Month: April 2017

DCA Daughters and Sons Discover the Working World

The California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) welcomed 18 young people for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The kids got the opportunity to see where their parents spend their days working and learned how the department operates by visiting various offices for a behind-the-scenes look. The day’s…

Don’t Let Good Medicines Go Bad

There are a lot of things to check around the house as California starts heating up for summer; one of them is that your medications are being stored properly. Medications that are good for you can become ineffective or damaged when exposed to heat. While outdoor heat can damage medications, year-round heat inside the house can…

Got Drugs? Clear Them Out Safely!

Do prescription bottles fall out of your medicine cabinet every time you open the door? Do you even remember what some of them are for? Here’s a safe way to clear that clutter: drop them off on April 29 from 10 am to 2 pm during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The event provides a free, safe,…

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY – APRIL 22, 2017

April 22, 2017 will mark the 48th year of Earth Day.  The first Earth Day was observed on April 22, 1970, and what began as a grassroots effort has today blossomed into a global event celebrated every year on April 22 by millions of people worldwide. To honor the planet and to raise public awareness…

A Cannabis Cure-All for Your Pet? Proceed With Caution

Watching a loved one suffer is stressful. Medical cannabis users say the drug alleviates levels of pain, but could it also help your sick furry friend? Although many pet owners are already using the drug as medicine, experts warn it’s wise to take caution. “The problem today is that there is no scientific data that…

The Disconnection Effect: Social Media and Young People

By design, social media connects young people to one another on a regular, even minute-by-minute basis. They see pictures and videos of others vacationing, having fancy meals, getting together for parties. What do these social media-driven images leave them feeling like? Oftentimes, disconnected and lonely. A recent study by the American Journal of Preventative Medicine…

Taking Control of Pests This Month

Paying tribute to the pest control industry, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) founded National Pest Management Month. The April event seeks to raise public awareness about pest control and the risks associated with household pests, and provide information to homeowners on avoiding infestations. This month-long event comes on the heels of massive rainstorms—which translate…

Optometry Board and State Legislators Make Successful Pitch for Comprehensive Eye Exams for California Children

One in four children and adolescents have a vision problem that can impede their learning.  Many  of these problems go undetected because children have not received the comprehensive eye exams they need to succeed in school and protect their vision for life. The California State Board of Optometry is working to change that. Wednesday, at…

April is an Ideal Time to Focus on Health

The weather is warming up, making it an ideal time to get healthy by getting active outdoors and taking advantage of the in-season fruits and vegetables. As further inspiration, a slew of campaigns focusing on health management through exercise, diet, and regular health care are happening this month. Here are a few to get you…

Animals in April: Monthlong Events Highlight Animal Health and Well-Being

Spring is here, meaning a bumper crop of young animals. This influx of animals makes it the ideal time to help raise awareness about how to prevent animal cruelty, as well as how to use first aid to increase the odds of your pet’s survival after an injury. Sponsored by the American Society for the…

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