Category: Health

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…

August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

This annual observance is held each August to spotlight and educate people of all ages on the importance of vaccinations. While some may debate the merits of immunization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains that vaccines can help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. Vaccines are’t just for children, either.  The CDC…

State Expands Fight Against Opioid Crisis

Silhouette of a woman taking a pill

California continues to expand its efforts to combat the opioid addiction crisis with a boost of federal funding and a program model from an unlikely East Coast source. The latest component of the state’s medication assisted treatment plan for opioid addiction is called the Hub and Spoke System, which is based on a similar, highly…

Is Acupuncture The New Wave Of Healthcare?

Acupuncture is a system of integrative medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles. It’s not as spooky as it sounds. It’s actually an ancient Chinese tradition and practice that’s been around for almost 2,500 years. Now, acupuncture is finally gaining mainstream recognition and being utilized within the western healthcare industry. President Nixon’s…

Salón Seguro da otro paso adelante

Como consumidores de productos de belleza, estamos acostumbrados a ver una lista de ingredientes (aunque pequeños y, a veces, difíciles de encontrar) en los productos que compramos, de acuerdo con la ley federal. Esto nos ayuda a tomar decisiones de compra informadas y nos permite evitar ciertos químicos si deseamos. Sin embargo, la ley federal…

Using Costume Contact Lenses Without a Prescription Could Turn Your Eyes into a Permanent Fright

If you are considering adding costume contact lenses to your Halloween get-up this season, make sure you don’t purchase them from a gas station, online store, or other unlicensed dealers — or you and your eyes could be in for a real scare. Costume contact lenses are also referred to by several descriptive names such…