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Health Alert Issued For Tainted Cactus, ‘Nopales’ from Mexico

State health officials warned against eating certain cactus because it was sprayed with dangerous pesticides in Mexico. A batch of cactus pads, or “nopales,”... Read more »

Many Patients Have Trouble ID’ing Their Medications

People who identify their blood pressure medications by shape, size and color instead of by name may risk poor blood pressure control and increase their risk of... Read more »

Getting Medicare Information Online

As 2014 gets under way, I wanted to give you a quick overview of the Medicare information you can now get online. Our website is www.Medicare.gov, and it has a wealth... Read more »

Over-The-Counter Pills Left Out of FDA Acetaminophen Limits

Earlier this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration urged health care providers to stop writing prescriptions for pain relievers containing more than 325 milligrams... Read more »

H1N1 Flu On the Rise, Warn Health Officials

State health officials are warning Californians that many California counties, and other states, are reporting a rise in the number of patients who are critically... Read more »

Ho Hum Holidays? Ten Tips to Make the Season Joyful

‘Tis the season to be jolly. That’s a tall order for some people during the holidays who may envision a time filled with too much to do, interactions with unpleasant... Read more »

County’s Mortality Rate Decline Outpaces Nation

A 50 percent drop in death rates for AIDS, and drops in death rates for strokes and heart disease, helped Los Angeles County outpace the rest of country in reducing... Read more »

Holiday Cooking In High Gear, Some Tips to Keep Food Safe

With the holidays upon us, cooks across the country are busy chopping, mixing and baking their holiday feast. Whether it’s turkey or tamales you are making, you’d... Read more »

Pregnant Women, Infants Urged to Get Flu Vaccine

The flu season poses a higher risk to women who are pregnant and infants than other groups, according to health care professionals. They are urging all pregnant... Read more »

Report: First Eight Years Crucial

After eight may be too late. A report released Monday shows that the first eight years of children’s lives affect their success throughout their lifetimes. The... Read more »

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