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These Preventive Measures Might Help Delay Dementia Or Cognitive Decline

By Judith Graham In a landmark report, scientists have endorsed three strategies for preventing dementia and cognitive decline associated with normal aging — being physically active, engaging in cognitive training and controlling high blood pressure. This is the first time experts convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine have deemed scientific evidence […]

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Evolution of Eve | Chaos & The Quiet

This is prose about experiencing Sensory Integration Disorder.  I stand here barefoot on carpet,  the fiber of comfort and home pressed into my soles. My roommate, The Quiet, stands with me. (Originally published  FEBRUARY 2, 2016 on Quirkybirdwords.com) We watch branches and leaves swing through a wet window. The Quiet doesn’t echo the cacophony in my mind. […]

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Postcard From Capitol Hill: Lawmakers Put Women’s Health Care In Its Place

By Rachel Bluth >> rbluth@kff.org, @RachelHBluth The atmosphere at a House Appropriations Committee lunch meeting on women’s health midday Wednesday was predictably charged. The Trump administration has proposed to defund Planned Parenthood and make severe cuts in other women’s health programs, such as Title X, a 40-year-old program that provides grants for family planning, and grants […]

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Settlement Reached On Kaiser Permanente’s Repeated Mental Health Care Deficiencies

By Jenny Gold >>  jgold@kff.org, @JennyAGold California insurance regulators announced Tuesday that they have reached a settlement  with Kaiser Permanente to address its repeated failures to provide patients with timely access to mental health services. Under the agreement — the result of two years of negotiations between the state Department of Managed Health Care and Kaiser […]