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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,…

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…

Relax, Reboot With a Nap

Naps are typically associated with irritable children, seniors with plenty of time to wile away, or maybe someone battling sickness. But plenty of other people are likely good candidates for a mid-day nap. There’s lots of evidence to suggest naps are a healthy way to recharge the batteries and can lead to more long-term productivity,…

Covered California Open Enrollment Ends January 31

You still have time, but not much. If you want coverage for 2018 under a Covered California health plan, you must enroll by the end date of open enrollment, January 31. Current members seeking to renew and those looking to make changes to their plans must do so by the January 31 deadline, as well.…

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