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Assemblymember Isadore Hall - Feb 14 2013

Condoms in All Adult Films Made in California: Assemblymember Hall Introduces Legislation to Address Health Concerns

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation, AB 332, requiring condom use in all adult...
Isadore Hall III

Calif. Assemblymember Hall to Introduce Legislation Requiring Condoms in All Adult Films Made in California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D-Los Angeles) will hold a Valentine’s Day press conference to introduce legislation requiring...

Antimicrobial Screen Protectors for iPhone, iPad and Galaxy 3S announced by Accurate Imaging Resources

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Accurate Imaging Resources announced this week its launch of Accurate Films - screen protectors for cell phones, tablets, laptops, monitors, PCs, and LCD TVs. 'These new multipurpose and multifunctional screen protectors will work for Apple iPhones, Samsung Galaxy 3S phones, Apple iPads and more,' Michael Doyle, Director of Sales for Accurate Imaging, says.

A Calif. Foundation for Autism, Surfers Healing, Needs Local Support to Win $1 Million from Chase American Giving Awards

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Surfers Healing, a non-profit working to enrich the lives of children with autism by exposing them to the unique experience of surfing, is competing for grants ranging from $125,000 to $1 Million through the American Giving Awards, presented by Chase. Residents can help ensure their favorite charity's success by simply voting for Surfers Healing through the American Giving Awards program on Facebook.

Alegria Farmacy Keeps Its Clients Young and Healthy including Francis Lingel, a 90-year-young Veteran

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 'This food will keep you alive and vital, and I am living proof,' says Francis Lingel, a 90-year young veteran who has joined Alegria Farm's team to assist with farm tours. 'Fresh greens are the secret to longevity,' he adds.
The Nature Conservancy

Nature Conservancy of Calif. announces Study and Website for Drinking Water Source Information

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, The Nature Conservancy of California announced that their one-stop website on the sources and protection levels of drinking water across the state now provides such information for an estimated 26.5 million Californians residing in more than 500 cities and towns.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Celebrates Opening of City's New Bridge HIV Research Facility

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today officially cut the ribbon to open the San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH)’s new Bridge HIV research facility as part of the City’s new $9.5 million HIV/AIDS Research Center, located at 25 Van Ness Avenue.
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Closely Watched California Homemade Food Act Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) Assembly Bill (AB) 1616, the California Homemade Food Act, was signed into law today. The California Homemade Food Act legalizes the sale of homemade, “non-potentially hazardous” foods by creating a two-tier system of “cottage food operations” based upon the point of sale

Romney Campaign Expands Latino Focus: Names Josh Valdez, DBA, Chairman of Campaign's Health Care Insurance Industry Group

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Latino Consultants, LLC today announced that Josh Valdez, DBA, the former Regional Director for the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has been named the Chair of Health Care Insurance Industry Group by the Romney for President campaign.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Urges All Residents to Rethink Sugary Drinks and Hydrate with Hetch Hetchy Tap Water this Summer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee this week, on the first day of Summer, issued a proclamation declaring a...

Riveting Novel, 'Sarcophagus' by Jean-Pierre Chevalier, Sheds New Light on Modern Health-Care Issues

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 'Sarcophagus' by Jean-Pierre Chevalier (ISBN: 978-0-595-67678-1; ebook: ISBN: 978-0-595-83618-5) is now available in Kindle Edition at This underground classic is a compelling literary phenomenon, read by patient advocates and would-be whistle-blowers.

Mobile Apps Assist In-Home Care for Seniors and the Disabled, says Anna Chu Lin of Friends Beyond Borders

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Smart phones have changed the way most of us do many things. Now they can aid those who provide in-home care for seniors or the disabled, according to Anna Chu Lin of Friends Beyond Borders. Golden Days Senior Care Services, in Torrance, Calif., has released a list of some of the best apps for the iPhone, Blackberry, and Android operating systems.
Orange County Great Park

Get in Motion this Summer at The Orange County Great Park

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Jump-start your summer fitness routine with free energizing workouts on select Saturday mornings at the Orange County Great Park. Come early for a brisk health walk, relax and improve your flexibility with yoga, strengthen your core muscles with Pilates or expect to burn up to 1,000 calories at a boot camp.

Associa's PCM Hosted an Employee Health and Lifestyle Expo

LAKE FOREST, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- PCM (Professional Community Management of California, Inc.) treated 200 employees to a different type of lunch hour with a Health and Lifestyle Expo on Wednesday, May 23 at the company's corporate headquarters.
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Senator Alex Padilla Severs Ties with Susan G. Komen for the Cure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today announced his decision to sever ties with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For the past few years he has lent his name as a 'Pink Tie Guy' in Los Angeles County. Padilla said his decision was in direct response to the Komen organization severing ties with Planned Parenthood.
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Senator Padilla Announces Legislation to Prohibit the Sale of Tobacco Products within 600 Feet of a School

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today announced that he will move forward with Senate Bill 331, which would prohibit new tobacco retailers from locating within 600 feet of a school.

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces HIV/AIDS Funding in City's Budget

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined by Supervisors Scott Wiener, David Campos and Christina Olague announced the introduction at the Board of Supervisors a $1.8 million budget supplemental for HIV/AIDS care and treatment funding to protect essential services to the City's most vulnerable despite severe budget shortfalls.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown and Fitness Council Chairman Jake Steinfeld Announce California 2011 Champions for Youth Fitness

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Chairman Jake Steinfeld announced the Council’s 2011 Gold Medal winners and Schools of the Year at the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Spotlight Awards Ceremony today in Sacramento.

Landmark Legislation to Protect Children Passed by Calif. State Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Assembly today passed the Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act, AB 1319, by Assemblymember Betsy Butler (D-Marina...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Major Milestone in Health Care Reform Implementation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Achieving a major milestone in health care reform, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced California’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP)...

Danny Neifert Introduces Transformative New Skincare Methods to The West Coast

SUMMERLAND, Calif. -- Healthy skin radiates a beautiful, natural glow. Skincare expert Danny Neifert, owner of the Skin Sanctuary of Taos and two-time winner of 'the Best of Taos' brings her luxury, results-driven treatments to the west coast this fall by opening a private practice at LASH Day Spa, located in Summerland, California.

Help STOP Senior Hunger During Hunger Action Month

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A startling number of U.S. seniors risk going hungry due to the inability to obtain sufficient food for their household or having to choose between food and medical care. During September Hunger Action Month, and through Thanksgiving, Silicon Valley area Comfort Keepers are asking the community to make food donations to the 'STOP Senior Hunger' food drive.

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Highlights Legislation Making California the National Leader on Health Care Reform

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today highlighted legislation he recently signed to implement health care reform, including legislation that makes California...

Be The One Run launches in Long Beach – Event brings together marrow donors and transplant patients

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Long Beach will host Be The One Run(TM) on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 at Shoreline Village at Marina...

Never Forget to Take an Important Pill Again

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Forgetting to take a pill can lead to not only short term, but also long-term health problems. Daily Pill Calls ensures that people avoid both. According to one study, about one third to one half of Americans do not take their medications as prescribed. This can be detrimental to people's health and their pocketbooks.

Calif. Governor Schwarzenegger Launches Nation’s Largest Telehealth Network

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday joined U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and a diverse group of statewide health care...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds Congress on Passage of FMAP Extension

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to extend the temporary...

Long Term Care 'Eats' Almost Three Square Feet of Average American Home Every Day; Rate Up from 2005

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- The rising cost of long term care, abetted by depressed home values, is taking a bigger bite out of American homes today than in 2005, according to LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation's most experienced long term care insurance agencies.

Hudson Valley, NY Doctors Offer Free Cataract Screening during National Cataract Awareness Month 2010

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. -- In recognition of Cataract Awareness Month, Highland Ophthalmology Associates, in New Windsor, NY, will be offering free Cataract Screenings during the month of August, 2010. Highland Ophthalmology Associates highly encourages anyone at risk to participate in their Cataract Awareness Program.

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Honored for Its Statewide Charitable Efforts

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Delta Dental of Oklahoma was recently honored for its contributions to the state's nonprofit community. The Beacon Award honors 24 statewide businesses that have played instrumental roles in supporting nonprofit programs that help so many Oklahomans in need; the program recognizes finalists in six categories, with a Beacon Award winner in each category.

Center Releases Report on New Jersey Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Programs

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. -- During the past two years, twenty-six New Jersey agencies that address domestic violence and sexual assault have participated in the Cultural Competency Technical Assistance Project. The Beyond Diversity Resource Center issued a report today which shows that the participating agencies have made substantial Progress in their efforts to provide culturally competent services to their clients.

A Revision of 'Long Term Care Insurance at the Worksite' Published; Includes 2010 Healthcare Reform Update

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Many companies seem conflicted by a key part of the recent Health Reform legislation, the CLASS Act, which will offer a form of long term care insurance for working people who may become disabled. 'CLASS' stands for Community Living Assistance Services and Supports; and the program, a legacy of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, is intended to offer new choice and security for millions now at risk.

Legal and Medical Substance Abuse Treatment Program Makes Headlines

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The Signature Hill Substance Abuse Network, a program dedicated to linking the legal system and treatment of substance abuse through the use of Vivitrol(R) injections has garnered acclaim in media outlets. Articles lauding the program have recently cited the Network's approach to eliminating the consumer demand for drugs and alcohol by eliminating cravings with the use of Vivitrol.

Real-Life Experience Prompts Mom to Launch Home Kit Drug Test Website

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Talking to kids about drugs can be difficult, but the consequences of not having this conversation can be devastating. That's where Drug Tests by Mom comes in. 'You only need to use methamphetamines once,' says Arlene Nelson, founder. 'That's why it's so important for parents to get involved.'

T7 Inc. Presents Free Educational Seminar in Tucson, AZ (6/29/10) for Individuals Managing Their Elderly Parents

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- T7 Inc., an educational seminar company headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, has produced a powerful and compelling seminar that addresses the issue of individuals thrust into the role of managing or caring for elderly parents in a most unique way. Titled, 'Managing Your Aging Parents - 10 Keys to Success' this educational seminar is just 60 minutes in length but it is focused on presenting 10 key topics that are critical to the successful management of the elderly.

Nava and Evans Slam California Department of Public Health

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- After review of an audit requested by Assemblymembers Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara) and Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) of the...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Sends Letter to California Congressional Delegation on Extension of Enhanced Medicaid Funding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday (June 4), Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger sent the following letter to the California Congressional Delegation urging their support...

Which Is Best for You: Public or Private Long Term Care Insurance?

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- The CLASS Act, part of the new health reform law (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), will offer a type of long term care insurance for working people and others who may become disabled. But confusion and doubt are widespread. 'Many wonder how the CLASS Act will affect them personally,' says Jonas Roeser, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations for LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation's most experienced long term care insurance agencies.

New Long Term Care Insurance Service Focuses on Women and Those They Love

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. -- Women live longer than men and are America's primary caregivers. Yet too often they sacrifice their time, jobs, savings and serenity looking after a debilitated spouse or parent. Furthermore, while attending to those significant others, they often neglect planning for their own care. 'This is a huge national problem,' says Jenny Fassett, President of newly-formed LTC4women, a limited liability company based in Port Orchard, Washington.

First Validated iPhone Medical Application for Depression and Anxiety

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- M-3 Information entered the smart phone application environment by offering the M-3 Checklist, a scientifically validated screen for depression and anxiety disorders, at the iTunes store on Friday, April 30, 2010. Adapted from M-3 Information's existing Web site, this mobile version, called mym3, provides the same validated mental health questionnaire optimized for smart phones.

Interim HealthCare Honors Moms with Unique Mother's Day E-cards

SUNRISE, Fla. -- This Mother's Day, Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation's largest and oldest franchise healthcare company, is recognizing moms across the country with unique Mother's Day e-cards. The e-cards allow users to share their favorite stories about their mothers and create a customized flower in her honor.

2010 Long Term Care Guide Announced – Includes Healthcare Reform Update

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Many Americans seem confused and immobilized by a key part of the recent Health Reform legislation, the CLASS Act, which will offer a form of long term care insurance for working people and others who may become disabled. 'CLASS' stands for Community Living Assistance Services and Supports; and the program, a legacy of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, is intended to offer new choice and security for millions now at risk.

Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces State will Contract with Federal Government to Cover High-Risk, Uninsured Californians

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announcing his intention to...

Stamina Products Teams with Kathy Smith for Kettlebell Solution

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Stamina Products, Inc. today introduced the Kathy Smith Kettlebell Solution, a complete kettlebell workout system designed for women. 'Everything about the product is ideal for women,' said Kathy Smith. 'The kettlebells are softer and lighter weight, and the workout effectively burns fat and builds muscle. This is what every woman wants and needs to stay lean, strong and healthy.'

After Years of Study, Research Now Reveals it is Possible to Reboot Your Brain

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Does the brain you were born with have to be the brain you end up with? If you can improve the function of every major organ in the body, why can't you upgrade the function of your brain? Those fundamental questions were the motivation that led Kelly Howell to create Brain Sync.

Suddenly Her Husband Needed Long Term Care: An LTC Insurance Agent's Poignant Story

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- It can be instructive to consider not just what long term care insurance professionals recommend, but what they do -- for their own personal protection. A good example is the case of Kim Galatolo, an agent with LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation's most experienced long term care insurance agencies. In California, where Galatolo lives and works, the firm is known as LTC Partners & Insurance Services, LLC.

First Lady Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' Initiative Will Be Launched in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Concerned Community 4 Change and Interfaith Medical Center will host a Health Forum and Food Expo with the focus on Childhood Obesity. On March 29, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Concerned Community 4 Change an organization that addresses the issues of childhood obesity in line with First Lady Michelle Obama's national initiative, will launch its obesity initiative at Boys and Girls High School, 1700 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York.

San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Amir M. Karam Named 2010 Best Cosmetic Surgeon by Ranch and Coast Magazine

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Dr. Amir M. Karam has received the 2010 Readers Choice Award and named the 2010 Best Cosmetic Surgeon by Ranch and Coast Magazine. The annual honor is awarded by readership voters of Ranch and Coast Magazine and featured in the '2010 Best of in Health and Beauty Section' of the March edition. The publication highlights practices that exemplify excellence in their specialty and have a high level of patient satisfaction.

Sher Institute Donating Free IVF Cycles at Upcoming Seminars

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) is donating free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments at upcoming seminars in New Jersey, Texas and Pennsylvania. The initiative reflects Sher Institute's desire to help patients who are in need of treatment but can't afford it during these tough economic times. Sher Institute plans to roll out the free cycle program to all of the SIRM centers around the country.

Interactive Web Site Provides Resources So Seniors May Age in Place

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. --, a free Web site designed to assist seniors with aging at home, announced this week a recent expansion of its site's resources and content. Live-At-Home places an emphasis on health care and related issues of aging in place. Practical information is provided in an easy-to-use format and experts are available to answer individual questions.