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Protect Your Pets: Beware of Using Online Pharmacies

Buying online prescription drugs for yourself can be a risky proposition. The same applies when ordering pet medications from an online pharmacy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns pet owners to be extremely careful if buying from an online retailer. Similar to some online pharmacies for people, online pharmacies for animals may be…

La Relación Entre la Perdida de la Audición y la Demencia

Dos realidades del envejecimiento, son las posibilidades de la pérdida de audición o la demencia – y al menos un estudio sugiere que puede haber una relación entre las dos. De acuerdo con el Instituto Nacional de Sordera y Otros Desordenes de Comunicación (NIDCD), un promedio del 25 por ciento de las personas entre 65…

Concierge Medicine: A Return to Old-Fashioned Care

Same-day appointments, phone conversations with your doctor, long visits, and house calls. These health care services, from a seemingly bygone era, may be possible with concierge medicine. Also known as “boutique medicine,” concierge medicine entails patients paying an annual out-of-pocket retainer fee—which can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars—to have access…

Veterinary Medical Board Appoints New Executive Officer

  The Veterinary Medical Board announces the appointment of Jessica Sieferman as its new executive officer, effective July 2, 2018.  Read the news release here.    

The Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

Two realities of growing older are possibly suffering from hearing loss or dementia—and at least one study suggests there could be a link between the two. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), about 25 percent of those age 65 to 74 and about 50 percent of those age 75…

Tarzana Audiologist Ordered to Cease and Desist Practice

Southern California audiologist arrested for indecent exposure at a theme park; more victims sought as additional charges are brought SACRAMENTO, CA – Audiologist Hershel Korngut was ordered by the Los Angeles Superior Court to cease and desist practicing audiology upon request of the Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board pursuant to California Penal…

Fake Nurse Faces New Charges in Ongoing Criminal Case

                A Southern California man pleads no contest in Santa Clara County and now faces 11 new felony counts in Los Angeles after impersonating as a registered nurse. Click HERE to read more.

Getting the Most from Your Facial

A facial treatment is considered a luxury designed to improve your skin’s appearance. And, chances are, your skin will look fresher and healthier, especially if the facials are done on a regular basis. However, in the wrong hands, such as those of an unlicensed esthetician or cosmetologist, or if the tools are improperly sanitized or…

April is National Car Care Month: Is Your Car Ready for Summer?

BAR’s resources help you get there According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study, summer driving racks up 20 percent more miles than winter months. Staying on top of car maintenance is important all year long, but with April being National Car Care Month, DCA’s Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) uses the opportunity…

What is an Osteopathic Doctor?

Many people know what medical doctors (MDs) are, but aren’t as familiar with the role of doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs). Both are fully licensed and trained in diagnosing and treating illnesses and disorders, and in providing preventive care. Both can also prescribe medication, do surgery, run tests and see patients. DOs and MDs attend…

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