Category: Health

Sports Gambling in California? Don’t Bet On It Yet

An electronic board tracks bets at a casino.

In May 2018, the United States Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a 1992 federal law that prohibited states from sanctioning sports betting. That doesn’t mean the sportsbook is open now, but California voters may soon get the chance to place their bets. In June of this year, Assembly Member Adam…

Buying Face Cream from a Questionable Source Could Lead to Catastrophic Results

The desire for lighter, clearer skin causes some consumers to take drastic measures hoping for dramatic results. It also has predators putting toxic merchandise on the streets, luring the consumer into using a tampered product that’s too good to be true. The outcome is less than desirable and, in some cases, downright life-threatening. In 2014,…

Audiologist’s License Revoked for Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child

Southern California audiologist convicted of exposing himself at Universal Studios SACRAMENTO – The Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board (Board) has revoked the license of Tarzana Audiologist Hershel Louis Korngut based on his November 7, 2018 conviction for PC288(A) Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a Child Under the Age of 14 years.…

Children at Risk for Using the Wrong Asthma Inhaler Technique

With falling leaves, windy conditions, and cold weather; seasonal changes can trigger symptoms in those who have asthma. It can also be a year-round struggle for some. The chronic inflammation of airways can be well-controlled by using an inhaler correctly, but recent studies indicate children don’t understand the proper technique, putting themselves at risk for…

Podiatrists Urge Preventative Foot Care for Diabetics

Nerve damage is one of the many medical problems caused by diabetes, meaning patients are often unable to feel pain when they injure themselves or develop a foot blister or sore. These injuries can turn into ulcers, essentially open wounds on the feet, and could develop serious infections. Diabetic ulcers often lead to amputation. According to…

Don’t Lose Sight of Protection Provided By Sunglasses

Everyone wants a new pair of sunglasses to look great, but before settling on that new pair of shades, consumers should consider their eye health and how well those sunglasses protect against the sun’s harmful rays. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), six factors are most important when shopping for sunglasses: Protection from…

Germs and Shoes: Is There Trouble Afoot?

It should come as no surprise that the bottom of our shoes have a hodgepodge of germs attached. Several studies have come out over the years that not only confirm that, but may make you want to think twice about how you handle your shoes and whether you want to traipse through your house in…