How to Avoid Holiday Meltdowns


While most adults know how to verbalize and communicate feelings of stress, many children don’t. Instead of running to parents for help when feeling overwhelmed, for example, they tend to throw a frustration-induced tantrum…right in the middle of that family dinner. Teaching kids how to manage and cope with their feelings of frustration can reduce … Continue reading How to Avoid Holiday Meltdowns

Safety Tips This Thanksgiving to Protect Against Foodborne Illness Public Health Offers Safe Food Preparation Recommendations


As the festivities begin in celebration of Thanksgiving, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) would like everyone to have a safe and healthy holiday. “During this season of giving, we extend our gratitude to all those who have supported our well-being during the year, from our first responders to our health … Continue reading Safety Tips This Thanksgiving to Protect Against Foodborne Illness Public Health Offers Safe Food Preparation Recommendations

Dealing With Holidays At Work


There’s festive tissue paper taped to the walls and some kind of paper cutout dangling below the fluorescent lights: It can only mean that the holidays have arrived at the workplace, and with them a flurry of invites, requirements and potentially awkward situations to manage. And let’s just start with one thing, right off the … Continue reading Dealing With Holidays At Work

New Approaches For Fighting Tough Germs


Five years ago, Mary Millard went to the hospital for heart surgery. A contaminated medical instrument gave her an infection that led to septic shock. Her heart struggled, and her lungs and kidneys started to fail. “What I caught was pseudomonas, and it’s a very virulent superbug,” says the 60-year-old former nurse who lives in Baton … Continue reading New Approaches For Fighting Tough Germs

mind-body interventions can help reduce pain in people who have been taking prescription opioids


There’s new evidence that mind-body interventions can help reduce pain in people who have been taking prescription opioids — and lead to reductions in the drug’s dose. In a study published this month in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers reviewed evidence from 60 studies that included about 6,400 participants. They evaluated a range of strategies, including meditation, guided imagery, … Continue reading mind-body interventions can help reduce pain in people who have been taking prescription opioids