Month: September 2016

How to Avoid the Con Game After a Disaster

California is in the middle of fire season. Already this year, thousands of acres have burned and hundreds of homes and structures have been damaged or destroyed, leaving some facing the huge task of rebuilding and trying to salvage what was lost. Fortunately, having to rebuild after a disaster is not something that’s done everyday.…

New Video Released from Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists

The California Department of Consumer Affairs Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists has released a new video titled, “How to File A Complaint.” The video clarifies the process for those wishing to complain to the Board about unprofessional services received from any of the professionals the Board licenses or an unlicensed person who…

Women Warned Against Using Ovarian Cancer Screening Tests

The FDA is warning women and their physicians not to use ovarian cancer screening tests because test results are not reliable and may cause delays in treatment. Currently, there is no safe and effective ovarian cancer screening test because none are sensitive enough to reliably screen for ovarian cancer without a high number of false…

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH

The time to prepare for the next natural or man-made disaster is now. National Preparedness Month is an annual nationwide campaign that encourages Americans, including the young, old, people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, to plan ahead because a disaster can strike at any time without warning. Spearheaded by the Federal…

Considering a Private College? Do Your Homework

When choosing a postsecondary school, basic factors such as location, areas of study, and cost are all important to consider. However, in light of last week’s nationwide shutdown of ITT Technical Institute schools, as well as the high-profile collapse of Corinthian Colleges in 2014, other crucial factors should be considered before making a commitment. If…

Respiratory Care Board President Honored with Fellowship

Respiratory Care Board President Alan Roth has been elected to a Fellowship in the American College of Chest Physicians. According to its website, the American College of Chest Physicians is the global leader in advancing best patient outcomes through innovative chest medicine education, clinical research and team-based care. The group’s mission is to champion the…

The Story Behind Those Pesky Pillow and Mattress Tags

If you’re still going to bed at night with that scratchy tag stuck on your pillow, here’s some good news: You can take it off without getting in trouble. Although consumers don’t break any laws if they remove the tag, manufacturers and retailers do. If they remove the tag, or don’t attach one to their…

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