WELLNESS - On the first weekend in January, Rochielle Jocson’s worst-case scenario became a reality.
HEALTH WATCH - As a third of hospitals report critical staffing shortages, California’s health department is considering issuing an order postponing many elective surgeries.
WELLNESS - Walmart and Kroger are raising prices for one of the more widely used at-home coronavirus tests, leading critics to accuse the U.S. retailers of exploiting an Omicron-fueled surge in demand for the kits to pad their bottom lines.
HOSPITAL CARE - As frontline health care workers prepare for the next coronavirus wave to hit California, almost everyone involved in the battle agrees on one thing: What happened during the last peak surge was as easy to explain as it was grim.
FEEL GOOD ADVICE-We all have those days when we are feeling down or sad. There is nothing wrong with that, but it might be nice to know some things you can do to make yourself feel better.
MEDICAL WATCH - In 2013, two women in their 30s died in a plastic surgeon’s California ambulatory center as a result of unnecessary surgeries;
HEALTH & WELLNESS - Over the last few years, CBD has taken the skincare and beauty industry by storm. With multiple studies uncovering the benefits of cannabidiol on the skin, skincare brands are now infusing CBD into their products.
COVID WATCH - At this point, we still don’t know very much about the Omicron variant, except that it spreads far more quickly than the Delta variant.
COVID MANDATE - Maybe it took a politician with little to lose in order to get it done.
MEDICAL WATCH - If a doctor harms you or kills a loved one, what recourse is there in California?
MOVING MONEY POLITICS--2021 has been a disastrous year for Facebook (now Meta) – and deservedly so. Thanks to ex-employee Frances Haugen, we know this monolithic tech giant repeatedly put profit before the world’s well-being.