Fireworks sales will be blazing across the country from now through the Fourth of July. As retailers begin their promotions, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is shining a light on this explosive fact: the number of eye injuries caused by fireworks has more than doubled in recent years.
A healthy diet can improve quality of life and reduce a person's risk of developing disease or other negative health conditions. For example, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can boost the immune system and promote cardiovascular health, lowering your risk of heart disease in the process.
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell on June 16 announced $24,127,657 in funding to support 65 health centers in California. The funding will increase access to integrated oral health care services and improve oral health outcomes for Health Center Program patients. Nationwide, the announcement includes nearly $156 million in funding to support 420 health centers in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This funding enables health centers to expand integrated oral health care services and increase the number of patients served.
Hot weather is dangerous, and seniors are particularly prone to its threat. Elderly heat stroke and heat exhaustion can be a real problem. A recent University of Chicago Medical Center study, in fact, found that 40 percent of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. were among people over 65.
With vacations and summer getaways in full force, it is important that we are aware of any suspicious activity within our community. Our Valley Home community is very well protected, because neighbors have always looked out for each other! If you do notice something that doesn't seem right, be sure to call our neighborhood watch captain, Ryan Cope. Ryan can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 209-840-1306.
Birthday greetings for the month of June go out to: Bob Brunker, Eric Sinkevich, Greg Borba, Johnathan Borba, Audrey Mack, Landon Burns, Carl Schafer, Rawlin Hixon, Preston Page, Madison Dixon, Pete Studer, Aleesha Harden, Mikayla Largent, Patti Mack, Loretta Raphael, Kaeli Sturtevant, Jazzlynn Velasquez, Don Armario, James Davis, Jasper Davis, Kersten Brooke, Avalea Yates, Ken Ritts, and Manny Arias.
June 22, 2016|
Mary Sue Shearer
|Knights Ferry News
Caltrans released new survey data this week that shows nearly half of all motorists surveyed admit to sometimes littering along the state's highways. Nearly one in five California motorists report intentionally dumping something on the side of the highway. Survey respondents confirmed they improperly disposed of items ranging from old furniture and appliances to green waste from their yard such as lawn clippings, branches or leaves. In addition, another six percent of motorists admitted that they fail to pick up waste left by pets on the side of the highway.
This year, Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are asking thousands of Californians how they get around. Surveys are being distributed now through April 2017 and Caltrans is asking the public to take part and help plan for future transportation needs.
Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.73/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.34/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.