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Potbellied pigs as pets

Posted: July 14th, 2017 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis Are you thinking about adding a potbellied pig to your household? If so, you are not alone. A lot of people, including many celebrities, have chosen to bring these adorable, intelligent animals into their homes as pets. And why not? Contrary to popular belief, they do not sweat, do not smell and […]

Oriental medicine for veterans

Posted: May 12th, 2017 | Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, News | 1 Comment

By Joyell Nevins Have a pain, take a pill. Have another pain, take another pill. And keep going until the pain stops or your tolerance to the pills grows too strong. But is there another way to fix the problem? The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) community clinicians and patients think so. One of […]

Help save trauma patient lives by giving blood

Posted: May 12th, 2017 | Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle | No Comments

By The American Red Cross During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets. According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital […]

What’s hot and trending now

Posted: May 12th, 2017 | Featured, Get Fit, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Erica Moe  If you find yourself running the same two-mile route in your neighborhood repeatedly, hiking Cowles Mountain for the 99th time, or feeling like your stationary cycle is going nowhere, literally, here is the answer: The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Top Trends for 2017. Now you can spice up your regimen […]

Physiotherapy for dogs

Posted: May 12th, 2017 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis When I first started my pet sitting business, I had the opportunity and privilege of doing some volunteer work with Trish Penick, a physical therapist with special training to work with animals. Trish worked her magic in a heated pool and provided swimming, an underwater treadmill, as well as various other forms of […]

April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

Posted: April 14th, 2017 | Features, News, Pets, Top Stories | No Comments

By Sari Reis

It is unconscionable that anyone would intentionally or inadvertently hurt or abuse an innocent animal, but because it is so prevalent, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has designated the month of April as Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month with the hope of raising awareness.

Animal cruelty, according to the ASPCA is defined as “acts of violence or neglect perpetrated against animals.”