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E-Cigarettes Are A Community Health Threat

California Department of Public Health director and state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman today issued a Health Advisory and the “State Health Officer’s Report on E-Cigarettes: A Community Health Threat,” warning Californians of the toxicity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). Here’s the advisory: “E-cigarettes contain nicotine and other harmful chemicals, and the nicotine in them is as addictive as [...]

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CDC: Severe flu season possible

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta released the following statement today, noting that early data suggests a potentially severe flu season this winter: Early data suggests that the current 2014-2015 flu season could be severe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges immediate vaccination for anyone still unvaccinated this [...]

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Free day in state parks Tuesday for veterans

Hey vets! Among all the free stuff offered to you and your families on Veterans Day — along with a thank you from all of us — is free admission to California’s state parks. It’s good for veterans as well as active and reserve military personnel all day Tuesday, Nov. 11. Participating state parks include [...]

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Trouble with your Medicare Part D prescription denial?

If you are having trouble with your Medicare Part D prescriptions, especially if you have been denied a prescription at the pharmacy counter, you’ll want to read this statement issued today from the nonprofit consumer group Medicare Rights Center: Today Senate and House cosponsors of the Medicare Part D Beneficiary Appeals Fairness Act (S.1365 and [...]

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Elder care home oversight focus of Eggman bills

Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, just introduced two bills, AB 1571 and AB 1572, to improve oversight and standards of care at senior residential facilities. Eggman, a former social worker, is part of a coalition of legislators who have authored a package of bills known together as the Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) [...]

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