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Consumers get another digital home health offering as Tyto Care and Best Buy launch TytoHome

Best Buy is partnering with the Israeli technology Tyto Care to become the official retailer for the company’s all-in-one digital diagnostics kit through its physical stores in California, the Dakotas, Ohio and Minnesota and through its online store. Tyto previously sold its technology through healthcare plans, making its handheld examination device with attachments that act as a thermometer, a stethoscope, an otoscope and a tongue depressor available to families with insurance that wanted to re...
Tags: Health, TC, Asia, Europe, Minnesota, Medicine, California, Israel, Articles, Tech, Walgreens, United States, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Best-buy


Legionnaires’ disease found in adjacent California prisons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Legionnaires’ disease bacteria that killed one inmate and sickened another is more widespread than expected in a California state prison, officials said Wednesday, citing new test results. Preliminary results found the bacteria in the water supply at a prison medical facility in Stockton and at two neighboring youth correctional facilities, Corrections […]
Tags: Health, News, California, Ap, Nation, Stockton, Sacramento Calif


Will undocumented immigrants avoid new state health benefits?

By Virginia Gaglianone and Yesenia Amaro, The USC Center for Health Journalism Collaborative More than anything else, Claudia Navarro wanted health insurance for her children when she arrived in the United States. Navarro’s daughter has spina bifida — a congenital condition her doctors in Mexico said would kill the girl within a year. But Navarro didn’t give up on her baby. Instead, she brought her two young children to the U.S. to seek medical help. She obtained limited Medi-Cal benefits for he...
Tags: Health, News, California, Washington, Mexico, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Department Of Homeland Security, Medicaid, Ana, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Univision, Arthur


Four prisoners dead in six weeks: the crisis unfolding in San Diego county jails

‘When someone dies by suicide in a system’s highest level of care, there is enormous cause for concern,’ says an attorney from Disability Rights CaliforniaOn 18 March, Maria Palacios Escalera got a call from a doctor at the UC San Diego hospital in southern California. Her son, Ivan Ortiz, an inmate at San Diego’s Central jail, had tried to kill himself, he said. Doctors had been able to revive him, but he had a weak pulse and his brain had been deprived of oxygen. She should make her way over t...
Tags: California, US news, Mental Health, San Diego, US prisons, Ivan, UC San Diego, Priscilla, San Diego Sheriff 's Department, Escalera, Maria Palacios Escalera, Ivan Ortiz


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, April 15-22

  Homelessness panel discussion on April 18 at Platt Branch Library on Victory Boulevard in Woodland Hills. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here are this week’s, and upcoming, get-togethers. Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet, 8:30-10:30 a.m. April 15, and Mondays. Wendy’s Restaurant, 22611 Ventura Blvd....
Tags: Health, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Homeless, Book Club, Osborne, Local News, Wendy, MPR, Rotary Club, Tarzana, Woodland Hills


Increase in measles cases nationally has doctors, public health officials on alert

An uptick in measles cases in California and other parts of the country, coupled with resistance to vaccines, has physicians and public health officials concerned that a potentially fatal disease, which was declared eradicated in the United States nearly two decades ago, might create a public health crisis. As of Wednesday, April 10, 21 measles cases have been reported in California including one in Los Angeles County. On Wednesday, Long Beach health officials announced that a person recently tr...
Tags: Health, New York, News, California, Mexico, New York City, Israel, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, United States, Judaism, Long Beach, Bill De Blasio, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, New York State


Judge slaps Anaheim UHSD with financial sanctions in Kennedy High sex abuse case

An Orange County Superior Court judge issued financial sanctions against the Anaheim Union High School district Friday for failing to turn over files related to a lawsuit by former Kennedy High School girls water polo players who allege they were sexually abused by an assistant coach after school employees ignored allegations of sexual misconduct against the coach. In addition to the financial penalties, Judge Robert Moss also gave the Anaheim UHSD 20 days to turn over files related to former Ke...
Tags: News, California, Sports, California News, Sport, Earnest, LA River, Mental Health, Soccer, City Council, Local News, Orange County, Kennedy, High School Sports, Moss, Owens


How to fight ‘scary’ superbugs? Cooperation — and a special soap

Hospitals and nursing homes in California and Illinois are testing a surprisingly simple strategy against the dangerous, antibiotic-resistant superbugs that kill thousands of people each year: washing patients with a special soap.
Tags: Health, California, Illinois


Heavy rains, end of drought could help keep West Nile virus subdued — for now

The end of California's drought, announced last month amid one of the rainiest winters in memory, could offer a surprising benefit: reduced transmission of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.
Tags: Health, California, West Nile


Looking for the Light When There’s Darkness

“ There is mud, and there is the lotus that grows out of the mud. We need the mud in order to make the lotus.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Over the past few years, many of us in the helping professions have noticed an emotional shift that feels like a sense of gloom hanging over much of our universe. Many factors have no doubt contributed to these feelings, such as personal, political, environmental, and global issues. Some people have found themselves harboring a deep sense of darkness or nega...
Tags: Psychology, California, Happiness, Mindfulness, Self-help, Oakland, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, Thich Nhat Hanh, Carl Jung, Barbara, Lotus Berkeley


New York City makes measles vaccine mandatory following spike in cases

Residents in parts of New York City will be required to get the measles vaccine or face a fine of $1,000.New York City has reported more than 280 measles cases since an outbreak struck an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community last fall.Nationally, there have been more than 460 measles cases so far in 2019. None Residents in select parts of New York City will be required to get vaccinated for measles following a spike in reported cases, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday.De Blasio declared a pub...
Tags: Health, Usa, California, Cdc, New York City, Sacramento, Policy, Brooklyn, New York Times, Innovation, Disease, Bill De Blasio, De Blasio, Butler University, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Williamsburg Brooklyn


Bare Essentials

This blog post is sponsored by iHerb but as always, the opinions and experiences expressed in this post are my own. Essentially, the freshest new obsessions in ancient wellness trends are essential oils. Distilled from the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, or fruits, essential oils are the most concentrated expression of individual plants available through natural means, which makes them incredibly potent and effective for therapeutic uses. It doesn’t take a medical degree to reap the benefits, th...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Wellness, Diy, California, Baking, Natural Cleaning, Essential Oils, Cosmetics, Cacia, General Craftiness, Hannah Kaminsky, Whipped Vanilla Bean Body Frosting Print Rich, Cup Cocoa Butter, Tablespoons Coconut Oil, Tablespoons Sweet Almond Oil


New health care bills before California Legislature aim for better access and affordability

Dr. Anjali Mahoney, regional medical director for AltaMed, chats with patient Teressa Silver, 60, at the Huntington Beach office on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. About 20 percent of the patients who visit this clinic are uninsured, Mahoney said.(Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) Dr. Anjali Mahoney, regional medical director for AltaMed, in Huntington Beach on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Mahoney said about 20 percent of the patients who visit the clinic don’t have health ins...
Tags: Health, News, Congress, California, Mexico, Sport, Soccer, Palmer, Orange County, Wood, Gavin Newsom, Univision, Huntington Beach, Legislature, California Legislature, Department of Finance


7 Simple Ways to Ease Anxiety

Anxiety serves a life-saving role when we are in real danger. Adrenaline pumps through our system, and suddenly we can run like Usain Bolt and lift a 200-pound man without much effort. However, most of the time, anxiety is like a fire alarm with a dead battery that beeps annoyingly every five minutes when there is absolutely nothing to worry about. We experience the heart palpitations, restlessness, panic, and nausea as if a saber-toothed tiger were 20 yards away. Thankfully there are a few simp...
Tags: Psychology, California, Research, Self-help, Anxiety, New York Times, Relaxation, Philadelphia, Mental Health And Wellness, Anxiety And Panic, Anxious Thoughts, Coping Skills, Loma Linda University, Benedict Carey, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, University of California at David Medical Center


California’s first surgeon general prioritizes children and addressing health disparities

Addressing the adverse physical and mental repercussions of childhood trauma has been the highlight of Dr. Nadine Burke Harris’s career as a pediatrician. And it’s an issue that will take center stage during her tenure as California’s first-ever surgeon general. Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Burke Harris in January soon after he unveiled several health initiatives during his inaugural address, including expanding health care coverage and lowering prescription drug costs. Only three other states — ...
Tags: Health, News, California, Stanford, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, United States, Arkansas, Michigan, Orange County, Orange, Gavin Newsom, KINGSTON Jamaica, Palo Alto She, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health


Podcast: From Homeless to Prisoner to Olympic Coach

 In his teens, Tony Hoffman was a BMX Amateur being featured on magazine covers. But soon after, he was a drug addict living in the streets and ultimately ending in prison. After his parole, a now clean Tony returned to the BMX world in a big way: by taking the silver medal in the 2016 UCI BMX World Championships. Since then, Tony has dedicated his life to helping others with addiction issues with his motivational speaking and special projects. Subscribe to Our Show! ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Facebook, General, Prison, Wales, California, Sports, America, Olympics, Nba, Addiction, Recovery, Bmx, Vincent, Gabe Howard


Podcast: From Homeless to Prisoner to Olympian

 In his teens, Tony Hoffman was a BMX Amateur being featured on magazine covers. But soon after, he was a drug addict living in the streets and ultimately ending in prison. After his parole, a now clean Tony returned to the BMX world in a big way: by taking the silver medal in the 2016 Olympics. Since then, Tony has dedicated his life to helping others with addiction issues with his motivational speaking and special projects. Subscribe to Our Show! And...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Facebook, General, Prison, Wales, California, Sports, America, Olympics, Nba, Addiction, Recovery, Bmx, Vincent, Gabe Howard


20 Southern California hospitals make Newsweek’s list of world’s top 1,000

Twenty Southern California hospitals have been named among the top 1,000 in the world, across 11 countries, in a list compiled for the first time by Newsweek in collaboration with Statista Inc., a global marketing research and consumer data company. Three of those area hospitals — Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica — are ranked among the top 100 globally. Newsweek and Statista evaluated hospitals using data charting hospital rec...
Tags: Health, News, California, Boston, Massachusetts, Sport, Soccer, United States, Ronald Reagan, Baltimore, Southern California, Santa Monica, Newsweek, Statista, UCLA Medical Center, Rochester Minn


Cameras secretly recorded women in California hospital delivery rooms

A women's hospital in California used hidden cameras to secretly record approximately 1,800 patients without their consent, according to a lawsuit.
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Lawsuit: Southern California hospital secretly filmed women

LA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of women are suing a Southern California hospital, claiming they were secretly filmed during medical procedures including having surgery and giving birth. The lawsuit filed last week says female patients were recorded by motion-activated cameras set up in three operating rooms at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa as […]
Tags: Health, News, California, Ap, Nation, Southern California, La Mesa, La Mesa Calif, Sharp Grossmont Hospital


California hospitals see massive surge in homeless patients

Homeless patients made about 100,000 visits to California hospitals in 2017, marking a 28% rise from two years earlier, according to the most recent state discharge data.
Tags: Health, California


California jury orders Chevron to pay $21M for cancer claims

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California jury ordered Chevron Corp. to pay the families of two brothers who died of cancer a combined $21.4 million after concluding the company failed to properly warn the men about the dangers of a toxic solvent they worked with at a company-owned tire factory. The San Francisco Chronicle […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, San Francisco, Ap, Nation, Chevron, San Francisco Chronicle, Chevron Corp


Costco stops selling controversial Roundup weedkiller

Monsanto was just ordered to pay $80 million to a man who said he developed cancer as a result of using the company's weedkiller Roundup.Roundup contains the chemical glyphosate, which the World Health Organization described in 2015 as a "probable carcinogen."Costco will reportedly stop selling Roundup, and a petition is currently calling on other big retailers to do the same. None A federal jury awarded a California man $80 million on Wednesday after finding that Roundup, a Monsanto-made weedki...
Tags: Health, Home Depot, Business, California, Bloomberg, Innovation, World Health Organization, Monsanto, Costco, Bayer, Lowe, Hodgkin, Moms Across America, Zen Honeycutt, Christopher Perrella


Monsanto Loses Roundup Cancer Trial to the Tune of $80 Million

A federal jury in California has awarded $80 million to a man who said Monsanto herbicide Roundup was a “substantial factor” in him developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, CNN reported on Wednesday. It’s a major blow to the chemical manufacturer and its parent company, German chemical giant Bayer AG, which are facing…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Roundup, California, Cancer, Cnn, Agriculture, Lawsuits, Courts, Monsanto, Carcinogens, Herbicides, Bayer, Bayer AG, Hodgkin


Dems cry foul as Trump calls for striking down ‘Obamacare’

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has told a federal appeals court it wants the entire Affordable Care Act struck down, an outcome that could leave millions uninsured and revive a winning political issue for Democrats. The administration, in a terse filing Monday with the court in New Orleans, said the entire health care law should be struck down as unconstitutional after Congress repealed its unpopular fines on people who remain uninsured. That position is at odds...
Tags: Health, Business, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Gop, House


What anti-vaxxers are actually afraid of (it's not all about autism)

University of Pittsburgh researchers identified four major trends fueling the anti-vaxx movement. Using comments originating from a Facebook video, they documented 197 profiles as the basis of their paper. Every major medical institution agrees that vaccines are safe and effective, but the movement persists thanks to false information spread online. None Andrew Wakefield's infamous 1998 study connecting autism with the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine raised skeptical eyebrows shortly ...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Facebook, Texas, Science, Biology, Medicine, California, Medical Research, Innovation, Vaccines, Pittsburgh, Trump, Derek, University of Pittsburgh, Seigel


Avocados recalled in 6 states over listeria concerns

California-grown avocados sold in bulk to retail stores in six states by the Henry Avocado Corporation are being recalled due to potential contamination with the bacterium listeria monocytogenes, the company announced on Saturday.
Tags: Health, California, Henry Avocado Corporation


Naked Nutrition – Naked Meal Meal Replacement Shakes Powder Review

NKDnutrition.com The Naked Difference: Grass fed whey from small dairy farms in California and ingredients you can understand No Added Sweeteners, Flavors, or Colors 20 Grams of Protein, 5 Grams of Healthy Fat, and 4 Grams of Dietary Fiber Per Serving Only Fifteen Ingredients with both Pre and Probiotics, and organic food-based vitamins and minerals GMO Free Soy Free and Gluten Free Growth Hormone Free, no rBGH or rBST Keto Friendly
Tags: Reviews, Health, California, Seo, Chris Voss, Grams of Healthy Fat, GMO Free Soy Free


Bingo and bongs: More seniors seek pot for age-related aches

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — The group of white-haired folks — some pushing walkers, others using canes — arrive right on time at the gates of Laguna Woods Village, an upscale retirement community in the picturesque hills that frame this Southern California suburb a few miles from Disneyland. There they board a bus for a […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Ap, Disneyland, Laguna Woods Village, LAGUNA WOODS Calif


A patient’s opposition to the anti-opioid movement

I recently read an article — “California Doctors Alarmed As State Links Their Opioid Prescriptions to Deaths” — that infuriates and frightens me I’m furious that doctors are being persecuted for opioid prescriptions written years ago, and frightened that my doctor here in California may be pressured to stop prescribing them for my painful genetic […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, California, Pain Management, Medications, Meds, PA NP, CRNA



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