Posts Categorized: California Headlines

Blood Pressure: How High Is Too High?

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High blood pressure is a condition affecting a third of all Americans. Many don’t even realize they have it. Controlling your blood pressure is critical because the condition can increase the risk for both heart disease and stroke. In fact, increased blood pressure is responsible for more deaths than any other condition in the entire…

Women’s Health: Preparing for Your Well Visit

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When it comes to women’s health, one of the most important steps you can take is preventive. It’s why you should periodically schedule a “well visit.” This ensures you’re in good health and taking preventive measures to stay healthy. However, don’t just show up to your next check-up unprepared. There are a few things you’ll…

What Is Disability (and Disability Insurance)?

When you think of “disability,” there’s a good chance you think of a severe mental or physical condition that limits a person’s ability to function properly. However, disabilities range in severity and more people in California are disabled than you might realize. In fact, according to the CDC, roughly 25 percent of all Americans suffer…

5 Consumer Protection Tips to Prevent Online Identity Theft

Almost everybody shares sensitive personal data online in one way or another. For instance, your social media profiles are likely filled with personal information. Odds are you’re sharing personal financial information to make online purchases as well. Unfortunately, if such data falls in the wrong hands, it can be used to commit fraud. Because of…

Pet Safety: Poison Sources and Prevention

Anyone who has a pet will agree that they are family members. If you have a pet living in your home, then you’re responsible for pet safety. Unfortunately, there are more than 100,000 cases of pet poisoning in the U.S. every year, many of which are the result of common household substances. To ensure California pet…