Tool Allows Access to Safety Issues for Your Car

It seems that each week brings news of yet another major recall for a popular car model. Now the National Highway Transportation Safety Association has developed a database which allows consumers to determine if a particular vehicle is subjected to safety recalls. Using the multi-selection search tool provided at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchSafetyIssues, NHTSA’s databases can provide you […]

August 22 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Consumer Rights
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National Immunization Awareness Month

Immunization helps prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. To stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and tuberculosis, adults as well as children need to get their shots. Vaccines give parents the power to protect their babies from 14 serious diseases before they turn 2. Vaccinating your children according to the recommended schedule […]

August 19 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Health Care
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Colorado Finally Has Mental Health Hotline

In a week during which depression resulted in the suicide of Robin Williams, Gov. John Hickenlooper announced the launch of Colorado’s first-ever statewide mental health crisis hotline. Approximately 90 percent of completed suicides have a mental health diagnosis and predominantly, that mental health diagnosis is depression. Suicides don’t want to die, they simply want to […]

August 14 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Health Care
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Avoiding Sticker Shock at Funeral Home

Difficult to contemplate, but given the high cost of funeral services planning ahead can at least take out the sticker shock involved in making final arrangements. A funeral today costs between $7,000 and $10,000, according to the Funeral Consumer Alliance. The National Association of Funeral Directors calculated the median cost of a funeral in 2012 […]

August 12 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Consumer Rights
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Cost of Medical Procedure Depends Upon Facility

A new tool for consumers was made available Thursday, allowing comparison of prices for select procedures at hospitals across Colorado. The website is called Colorado Medical Price Compare, www.comedprice.org, and is provided by the Center for Improving Value in Health Care. The price reflects all payments to the hospitals, doctors and other health care professionals, […]

August 01 / 2014

Keep Your Pot on Your Property

Homeowners associations are attempting to restrict the obvious use of marijuana in those locales with pot is legal. HOAs can’t ban members from using marijuana in their homes, but many are adopting restrictions which prohibit open use which neighbors can see or smell weed. Much like the regulating of where private citizens may light a […]

July 28 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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