Tag: Department of Consumer Affairs

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.

Washing Some Foods Can Help You Avoid Illness

Nearly 48 million people are sickened nationwide every year by food contaminated with harmful germs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates. While most people know that handling animal products carefully is necessary to prevent illness, washing meat and poultry is not recommended. However, washing fruits and vegetables is recommended and can help consumers…

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…

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…

Todo se trata de los perros: septiembre es el “Mes del perro de servicio nacional” y el “Mes de la responsabilidad de ser propietario de un perro”

No es un secreto que amamos a nuestros perros. La mayoría de nosotros no podemos imaginar vivir sin ellos, como nos dan amor y compañía incondicionales. Ellos también nos sirven y nos protegen. Y para los discapacitados, los perros de servicio entrenados son invaluables. Para mostrar aprecio y concientizar al increíble servicio que los animales…

It’s All About the Dogs: September is “National Service Dog Month” and “Responsible Dog Ownership Month”

It’s no secret we love our dogs. Most of us can’t imagine living without them since they provide unconditional love and companionship. They also serve and protect us. And for the disabled, trained service dogs are invaluable.  To show appreciation and bring awareness to the amazing work service animals play in the lives of millions…

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.…

“Check The Chip Day” Is August 15

For many pet lovers, losing a furry friend can almost be as devastating as a death in the family. And according to the American Humane Association, nearly 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the United States every year. Even worse, less than 23 percent are reunited with their owners. Pet owners…

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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