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How California Schools Are Bringing Mindfulness Into the Classroom

February 27, 2017
How California Schools Are Bringing Mindfulness Into the Classroom At Florence Griffith Joyner, the teachers have been trained as part of a UCLA program called Calm Classroom. Kate Sheehan, the managing director of the UCLA Center for Child Anxiety Resilience Education and Support (CARES), said that parents and teachers have reported that the program is making a difference in student behavior. She said more empirical research is needed, but anecdotally she’s found many once skeptical teachers won over.

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Why Movement Matters

February 27, 2017
Why Movement Matters Whether it’s partner dancing, yoga, walking, riding motorcycles or climbing trees, older adults are sustaining good health and reducing chronic disease by getting off their butts in newly creative ways that emphasize flexibility rather than sweaty exercise or muscle-bound weightlifting.

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Who Will Be Our Aging Champion?

February 21, 2017
By Suzanne Reed “Is California prepared to meet the needs of the aging baby boomer generation?” That was the question posed three years ago by the California State Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care chaired by Senator Carol Liu (D-La Canada), where I served as Chief of Staff.

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A Global Aging Summit … at Home

February 20, 2017
Launching online this Sunday, the Age Without Borders Virtual Summit joins over 50 global experts who will discuss health and wellness, technology, global breakthroughs, retirement, travel, caregiving, housing, finance, nutrition, spirituality and activism.

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New Report Finds Children at a Higher Risk of Lead Exposure in Several California Cities

February 18, 2017
New Report Finds Children at a Higher Risk of Lead Exposure in Several California Cities In several neighborhoods across California, many children face an invisible health threat: lead poisoning. Found in paint dust from homes and apartments built before 1978, long-term exposure to lead has been shown by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to cause health problems ranging from anemia to learning disabilities.

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State Budget Constraints Lead to Delays in Two California Health Programs

February 18, 2017
Two California programs that were expected to roll out this year — one for children with special needs and one for low-income people seeking palliative care — are now scheduled to be delayed due to state budget constraints.

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‘Safe Time’ legislation protects domestic violence victims’ safety and economic stability

February 13, 2017
‘Safe Time’ legislation protects domestic violence victims’ safety and economic stability

 

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By Lily Dayton

Sonoma County resident Kami Reep was fired from two consecutive bookkeeping jobs in 2015—but not because she’d performed poorly or done anything wrong. In each case, she was fired because she had to take time off after her abusive ex-husband kidnapped two of their three children.

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San Francisco Gets Dignified: No More Tin Cup

February 13, 2017
San Francisco Gets Dignified: No More Tin Cup In November, The Dignity Fund supporters claimed victory when San Francisco voters overwhelmingly approved a unique cash infusion for aging and disability services inspired by similar efforts a quarter century ago to benefit kids: The Children’s Fund.

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Flexing Muscles: 70 Strong

February 7, 2017
Flexing Muscles: 70 Strong Blue Zones are those rare communities where residents live healthier and longer lives, the result of nine factors that include good food and close community ties. Loma Linda is one of only a handful of Blue Zones worldwide, with its tight-knit Seventh-day Adventist community that emphasizes a vegetarian diet free from alcohol and other mind-altering substances.

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The Struggle For Palliative Care Standards

February 7, 2017
The Struggle For Palliative Care Standards Sometimes seen as the step before hospice, palliative care is actually appropriate at any stage of a serious illness. Unlike hospice — which requires that treatment stop – palliative care can be offered while a cure is pursued.

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