Health & Fitness

How to Avoid Neck and Back Pain From Backpacks
Health & Fitness

How to Avoid Neck and Back Pain From Backpacks

    If you’re like most parents, you remember sending your kindergartener off to school with a backpack bigger than they were. While your child may be able to shoulder it, students are now weighed down more than ever by these cumbersome packs. Which is why, say experts, more kids than ever before are complaining…

Impact of Vision in Your Child’s Life
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Impact of Vision in Your Child’s Life

  Just when you are getting used to having your children home for the summer, you realize – it’s already almost time to send them back to school. So you schedule appointments and check-ups, but one thing that often goes unchecked is a child’s vision. Did you know 80 percent of a child’s learning is…

West Nile Virus Present in San Gabriel Valley
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West Nile Virus Present in San Gabriel Valley

    Mosquito samples collected from the cities of West Covina and Pomona have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This confirms that mosquitoes in the San Gabriel Valley are actively circulating the virus and people are at risk of being infected. These are the first WNV-positive mosquito samples collected this year within the…

Is Your Eye Makeup Making You Sick?
Health & Fitness

Is Your Eye Makeup Making You Sick?

    For many women, eye makeup is an essential part of being properly dressed, as important as a stylish outfit or nice shoes. But while mascara and eyeliner can create different looks, from subtle to striking, they can also make you sick. The problem: eye makeup can be a breeding ground for bacteria. We…

Walk the Walk to a Healthier Life
Health & Fitness

Walk the Walk to a Healthier Life

    Getting healthy is necessary to living a long, full life. You know that. But not everyone knows where to start. A combination of diet, exercise, and taking healthy supplements can go a long way toward improving the quality of your life, and with the prevalence of social media, it means you are never…

Manage Mosquitoes While Enjoying the Great Outdoors
Health & Fitness

Manage Mosquitoes While Enjoying the Great Outdoors

    By Melinda Myers Do not let disease-carrying mosquitoes keep you indoors this summer. Instead, employ these eight tips to protect yourself and manage these pests in your yard. – Do a bit of yard and garden clean-up: remove weeds, manage neglected gardens, and keep the lawn properly mowed to reduce resting spaces for…

Dry Eye: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Health & Fitness

Dry Eye: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    Grittiness, burning, irritation, redness, itching, tearing – if these symptoms sound familiar, you could be one of the estimated 10 million Americans who suffer from dry eye. Dry eye is a condition where tears lack sufficient moisture and lubrication, which are necessary to maintain good eye health and clear vision. Tears not only…

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