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Mapping Effort Spotlights Extent of Hepatitis C Pandemic in California

May 19, 2017
Mapping Effort Spotlights Extent of Hepatitis C Pandemic in California Hepatitis C kills more people in the United States each year than any other infectious disease, yet few people realize how widespread the virus is or know what areas of the country are most impacted.

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Counties to Try Out an Electronic Registry for End-of-Life Wishes

May 15, 2017
Counties to Try Out an Electronic Registry for End-of-Life Wishes By Jessica Portner “It’s a beautiful thing when you’ve resuscitated someone and you get them back,” says paramedic Henry Ledo, “but if you can do anything for anyone in their life, it’s at least to respect their wishes.”

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Palliative Care Coming for 7,400 Medi-Cal Patients, But Others Will Be Left Out

May 2, 2017
Palliative Care Coming for 7,400 Medi-Cal Patients, But Others Will Be Left Out By Hannah Guzik When Kirsten Dearing stands up, her autonomic nervous system goes haywire, causing her blood pressure to plummet and her heart to race. It’s a condition that sometimes leaves the Santa Rosa resident unable to cope with everyday tasks, and she’s spent the last two years trying to sort through possible medications, weighing side effects against her debilitating symptoms.

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Ageism in Silicon Valley

April 2, 2017
Ageism in Silicon Valley Over the past 40 years, the contract between a technology company and its workers has changed dramatically, with ageism a clear consequence.

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Older, Wiser and Fighting Climate Change

March 27, 2017
Older, Wiser and Fighting Climate Change Mick Smyer launched the website Graying Green to help foster a social movement that would “energize older adults around what is arguably our most important issue.” And where others – including climate change scientists – only saw tired victims, Smyer saw possibilities.

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Cabernet Over Chemo: 4 Physicians, 4 Lessons

March 21, 2017
Cabernet Over Chemo: 4 Physicians, 4 Lessons Long considered the step before hospice, palliative care can actually be offered at any stage of a serious illness and focuses on humane treatment. It is sometimes called “comfort care.” It’s quickly becoming mainstream just as hospice – unknown before the 1970s – has now become standard medical procedure for those with fewer than six months to live.

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Lost in the Fog: Family Caregiving in California

March 11, 2017
Lost in the Fog: Family Caregiving in California Overwhelmed family caregivers feel lost and frustrated, unable to navigate a fragmented and confusing system of support that should integrate adult daycare, long-term care and respite care for exhausted caregivers, while educating families on complex topics like dementia.

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Health Care That Works: Solving The Curious Case of William Jay

March 6, 2017
Nearly everyone has a healthcare horror story. For William and Madeline Jay, theirs is worse than most.

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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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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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