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Diabetes crisis grips Southern California

| February 7, 2017
Cooke, a clinical dietitian at Loma Linda University Health Care, recently discovered that about 70 percent of all patients who enter Loma Linda University Medical Center are diabetic.

Seniors find lifeline in phone support groups

| December 26, 2016
A small nonprofit is among several organizations in the region striving to tackle a growing and frequently unrecognized problem among seniors: loneliness and social isolation.

In rural north state, more seniors depend on government for daily meals

| July 4, 2016
According to a recent study, over half the single seniors in Plumas County and neighboring Nevada and Sierra counties do not have the income to sustain a “minimally decent standard of living.”
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Measles outbreak: Low vaccination rates at some Bay Area schools raise alarm

With alarm over the Disneyland measles outbreak growing across California, almost 5,000 kindergartners enrolled in Bay Area schools are without proof they've been fully vaccinated, a major concern as the highly infectious disease continues to spread.
Cheri Flores brushes son Julian's aching teeth in early December. The boy developed decay as a toddler from falling asleep while drinking a bottle. She says he wasn't seen at 1 1/2 on his first dental visit or at two subsequent appointments. (Lezlie Sterl

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'Model' dental program proves painful for kids

Almost two decades ago, the state made Sacramento County the testing ground for a new model of delivering dental care to poor children. Officials envisioned a managed care system that would control costs and improve children's ability to see a...


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