Tag: Medical Board of California

Mental Health Plays Costly Role in Workplace

Nearly one in five U.S. adults lives with a mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. In fact, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Recently, a nationally representative poll conducted for global business news website Quartz revealed that 18 percent of respondents said they experience anxiety or depression to the…

Impactful New Laws for 2019

As the new year approaches, so do new laws that will affect the lives of Californians. Here’s a sampling of legislation signed in 2018 by Gov. Jerry Brown (laws not taking effect Jan. 1 are noted): Doctor Disclosures—SB 1448 (Hill): When doctors in California are placed on probation for things such as ethical violations, substance…

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…

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…

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…

Breathe Easy: Tips For Minimizing Your Exposure To Poor Air Quality Linked To Wildfire

If it feels like California is burning, it’s not your imagination. Wildfire activity exploded in the state in August, from the Natchez Fire, burning at the northern edge of the state just a few hundred feet south of the Oregon border, to the Cloverdale Fire in Escondido, which threatened animals at the San Diego Zoo…

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…

Backpacks: Take A Load Off To Prevent Pain Or Injury

Backpacks are a bright spot of the back-to-school season, signaling school has resumed. They come in an array of colors, designs, shapes, and sizes for the smallest children in preschool to the teens and young adults in high school. Many of today’s backpacks have multiple compartments to help students stay organized while carrying more items…

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…

PÉRDIDA AUDITIVA PUEDE PREVENIRSE

Por Laura Kujubu Para quienes lo sufren, la pérdida de audición es más que una molestia. Para los adultos mayores, puede provocar problemas adicionales, como depresión, ansiedad, mayor riesgo de caídas e incluso demencia. Según el Instituto Nacional de la Sordera y Otros Trastornos de la Comunicación, aproximadamente el 25 por ciento de los que…

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