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After patiently waiting months, the Marketing Maven finally was able to schedule an important interview, possibly the first of its kind. Meeting at a local park and sitting more than six feet apart, the discussion touched on headline topics, offering insight into what might be expected in the months ahead. …continue reading

Harley Rouda

This afternoon, Congressman Harley Rouda voted to pass an $8.3 billion emergency supplemental appropriations bill to fully address the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “I’m proud to support this bipartisan supplemental bill that empowers state and local health agencies, accelerates the development of a vaccine, and provides low-interest loans for small …continue reading

Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) voted for the $8.3 billion emergency supplemental funding to combat the coronavirus epidemic and keep residents in California’s 39th District and across the country safe. The House-passed appropriations bill includes funding for vaccine R&D, local and state health agencies, and affected small businesses. In …continue reading

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The court temporarily blocked the U.S. government from sending up to 50 previously quarantined people, who tested positive for COVID-19, to the Fairview Developmental Center. The people were first sequestered on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, then taken to Travis Air Force Base in Northern California. Supervisor Donald …continue reading

For approximately 5 million people each year, wisdom-teeth removal is part of the rite of passage into adulthood. But for some, wisdom-teeth extraction represents a first exposure to opioids, and a recent study from Stanford University found that teens can end up in a battle with these medications after the …continue reading

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The Senate Health Committee today blocked Senate Bill 486 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would have prohibited commercially-operated substance abuse recovery residences (also known as sober living homes) from engaging in patient brokering. “It’s sad that today’s decision means that patient brokering for sober living homes will continue …continue reading

The Anaheim Elementary School District has joined the Los Angeles Unified School District and the San Diego Unified School District with a lawsuit against Juul Labs, Inc., the leading e-cigarette manufacturer, for negligently damaging the health of AESD students and causing public nuisance. Through targeted and deceptive marketing, Juul Labs …continue reading

Liset Meruelo holds a special place in her heart for children facing chronic and often life-threatening illnesses at MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach. Meruelo is the wife of prominent Cuban-American businessman Alex Meruelo, of the Meruelo Group, and 23 years ago, she launched the “Bear Hugs Toy …continue reading

self-injection anxiety

Like many people across the world, I deal with self-injected medication for a long-term (in my case, life-long) medical condition. I’m fortunate to have found a medication that is extremely effective to treat my condition, to the point where my prescribing physician described me as a poster child for responsiveness …continue reading