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Get Pet Insured –Never Worry About Vet Bills Again!

Get Pet Insured –Never Worry About Vet Bills Again!

Regular vet checkups alone do not insure a healthy pet and neither will visiting your doc for a yearly physical guarantee better health. If you gobble fast foods, buy six packs of soda (diet sodas included), believe that exercise is a form of punishment, and think belly fat is cute – your doctor will soon […]

Gun Control: The Path to 60 Votes

Gun Control: The Path to 60 Votes

I watched national TV news this weekend, something I usually avoid because it’s just too full of violence, death, destruction and mayhem. I cringed when the news (repeatedly) reported the tragedy of five women who were burned alive in a limousine on the San Mateo Bridge, a bridge I frequently transited during my seven years […]

When Does A Person Become Old?

When Does A Person Become Old?

The traditional designation for age – 65 years – has no basis in biology. Many people are vigorous and active at 65. Others are sick and inactive at 40. The fact is that 65 years became the basis for being considered old because age 65 was chosen as the age for retirement in Germany, the […]

Important Points to understand about Medicare

Important Points to understand about Medicare

By Janice Gough Many people do not know that Medicare is mandatory after age 65.  The only exception is if you are covered under a large group plan of more than 20 employees.  You must enroll in Part A of Medicare (Hospital, Skilled Nursing, Blood, and Hospice), if you are insured by a Small Group […]

Keeping your kids safe while using the Internet

Keeping your kids safe while using the Internet

Allowing kids to use the Internet without supervision is like allowing them to leave home and explore a major city all by themselves. The Internet presents a vast amount of information and resources, much of which is not suitable for children. Although we cannot watch our kids every minute, parents can use strategies to help […]

A Blast from the Past

A Blast from the Past

Nancy Cain began playing with video as a member of Videofreex, the radical video collective in New York that shot footage of the 1969 Woodstock Festival and the infamous Chicago Eight. She worked on the first video pilot ever shot for network television with the Videofreex at CBS in 1969, and ran an offbeat weekly […]

Deficit projected to decline in 2013

Deficit projected to decline in 2013

In what has been a year desperate for real economic improvements, the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) announced that the projected federal deficit would drop to roughly $642 billion for 2013. The deficit was $1.086 trillion in 2012, marking the fourth straight year of trillion dollar deficits for the country. The CBO is the nonpartisan agency […]

UC Workers Vote to Strike

UC Workers Vote to Strike

Healthcare Union Approves Strike Across 10 University of California Campuses STATEWIDE – AFSCME 3299, which represents nearly 13,000 University of California Patient Care Technical Workers, announced Tuesday, May 7 that its members have voted to authorize a strike with more than 97 percent support. Thousands of votes were cast over a three day period last […]