Calls overwhelm disability benefits call centers

Jennifer E. Engen

In summary Calls to California’s Employment Development Department disability insurance call centers surged to 12 times their normal volume in late 2021 and early 2022 as the department dealt with fraud. Many went unanswered, leaving some Californians in the lurch for months. Christina Cedillo has a sticky note on her […]

Education Spotlight: What is an IEP vs. a 504 Plan?

Jennifer E. Engen

If you have a student with unique learning needs or a learning disability, you’ve probably heard of the Individualized Education Plan, better known as the IEP, and the Section 504 plan. Both plans offer accommodations for students from kindergarten through twelfth grade and allow students with learning difficulties to receive […]

Ways to keep your smile healthy

Jennifer E. Engen

Experts offer tips and information you may not know about dental health. Here’s something to smile about: Canadian’s oral health has improved significantly over the past 40 years, and we now rank fifth in the world in terms of access to dental care, according to the Canadian Dental Association. Still, […]

SMILE MORE THIS SUMMER

Jennifer E. Engen

All the ice creams and cold drinks we get to enjoy during the hot weather is why we look forward to summer season despite the scorching heat. While your favourite cold drink could make you happy and energetic for a bit, they may also play havoc with your dental health. […]