Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by IVN
Sacramento, California - Working to increase transparency in prescription drug pricing, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation – SB 17, authored by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) – requiring pharmaceutical companies to give notice before hiking prices.
- Written by CDFA
Sacramento, California - If you didn’t buy petrol at the California service station, well, start tossing coins into the ol’ machine. Otherwise, you can head inside the gas shack and say you fueled up and need some air or water - for free.
- Written by State Department
Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "The President's new immigration priorities are focused on keeping Americans safe, ensuring our sovereignty through strong borders, and preserving our country as a nation of laws. The first duty of the federal government is to provide for the national security of the American people, and President Trump's measures will end vulnerabilities in our immigration system that hinder our ability to protect our homeland.
- Written by Laurel J. Kelly
Imperial, California - This year's annual flu shot will offer protection against the H1N1 flu virus, in addition to two other influenza viruses that are expected to be in circulation this flu season. A vaccine that protects against four strains of the virus will also be available, as will a high-dose flu vaccine for adults age 65 and older.
- Written by Ian Roth
Rochester, Minnesota - Home genetic testing is growing in popularity around the world, and doctors at Mayo Clinic say it can be an educational asset as long as people understand what the tests do and don't do.
- Written by Dr. Amit Sood
Rochester, Minnesota - The sneeze is a useful reflex to rid your nose of irritants. Coordinated by a sneezing center in the lower part of the brain (also called the brainstem), sneezing involves elevation of the tongue and lowering of the palate, thus causing partial closure of the mouth, along with rapid expulsion of air from the nose and the mouth. The expelled air can reach speeds of thirty to forty miles per hour (or more).
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