VIDEO: Charity Builds Strength With Skateboards

For 66 years, the Physical Therapy Board has been vetting and licensing physical therapists in California. They enforce a high professional standard; that hasn’t changed. But the profession itself has. SkateMD’s unique approach to the gamification of physical therapy has kids who may struggle to walk rocking ramps at the skate park. The changes in…

State Expands Fight Against Opioid Crisis

California continues to expand its efforts to combat the opioid addiction crisis with a boost of federal funding and a program model from an unlikely East Coast source. The latest component of the state’s medication assisted treatment plan for opioid addiction is called the Hub and Spoke System, which is based on a similar, highly…

Fido’s Nose Knows: How Your Dog Knows When You’re Sick

A dog’s sense of smell is more sensitive than the most technologically advanced man-made instrument. As mammals go, a dog’s sense of smell comes in third only after cows, which hold second place, and the African elephant, which tops the list at number one. What makes a dog’s sniffer super? Dogs have 300 million olfactory…

VIDEO: Cars Put on a Diet to Pave the Way for Alternate Modes of Transportation

Have you noticed green patches of paint popping up on California roads? How about parked cars in the middle of the street? Landscape architects and traffic engineers are making these changes by putting motorized vehicles on a “Road Diet.” It’s an effort to reduce single occupancy vehicles and accommodate bicycles, scooters, ride sharing and foot…

Consumers Advised To Check License On Damage Restoration Companies

SACRAMENTO—If you’re working with a damage restoration company, the chances are you’ve already been the victim of a catastrophe. But if a damage restoration company moves and stores your goods while restoration work is performed, they are obligated to follow the same laws and regulations that govern household moving companies, protecting you from predatory “bandit”…

Cemetery and Funeral Bureau: A New Way To Renew

The Cemetery and Funeral Bureau is now accepting credit card payments for license renewal. If you are within 90 days of renewing (or even if you are delinquent one cycle), visit the bureau’s website at www.cfb.ca.gov and click Renew Online to start the process. It’s simple, fast, free and available for all license types! No…

Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Breaks Language Barriers

California’s Board of Barbering and Cosmetology is meeting the challenge of regulating a diverse industry by providing its licensees and consumers access to the board in a language they understand. (click one of the following to view this as a press release in Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese or Traditional Chinese) The three most commonly requested…

So, You Like to Pop Pimples.  Read This.

There is a high probability that you have tried to pop a pimple or self-extract a blackhead somewhere on your own or someone else’s body at least once. Whether or not you were successful or enjoyed the experience is questionable. But for those who do enjoy this activity, there is good news!  Contrary to what…

Save the Date: DCA’s Earth, Safety, and Wellness Day is May 22

Get ready for DCA’s 6th annual Earth, Safety, and Wellness Day, which will be held on Wednesday, May 22, between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., at DCA headquarters at 1625 North Market Blvd. in Sacramento’s Natomas area. This year’s event will feature ideas and solutions on how to protect and preserve the environment, information on…

Bright Outlook for Physical Therapy Industry is No Stretch

Good news came recently for those currently in the physical therapy field or are preparing to be. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, the employment of physical therapists is expected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is considerably more robust than the average for all occupations, Forbes reported…

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