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College Eateries Rolling out Plans to Accept CalFresh

April 19, 2017
College Eateries Rolling out Plans to Accept CalFresh By Lisa Renner Homeless or disabled college students in eight California counties will soon be able to use their CalFresh electronic benefits transfer cards to buy food at campus food services.

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Driven By High Asthma Rates, Central Valley Tries to Improve Indoor Air Quality

March 23, 2017
Driven By High Asthma Rates, Central Valley Tries to Improve Indoor Air Quality Launched in 2013, the Asthma Impact Model, focuses on helping low-income families in the Central Valley better manage their children’s asthma, thus avoiding ER visits. The program was designed by the Central California Asthma Collaborative and Clinica Sierra Vista, a Fresno health clinic.

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Aiming to Reduce Absences, A Fresno School Puts a Health Clinic on Campus

March 20, 2017
Aiming to Reduce Absences, A Fresno School Puts a Health Clinic on Campus To combat high absentee rates, a Fresno middle school has put a health clinic on campus. It’s a full-blown clinic, which features primary-care services, pediatric care and immunizations. The school district said during a board meeting last year that the free clinics would be paid for by health providers and federal subsidies.

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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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With Legalization of Marijuana, Health Teachers Struggle to Find Right Tone

March 6, 2017
With Legalization of Marijuana, Health Teachers Struggle to Find Right Tone Californians voted to legalize adult use of marijuana last November, but the change in law has introduced a quandary for health educators who teach teens about drug use.

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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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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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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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