Month: June 2015

Five Things You Can Do During National Safety Month to Curb Prescription Painkiller Abuse

June is National Safety Month, an excellent time to learn more about safety issues such as prescription painkiller abuse. According to the National Health Information Center, prescription painkiller overdoses are a growing problem in the United States, especially among women. About 18 women die every day from a prescription painkiller overdose— more than four times…

Cemetery and Funeral Bureau Holds Roundtable Discussion on Impact of Drought on Cemeteries

The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Cemetery and Funeral Bureau on Wednesday hosted a roundtable discussion to discuss the impact of the California drought on cemeteries and to brainstorm ideas for coping with water use reductions. “Everyone needs to do their part to save water during the drought,” said Lisa Moore, Chief of the Cemetery and…

Have Your Vehicle Ready for Rising Temperatures

Hot weather can be rough on cars. Higher temperatures break down fluids and lubricants more quickly, which leads to more wear and tear on an engine. Following the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule for your car or truck (see your owner’s manual) and using these precautionary tips from the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Automotive…

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