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Police say they also found child pornography when they searched the office, home and a storage unit of Dr. Benjamin Shettell.
Husband-and-wife economists find links between the job market and the mortality-rate jump among middle-aged, less-educated white Americans from drugs, alcohol-related diseases and suicide.
Other local stories report on growing access to e-cigarettes, medical marijuana challenges doctors face and a UC San Diego professor who planned his own colon surgery through virtual reality.
Startup costs alone can be around $90,000.
Brain foods such as berries and fish can help people of any age ward off Alzheimer’s and dementia, UC Davis nutrition expert Liz Applegate says.
“Older adults do not really want to hear they’re at risk,” says Wendi Skala, a trauma injury prevention coordinator. “They want to be viewed as aging gracefully, going to the gym or riding their bike on the American River Trail.”
In other news on elder care, a study finds that more Americans are providing care for aging relatives and that those caregivers also need more social services and financial aid.
“Many of them don’t have partners, many don’t have families they’re close with, a lot of them don’t have kids — there’s no one to take care of them as they age and need more help,” Lauren Kabakoff says of “Stonewall Gardens.”
A selection of opinions on health care developments from around the state.
“This is not a diagnosis, but a screening which might indicate that people should go see their physician,” one of the organizers says. Meanwhile, KHN reports on how PACE, a little-known Medicare program that helps keep older people in their own homes, is allowing for-profit companies in.