What's ailing our ERs? Simply put, they wrongly have become the venue of last resort for too many people for medical treatment. For many of us, there are better options, including urgent care or even retail clinics.
You take off your headphones and... ring! Your ears buzz. Or hiss. Or rumble. It's called tinnitus and almost everyone deals with it. It's usually a temporary annoyance -- but for some, the ringing never stops.
Southern Californians carry on a love-hate relationship with sunshine: we love that bountiful sunny days mean plenty of time at the beach and outdoors, but we're wary of the damage it can do to our skin.
Pets bring a special companionship and joy to the lives of their owners. But our furry, four-legged friends can offer even more boons, keeping us active and involved in the world and boosting our health.
For however long I can remember, there was always that ominous threat of the "C" word. I don't believe there was ever a family get-together without the mention of cancer. My family carries the mutated BRCA1 gene.
My favorite savory crepe was the Skinny Jeans (or Veggie Delight), filled with artichoke, broccoli, asparagus, avocado, mushrooms, onion, basil, zucchini, fresh leaf spinach, and jack cheese, all in a subtle pesto sauce.