2013-12-19

Know facts about teen medicine abuse



While millions of Americans safely rely on over-the-counter cough medicine to temporarily relieve cough symptoms, approximately one out of 20 teens reports abusing it to get high. Teen medicine abuse of prescription and OTC medicines is a real problem among today’s youth. Teens access these medicines from home medicine cabinets, and mistakenly believe that abusing them is “safer” than other […]

Ready or not

Conejo Valley survivalists won’t be caught unprepared in an emergency


By most standards, Justin Rovnac and Steve Snow have achieved comfortable lifestyles. Stable work, families, a few dogs and homes in Ventura County. But both men are preparing for several frightening “what if” scenarios. Unlike the “preppers” profiled in National Geographic Channel’s new series “Doomsday Preppers,” the two do not live in fear of government overthrow or nuclear warfare. But […]

Medications can help stop blood clots



More than 2.5 million Americans have atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat that disrupts the flow of blood through the heart. AF can cause blood clots to form and lead to a stroke. Blood thinning medications, also known as anti-coagulants, stop clots from forming and can mean the difference between life and death. Unfortunately, some people with AF still don’t take […]


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