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When Your Pet’s Caretaker Needs Help

Veterinarians go into their field of work with the best intentions.  Like many individuals in passion-driven professions, veterinarians want to help…animals. Working with patients that cannot communicate through spoken or written word – such as dogs, cats, and the occasional reptile – may seem ideal and stress free, but veterinarians experience the same personal and…

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…

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…

Roble venenoso: cómo evitarlo y tratarlo

Por Laura Kujubu Al caminar por el bosque, las picaduras de garrapatas no son su única preocupación. Después de las fuertes lluvias a principios de este año, el roble venenoso abunda en la costa oeste. Para evitar sufrir de un caso de roble venenoso, entienda cómo detectar la planta y las diferentes maneras en que…

Poison Oak: How to Avoid it, Treat it

When taking a walk in the woods, tick bites aren’t your only concern. After the heavy rains earlier this year, poison oak is in abundance on the West Coast. To avoid suffering from a case of poison oak, understand how to spot the plant and the different ways you can get exposed. The oil (called…

Food Poisoning In The Summertime

What’s not to like? Potato salad, barbecued chicken, and fresh fruits and veggies. Warm weather inspires outdoor outings equipped with picnic favorites. But with summertime staples, perhaps prepared and eaten outdoors, come possible health risks. If food is handled or cooked improperly, it can become contaminated and there’s a chance you can get a food-borne…

What it Takes to Keep Your Nails Fungus-Free

Nail thickening and yellow discoloration are a couple of the signs. Also known as onychomycosis, nail fungus includes those symptoms, as well as may make your nail brittle, cracked, and misshapen. Anyone can get a toenail fungus infection, but older adults and individuals who have diabetes, a weakened immune system, or blood circulation issues are…

Dog Flu is No Walk in the Park

The flu isn’t just for humans. Dogs can catch the flu from other dogs, and, similar to the human flu, is highly contagious. According to the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, dog flu—or canine influenza—is spreading throughout the country, including in California. According to a San Francisco Chronicle article in January, one pet hospital…

Temporada de la gripe robusta todavía en plena marcha

Aunque es el comienzo de febrero, la temporada de gripe no muestra signos de ceder. La temporada comenzó temprano, todo el país todavía siente una actividad extenso de la gripe, y parece que continuará por un tiempo, según los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC). “En el pasado, si nos fijamos…

Robust Flu Season Still in Full Swing

Although it’s the end of January, flu season doesn’t show any signs of letting up. The season started early, the whole country is still experiencing widespread flu activity, and it looks like it will continue for a while, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “In the past, if you look at…

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