Drug cuts breast cancer cases by more than 50 per cent in high risk women

Drug cuts breast cancer cases by more than 50 per cent in high risk women

London, UK….Taking the breast cancer drug anastrozole for five years reduced the chances of post-menopausal women at high risk of breast cancer developing the disease by 53 per cent compared with women who took a placebo, according to a study published in the Lancet today. “This research is an exciting development in breast cancer prevention” – […]

Is Your Dermatologist Wearing Too Many Hats? ~By Wendy Quaccia

Is Your Dermatologist Wearing Too Many Hats? ~By Wendy Quaccia

San Carlos, CA…Experts in the dermatology field have agreed that it is difficult for dermatologists to read biopsy slides. If this is true, then why do some dermatologists still insist on doing so, resulting in patient compromise? It’s frightening for me to think of how trusting I was with my family dermatologist of about 20 […]

FDA Wants to Know Why Are Jerky Treats Making Pets Sick?

FDA Wants to Know Why Are Jerky Treats Making Pets Sick?

Washington, DC…If you have a dog or cat that became ill after eating jerky pet treats, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would like to hear from you or your veterinarian. The agency has repeatedly issued alerts to consumers about reports it has received concerning jerky pet treat-related illnesses involving 3,600 dogs and 10 cats […]

State Health Benefit Exchange Executes Agreements with Insurance Companies in Its Individual and Small-Group Markets

State Health Benefit Exchange Executes Agreements with Insurance Companies in Its Individual and Small-Group Markets

Sacramento, CA…Covered California™ announced that insurance companies signed contracts to participate in the newly created health benefit exchange. Twelve health insurance companies will offer coverage in the individual exchange, with six of those companies offering plans through the exchange’s Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) market as well. A 13th tentatively selected company, Ventura County […]

Cross Country Run to Find a Cure for Batten Disease

Cross Country Run to Find a Cure for Batten Disease

Vallecito, CA… Noah Coughlan is running for the cure for Batten Disease, a rare brain disease. He’s running from San Francisco to Boston. Noah’s personal connection to this disease is found in his past. Noah knows two sisters with the rare Batten Disease, one of whom passed within the past year. Several people with Batten […]

Monterey Program of Executive Health Offers World-class medicine

Monterey Program of Executive Health Offers World-class medicine

Monterey, CA…. A new program, launched in Monterey, CA, is designed to give clients an efficient and comprehensive medical evaluation in one of the most coveted resort and golf destinations in the country. The Monterey Program for Executive Health approaches preventative medical care with patients’ time and comfort in mind. The elite physicians at The […]

Monterey County Food Bank To Receive Funding From Food 4 Less

Monterey County Food Bank To Receive Funding From Food 4 Less

Los Angeles, CA…Food 4 Less, the nation’s leading price-impact supermarket chain, announced it raised $154,559 during the month of May to assist hunger relief efforts in the communities served by its stores. The funds were raised through the supermarket company’s annual Bringing Hope to the Table campaign that was carried out in all Food 4 […]

American Red Cross Survey Finds People Unclear about How to Stay Safe in the Water

American Red Cross Survey Finds People Unclear about How to Stay Safe in the Water

Sacramento, CA…Even though nearly two-thirds of families with small children plan on swimming in areas without lifeguards this summer, many people don’t know the right thing to do in water emergencies or how to keep their loved ones safe in the water, according to a new American Red Cross poll. “High summer temperatures and close […]

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