Occupational Therapists And Occupational Therapy Assistants Are In Demand

Considering a career in health care?  Your timing couldn’t be better. There are plenty of options to choose from. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the Health profession is red-hot and projected to get even hotter from now through at least 2026. One area that…

New State Laws and Regs Tweak Auto Shop Estimate, Authorization Processes

When it comes to authorizing work to be done on a vehicle, new regulations adopted by the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) will allow automotive repair dealers to provide their customers with more ways to say “go.” BAR’s new electronic regulations allow consumers to authorize work to be done on their vehicles via text message,…

It’s not the Pot, it’s the Package

“You can use your teeth if you want to” The man is watching a pair of 4-year-olds, sitting in the reading nook of their daycare, struggling to get the lids off small bottles filled with beans. He is watching them and the clock. At exactly five minutes he demonstrates for them, opening one of the…

We ❤️ Veterans

Thank you for your service. It may sound cliche, but we mean it. At the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), we are proud of the men and women who have served in our country’s military. And we are proud to live in a country where a phrase like “thank you for your service” is so…

ALL PHYSICIANS ARE DOCTORS — BUT NOT ALL DOCTORS ARE PHYSICIANS

What makes a doctor a doctor? This question was asked in the fall of 2018 after Christine Blasey Ford, Ph.D., testified during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee. When covering the hearing, some news outlets did not refer to Christine Blasey Ford as Dr. Ford because she holds a doctoral degree in educational psychology…

The Winter 2018 Issue Of Consumer Connection Magazine Is A Knockout

The winter 2018 issue of Consumer Connection magazine is out now! In our last issue of the year, we cover the modifications that can help seniors stay in their homes longer, the best time of year to have solar installed on your home, treating children with concussions, how to reduce your exposure to blue light…

Beating The Post Holiday Blues

‘Tis the season to be jolly. That’s what the old Christmas song says anyway. But once those pretty presents are unwrapped, the festive parties are a memory and the hustle and bustle of the season winds down, many people are left singing the blues. According to the American Psychological Association (APA) the post-holiday blues are indeed a…

Impactful New Laws for 2019

As the new year approaches, so do new laws that will affect the lives of Californians. Here’s a sampling of legislation signed in 2018 by Gov. Jerry Brown (laws not taking effect Jan. 1 are noted): Doctor Disclosures—SB 1448 (Hill): When doctors in California are placed on probation for things such as ethical violations, substance…

Flame Retardants are Bad for Business Thanks to AB 2998

Some manufacturers of children’s products, including the foam interiors of mattresses and upholstered furniture, may have to reexamine their development strategies, now that Assembly Bill 2998 (Bloom) has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. Citing concerns over exposure to questionable chemicals, state lawmakers found that although the chemicals were not necessary for fire safety,…

Fee Waiver, Alternative Path Offered to Vocational Nursing Students at Brightwood Colleges

Present your application to the Director. It is a rite of passage for would-be vocational nurses in the State of California. Graduates from a vocational nursing program must have the director of that program sign-off on their application to get a license from the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. It’s one of the…

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