Canada Announced Asbestos Ban – Finally!

Though it has been a long fight, the government of Canada announced a ban on asbestos and asbestos-containing products to be instituted in 2018. A long history of mining asbestos Throughout many decades, asbestos was mined, exported, and used by Canadians. In 2012, the last Canadian asbestos mine was closed in Quebec – a province […]

Do You Have A Dream?

Today we commemorate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., who nonviolently protested racial discrimination in federal and state laws. After 15 years of debate, President Ronald Reagan signed a law in 1983 creating a holiday to honor Dr. King. It is observed on the third Monday of January to be close to King’s January […]

Guidelines Developing to Discourage Driver Distraction Using Mobile Device Apps

In the past two years, fatalities linked to driver distraction while using smartphones have increased significantly. To limit this distraction, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued voluntary guidelines to app developers. These guidelines could have a driver mode, similar to airplane mode that would modify or block apps and features known to divert […]

Thanksgiving 2016

Throughout the centuries, people celebrated successful harvests all over the world. The celebration in North America started early in colonization as gratefulness for arriving and surviving the long voyage and harsh conditions they met in the New World. Today, most American celebrations have grown to focus on family. It begins a season of gathering with […]

To Those Who Served

On this day we salute you who served and protected this great country. Those of us who have not served in the military will never fully know your sacrifice, but realize that you are greatly appreciated. Your gift to our country of time away from family, education, or career is worthy of more than one […]

Important Advancement in Mesothelioma Testing

For many illnesses, early detection can make an enormous difference in the outcome. This is especially true with malignant mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs almost always brought on by exposure to asbestos. Since this deadly disease can take from 20 up to 50 years to present itself, it has been difficult, if not impossible, […]