Category: Health

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…

Occupational Therapists And Occupational Therapy Assistants Are In Demand

Considering a career in health care?  Your timing couldn’t be better. There are plenty of options to choose from. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the Health profession is red-hot and projected to get even hotter from now through at least 2026. One area that…

Osteopathic Medical Board of California secures license surrender from Salinas-area doctor after lewd conduct investigation

Robert Wlodarczyk has surrendered his license to practice medicine, as physician and surgeon, under terms of an agreement with the Osteopathic Medical Board of California. The surrender was effective yesterday. Full news release here.

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…

Washing Some Foods Can Help You Avoid Illness

Nearly 48 million people are sickened nationwide every year by food contaminated with harmful germs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates. While most people know that handling animal products carefully is necessary to prevent illness, washing meat and poultry is not recommended. However, washing fruits and vegetables is recommended and can help consumers…

This ‘Spice’ is Not Nice—It’s Dangerous

Health officials warn of synthetic drugs’ potentially deadly consequences You may have heard the term “synthetic marijuana.” Contrary to its name, it is not marijuana at all, but a product made of synthetic drugs that affect the brain in a similar way as the active ingredient in cannabis. Also called synthetic cannabinoids, “spice” also goes…

Salon Safety Takes Another Step Forward

As beauty product consumers, we’re used to seeing a list of ingredients (albeit small and sometimes hard to find) on the products we buy, per federal law. This helps us make informed purchasing decisions and allows us to avoid certain chemicals if we choose. However, federal law does not regulate professional cosmetics in the same manner…

Visitantes que no invitamos en el verano: qué se debe saber sobre las arañas viuda negra

Esta es la época del año en que podemos encontrar un mayor número de arañas viudas negras en nuestros hogares y sus alrededores. Aunque hay varias especies que se encuentran en las regiones templadas de todo el mundo, las viudas negras generalmente se identifican con la marca coloreada en forma de reloj de arena en…

Guías actualizadas de detección de cáncer colorrectal

La Sociedad Americana del Cáncer ha actualizado sus guías de detección del cáncer colorrectal, en particular reduciendo la edad recomendada para comenzar las pruebas a 45 en lugar de 50. La recomendación para las personas de riesgo promedio se produce después de la investigación de la Sociedad Americana del Cáncer (ACS como sus siglas en…

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