Aug 232014

You’re probably familiar with salty, sweet, bitter, and sour, but did you know there’s a fifth taste? It’s called umami, and a new study concludes that it has a unique effect on appetite.

Feb 152014

The San Luis Obispo Tribune
Senator hopes to provide healthcare to immigrants lacking legal status
Los Angeles Times
"Healthcare for everyone should mean everyone," Lara said at a news conference Friday in Los Angeles. "Only when we include everyone can we truly have a healthy California." Lara's bill, SB 1005, proposes that California use state money to expand 
California senator unveils bill to give health care to undocumented immigrantsSacramento Bee (blog)
State Sen. Ricardo Lara Introduces Health Care Bill for Immigrants Here IllegallyThe Beverly Hills Courier

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Jan 082014
Misleading Healthcare Graph
As healthcare is so dominant in the news, I want to show an example of a confusing and misleading graph from a hospital. Figure 1 shows the results for the first six questions from a survey of the patient experience measures from the Hospital of