Monthly Archives: June 2006

Link of the Day – Friday Fun

I think Tom Mighell has a plot to make himself look more productive by forcing the rest of us to play the addictive online games he lists on his Inter Alia blog. The latest is one called Linez, and it will eat up a lot of your time.

Link of the Day – Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a donor-supported, non-profit organization dedicated to assuring the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.

In Tough Hands At Allstate

A recent article at Business Week Online about Allstate Insurance Company’s aggressive tactics to deny legitimate claims is very revealing. You should read the article in its entirety, but here are some fascinating excerpts: …a New Mexico state court rejected Allstate’s efforts to keep Berardinelli from publishing his book, which will be marketed to trial […]

Link of the Day – Texas State Board Of Pharmacy

The Texas State Board of Pharmacy is the state agency responsible for the licensure and discipline of Texas pharmacists and pharmacies. Their Web site contains information about prescription medicines, prescriptions, pharmacists, pharmacies, and the role and functions of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

Link of the Day – Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) is a national organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma as a life-ending disease. According the the MARF Web site: As an IRS certified nonprofit organization, we have no financial or commercial relationship with any drug company, medical center, physician, researcher, law firm or asbestos company (although we seek to involve […]

Link of the Day – is a very simple Web site that lets you make a quick search in the "White Pages" or the "Yellow Pages." You can also do reverse phone searches here.

Link of the Day – Texas Health And Human Services

Texas Health and Human Services has a Web site to help Texans locate information about health and human services now that several Texas governmental departments have been absorbed or merged. Details from the HHS Web site: The mission of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is to provide the leadership and direction and foster […]

Link of the Day – Texas Low Income Housing Information Service

Our personal injury clients and Social Security disability claimants frequently have housing issues. The Texas Low Income Housing Information Service (TxLIHIS) is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) corporation established in Austin in 1988 by a concerned group of community leaders, nonprofit, public and private housing providers and low- income people. According to their Web site: TxLIHIS […]

Link of the Day – Friday Fun

As a poor golfer, I can certainly sympathize with this lady who had a terrible golf incident on the course.

Link of the Day – National Patient Safety Foundation

The National Patient Safety Foundation has a Web site with medical safety publications and videos. The Foundation attempts to improve medical safety by educating doctors, stay, and patients alike. Quoting for the Web site: The National Patient Safety Foundation is the indispensable resource for individuals and organizations committed to improving the safety of patients. We […]

Link of the Day – National Veterans Legal Services Program

The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is an independent, nonprofit, veterans service organization dedicated to ensuring that the U.S. government honors its commitment to our veterans by providing them the federal benefits they have earned through their service to our country. NVLSP accomplishes its mission by: Providing veterans organizations, service officers and attorneys with […]

Childhood Dog Bite Statistics

According to an article in the Dallas Morning News today, fewer than one child in 1000 is bitten by a dog each year. However, the researchers noted that about half of all dog bites are not reported to police or doctors. Children under age one had the highest risk of being bitten, and nearly 75% […]

Link of the Day – Funeral Consumers Alliance

Sadly, the families of too many of our personal injury clients and Social Security disability claimants end up having to make funeral arrangements. The Funeral Consumers Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting a consumer’s right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral.

Link of the Day – HealthCentral By Dr. Dean Edell has a very interesting collection of videos by Dr. Dean Edell. The video topics range from ADHD to Yoga.

Link of the Day – U.S. Census Bureau

It’s quite amazing how much information the federal government maintains at the Web site of the Census Bureau. For one thing, you can watch the U.S. Population "clock" to see when we hit 3,000,000 people. You can check the U.S. Population for every year since 1900 at the historical population page.

Link of the Day – LSU Alphabetical Federal Agency Directory

Louisiana State University maintains a very handy Alphabetical Federal Agency Directory. If you know the name of a federal agency and nothing else, you can find it easily here.

Link of the Day – Friday Fun

Have you found yourself out of town in a hotel room trying to find a decent radio station? Now you can check before you go (or check from your computer when you’re there), by visiting the Radio Locator.

Link of the Day – Schizophrenia Resources

Lawyers who represent Social Security disability claimants see more than our fair share of schizophrenia, The National Institute of Mental Health has a Web site section with good information about schizophrenia, from symptoms to treatment. Here is an exert from their site: Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder. It affects about 1 […]

Link of the Day – Federal Emergency Management Administration

As hurricane season begins, we might want to  visit the official Web site of FEMA, where we can find quite a bit of helpful information about preparing for and surviving natural disasters.

Chrysler Recalls 111,700 Grand Cherokees

Chrysler has announced the recall of about 111,700 Jeep Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicles after learning that electric seat heaters may overheat, posing a fire hazard. The recall affects those Grand Cherokee models produced in 2003 and 2004. Chrysler has learned of 32 alleged reports of fire, according to a company spokesperson, although no related […]