Roble venenoso: cómo evitarlo y tratarlo

Por Laura Kujubu Al caminar por el bosque, las picaduras de garrapatas no son su única preocupación. Después de las fuertes lluvias a principios de este año, el roble venenoso abunda en la costa oeste. Para evitar sufrir de un caso de roble venenoso, entienda cómo detectar la planta y las diferentes maneras en que…

Backpacks: Take A Load Off To Prevent Pain Or Injury

Backpacks are a bright spot of the back-to-school season, signaling school has resumed. They come in an array of colors, designs, shapes, and sizes for the smallest children in preschool to the teens and young adults in high school. Many of today’s backpacks have multiple compartments to help students stay organized while carrying more items…

La temporada de la serpiente cascabel está aquí: consejos para mantenerse seguro

Por Laura Kujubu Las posibilidades son bastante bajas. Sólo alrededor de 300 casos de mordedura de serpiente cascabel en California se reportan cada año, de acuerdo con el Sistema de Control de Envenenamientos de California (CPCS como sus siglas en inglés). Sin embargo, con las intensas lluvias a principios de este año y el clima…

“Check The Chip Day” Is August 15

For many pet lovers, losing a furry friend can almost be as devastating as a death in the family. And according to the American Humane Association, nearly 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the United States every year. Even worse, less than 23 percent are reunited with their owners. Pet owners…

Regulator Shines Spotlight On Damage Restoration Companies, Interstate Movers

If you’re moving within (“intrastate”) or out of state (“interstate”), or if a damage restoration company is moving or storing your goods while rebuilding your home, did you know there are laws protecting you from predatory “bandit” companies that extort money from customers while holding goods hostage? Read about how the Bureau of Electronic and…

Southern California Audiologist Ordered to Cease and Desist Practice

Thousand Oaks audiologist is accused of murder SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Audiologist Bryn Spejcher was ordered by a Ventura County Superior Court judge to cease and desist practicing audiology after the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board filed a request pursuant to California Penal Code section 23. This provision of the law allows…

Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines Updated

The American Cancer Society has updated its colorectal cancer screening guidelines, most notably lowering the recommended age to begin testing to 45 instead of 50. The recommendation for people of average risk comes in the wake of research by the American Cancer Society (ACS) that shows that colorectal cancer (which includes both colon and rectal…

PÉRDIDA AUDITIVA PUEDE PREVENIRSE

Por Laura Kujubu Para quienes lo sufren, la pérdida de audición es más que una molestia. Para los adultos mayores, puede provocar problemas adicionales, como depresión, ansiedad, mayor riesgo de caídas e incluso demencia. Según el Instituto Nacional de la Sordera y Otros Trastornos de la Comunicación, aproximadamente el 25 por ciento de los que…

Getting Sick on a Trip Can Be a Headache If You Don’t Plan

Beyond lost luggage, getting sick is another event that can throw a major wrench into a relaxing, enjoyable vacation. As part of your travel preparations, take steps to ensure you’re ready for when the unthinkable, and inconvenient, happens. According to a July Consumer Reports article, the following tips can help reduce stress and confusion if…

California Architects Board Appoints New Executive Officer

The California Architects Board announces the appointment of Laura Zuniga as its new executive officer, effective August 1, 2018. Read the news release here.

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