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Aging Health Education in the 21st century and beyond

BY PURNIMA SREENIVASAN As the number of aged in the world grow to more than a billion by 2030, health education in aging or Aging Health Education will play a very vital role in addressing the very definition of health as declared by WHO. Who will be the benefactors ? …

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Braves comeback twice to take series from Giants in 13 innings

BY RICK PORCARO The Giants squandered two leads and a quality start from Madison Bumgarner, falling to the Atlanta Braves 5-4 in 13 innings Thursday afternoon at Oracle Park. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Atlanta’s Austin Riley follows the path of his two-run game tying home run in the eighth inning against the …

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Summer Fruits & Veggies for Grilling at Martinez Farmers Market

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Ah, the wonderful smell of freshly-mowed grass, the sound of children running through the sprinklers, the garden awash in color with summer flowers, and the mouth-watering smell of food grilling on the barbecue. Yes, summer is here with warm evenings spent outside, and friends coming over …

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Understanding cognitive issues connected with senior aging

BY PURNIMA SREENIVASAN Years ago, a very fine lady had left our office and started to drive out of the parking lot. She had great driving skills but she never reached home. A daughter struggling to come to terms with her step-dad, just fifty six, couldn’t handle his car dealer …

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Contra Costa County fair opens at Fairgrounds in Antioch

The Contra Costa County fair in Antioch opened Thursday for four days of family fun. Each day is packed with entertainment, including special events on specific days. Brass Ring Midway of Fun is bringing its carnival rides, including a Ferris wheel, a carousel, the more vigorous Zipper and the Viper, …

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Iguodala’s steal seals Warriors Game 2 comeback win 114-111

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Andre Iguodala’s walk-off strip steal from Damian Lillard with four seconds remaining sealed a Golden State comeback from 17 points down at the start of the second half, as the Warriors stole a 114-111 win from Portland to take a commanding 2-0 series lead in the best-of-seven …

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Giants ride rookie pitcher Anderson’s arm and bat past Jays 4-3

BY RICK PORCARO The Giants beat the rain and the Blue Jays Wednesday afternoon, defeating Toronto 4-3 in Shaun Anderson’s Major League debut on the strength of a sixth inning home run by Brandon Crawford.  ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Shaun Anderson delivers a pitch against the Blue Jays in his Major League …

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Warriors race past Blazers in Western Finals opener 116-94

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 62 points, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 116-94 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in the opening game of the NBA’s Western Conference Finals Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Steph Curry of the Warriors drives to …

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Laureano’s blooper leads A’s to another walk-off against Indians

BY RICK PORCARO Ramón Laureano’s bloop single against the Indians A.J. Cole in the bottom of the ninth inning led the A’s to their second consecutive walk-off victory against Cleveland Saturday on a sun-splashed afternoon at the Coliseum by a score of 3-2. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Ramón Laureano of the A’s …

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Benefits of preparing a discharge plan for hospitalized seniors

BY PURNIMA SREENIVASAN What is post discharge planning ? Is it the same as pre-discharge planning ? They are not exactly the same, but may have some similarities between them. Why do we care ? Why is it important ? Does it make any difference ? Is it a difficult …

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