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Archive for March, 2013

<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2013/03/29/118660/epa_proposes_cleaner_gas_regulations?category=science target=_blank >EPA Proposes Cleaner Gas Regulations</a>

KQED News | March 30, 2013

EPA Proposes Cleaner Gas Regulations

By Sean Greene The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed new “common-sense cleaner fuels and cars standards” on Friday, to reduce air pollution and related health problems. While the tighter regulations would likely lead to an increase in gasoline prices for cars and trucks, the EPA estimates its proposal would provide seven dollars in health benefits […]

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2013/03/29/californias-breast-density-notification-law-goes-into-effect/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=californias-breast-density-notification-law-goes-into-effect target=_blank >California’s Breast Density Notification Law Goes Into Effect</a>

State of Health | March 29, 2013

California’s Breast Density Notification Law Goes Into Effect

By Lisa Aliferis (Photo: U.S. Navy) As women are well aware, the purpose of a mammogram is to screen for cancer. What many women don’t know is that as part of the screening, radiologists also assess the level of density in a woman’s breast tissue. Starting Monday, a new California law will require that doctors notify women […]

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2013/03/29/valley-fever-cases-skyrocketing-says-cdc/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=valley-fever-cases-skyrocketing-says-cdc target=_blank >Valley Fever Cases Skyrocketing, Says CDC</a>

State of Health | March 29, 2013

Valley Fever Cases Skyrocketing, Says CDC

By state of health BY RACHEL COOK, Reporting on Health Collaborative Valley Fever is a disease caused by a fungus found in the soil in certain parts of the southwestern U.S., including California. (Getty Images) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms in a new research article this week what doctors, epidemiologists and people who suffer […]

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2013/03/29/after-two-months-camped-in-a-tree-warbler-goes-on-hunger-strike/ target=_blank >(Video, Photos) Tree Sitter 'Warbler' Goes on a Hunger Strike</a>

News Fix | March 29, 2013

(Video, Photos) Tree Sitter 'Warbler' Goes on a Hunger Strike

By KQED News Staff by Deborah Svoboda Warbler announces a hunger strike. (Deborah Svobada/KQED) After camping out in a ponderosa pine 71 feet above the ground for two months,  “Warbler” has not achieved her goal of blocking a Highway 101 bypass around the Mendocino County town of Willits. Now she is trying a hunger strike. […]

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201303290900?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Controversy Over Newest Delta Plan Proposal</a>

Forum | March 29, 2013

Controversy Over Newest Delta Plan Proposal

This week, Governor Jerry Brown’s office released further details of its plan to build twin tunnels to pump water from Northern California to cities and farms in other parts of the state. Brown says the $23 billion plan will help restore ecosystems, but critics say the proposal would further threaten the Delta’s endangered fish and […]

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2013/03/29/news-pix-prop-8-oral-arguments-bay-bridge-bolts-snap-devils-slide-tunnel-opens/ target=_blank >News Pix: Prop. 8 Oral Arguments, Bay Bridge Bolts Snap, Devil's Slide Tunnel Opens</a>

News Fix | March 29, 2013

News Pix: Prop. 8 Oral Arguments, Bay Bridge Bolts Snap, Devil's Slide Tunnel Opens

By Katrina Schwartz Crowds of people outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C protest the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, March 27. (Jacob Fenston/KQED) On Tuesday March 26, the rainbow flag was raised over Berkeley City Hall to mark arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court on Proposition 8. It also flew the following day, […]

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/audio/how-flooding-fields-could-alleviate-water-supply-stress/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-flooding-fields-could-alleviate-water-supply-stress target=_blank >How Flooding Fields Could Alleviate Water Supply Stress</a>

QUEST | March 29, 2013

How Flooding Fields Could Alleviate Water Supply Stress

By Sasha Khokha This past weekend’s rain was too little, too late, to save Northern California from tight water supplies this summer. Another dry year for the state means farmers will be scrambling for water, and once again pumping from undergound water supplies. But too much pumping has overdrawn some aquifers, causing the land to […]

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/jp/quick-read-the-number-of-early-childhood-vaccines-not-linked-to-autism/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=quick-read-the-number-of-early-childhood-vaccines-not-linked-to-autism target=_blank >Quick Read: The Number Of Early Childhood Vaccines Not Linked To Autism</a>

State of Health | March 29, 2013

Quick Read: The Number Of Early Childhood Vaccines Not Linked To Autism

By Lisa Aliferis While “hardcore skeptics” will likely not change their minds, many other parents are simply worried, and this study should be reassuring to them, say experts. Source: Npr A government study of the medical records of 1,000 kids found no correlation between the number of vaccines a child received and their risk of […]

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2013/03/29/on-campus-clinics-a-safety-net-for-neighborhood-children/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-campus-clinics-a-safety-net-for-neighborhood-children target=_blank >On-Campus Clinics, a Safety Net for Neighborhood Children</a>

State of Health | March 29, 2013

On-Campus Clinics, a Safety Net for Neighborhood Children

By state of health By Marnette Federis San Diego School Nurse Gail McLaurin treats a student for asthma at Central Elementary’s on-campus Health and Wellness Center. (Marnette Federis/KQED) Fourteen-year-old Andrea Vizcarra visited her San Diego middle school’s health center because of a bad cough. But the nurse she saw didn’t stop there. Vizcarra learned she […]

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201303290850/a target=_blank >Commission Suggests Big Changes for State Parks</a>

The California Report | March 29, 2013

Commission Suggests Big Changes for State Parks

By KQED Staff Earlier this week, the nonpartisan Little Hoover Commission dropped a political bomb in Sacramento with a report suggesting the state should divest itself of the parks it can't afford to run. The California Department of Parks and Recreation is under new management after an accounting scandal last summer, but the Commission is […]

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2013/03/29/nurturenature-art-and-our-environment/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nurturenature-art-and-our-environment target=_blank >Nurture/Nature: Art and our Environment</a>

QUEST | March 29, 2013

Nurture/Nature: Art and our Environment

By Sharol Nelson-Embry A Bufflehead mounted specimen provided an opportunity for students to examine a bird up close. Her voice rang out over the excited young artists, “Who knows what ‘nurture’ means?”  Small hands shot up in the air, anxious to share their new knowledge.  Two kindergarten classes from Maya Lin in Alameda, a new […]

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2013/03/28/health-care-overhaul-to-dramatically-reduce-premiums-for-many-individuals-study-finds/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=health-care-overhaul-to-dramatically-reduce-premiums-for-many-individuals-study-finds target=_blank >Health Care Overhaul to Dramatically Reduce Premiums for Many Individuals, Study Finds</a>

State of Health | March 28, 2013

Health Care Overhaul to Dramatically Reduce Premiums for Many Individuals, Study Finds

By Lisa Aliferis (Caroline_1: Flickr) A major new analysis shows that hundreds of thousands of Californians will see their monthly insurance premiums fall an average 47 percent under President Obama’s health care overhaul, in large part due to tax credits and subsidies. It is the first detailed look at how health insurance premiums could change […]

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201303281000?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Memory Triage and Other Secrets of Sleep</a>

Forum | March 28, 2013

Memory Triage and Other Secrets of Sleep

When you go to sleep, your brain doesn’t take a nap. According to a recent study, it keeps working: organizing memories by what’s important and what isn’t, in a form of “memory triage.” One of the researchers, UC Berkeley professor of psychology Matthew Walker, joins us to discuss his findings, and to answer questions on […]

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2013/03/28/engineers-zero-in-on-bay-bridge-broken-bolt-solutions/ target=_blank >Engineers Zero in on Bay Bridge Broken Bolt Solutions</a>

News Fix | March 28, 2013

Engineers Zero in on Bay Bridge Broken Bolt Solutions

By Rachael Marcus Engineers have yet to settle on a fix for the more than 30 bolts they found had cracked on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, but there are two likely fixes engineers could implement, said Steve Heminger, the executive director of Metropolitan Transportation Commission, on Forum Thursday morning. Steel bolts on the […]

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2013/03/28/the-rocks-of-devils-slide/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-rocks-of-devils-slide target=_blank >The Rocks of Devil's Slide</a>

QUEST | March 28, 2013

The Rocks of Devil's Slide

By Andrew Alden With the opening of the Lantos Tunnel this week at the notorious Devil’s Slide on state Route 1, the work is not finished. The winding, vertiginous old road and the 70 acres of land it sits on will be handed over to San Mateo County, which has pledged to give it a […]

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/jp/quick-read-low-income-california-seniors-to-move-into-new-managed-care-plan/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=quick-read-low-income-california-seniors-to-move-into-new-managed-care-plan target=_blank >Quick Read: Low-income California Seniors to Move into New Managed Care Plan</a>

State of Health | March 28, 2013

Quick Read: Low-income California Seniors to Move into New Managed Care Plan

By Lisa Aliferis They are the “dual eligibles” — people who receive both Medicare and Medi-Cal benefits. Trying to coordinate care across two programs — one administered by the state under one set of rules, the other administered by the federal government under its own set of rules — can lead to highly fragmented care […]

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201303280850/b target=_blank >New Details on Delta Water Tunnel Plan</a>

The California Report | March 28, 2013

New Details on Delta Water Tunnel Plan

By Lauren Sommer Governor Jerry Brown's administration has released more details about its $23 billion plan to build two 35-mile tunnels between the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and farms and cities elsewhere in the state. But environmentalists, worried about what will happen to fish in that water, are no more enchanted with the project than they […]

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2013/03/27/food-deserts-not-strongly-connected-to-obesity-study-shows/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=food-deserts-not-strongly-connected-to-obesity-study-shows target=_blank >Food Deserts Not Strongly Connected to Obesity, Study Shows</a>

State of Health | March 27, 2013

Food Deserts Not Strongly Connected to Obesity, Study Shows

By Lisa Aliferis (GraphiChris/Flickr) A new study found “no strong evidence” that being within walking distance to food outlets was associated with being obese or not. Researchers at UCLA and the Rand Corporation analyzed data from the California Health Interview Survey — nearly 100,000 people were included — and published their findings in Preventing Chronic Disease. […]

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2013/03/27/chart-of-the-day-health-cares-financial-burden/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chart-of-the-day-health-cares-financial-burden target=_blank >Chart of the Day: Health Care’s ‘Financial Burden’ on Families</a>

State of Health | March 27, 2013

Chart of the Day: Health Care’s ‘Financial Burden’ on Families

By Lisa Aliferis It seems that “32 percent” is the number of the day today. First, actuaries believe that medical claims costs will go up 32 percent, and now the Centers for Disease Control tells us that 32 percent of U.S. families are having trouble paying their medical bills: (Centers for Disease Control) Nearly one […]

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201303271000?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Are Robots Taking a Toll on Jobs?</a>

Forum | March 27, 2013

Are Robots Taking a Toll on Jobs?

Source: Forum Science

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