income Californians Prompts Counties and the State to Test Drive Solutions

October 17, 2016
Dismal Dental Care Access for Low-Income Californians Prompts Counties and the State to Test Drive Solutions

By Lynn Graebner

One third of California residents and half of the state’s children qualify for Denti-Cal, the state’s Medi-Cal dental program. So leaders in counties like Santa Cruz, where 82 percent of the dentists don’t take Denti-Cal, are seeking new ways to serve this long-suffering low-income population.

“Most California dentists want nothing to do with Denti-Cal,” stated an April report by the Little Hoover Commission, an independent state oversight agency.

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Going the Distance for Clean Mouths and Oral Health

October 17, 2016
Going the Distance for Clean Mouths and Oral Health By Amy DePaul Five-year-old Katherine Turcios looked skeptical as a hygienist held up a pen-sized dental instrument for the kindergartener to examine. “No pica,” she told Katherine, assuring her it wouldn’t hurt. Then she placed it in the child’s hand so she could see for herself that it wasn’t sharp.

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Tea Dance

October 14, 2016

Tea Dance from California Health Report on Vimeo.

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