Author: Michelle McVay-Cave

Greetings! I am an Information Officer with the California Department of Consumer Affairs and I am glad that you took a moment to check out our blog.

Financial Literacy for Kids Makes Cents

Teaching kids about money along with their ABC’s and 123’s makes a lot of cents. Opinions about how and when to begin teaching children financial basics may differ. The sooner kids learn that money can grow, but money doesn’t grow on trees, will pay off in compounded dividends. Teaching basic concepts about money doesn’t need…

New on Campus: Mental Health Check-Ins

Mental Health Check-In Chart

Being an educator is not a teacher’s sole job, because teachers have the privilege of wearing many hats.  From early education through high school, these instructors act as referees, counselors, coaches, cheerleaders, mentors, role models, and, at times, a trusted confidante to their students. During the school year, teachers spend up to four hours per…

“Why Can’t I Have My Prescription?”

Pharmacist on the phone with patients physician

What pharmacy patients should know when seeking pain medications Written by De’Bora White and Bob Dávila of The California State Board of Pharmacy “I have been on Norco for 10 years, and the pharmacist never questioned the prescription before.” “Lately, the pharmacy never has my pain medication in stock and won’t let me get my…

So, You Like to Pop Pimples.  Read This.

There is a high probability that you have tried to pop a pimple or self-extract a blackhead somewhere on your own or someone else’s body at least once. Whether or not you were successful or enjoyed the experience is questionable. But for those who do enjoy this activity, there is good news!  Contrary to what…

When Your Pet’s Caretaker Needs Help

Veterinarians go into their field of work with the best intentions.  Like many individuals in passion-driven professions, veterinarians want to help…animals. Working with patients that cannot communicate through spoken or written word – such as dogs, cats, and the occasional reptile – may seem ideal and stress free, but veterinarians experience the same personal and…