Running: One of the Ways to Relax From Studying
WELLNESS - Any student knows how tedious academic activities can be. Daily crafting assignments and preparing for tests or exams can drive even the mentally stable person crazy.
'No F*cking Excuse': Outrage in Houston Over Officials' Late Notice of Boil Water Alert
ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS - "Would have been nice to know BEFORE my little girl showered, drank water from the tap, and brushed her teeth this evening," said one mother after authorities took at least six hours to notify more than 2 million residents of the advisory.
Real Single-Payer Healthcare - A No Brainer
WELLNESS - All Single Payer Healthcare systems existing in every other developed country in the world are cheaper than our present United States insurance companies run systems,
Amid Eli Lilly-Twitter Fiasco, Groups Call for End to Insulin Price Gouging
DRUG OVER CHARGING - Dozens of progressive advocacy groups marked World Diabetes Day on Monday by urging Congress to pass legislation that would ensure people in the United States have access to the insulin on which their survival depends and prevent Big Pharma from price gouging on the lifesaving medicine.
Understanding the Medicare Donut Hole
WELLNESS - Medicare recipients often have questions about the Medicare Donut Hole.
Researchers' Opinion: Pros and Cons of Studying with Music for College Students
Listening to music is enlightening. You listen to new lyrics, new sounds, new tempos, new beats, and new combinations of these all.
Putting the "Heal" and "Care" in Health Care
THE DOCTOR IS IN - As the kind of doc who likes to teach (from elementary school to medical resident physicians, and or course to my patients), there comes a point every once in a while where the odds and ends become so numerous and important as to give in to the urge to pass them on to CityWatch readers (and anyone else who will listen).
As State Sets Higher Medi-Cal Contract Standards, Some Providers Predict Major Disruptions
MEDI-CAL HEALTH WATCH - More than 1.7 million Medi-Cal patients may get a new insurance provider in the coming months as a result of the state’s first-ever competitive bidding process, but critics and some providers fear the change will cause major disruptions to care.
Families Trying To Place Loved Ones In Medi-Cal Assisted Living Program Wait Years
WELLNESS - Former grad school classmates Kelsey McQuaid-Craig and Chelsea Oruche have recently bonded over a similar struggle — trying to place loved ones in assisted living.
Medical Malpractice And Zantac Lawsuit
YOUR HEALTH - Due to hazardous amounts of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) discovered in it, the well-known heartburn medication Zantac, also known as ranitidine, was banned at the end of last year.
A Hot Topic for Labor Day: Extreme Heat Kills Workers
WORK SAFETY - Here's a hot topic for Labor Day: heat.
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WELLNESS--You may be familiar with the term “Sound Bath” as it has become more and more popular, especially within the spiritual, yoga, and meditation communities. Although it has nothing to do with getting wet, many would liken it to being cleansed from the inside out.
WELLNESS--Over the past few months I have been using an FDA approved, homeopathic, transdermal, Human Growth Hormone (HGH) gel. Like many people, I am always on the lookout for the next breakthrough product that will help me remain healthy, young, and vital.
WELLNESS--I’ve been taking a social media vacation. I needed a break. The more people I speak with, it seems that I am not alone.
WELLNESS--Have you ever noticed that even when you’re doing well, life seems to test you?
WELLNESS--We have been having record breaking heat in Southern California and with the planet continuing to warm up, there’s a good chance we have not seen the end of it.
This past week Los Angeles and San Diego have felt more like Arizona with temperatures reaching 117 in some places. Heat records all over southern California were toppled and at one point in Los Angeles alone there were over 32,000 residents without power.
WELLNESS--For starters, the all or nothing attitude towards exercise is not the mindset we want to hold.
WELLNESS--Last week two high profile celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain took their own lives.
WELLNESS--There is a drug that has taken the psychiatric world by storm and it’s called Ketamine.