Protect Your Pets: Beware of Using Online Pharmacies

Buying online prescription drugs for yourself can be a risky proposition. The same applies when ordering pet medications from an online pharmacy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns pet owners to be extremely careful if buying from an online retailer. Similar to some online pharmacies for people, online pharmacies for animals may be…

O’s Para Los Ojos

Tienes una cita con un profesional de la visión. ¿Sabes qué clase de licencia tiene? Mucha gente no sabe. Los siguientes profesionales trabajan con los ojos de una u otra forma y sus títulos comienzan con la letra “o”, pero existen diferencias importantes en su educación, capacitación y áreas de especialización. Aquí están los tres…

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Rates of Alzheimer’s disease are rising, making it more important than ever to understand what the disease is, what the warning signs are, and the steps to try to stay brain-healthy. Better knowledge regarding the disease is the focus of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. This month, in particular, the…

New Shop Posting Requirements Simplify Consumer Message, Save Costs

Salon patrons may remember walking into their favorite establishments and seeing a long, text-heavy poster detailing the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology’s health and safety regulations hanging in the lobby. Not ringing a bell? You’re not alone. Turns out customers weren’t really reading it if they noticed it at all. That meant that the “Message to…

It’s Home Improvement Season: Why Using a Licensed Contractor is Critical

We’ve all heard the stories. Maybe even been a victim. An unscrupulous or unlicensed contractor hired to give you your dream home, landscape, kitchen or bathroom starts the project, collects payment, then disappears leaving the job unfinished or done improperly. Before you invest in any home improvement project, the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) reminds…

La Relación Entre la Perdida de la Audición y la Demencia

Dos realidades del envejecimiento, son las posibilidades de la pérdida de audición o la demencia – y al menos un estudio sugiere que puede haber una relación entre las dos. De acuerdo con el Instituto Nacional de Sordera y Otros Desordenes de Comunicación (NIDCD), un promedio del 25 por ciento de las personas entre 65…

Don’t Let the Heat Hurt Your Pet

The calendar may not say summer yet, but the heat is on. For our four-legged friends, warm days can spell trouble in the form of heat stroke and heat-related injury. Dr. Beth Parvin, a consultant with the California Veterinary Medical Board, warns that heat stroke in pets is a medical emergency that can quickly turn deadly.…

Concierge Medicine: A Return to Old-Fashioned Care

Same-day appointments, phone conversations with your doctor, long visits, and house calls. These health care services, from a seemingly bygone era, may be possible with concierge medicine. Also known as “boutique medicine,” concierge medicine entails patients paying an annual out-of-pocket retainer fee—which can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars—to have access…

Veterinary Medical Board Appoints New Executive Officer

  The Veterinary Medical Board announces the appointment of Jessica Sieferman as its new executive officer, effective July 2, 2018.  Read the news release here.    

New Video Helps Victims of Closed Schools File for Financial Relief

The Office of Student Assistance and Relief (OSAR) has a new video to help educate students who attended a closed private postsecondary school to apply for financial relief. OSAR works with students of closed schools and can help them apply for possible reimbursement from the Student Tuition Reimbursement Fund, which is administered by the Bureau…

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