Posts Categorized: Health News

Juice Cleanses Don’t Rid the Body of Toxins

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One of the biggest health fads over the last few years has been the juice cleanse. Juice cleansing has been advertised as a way to remove all of those terrible toxins from the body — and many people have bought into it, as evidenced from the pricey bottles of juice offered at grocery stores as well…

Kaiser Permanente to Open 3 Locations in Santa Cruz

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Kaiser Permanente, a large healthcare provider based out of Oakland, will soon be expanding to the Santa Cruz area. They are planning to open three different locations by January 1st, pending regulatory approval. New Kaiser Permanente Santa Cruz Locations Kaiser Permanente will be providing both commercial health insurance and Covered California coverage to residents of Santa…

Saving Amanda: One Family’s Struggle With Mental Illness

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Mental illness is a serious condition that affects millions of people. In fact, it’s much more common than people realize. It’s estimated that roughly 18.5 percent of American adults experience mental illness within a given year and around 4.2 percent of American adults suffer from a serious mental illness that has a drastic impact on…

New Study: Californians Face High Diabetes Risk

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Both diabetes and prediabetes (which results when blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but aren’t high enough to be considered full diabetes) are serious issues in the United States. A new study revealed that residents of California in particular face a high risk of diabetes. The study, which was performed by researchers at UCLA (University of…

Anxiety Leads to Poor Decision Making

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It’s not uncommon for people to experience so-called “butterflies in their stomachs” from time to time, especially when they have a big event or decision coming up. For example, it’s not unusual to be a little nervous when speaking in front of a crowd or going in for a job interview. Unfortunately, for some people,…