Health

Reports focusing on the latest health news and trends along California's Central Coast.

Broadcast: 09/1/2015

Now that the United States experiences an average of one mass shooting per day and claims the highest rate of mental health disorders in the world, it may be time to talk about a connection. Tune in at 2 for a conversation about the link between mental health and gun violence and if we can we reduce one by eliminating the other.

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Santa Barbara County is implementing e-cigarette and smoking rules that are tougher than laws on the books in most of the cities in the area. 

The Anxiety Dance

Aug 12, 2015

Broadcast date: 08/18/2015

Anxiety is the most common mental health complaint and challenge for adults and children. 

Broadcast date: 08/11/2015

Where do you feel most at home? Being rooted in a sense of place and belonging has a deep connection to our mental health and well-being. 

City of Santa Barbara

The City of Santa Barbara is investigating levels of radon at one of its police stations. The testing follows several months of searching for a possible link between employee health and the condition of the building located at 215 East Figueroa Street.

Broadcast Date: 07/21/2015

Today, Elizabeth is joined in the studio by her daughter Kelly as the two discuss their recent experience viewing Disney and Pixar's newest movie, 'Inside Out,' an animated exploration of emotional development. 

Broadcast Date: 07/14/2015

It's the season of sunshine, shorts, swimming and socializing, but for many it's a time filled with self-loathing and shame. 

Broadcast Date: 06/30/2015  

Sometimes the best medicine for what ails us is a good old-fashioned heart-to-heart with someone who is able to just listen and offer love.

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Many San Luis Obispo residents have expressed concern about a recently mailed notice regarding a lapse in water quality standards in the city. Tests revealed levels of a chemical that exceeded Safe Drinking Water Act requirements.  

So you know your Sun sign but what about your Soul sign?

Grandma Moses began painting at the age of 78. Harriette Thompson just finished her 16th marathon at 92. What does it take to stay engaged in life when the common wisdom says it's time to slow down?

Sometimes even our best intentions can inadvertently cause a loved one to feel stress, anxiety or even anger. How can we best offer our congratulations and positive thoughts in a supportive and nurturing way?

When it comes to our mental health and well-being, finding meaningful work and a sense of purpose is crucial.

CenCal's ACE program

May 22, 2015

KCBX Reporter Jordan Bell speaks with Bob Freeman the CEO of CenCal about their new program that helps coordinate the health needs of those now covered under the Affordable Care Act.

Pregnancy is a magical time of growth and transformation– not only for babies, but also for the woman as she experiences her own transformation into her new role as mother. What does it mean to be a mother?

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