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More chest pains. Dizziness. Was I having a heart attack? After weeks of recurring chest pains, I finally broke down and asked my wife to take me to the hospital. So there I was, waiting in the...

Brenda Solórzano

I love all things 60s — the music, the history, and the social movements that took off during that period of cultural transformation. Often, I wish I could have grown up in the 60s so that I could...

Peter Long, Ph.D.

So much has been written, discussed, and disputed around the political and ideological battles over healthcare reform. For nearly half of a decade, much of the conversation has been focused on...

Hearing the recent news about the tragic shootings in Isla Vista - which took the lives of seven young people - sparked deep sadness for me. As a public health professional, I felt tremendous...

Peter Long, Ph.D.

This Memorial Day takes on new significance as America welcomes the largest number of returning veterans since the end of World War II. After nearly 13 years, America’s waning involvement in the wars...

Bess Bendet

On the way to a friend’s birthday party recently, I was on highway 101 in Sonoma County, stuck in slow-moving traffic. Traveling at a snail’s pace allowed time to check out the other drivers: a guy...

Crispin Delgado

Her chest rose and fell in sync with every beep of the machine next to her hospital bed. She lay there peacefully, unaware of the heartache five generations of her family were enduring alongside her...

Peter Long, Ph.D.

It has been nearly three months since significant expansions of healthcare coverage took full effect across our state and across the country. As we near the end of open enrollment through Covered...

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month . It presents a great opportunity for parents to talk about healthy relationships with their teenagers - both boys and girls. Most people naturally...

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