Author: Joyia Emard (former DCA staff writer)

New Video Helps Victims of Closed Schools File for Financial Relief

The Office of Student Assistance and Relief (OSAR) has a new video to help educate students who attended a closed private postsecondary school to apply for financial relief. OSAR works with students of closed schools and can help them apply for possible reimbursement from the Student Tuition Reimbursement Fund, which is administered by the Bureau…

From Workhorses To Chihuahuas, Veterinary Medical Board Celebrates 125 Years Of Protecting Consumers And Animals

May marked the 125th anniversary of the Veterinary Medical Board. The board was created in 1893 at the request of veterinary professionals who saw the need for more training and higher standards in the care of animals. That first year, the board licensed 69 veterinarians. Back in those days, horses were the main means of…

What is an Osteopathic Doctor?

Many people know what medical doctors (MDs) are, but aren’t as familiar with the role of doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs). Both are fully licensed and trained in diagnosing and treating illnesses and disorders, and in providing preventive care. Both can also prescribe medication, do surgery, run tests and see patients. DOs and MDs attend…

FDA Warns of Flu Treatment Claims

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to consumers to be wary of unapproved products claiming to prevent, treat or cure influenza or flu and to avoid buying prescription-only flu medicines from unlicensed online pharmacies. This year’s deadly flu season may tempt some consumers to buy unproven flu treatments, and even…