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Making Headlines - San Diego Urban Agriculture Program Gets Initial Approval

San Diego Urban Agriculture Program Gets Initial Approval

A proposal to create an incentive for owners to set aside vacant property in San Diego for urban agriculture received a tentative go-ahead Wednesday from the City Council's Smart Growth and Land Use Committee.

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Making Headlines - In Kaiser Program, Hospital Care Comes to the Patient's Home

In Kaiser Program, Hospital Care Comes to the Patient's Home

Frequent medical visits had become a way of life earlier this year for John and Audrey Stanton.

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Making Headlines - Obamacare helping improve access to medical care for the poor, new studies show

Obamacare helping improve access to medical care for the poor, new studies show

States' Medicaid expansions through the Affordable Care Act are helping low-income patients access medical care and improving hospitals' bottom lines, according to two new studies that add to growing evidence about the benefits of the health law.

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Making Headlines - California's Pressing Need for Latino and Black Nurses

California's Pressing Need for Latino and Black Nurses

East Oakland’s Allen Temple Baptist Church is buzzing with chatter and upbeat music. On this warm Saturday morning, the church is hosting its annual holistic health fair. Students from Oakland’s Samuel Merritt University, clad in blue scrubs, hustle to give eye exams and check blood pressure.

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Making Headlines - Blacks living longer, closing race gap in life expectancy

Blacks living longer, closing race gap in life expectancy

Courtney White and his wife, Tanya Prewitt-White, were riding the Blue Line home from O'Hare on Sunday night when they noticed a man who appeared to be homeless, sleeping in his wheelchair.

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Making Headlines - Black Women and Breast Cancer: Disparities Continue

Black Women and Breast Cancer: Disparities Continue

A new study of women diagnosed with breast cancer found African-American women had a much higher risk of the disease being discovered at the most advanced stage.

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Making Headlines - San Diego Engineers Design Mouthguard To Wirelessly Monitor Saliva

San Diego Engineers Design Mouthguard To Wirelessly Monitor Saliva

You may already be using a smartphone to track your steps, calories and sleep. A team of San Diego engineers hopes one day you'll also be able to track your saliva. "It turns out saliva has very rich information about the chemicals in your body, and it's very easy to access," said Patrick Mercier...

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Making Headlines - Texting Helps Low-Income Diabetes Patients Manage Insulin Dosing

Texting Helps Low-Income Diabetes Patients Manage Insulin Dosing

People whose diabetes requires insulin injections usually have to make a series of visits to the doctor's office to fine-tune their daily dosage. But many low-income patients can't afford to take those few hours off to see the doctor. As a result, they often live with chronically elevated blood suga...

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Making Headlines - Latino and Black Kids Targeted With Junk Food Ads, Linked to Obesity

Latino and Black Kids Targeted With Junk Food Ads, Linked to Obesity

A new study shows that black and Latino children are being disproportionately targeted by ads for junk food—and it’s making them fat. Conducted by Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, the African American Collaborative on Obesity Research and Salud America!, the study examines how companies a...

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Making Headlines - Anthem to buy Cigna, creating largest health insurer by enrollment

Anthem to buy Cigna, creating largest health insurer by enrollment

Anthem to buy Cigna, creating largest health insurer by enrollment

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Making Headlines - Why poverty and disability go hand in hand 25 years after ADA was passed

Why poverty and disability go hand in hand 25 years after ADA was passed

Why poverty and disability go hand in hand 25 years after ADA was passed

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Making Headlines - These two charts show we're nowhere near a 'post-racial society

These two charts show we're nowhere near a 'post-racial society

These two charts show we’re nowhere near a ‘post-racial society

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Making Headlines - Nebraska identifies disparities as health problem

Nebraska identifies disparities as health problem

Your ZIP code is more important than your genetic code when it comes to your health. Wednesday, the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln released six maps highlighting that point -- and then asked the approximately 100-plus civic and health leaders attending its annual meeting: What are we going...

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Making Headlines - Organizers offer health screenings along 5K race

Organizers offer health screenings along 5K race

This Saturday, hundreds of alumni from historically black colleges and universities throughout the country will gather for the annual DC HBCU Alumni Alliance 5K Run and Community Health and Wellness Fair. The annual race serves as a summertime gathering for friends connected by the HBCU experience,...

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Making Headlines - Sleep problems may contribute to health disparities

Sleep problems may contribute to health disparities

THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Undiagnosed sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, are common among older U.S. adults, especially among certain minority groups, a new study finds. The researchers -- who looked at 2,230 men and women aged 54 to 93 -- say troubled sleep may play a role...

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Making Headlines - Hacienda Heights temple bridges Chinese community, health professionals

Hacienda Heights temple bridges Chinese community, health professionals

Waiting to be registered at a health fair at Hsi Lai Temple on Sunday, a group of women exercised, stretching and moving their arms in circles as they complained about the sacrifices required to stay well. "You can't eat noodles, fish, shrimp, rice, beef," said one woman, who asked that her name...

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Making Headlines - Blue Shield's proposed acquisition of Care1st faces tough scrutiny

Blue Shield's proposed acquisition of Care1st faces tough scrutiny

A top California regulator vowed a "deep dive" into a $1.2-billion acquisition proposed by Blue Shield of California amid criticism that the nonprofit insurer is shortchanging the public. Shelley Rouillard, director of the state Department of Managed Health Care, signaled tough scrutiny ahead for...

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Making Headlines - Getting More Black Doctors Could Be the Overlooked Solution to Eliminating Racial Disparities in Health

Getting More Black Doctors Could Be the Overlooked Solution to Eliminating Racial Disparities in Health

Getting More Black Doctors Could Be the Overlooked Solution to Eliminating Racial Disparities in Health

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Making Headlines - Blog: Baltimore unrest draws attention to health disparities

Blog: Baltimore unrest draws attention to health disparities

Blog: Baltimore unrest draws attention tohealth disparities

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Making Headlines - Health disparities, assimilation threaten 'Latino Paradox'

Health disparities, assimilation threaten 'Latino Paradox'

Health disparities, assimilation threaten ‘Latino Paradox’

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Making Headlines - Racism Leads To Poor Health In African-American College Students, Professor Claims

Racism Leads To Poor Health In African-American College Students, Professor Claims

Racism Leads To Poor Health In African-American College Students, Professor Claims

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Making Headlines - Genes Don't Cause Racial-Health Disparities, Society Does

Genes Don't Cause Racial-Health Disparities, Society Does

Genes Don't Cause Racial-Health Disparities, Society Does

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Making Headlines - Minority Health Month: Making Progress on Health Disparities

Minority Health Month: Making Progress on Health Disparities

Minority Health Month: Making Progress on Health Disparities

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