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    6 simple steps to avoid distracted driving

    BPT Mobile phones have become an essential part of life for most people, helping them stay connected and increase productivity. However, this technology can also be a distraction when driving, which puts everyone on the road at risk. More than one-quarter of all car crashes involve phone use, both...
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    CA Patients, Workers Push Bill to Reform Dialysis Treatment

    Suzanne Potter California News Service LOS ANGELES – Dialysis centers up and down the state are drawing protests this week from patients and health-care workers who support a bill to require clinics to improve patient care. Senate Bill 349 would mandate higher staffing levels and annual state inspections of...
  • Mobile health units from California are serving 50 to 80 hurricane survivors per day in Texas this week. Photo Credit: Clinica Sierra Vista

    CA Health Centers Assist Hurricane Victims Despite Threat to Funding

    Suzanne Potter California News Service BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – California community health centers are sending teams and equipment to aid hurricane victims, even though the centers are staring down a funding cliff – at risk of losing 70 percent of their federal funding unless Congress takes action by the end...
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    ¿Porqué tanto racismo y discriminación?

    Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador Con mucha preocupación estamos observando como el gobierno de este país, está atacando de manera directa a nuestra comunidad latina. La cancelación del programa DACA y una serie de medidas anti inmigrantes se están haciendo sentir en todo el país. Se ha olvidado por...
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    Was Hurricane Harvey caused by global warming?

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk The short answer is no. No single hurricane or weather event can be directly linked to the general phenomena known as climate change. “Climate change does not cause things, because climate change is not a causal agent,” writes David Roberts on Vox.com. “‘Climate...
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    Anticuchos de Cerdo a la Parrilla

    PREPARACIÓN 15 mins COCCIÓN 15 mins PORCIÓNES 4 personas INGREDIENTES 1 ½ libra de lomo de cerdo, cortado en cubos de 1 pulgada 4 pinchos 1 cebolla en cubos 1 pimiento rojo, en cubos 1 pimiento verde, en cubos Adobo de Ají Panca Un frasco de 8 onzas de...
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    Millennials prefer healthy habits, less likely to choose opioids to manage pain

    BPT Often spending their days hunched over phones, tablets or computers and their free time at spin class or playing sports, millennials are the next generation poised to experience chronic pain. Even at their young age, millennials say acute and chronic pain are already interfering with their quality of...
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    ¡Feliz Cumpleaños Virgo!

    Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador Aries El nuevo ciclo de Júpiter en aire, te ayudará a alcanzar tus metas y todos tus propósitos. Contarás con muy buena suerte en lo laboral y lograrás destacar  en todo lo que hagas. Se augura para ti que gozarás de muy buena salud,...
  • Scientists credit human-induced global warming with causing many marine and terrestrial wildlife species — such as the chamois mountain goat of the Italian alps — to become scrawnier with each successive generation. Photo Credit: Pixabay

    Evolving Through Global Warming

    Could global warming really already be a factor in the evolution of wildlife species? Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk No doubt the quickly changing climate is already triggering various evolutionary shifts in a wide range of species. And while we can’t be sure just how different wildlife species...