How to Keep Your Pets Warm During the Cold Months
Although the weather in California is mild compared to most parts of the country, it can still get pretty cold during the winter. Some of our furry friends can get just as cold, if not colder than we are. The winter season can pose significant health issues in many ways.
Home Remedy for Auto-Immune and Chronic Inflammatory Diseases
Please note, this advice is not intended to replace the care provided by licensed medical professionals. Diet can certainly affect Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), Ulcerative colitis (UC) and a host of other auto-immune and chronic inflammatory diseases but if it were the only thing required to treat these conditions, that would be a cure. Cures to these diseases do not currently exist. Always consult your doctor(s) before making any major dietary changes. Also, avoid fad diets and consider requesting a referral to a licensed medical dietician.
Elk Grove-El Dorado County Expressway Connector Phase 1 Completed
Commuters are one step closer to getting from Elk Grove to El Dorado County quicker and safer. The first phase of the Capital Southeast Connector Expressway has been completed.
Accident on S.R. 99 Causes Major Traffic Delays
A multiple-vehicle crash in Sacramento on the freeway caused reported injuries on October 27. The five-vehicle collision occurred along northbound State Route 99 just south of the northbound U.S. 50 connector around 4:16 p.m. A semi pulling a trailer and weighing around 25 tons was also possibly involved in the accident, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
Another Major Recall for Defective Medical Devices Previously Implicated in Toxic Outgassing
Philips Respironics is part of the Philips international conglomerate better known for its electronics products. Acquired by Philips in 2007, Respironics Inc. was the successful manufacturer of a variety of medical devices, including a series of respiratory ventilator devices. These include “bilevel positive airway pressure” and “continuous positive pressure” devices, known respectively as BiPAP and CPAP masks used not only in hospitals but by millions of home users, as well, primarily for treatment of sleep apnea breathing difficulties. Already subject to a major sleep apnea mask recall in 2021 over concerns of toxic gasses being given off by decaying polyurethane foam in the respirator units, a new recall impacts a number of the company’s masks that use powerful magnets to hold the devices in place due to worries that the magnets may interfere with other medical devices implanted in patients. Continue reading ›
Prolonged Bed Rest Is Not Good for Chronic Back Pain
One of the most common physical illnesses we can suffer is lower back pain. It is so widespread that about 80 percent of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. If you have sciatica or lower back pain, it is essential to know how to relieve it and prevent recurrences or flare-ups.
Inspections Find Continuing Problems that Can Lead to Big Truck Accidents
Accidents involving large commercial vehicles like trucks and buses can occur for various reasons. However, the most common causes are driver failure or mechanical failure. Continue reading ›
I-5 Near Twin Cities Road Blocked by Multiple Semi Collision
A multiple semi collision southwest of Elk Grove along Interstate 5 on October 20 resulted in a large fire, stalling traffic and requiring that a Sig Alert be issued. The accident occurred around 7:08 a.m. along northbound I-5 just south of the Twin Cities Road off-ramp, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) incident report. The semi that caught fire was on the bridge over the canal, which also set nearby trees ablaze.