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Defensible Space Protects Homes from Wildfires

Another destructive wildfire season is underway in California, and residents who want to minimize the risk of losing their home to a wildfire should start with ensuring their property has defensible space. Defensible space around a home is such a critical element to protecting properties—and any firefighters trying to save homes during a wildfire—that 100…

O’s Para Los Ojos

Tienes una cita con un profesional de la visión. ¿Sabes qué clase de licencia tiene? Mucha gente no sabe. Los siguientes profesionales trabajan con los ojos de una u otra forma y sus títulos comienzan con la letra “o”, pero existen diferencias importantes en su educación, capacitación y áreas de especialización. Aquí están los tres…

Covered California’s special enrollment open now for many uninsured

Covered California’s annual open-enrollment period doesn’t begin until Nov. 1, but if you are uninsured, you may still be able to get the health coverage you need. Those who are eligible can sign up for coverage through Covered California’s special-enrollment period, between now and Oct. 15, as long as they do so within 60 days…

Now Playing: BRN’s Intervention Program Video

Being a registered nurse (RN) does not guarantee immunity from substance use disorders (SUDs) or mental illness. In fact, most people suffering from an SUD, treatable brain disease or mental illness may not even recognize they have a problem. According to the Journal of Nursing Regulation, an estimated 10 to 20 percent of nurses are…

Reduce stress for your health

Sources of stress are around every corner, but how you deal with that stress can be the difference between a mere annoyance and a full-blown health crisis. April is Stress Awareness Month, providing a chance to identify what stresses you the most and how to best handle those stressors. Some sources of stress are nearly…

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…

Go Red for Women: Take Charge of Heart Health

Some may be surprised to learn that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S. and that 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). A lack of knowledge, as well as the common misconception that cardiovascular disease is mainly a “man’s…

For Consumer Protection Week, We Want You To #AskDCA

Got a question about your contractor, dentist, doctor, real estate agent, or one of the many other professionals licensed and regulated by the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)? Maybe you’d like to know more about how DCA helps consumers make wise purchasing decisions by informing them about the laws that protect them? Now is your…

O’s for the Eyes

So, you have an appointment with an eye care professional.  Do you know what they’re licensed to do?  Many people don’t.  The following professionals all work with eyes in one capacity or another and their titles begin with the letter “o,” but there are important differences in their education, training, and areas of expertise. Here…

Hold the Phone: State Issues Advisory on Cellphones, Radiation Exposure

Despite mixed signals from studies, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently released guidance about health concerns surrounding cellphone usage and tips on how to reduce your exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy. “Although the science is still evolving, there are concerns among some public health professionals and members of the public regarding long-term,…

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