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California Health News - including biotech, pharma, healthcare, research and medical news

CA Health

CA Health
California Health News - including biotech, pharma, healthcare, research and medical news
CEO Mark Cloutier of Caminar

Caminar Announces Mark Cloutier as New CEO of California Behavioral Health Nonprofit

SAN MATEO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Caminar has announced the appointment of Mark Cloutier, MPP, MPH, as Chief Executive Officer of the $39M nonprofit behavioral health organization. Dedicated to empowering and supporting individuals and families with complex needs to move toward resilience, wellness and independence, Caminar serves more than 20,000 people each year in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California.
SoCal Neck and Back Injury Center

Reducing Neck and Back Pain in 2019: Standing Desks and a Chiropractic Subscription from SoCal Neck & Back Injury Center

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- It's been said many times recently that sitting is the new smoking. The long term sitting at an office desk can put serious stress on the lower back, says SoCal Neck & Back Injury Center. Lower back can be debilitating, and can cause a chain of other issues, including headaches, neck issues, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and even heart disease.
Dr Don Harte

Golden Globes Vax Hoax: ‘A New Stupid Low for Golden Globes – Flu Shots for All,’ says Dr. Don Harte

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, noted chiropractic activist and former Libertarian State Senate candidate, is "outraged by the dog-and-pony flu shot show during the recent Golden Globes awards. But it was entertaining, in a very weird way, including the shock and disgust of some of the intended victims, notably William Defoe."
Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR)

Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) Welcomes New Board Member, Ms. Susan Valoff

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) is pleased to welcome Ms. Susan Valoff as its newest member of the Board of Directors. Ms. Valoff was installed in this role at the organization's last board meeting on 14 November 2018.
City of El Monte California

City of El Monte to Shed Light on Domestic Violence, October 2018 Declared as Awareness Month

EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The City of El Monte and local community leaders will continue supporting families and survivors of domestic violence by declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness month. As part of the proclamation, the City will light its Statue of Liberty in purple on Tuesday, October 2 at 7 p.m.
CandyLipz LLC Conducts Clinical Trial

CandyLipz LLC Conducts Clinical Trial to Resolve Consumer Cupping Concerns from Lip Plumping System

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When some customers showed concern over cupping marks after using the lip plumper manufactured by CandyLipz, LLC, the company quickly jumped into action. It hired a third-party independent investigative research vendor, Biometrix, Inc -, a company that has conducted clinical trials for major multinational biotech, dermatology, product manufacturers and more for 20 plus years - to prove that there was nothing to worry about.
Dr Don Harte

OPINION: ‘California punishes doctor for acting like a doctor,’ says Dr. Harte

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, noted chiropractic activist and former Libertarian State Senate candidate, is "horrified and disgusted" by the California medical board's attack upon pro-vaccine freedom pediatrician, Dr. Bob Spears.
Dr. Don Harte

California’s 2018 ‘Whooping Cough Uptick’ is Medical Fake News, Medical Scam, says Dr. Don Harte

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, noted chiropractic activist and former Libertarian State Senate candidate, is disgusted but not surprised by the latest "medical scam/fake news."
EPIC Insurance

EPIC Insurance’s Philip Westphal to Present on Safe Patient Handling at 2018 California Rural Health Conference

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that EPIC Healthcare Practice Risk Advisor/Broker Philip Westphal will be presenting a one-hour lecture on "Safe Patient Handling on a Budget - Optimizing your Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) Program Without Breaking the Bank" at the California Rural Health Conference in Folsom.
Medical Candidates

March 2018 is Residency Match Month and Residents Medical Candidates Achieve Medical Residency across U.S.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Every March dozens of Residents Medical medical residency candidates find out if they attained their much-desired medical residency. There is no other more anticipated event for medical school graduates than the National Resident's Matching Program (NRMP) Match and Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Programs (SOAP). More than 50,000 applicants apply annually, but more than 5,000 don't make the cut. Residents Medical works to ensure their medical residency candidates achieve their dream residency.
Dr. Don Harte

With 2018 Already a School Shooting Disaster – Gun Control, or Doctor Control? asks Dr. Harte

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, noted chiropractic activist and former Libertarian State Senate candidate, says of the school shooting in Broward County, Florida, "It's time to take radical action... Doctor Control."
California State Assembly

Calif. Assemblymembers McCarty and Gonzalez Fletcher Announce ‘Safe Youth Football Act’ to Protect Children from Brain Injury

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty (D- Sacramento) and Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D – San Diego) this month announced the “Safe Youth Football Act”, which will protect children from brain injury by establishing a minimum age to play in organized tackle football programs. This bill would follow the advice of medical professions and allow high-contact elements from football programs only at the high school level.
Union Institute & University

Union Institute & University Master of Arts Online Health and Wellness Program Earns Programmatic CAAHEP Accreditation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Union Institute & University's Master of Arts Online Program Health & Wellness Lactation Consultant Distance Degree Program has been awarded initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Union is a national university with academic centers located in: Ohio, Florida, and California.
MostFit to Feature the Core Hammer and SYN Rings

At the NSCA Coaches Conference 2018, MostFit to Feature the Core Hammer and SYN Rings

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On January 3-5, 2018, MostFit will come together with strength and conditioning coaches from across the nation at the NSCA Coaches Conference in Charlotte, N.C.. Founder Andrew Gavigan and his team of trainers will be demonstrating exercises and movements with the Core Hammer and SYN Rings focused on increasing performance and movement among athletes
Actors Gorham and Feder

‘A Boy Called Po’ Actors Activate their Voices for Autism during National Bullying Prevention Month

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Geek Club Books for Autism today announced that actors Christopher Gorham and Julian Feder, lead characters in the award-winning indie film, "A Boy Called Po" joined the #Activate4Autism movement, a public awareness campaign as a part of National Bullying Prevention Month. People on the autism spectrum are often misunderstood, marginalized, undervalued and 3 times more likely to be victims of bullying.
Dr. Don Harte

Is it the GOP or Democrats Destroying ‘Health Care’ in America? asks Dr. Don Harte

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, noted Northern California chiropractor and former Libertarian state senate candidate, declares: "Both sides, both parties, are saying that the other is destroying health care." Dr. Harte observes: "There's a long history of collusion between the Medical Establishment, Big Pharma and Big Government."
voice actor Dave Fennoy

Artists and Advocates Activate their Voices with Geek Club Books for Autism during National Bullying Prevention Month

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Geek Club Books, Inc., an autism nonprofit, today launched #Activate4Autism movement, a public awareness campaign as a part of National Bullying Prevention Month. The autistic are often misunderstood, marginalized, undervalued and 3 times more likely to be victims of bullying. The campaign brings together voice, stage and film actors, children's authors, comic artists and autistic advocates who activate their voices for autism, speaking out for acceptance and inclusion.
CEO Andrea Barnes

ECHO Connection Appoints New CEO Andrea Barnes to advance Cannabinoid-Based Education, Collaboration and Hope

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ECHO Connection, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to educating the world, hosting collaborative platforms, and providing hope for those in need of cannabinoid-based therapies, announced today that it has appointed Andrea Barnes as its new CEO and President. Barnes will be speaking about the charity's work in guiding families seeking the therapeutic effects of cannabinoids by connecting them with resources that can help at the 4th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBE) in Boston.
California Safe Schools

On California Safe Schools Coalition 19th Anniversary, CSS Recognizes LAUSD Pesticide Policy

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.
Speaker Anthony Rendon

Calif. Speaker Rendon Calls on CA Assembly Committee to ‘Get to Yes’ on Health Care for All

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.
Cal State LA receives grant

To address dental care needs of children in Los Angeles, Cal State LA receives $16.6M grant

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

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.
Dr. Don Harte

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.
We Care LA campaign march

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.
Gastric Cancer Foundation

To Accelerate Stomach Cancer Research, Gastric Cancer Foundation Awards Second Funded Scholar

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.
News from California Newswire

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.
World Hemophilia Day 2017

World Hemophilia Day 2017: San Francisco City Hall will be Lit Up Red in Recognition

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.
Dr Don Harte

Trump and Christie Targeting Wrong Culprits on Opioid Epidemic says Dr. Harte

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."
Tony Cardenas

California Congressman Cárdenas: American Healthcare 1, Trump 0

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

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.
Teachers and Autism Awareness

Teachers, Parents Speak Up as Autism Acceptance Ambassadors for 2017 Autism Awareness Month

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.
Dr Don Harte

Dr. Don Harte Outlines Missing Pieces of the California ‘Health Care’ Debate

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.
Tony Cardenas

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.
Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform

Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform Announces its First Corporate Sponsor, Grace Care Management

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."
Simple Recovery

Simple Recovery In-network Services Now Available with Anthem Blue Cross

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.
CARR founders: Selder and Murphy

Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) Awarded Grant for Age-Friendly Community Project

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.
Tony Cardenas

U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas hosts an Affordable Care Act Town Hall meeting in San Fernando, CA

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.
Dr. Gary Glassman

Throat Cancer is Becoming a National Health Epidemic Say Oral Fitness Experts

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.
Dr Don Harte

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."
Calif. Assemblymember Ash Kalra

Calif. Assemblymember Ash Kalra Named Chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care

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.
Speaker Anthony Rendon

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.
News from California Newswire

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.
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

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.
Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform

Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform Presents Paper at GSA’s 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting

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.
LIBERTY Dental Plan of California

Covered California adds LIBERTY Dental Plan as option for 2017 Business and Family Plans

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.
SEIU

California Homecare Workers Seek Fix to Current State Payroll Processing System

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers from throughout the state will testify at...
MOST FIT

MostFit to Hold 5th Annual ‘Pushups for Puppies’ Fitness Fundraiser on November 13

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.

Calif. Senator Mark Leno to Lead Celebration on 50th Anniversary of Medi-Cal In San Francisco

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...
Brandy Vaughan of LearnTheRisk

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.
California Tuberculosis Controllers Association

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.

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