Category: Health

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…

Breathe Easy: Tips For Minimizing Your Exposure To Poor Air Quality Linked To Wildfire

If it feels like California is burning, it’s not your imagination. Wildfire activity exploded in the state in August, from the Natchez Fire, burning at the northern edge of the state just a few hundred feet south of the Oregon border, to the Cloverdale Fire in Escondido, which threatened animals at the San Diego Zoo…

Start Your Day Right: Keep Your Phone Out of Sight!

When you wake up in the morning, how soon do you reach for your cell phone? If the time falls within 30 minutes – you are not alone, but this habit may be bad for your health and state of mind.  Researchers assert that what you do upon waking sets the tone for the day.…

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