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LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Safe Schools Coalition (CSS) commends the pioneering achievement of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second largest school district in the nation, spanning 740 square miles, 28 cities and more than 1,000 sites, for early adoption of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Policy in 1999. CSS was formed in 1998, after its founder's child was accidentally sprayed by pesticides by a Los Angeles Unified gardener on his way into an LAUSD elementary school, a pivotal event for LAUSD's IPM Policy formation.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) on Thursday announced that Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) and Dr. Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg), the chairs of the Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage, will hold ongoing hearings beginning in the legislative interim so the committee can develop plans for achieving universal health care in California.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California State University, Los Angeles has been awarded a $16.6 million grant from the California Department of Health Care Services to promote dental health among underserved populations in Los Angeles.
Infinity Treatment Centers in Malibu CA Achieve the Highest of Safety and Quality Standards in Substance Abuse Treatment
MALIBU, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Infinity Treatment Centers, a leader in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders announced today that they had earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval by demonstrating clinical excellence and compliance with performance standards. Infinity Treatment Centers underwent a demanding clinical evaluation to obtain Joint Commission Accreditation.
Is TrumpCare Failure the Only Reform Issue? Dr. Harte says the ‘Health Care’ Debate is a Loss of Health AND Liberty
CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, noted chiropractic activist and former Libertarian State Senate candidate, is offended by the current debate on so-called "health care," and thinks that you should be, too. "This is a created, an imagined problem of government being responsible for propping up an already highly profitable industry - Medicine," according to Dr. Harte.
Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Improved Nursing Home Care Standards into Law After Being Outdated for Nearly 20 Years
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For nearly two decades nursing home workers have taken care of patients with inadequate care standards that put the elderly and those with disabilities at risk of injuries, falls, or insufficient supervision. Today, Governor Jerry Brown changed that by allocating monies in the final budget that would allow for the implementation of safer staffing standards for better care and working conditions in nursing homes. The decision comes after years of negotiations between SEIU 2015 nursing home workers and state leaders.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Jose Saenz, MD, PhD, of Washington University School of Medicine was named the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Research Foundation-Gastric Cancer Foundation latest Research Scholar in Gastric Cancer. The AGA Research Award Program identifies and supports talented investigators who are pursuing careers in digestive disease research.
Calif. Legislation on Drug Pricing Transparency Wins Key Support from Consumer, Medical, Pharmacists Groups – AB315
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legislation authored by Calif. Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) calling for the first-time regulation of the middlemen of drug pricing -- Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) -- today received a boost with the endorsement of Consumers Union, the California Medical Association, the California Pharmacists Association, and the San-Francisco-based HIV/AIDS advocacy group Project Inform.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California (HFNC) will participate in World Federation of Hemophilia's (WFH) "Lighting It Up Red!" campaign in recognition of World Hemophilia Day, on April 17, at 7:30 p.m. on the steps of San Francisco City Hall.
CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, chiropractic activist, says Trump's new panel, headed by Chris Christie, to deal with the opioid epidemic, is "philosophically and scientifically dead wrong." Dr. Harte declares, "The reason for this epidemic is clear. Orthopedists and other doctors freely prescribe Oxycontin, Fentanyl, Soma and other opioid drugs, get their patients addicted."
WASHINGTON, D.C. and SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas released the following statement regarding the Republicans’ decision to pull their healthcare repeal legislation.
Avalon Malibu Joins New Vista Behavioral Health Family of Addiction and Mental Health Treatment Centers
MALIBU, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- New Vista Behavioral Health, a leading provider of addiction treatment, is proud to announce the acquisition of Avalon Malibu. The addition of Avalon to Infinity Treatment Centers, and Simple Recovery, expands the offerings of New Vista Behavioral Health's distinctive, effective and complementary group of addiction and mental health programs, providing exemplary care to clients struggling with chemical dependency or mental health issues.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- April is Autism Awareness Month, celebrated worldwide in 2017. Geek Club Books, an autism nonprofit, is challenging the observance with their Autism Acceptance Ambassador Initiative. The initiative mobilizes parents and educators to actively get out and move the public from "awareness" to "acceptance and inclusion" in support of individuals on the autism spectrum in their communities.
CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, noted chiropractic activist and former Libertarian State Senate candidate, knows that the current debate on so-called 'health care' is wrong, on all sides.
Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas votes to oppose Republicans’ Affordable Care Act repeal legislation
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today in Washington, D.C., U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas released the following statement regarding his vote to oppose Republicans’ Affordable Care Act repeal legislation.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) is pleased to announce Grace Care Management as CARR's first corporate sponsor. President and CEO Cindy Hasz stated, "Grace Care Management is pleased to support CARR's consumer advocacy work; it long overdue, and much needed by the growing numbers of seniors who are receiving assisted living placements in California."
COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Simple Recovery, a leading Chemical Dependency Treatment Center in Orange County, California, announced today their ability to provide in-network addiction treatment services through 14 major insurance carriers, including Anthem Blue Cross.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) announced today that it is the recipient of a $30,000 grant funded by the Del Mar Healthcare Fund, through the Age Friendly Communities Program at the San Diego Foundation. The grant will move San Diego towards becoming an Age Friendly/Livable Community for All Ages, a designation of the World Health Organization and AARP.
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tues., Feb. 21, 2017, U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) will host an Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") Town Hall meeting in San Fernando.
INTERVIEW: What do maggots, tomato plants, and oral cancer all have in common? They have all been found inside someone’s mouth. As a dentist in practice for over 30 years, Dr. Gary Glassman ("Dr. G") thought he had seen it all. “I have removed maggots from a child’s gums and a tomato plant that was growing from a seed in another patient. Oral fitness is as important as physical fitness, this week a young man died in California from a tooth infection that spread to his lungs,” says Dr. G.
CA Children’s and Youth Bill of Rights Act: ‘Hitler in a White Coat’ Stalks California, says Dr. Harte
CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, noted chiropractic activist and former Libertarian State Senate candidate, condemns the new "children's rights" bill, SB18, as "a vicious attack upon children, the family and individual liberty. It's a forced drumming up of the medical business, that is nothing short of medical Nazism."
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California State Assemblymember Ash Kalra has been named Chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging & Long-Term Care by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. It is relatively rare for a newly elected Assemblymember to be appointed as Chair and Kalra is one of only four newly elected legislators in the Assembly to be appointed Chair of a Standing Committee and one of only two who have never previously served in the Assembly to be appointed as a Committee Chair.
Calif. Speaker Rendon Reappoints Paul Fearer to Covered California Board, Reaffirms Commitment to Health Exchange
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) announced the reappointment of Paul E. Fearer to the board of the California Health Benefit Exchange. More than 2.8 million Californians have purchased health insurance through Covered California since the exchange opened its doors in 2014.
A Voice For Choice, Inc. Statement On New Lawsuit Filed to Challenge California’s Extensive Vaccine Mandates
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A group of California plaintiffs, led by A Voice for Choice, Inc., have filed suit challenging California’s extensive vaccine mandates, one of the broadest in the nation. With the passage of Senate Bill 277 in 2015, California now requires kindergartners to get twenty-five doses of vaccines – including for a sexually transmitted disease – before they can attend school. Unlike previous suits, this lawsuit eschews much medical or scientific discussion, and focuses instead on constitutional rights.
Legislation to Help Calif. Children Suffering from Trauma and Toxic Stress introduced by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Shortly after being sworn in to his second term in the California State Assembly, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) this week introduced Assembly Bill 11 (AB 11), which will create a child care early intervention partnership to help California infants and young children suffering from toxic stress.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Christina L. Selder, Principal Investigator and co-founder of CARR (Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform) presented in the Assisted Living Issues of Quality and Translations to Nursing Homes session of the Gerontological Society of America's (GSA) 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting being held November 16 - 20, 2016 in New Orleans, La.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LIBERTY Dental Plan is proud to announce its selection as a participating dental plan for the 2017 benefit year. LIBERTY will offer individual or family dental plans through Covered California this open enrollment period as well as coverage options for small businesses.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers from throughout the state will testify at...
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MostFit Founder and Owner, Andrew Gavigan, along with Personal Trainer and MostFit Cofounder, Erin Fukuda will be holding their fun and heartfelt Pushup for Puppies Workout Event for the fifth consecutive year on Sunday, November 13, 2016. 100-percent of the proceeds go to S.T.A.R.T. Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) will lead the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Medi-Cal by...
Join Brandy Vaughan of LearnTheRisk for an Important Event ‘Is Your Health For Sale?’ in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Join Brandy Vaughan, former Merck pharmaceutical rep and founder of Learn The Risk, a campaign of the Council for Vaccine Safety, for a FREE talk on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at 1 p.m. in San Francisco - "Is Your Health For $ale?" - as she exposes the dark side of today's 'health'care system and explains how we can stay healthy in a system that wants to keep us sick.
Calif. Public Health Dept.’s prepare for increase in TB testing, treatment with new screening guidelines from USPSTF
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Tuberculosis (TB) Controllers Association welcomes the United States Prevention Services Task Force (USPSTF) rating published yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, recommending the testing of adults at risk for TB exposure. This recommendation is focused on people born in countries with high rates of TB and those who have lived in congregate settings, such as homeless shelters.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MostFit is holding their annual Catch a Lift (CAL) Fund Workout Event in two cities this year - Los Angeles and Austin, Texas - on Sept. 10. These fun group workouts are open to ALL with a $10 minimum donation, and free to Active Duty and Veterans. The events are designed to help raise money for Post 9/11 combat wounded vets to regain and maintain their physical and mental health by providing granted gym memberships, fitness programs or in-home gym equipment anywhere in the U.S.
Largest Long Term Care Workers Union in U.S. Celebrates One Year Anniversary with Groundbreaking Victories
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, SEIU Local 2015, one of the largest unions of long term care workers in the nation...
CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Noted Marin County chiropractor, Dr. Donald E. Harte, calls out noted Marin County 'addiction specialist,' Dr. Howard Kornfeld, as 'having a totally wrong-headed approach.'
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LearnTheRisk will host a Health Freedom Rally and March demanding truth and transparency from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on the U.S. vaccine system and expose the real risks linked to vaccines. When: FRIDAY, April 22, 2016, 12-2 p.m. Where: San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place.
SEIU Local 2015 in Solidarity with California Advocates in Support of President Obama Executive Actions on Immigration
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on President Obama’s deferred action initiatives, DAPA and expanded...
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Senior Risk Control Consultant Chuck Simpson will present at the Sulphur World Symposium 2016 being held at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, Canada on April 11 to April 13. Simpson is a member of EPIC's National Energy Construction Practice.
LIBERTY Dental Plan Comments on Little Hoover Commission Report Recommendations on Improving Oral Health in Calif.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LIBERTY Dental Plan has reviewed the recommendations of the Little Hoover Commission Report, released April 1, 2016, which recognized the need for innovative, comprehensive and collaborative action, along with a vote of confidence for the preventive oral health care model of Dental Managed Care (DMC) program.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LIBERTY Dental Plan continues to innovate and be a champion for whole health by partnering with the Center for Oral Health and medical providers to create a program that will help increase the number of children receiving fluoride varnish - a critical treatment that helps prevent further dental issues later in life.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Thursday, the California State Senate approved Senate Concurrent Resolution 110 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a...
BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) is celebrating Lymphedema Awareness Month this March. The NLN kicked off the month by...
Calif. Nursing Home Quality, Staffing Still Falls Short, AB 2079 to Improve Patient Safety, Protect Taxpayers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) today joined more than one hundred nursing home workers to unveil AB 2079, a...
CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, noted Marin County, Calif. chiropractic activist, is calling the latest proposed use of the diabetes drug, metformin, 'Nuts!' 'In the 2/22/16 issue of TIME magazine, in what they call the 'Longevity Issue,' I have seen THE most outrageous potential claim that Medicine has ever made,' declares Dr. Harte.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Nationally known law firm Weitz and Luxenberg P.C. secured a verdict of $5.2 million in damages on behalf of an 82-year-old Orange County, California, man and his wife who sued a Fortune 500 company they charged with contributing to his increased risk of developing mesothelioma, Weitz & Luxenberg announced today.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) introduced AB 2246 requiring local school districts to adopt a...
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Better Life Technologies Group is pleased to announce that it has selected Fallbrook Engineering in Escondido, Calif. to work on the prototyping of its patent-pending, non-invasive wireless-wearable, Glucose Diagnostic Sensor (GDS), US Patent Pending # 14/933985. Non-invasive wireless wearable Glucose Diagnostic Sensor to provide unique solution for diabetes monitoring.
CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, noted California chiropractic and health activist, offers everyone the most direct health advice he can for the New Year: 'Want Health? Don't fall for the scare tactics of your doctor! Pursue health instead!' Harte, former medical student, is a principled, traditional chiropractor serving Marin and the Greater Bay Area since 1981.
COMMERCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The FootMate System by Gordon Brush was selected by CNN as one of the companies where one can buy American made products for the holidays. The American-made FootMate System helps make optimal foot health easy. It is a complete foot care system for cleaning, soothing, stimulating, and massaging feet in the shower.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A standing-room-only crowd of more than 2,200 affected residents gathered Wednesday night Dec. 9 in Porter Ranch, Calif. They were there to listen to environmental activist Erin Brockovich, scientists and attorneys from Weitz and Luxenberg discuss their legal options against Southern California Gas Co. due to a leak from the natural gas storage well in the hills above their homes, the law firm today announced.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Environmental activist Erin Brockovich - whom actress Julia Roberts famously portrayed in an Oscar-winning role - will join environmental and consumer protection attorneys from Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., at a Southern California townhall meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 9, for victims of the Porter Ranch gas leak, Weitz and Luxenberg today announced. (Press Release)
VENICE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Rejuvatek Medical Inc. officially launches a Tatt2Away non-laser tattoo removal system in the Venice California area. Bree Solomon in Venice, has come on board with the company to offer to all its clientele certified tattoo removal as the first Tatt2Away Center in the Southern California area. Bringing into their high quality of service and products, the all natural system.
Oct. 24 Rally for Vaccine Truth in Oakland will Stand Together with Freedom Rally at the CDC in Atlanta
OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 23, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Minister Keith Muhammad, of the Oakland Mosque, in collaboration with community leaders, announce that on Oct. 24, 2015 at 12 noon, protesters will rally at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, Calif. in solidarity with the Truth, Transparency and Freedom Rally happening on the same day at the CDC in Atlanta.
The Vax Truth: Rally Demanding Vaccine Truth in Oakland in Solidarity with Rally at the CDC in Atlanta
OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Council for Vaccine Safety, and A Voice for Choice, in collaboration with community leaders, announce that on October 24, 2015 at 12 noon, protesters will rally at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, Calif. in solidarity with the Truth, Transparency and Freedom Rally happening on the same day at the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia.
Harbor Compounding Pharmacy of Costa Mesa Offers Insurance Info for Compounded Medications During Open Enrollment 2016
COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- According to Harbor Compounding Pharmacy, many insurance plans are dropping coverage of compounded medications -- but some insurance plans still do cover for these custom formulations. Harbor Compounding Pharmacy provides resources and referrals to patients to find insurance coverage for their compounded medications during open enrollment 2016.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Brown today signed SB 792 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia). The bill will protect California children...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 708 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), which will address childhood hunger...
CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, renowned Marin California straight chiropractor, warns, 'Fall has begun. With that, the annual media blitz to convince us all to line up, like sheep, for the flu shot.'
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Irene Bih Wakam, a family physician practicing in Ventura, Calif., has been awarded the 2015 Global Health Excellence Award from Student International Development Engagement (SIDE), a program in which students travel abroad to enrich their global experience and contribute to development issues
Intervention Drug Rehab Association launches service to place individuals into correct treatment program
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, addictions to alcohol or illicit substances affect the lives of over 23 million people in the country every year. Intervention Drug Rehab Association has put together a state-of-the-art service to place individuals into the correct addiction treatment program for their specific recovery needs.