A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place: Checking Your Electronic Health Records for Errors and Omissions

Fourth in a blog series on health IT. We’ve told you how electronic health records (EHRs) are improving your relationship with your doctors and making health care easier. But what if your records have errors? Critical for patients is having the right to request errors be corrected in medical records or to add information that […]

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Posted by Dena Mendelsohn on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 | No Comments »

Outsmarting Thieves: Cutting Theft with a Smartphone Kill Switch  

Smartphone thefts are out of control.  According to San Francisco’s District Attorney, such theft is a major problem in big cities—over fifty percent of the robberies committed in San Francisco, for example, are of mobile devices. How to remedy this? If you want to outsmart a thief, you have to think like one.  How do […]

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Posted by Norma Garcia on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 | No Comments »

Maximizing fuel economy: The Good, the Bad, and the Mythical

    When it comes to saving fuel, everyone could use extra help . Here are some tips on what to do, what to avoid, and what is flat out false when it comes to saving money on gas in your car. Compiling tips and tricks from the Federal Trade Commission, The Department of Energy […]

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Posted by Marc Priester on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 | No Comments »

Getting your hands on back-to-school medical records is getting a little easier

Third in a blog series on health IT. The last thing you want to do with your precious summer hours is sit waiting on hold or in a doctor’s office trying to get access to basic medical records. Wouldn’t it be great if you could instantly get access to your kid’s vaccination and health care […]

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Posted by Dena Mendelsohn on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 | No Comments »

Robocall Roundup: What You Need to Know About Robocalls

You know the drill – you’re relaxing on the couch, or eating dinner with your family, when the phone rings. “Hello?” you answer. But instead of the start of a conversation, you just hear another annoying pre-recorded sales pitch. You’re not alone. Robocalls continue to be one of the top complaints for consumers at both the Federal Communications […]

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Posted by Katherine McAnallen on Friday, August 8th, 2014 | 4 Comments »

What can YOU do about climate change?

Cool California has a cool new app for helping you save energy, reduce your carbon footprint and check out incentives and rebates for lower carbon living.  Check it out here. The website has a handy tool for saving money, too, including tips to save water and energy, reduce waste and green your ride.  

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Posted by Shannon Baker-Branstetter on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 | No Comments »

Is Your State or City Among the Cleanest in the Nation?

Clean Edge has released the results for its Clean Energy Leadership Index, comparing which states and major cities are leading the way in terms of clean energy technology usage. Out of all the states, California was ranked first among all states by a “wide margin” according to the report. State performance was evaluated on the basis […]

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Posted by Marc Priester on Monday, August 4th, 2014 | No Comments »

Big Oil Pays 11.7 percent tax rate

ExxonMobil’s Headquarters in Houston, TX The tax code lists that companies are to pay 35% taxes on their income to the federal government. But according to a new report by Americans United for Change, how much of that tax rate the largest oil companies pay is significantly lower. According to the report, the top 20 […]

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Posted by Marc Priester on Monday, August 4th, 2014 | 3 Comments »

Your check might not be in the mail…and that’s a good thing

Insurance companies have drastically lowered consumer rebates in just three years, you may be confused as to why this is a good thing. First a little refresher, all of these rebates are the result of an Obamacare program commonly called the 80/20 rule.  In brief, the rule is designed to make sure insurers spend their […]

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Posted by Blake Hutson on Friday, August 1st, 2014 | No Comments »

Manufacturers Attempt to Weaken Energy Star Program

by Guest Blogger Mia Council For people purchasing new appliances, energy efficiency is one of the most important considerations–not only for the purpose of preserving the environment, but also for reducing energy bills .  Since 1992, the Environmental Protection Agency has been granting Energy Star labels to the most efficient consumer products to help Americans […]

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Posted by Marc Priester on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 | No Comments »

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