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April 2016

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California Passes Minimum Wage Hike

Monday, April 4, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that will incrementally raise the California minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next seven years. Below is the schedule of increases by size of employer. Employers with 26 or more employees: $10.50 – January 1, 2017 $11.00 – January 1, 2018 $12.00 – January … Continue Reading

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Medication Safety Month


Medicine is probably one of mankind’s biggest accomplishments. It can be listed up there with farming, electricity and the microchip as one of the advances that fundamentally changed how people lived, mainly because it gave us power over our own bodies that we had never had before. It might seem counter intuitive to think that … Continue Reading

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Stress Awareness Month


The month of April has been set aside so health care professionals can use this focused opportunity to educate and increase awareness about today’s modern stress epidemic. The Price of Stress When we are stressed our limbic brain takes over, shutting down all body systems which do not help us fight or flee danger. Our … Continue Reading

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5 Easy Ways to Spring Clean Your Life


Spring has officially sprung! With the spring can come spring cleaning. This time, instead of just “spring cleaning” your home, you can also take the time to “spring clean” your life – the behaviors, habits and routines that could use a good dusting off. If you, too, want a brighter perspective on your life, consider freshening … Continue Reading