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Watch Your Head! Post-Concussive Syndrome and You

By Mylene Reuvekamp With the recent injury to quarterback Colt McCoy, there has been a lot of discussion about concussions.  Most people assume that a concussion or post-concussive syndrome can't occur unless there has been a loss of consciousness.  In fact, this is not the case and generally no physical swelling or bleeding are seen [...]

December 21st, 2011|General Interest|Comments Off on Watch Your Head! Post-Concussive Syndrome and You

Are these Kids’ Pajamas Safe?

By Thomas J. Brandi For a number of years, we have often read of children being badly burned in house fires where their pajamas actually made the fire’s effects worse due to issues of flammability. As a result, consumer advocates fought very hard to toughened standards and remove the market unsafe pajamas, greatly reducing the [...]

December 16th, 2011|General Interest|Comments Off on Are these Kids’ Pajamas Safe?

Is Your Child’s Football Helmet Safe?

As we go deeper into fall, our high schools and colleges are in the final push for league championships, rankings, and bowl bids. Unfortunately some of the equipment they are using is not protecting them in the violent world of football contact. On November 3, 2011 Under Armour and the CPSC announced a recall of [...]

November 8th, 2011|General Interest|Comments Off on Is Your Child’s Football Helmet Safe?

Don’t Overlook Bikes When it Comes to Safety!

Throughout California, both in the cities and outlying areas, bicycles have become increasingly popular for both recreational and commuter use. In San Francisco, bikes flood special bike lanes on Market street, in the Mission district, South of Market area, the "wiggle", Golden Gate Park, and along the waterfront in specially marked bike lanes with traffic devices called [...]

October 29th, 2011|General Interest|Comments Off on Don’t Overlook Bikes When it Comes to Safety!

Kids Have Safety Rights, Too.

As we approach Halloween, children of all ages will be getting costumes and going door to door for treats while adults are also costuming and going to parties and celebrations. But as we too often read after a Halloween tragedy, there are safety concerns that do not appear at first sight. For example, many kids [...]

October 25th, 2011|General Interest|Comments Off on Kids Have Safety Rights, Too.

Please Watch the Hot Coffee Documentary

HBO has recently released a documentary entitled Hot Coffee which explores the infamous McDonald's lawsuit in which Ms. Stella Liebeck spilled McDonald's coffee on herself, suffering severe burns to the high temperature of the coffee, who funded the media blitz, and why. Watch the trailer below or click here to see it on Youtube:  Hot [...]

June 29th, 2011|General Interest|Comments Off on Please Watch the Hot Coffee Documentary

Congratulations Daniel Dell’Osso

Last Sunday, Dan completed the 101st Annual Dipsea Race in Marin County.  For those who don't know, the Dipsea is a cross country foot race that runs 7.5 miles from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach over substantial hills and trails.  For example, the highest peak the runners must conquer is the southern shoulder of Mount [...]

June 14th, 2011|General Interest|Comments Off on Congratulations Daniel Dell’Osso

The Importance of Protecting Yourself with Uninsured Motorist Automobile Insurance

Everyone knows that California requires all drivers to carry auto insurance.  The legally required minimum insurance is a policy that provides coverage after an accident in the amount of $15,000 per person, not to exceed $30,000 per accident.  This is commonly referred to as a 15/30 policy.  It means that if you are the victim [...]

June 8th, 2011|General Interest|Comments Off on The Importance of Protecting Yourself with Uninsured Motorist Automobile Insurance

San Francisco’s Most Dangerous Streets for Bicyclists

San Francisco is certainly a bike-friendly city, but with more bicyclists on the road comes more accidents with motor vehicles. The Bay Citizen has just released its comprehensive bicycle accident study which used information from police reports to determine location and fault of bicycle-related accidents in San Francisco since 2009. In our cases that concern [...]

February 8th, 2011|General Interest|Comments Off on San Francisco’s Most Dangerous Streets for Bicyclists