Members of the first-ever graduating class in a doctoral physical therapy program at California State University, Sacramento, have been readying themselves for the growing job field, while also serving as guinea pigs for the new doctoral curriculum.
A “white coat die-in” Wednesday showed support for Michael Brown and others and opened dialogue about racial health disparities. The demonstration was part of a nationwide movement involving more than 70 medical schools.
Kolette King, the daughter of two Liberian immigrants, entered the Miss Teen Sacramento/Stockton pageant this month and made it to the top 10 last Saturday, bringing much-needed good news to a community still grappling with the Ebola virus.
A combination of sin taxes, public education and shifting societal norms has driven down smoking rates nationwide in the past few decades. Today, in California, about 12 percent of adults smoke, lower than the national rate of 18.1 percent. But the state rate hasn’t budged much in the last three years. Many hardcore smokers, it seems, are having a hard time kicking the habit. And some young people are still picking it up.
Like a jovial street merchant from days of old, a bearded Collin Samaan stood on Liestal Row between 17th and 18th streets Friday in Sacramento, vending healthy foods out of his newly christened West Sac Veggie Trike.
Sacramento Bee reporters Cynthia Craft and Sammy Caiola write about community health issues in the Sacramento region. Their work is in conjunction with the California Endowment, a non-profit health foundation created in 1996.
Cynthia H. Craft is The Sacramento Bee's senior writer on health. She graduated from Ohio State University and previously worked at the Los Angeles Times and California Journal. She was a fellow in 2012 at the National Library for Medicine in Washington, D.C. at the National Institute for Health. Reach her at email@example.com or 916-321-1270. Twitter: @cynthiahcraft.
Sammy Caiola joined The Sacramento Bee as a health reporter in 2014. She is a recent graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where she was a Top 10 finisher in the William Randolph Hearst College Journalism Awards. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-321-1636. Twitter: @SammyCaiola.