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Bullying Behavior Makes Everyone a Victim

‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.’  Adults of a certain age may have used this adage to deflect verbal taunts and teasing from a bully during their childhood. Bullies as antagonists have remained the same but some of their tactics have changed. The act of bullying is a…

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.

Life Can be Complicated. DCA’s New License Search is Here to Help!

As a consumer, you are empowered to take charge of your relationship with the individuals who provide various services such as medical and dental care, or automotive repairs. Because of this, the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ (DCA) Office of Information Services–developed a new, more user-friendly license search tool optimized for mobile devices and tablets.…

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…

Come Join the DCA Team and Become a Champion for California Consumers!

Searching for a job can be challenging.  Searching for a job with the State of California – albeit not impossible – is challenging. The California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has dedicated a page on the department’s website to assist individuals seeking employment. DCA’s careers page is a single source for job listings, examinations and…

Visitantes que no invitamos en el verano: qué se debe saber sobre las arañas viuda negra

Esta es la época del año en que podemos encontrar un mayor número de arañas viudas negras en nuestros hogares y sus alrededores. Aunque hay varias especies que se encuentran en las regiones templadas de todo el mundo, las viudas negras generalmente se identifican con la marca coloreada en forma de reloj de arena en…

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…

Start Your Day Right: Keep Your Phone Out of Sight!

When you wake up in the morning, how soon do you reach for your cell phone? If the time falls within 30 minutes – you are not alone, but this habit may be bad for your health and state of mind.  Researchers assert that what you do upon waking sets the tone for the day.…

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,…

Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines Updated

The American Cancer Society has updated its colorectal cancer screening guidelines, most notably lowering the recommended age to begin testing to 45 instead of 50. The recommendation for people of average risk comes in the wake of research by the American Cancer Society (ACS) that shows that colorectal cancer (which includes both colon and rectal…

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