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Scallops Recall: Hundreds Contract Hepatitis A

Over 200 people reportedly contracted Hepatitis A after eating scallops sold by Sea Port Products Corp, according to CNN news. The scallops were supplied to restaurants and other commercial groups in Hawaii, Nevada and California. They were not sold in stores. Sea Port Products Corp voluntarily recalled the scallops after the Hawaii Department of Health reported… read more

Merced Charter Bus Crash Kills 5

A tour bus registered to Autobuses Coordinados USA Inc., out of Southern California crashed into an exit sign pole off Northbound Highway 99 in Merced County this morning. The charter bus crash caused Highway 99 to shut down. It is expected to open up by noon. The charter bus crash killed at least 5 people and… read more

Safety Recall: Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths by Sage Products

The FDA just announced an important nationwide recall of Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths, by Sage Products, due to product contamination with a bacteria, Burkholderia cepacia. Topical administration of a product with the B. cepacia bacteria may cause serious infections in patients whose bodies cannot fight disease or in hospitalized patients, as well as certain other… read more

PTSD and Life Insurance: A disturbing trend of denial

A recent article in the Military Times revealed that some insurance companies, including USAA and AAFMAA, who purportedly cater to the needs of the military community, are routinely denying veterans who have a history of PTSD, depression, and other ailments that originate from the sacrifices our service men and women have made for our country. Although… read more

The BIG DOG is Back!

We’re ramping up for this year’s Big Day of Giving, and it’s only 10 days away! Starting at midnight on May 3rd, our community will come together once again for the BIG Day of Giving – a 24 hour giving challenge to support local nonprofits that make the Sacramento region the place we call home. In its… read more

Eric Ratinoff Law Represent Residents Impacted by Butte Fires

Initial hearing will be held at Sacramento Superior Court this Friday, April 22, 2016 This Friday marks the first hearing in the lawsuits filed against PG&E and its contractors, arising out of last year’s Butte fire. Eric Ratinoff, the principal of Eric Ratinoff Law Corp, reports that he will be among the lawyers representing residents… read more

Investigating a Dog Bite (Animal Attack)

With the seasons changing and the warm weather setting in, outdoor activities bring higher incidents of animal attacks. Animal and dog bite attacks require a full and prompt investigation so that none of the important facts and information will be lost. Here are a few examples of the types of information gathered in an animal attack… read more

15 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Hospital Infections

Hospital infections are a serious health risk, and the number of people who die of hospital acquired infections is almost double the number of people who die from car accidents. While it’s difficult to completely eradicate the risk of infection from a hospital procedure, there are some things you can do to protect yourself: Ask the… read more

Areas of the Brain: Affects of Brain Damage on the Body

  The human brain weighs about 3 pounds (1.4kg) and is divided into four main areas: the brain stem, cerebellum, diencephalon, and cerebrum. A healthy brain operates quickly and efficiently, but a brain injury can disrupt its ability to function automatically, affecting various parts of the body, or debilitating the entire body. Below are some of… read more