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, […]

Arbitration Agreements Change for Nursing Homes and Long Term Care Facilities

Nursing homes and long term care facilities that accept Medicare and Medicaid funds will be banned from requiring residents to accept pre-dispute arbitration clauses in their contracts due to a new ruling from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The end to this practice will return the option to sue and go to […]

Sri Lanka Government to Stop Asbestos Importation and Manufacturing

Blue asbestos has been banned on the island of Sri Lanka since 1987, but a decision by the Sri Lanka cabinet has imposed controls on all asbestos. Importation and use will end on January 1, 2018 and manufacturing of asbestos-related products will be prohibited by 2024. This ruling was enacted to protect the health of […]