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Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15 is Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Not a day of celebration, but a day of education and a reminder that elder abuse is utterly …

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The Prescription Drug Rebate Racket: It’s Time for Change

How is the cost of prescription drugs working out for you? For countless people across the country, accessing medication has become a nightmare as high …

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Californians with Diabetes are in Crisis: Inspiring Creativity

Without injected insulin, an individual living with diabetes will die within days or even hours. Not get sick, not possibly die – they will die. …

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Turlock philanthropic partnership offers free medications, prescription assistance

Pratap Anne, a pharmacist and philanthropist, has lived in the Central Valley for more than 17 years. He was born in India but calls the …

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Officials urge mental health awareness during pandemic

While everyone works to maintain good physical health during the pandemic, experts say it’s also important to pay attention to mental health. The COVID-19 pandemic …

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Let’s unshackle Stanislaus and Merced nurse practitioners

The coronavirus pandemic has made one thing very clear: Rural communities across America continue to face incredible obstacles in obtaining healthcare services and providers. In …

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‘Downward spiral of depression’: Coronavirus jeopardizes senior, child mental health

Marilyn Rix misses the sense of community from the fitness class she frequented before the coronavirus pandemic disrupted everything. Without the classes, in-person church services and Al-Anon …

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Medical heroes: Our own caped crusaders

The coronavirus has turned the world upside down.  During this time of crisis, healthcare workers are the frontline soldiers who battle against impossible odds and …

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Women’s History Month: Celebrating and remembering what still needs to change

In 1987 the U.S Congress designated March as National Women’s History Month to recognize and celebrate the contributions and achievements of women in America. This …

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A message from Assemblymember Gray: COVID-19: State Financial Help

It goes without saying that we are living in unusual and difficult times. Over the last few days, I have heard from and spoken with …

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