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Want Somebody to Love? How About Yourself?

A little self love improves both mental and physical health We all do it: Put everyone else’s needs before our own. Have a hard time telling someone “no.” Worry about what everyone thinks of you. Stop. On the day when messages of love—from little cards to candy hearts to more extravagant gestures—are being sent out,…

So Cute You Wanna Squish It!

Words like “grandma” and “aggression” don’t seem to go together. But when grandma reaches out and pinches your cheek so hard it brings tears to your eyes, it can make you think they may not be so far apart after all. Plus, why does she always do that? These days, psychologists may say that grandma may…

Impactful New Laws for 2019

As the new year approaches, so do new laws that will affect the lives of Californians. Here’s a sampling of legislation signed in 2018 by Gov. Jerry Brown (laws not taking effect Jan. 1 are noted): Doctor Disclosures—SB 1448 (Hill): When doctors in California are placed on probation for things such as ethical violations, substance…

California State Board of Optometry Appoints New Executive Officer

The California State Board of Optometry announces the appointment of Shara Perkins Murphy as its new executive officer, effective October 31, 2018. Read the press release here.

Buyer Beware: International Online Learning

More and more students are ditching brick-and-mortar in the quest for a mortarboard. The advantages of online learning are enticing. Getting classes wherever and whenever a student wants, avoiding the costs of dorm living or the hassle of a commute, and connecting with professors from anywhere in the world, all rank among the benefits of…

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…

Conversations About the Hardest Loss

In the United States and around the world, the announcement of a pregnancy has been cause for celebration, followed by months of speculation (boy or girl?), photos, nesting, and all manner of noisy mommy/baby/new parent/grandparent celebrations. But when a baby dies before, at, or shortly after birth, the silence can be deafening. Up until a…

Daylight saving time year-round? Voters will decide

Tired of the jolt to your system when you “spring forward” and “fall back” because of time changes? California voters will have the chance to make daylight saving time year-round when they go to the polls in November. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 807 in June to put the initiative on the ballot that…

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…

Summer’s Uninvited Visitors: What to Know About Black Widow Spiders

This is the time of year when we may come upon increased numbers of black widow spiders in and around our homes. Although there are several species found in temperate regions around the world, black widows are usually identified by the colored, hourglass-shaped mark on their abdomens. They are active when the temperature is 70 degrees or higher,…

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