November is Colorado Consumer Protection Month! What is that you ask? Colorado Consumer Protection Month is a statewide initiative to increase public knowledge of consumer fraud issues, including raising awareness of current scams and financial abuses affecting Coloradans.
Colorado's Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) began accepting applications for its 2017/2018 season Wednesday.
LEAP provides cash assistance to help Coloradans pay a portion of their home heating costs during the winter months. The program pays the highest benefits to those with the highest heating bills and the lowest incomes by family size. LEAP is 100 percent federally funded and administered by the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS)
(Family Features) Managing blood pressure can be difficult, especially during the holidays and winter months. A change in routine, family visits, traveling, illness, holiday menus and financial concerns can all conspire to derail your best efforts at keeping chronic conditions, like high blood pressure, under control.
If you are one of the millions of American adults with high blood pressure, it is vital to keep your blood pressure stable. Drastic changes can put you at risk for heart attack or stroke.
(StatePoint) Amid the merriment of the holiday season is a hard reality -- nearly six in 10 Americans don't have enough savings to afford an unexpected expense like a $500 car repair or $1000 emergency room bill, according to a Bank survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associations International.
Dear EarthTalk: Whatever became of the rediscovered Ivory-Billed Woodpecker that we thought we had lost to extinction? What other animals that we thought went extinct have "come back" from the dead?
-- Betsey Edgewater, Austin, TX
(BPT) - The average American driver pays more than $1,300 per year for car insurance, but some pay a third of that average while others pay nearly 30 times that amount, according to research by The Zebra, an auto insurance search engine. High prices, wide disparity in rates and a number of misunderstandings could be why a survey by the same company found nearly 61 percent of Americans think their auto insurance is too expensive, and nearly 29 percent think it's an outright scam.
Colorado's foster care system needs more than a thousand new foster families by 2019, including more parents who identify as Hispanic, black, LGBTQ, or American Indian, the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) has stated.
(StatePoint) Young people may not give much thought to the cost of an unexpected crisis, particularly when it comes to serious accidents or illnesses. Should an emergency occur, you don't want to be caught off guard and have to cut back on other essentials or miss out on those special experiences that bring a smile to your face.
Here are three things from Aflac that everyone, but particularly young adults, should consider:
(StatePoint) The hectic holidays and chill in the air can take a toll on the immune system and make one more susceptible to cold weather challenges. Stay healthy and vital all season by taking the following steps.
Dear EarthTalk: How can we keep our kids safe from environmental hazards all around us in our everyday lives?
-- Jennifer Nichols, Wareham, MA
Children are affected by the same environmental hazards as adults, only they're more vulnerable given their smaller size and the fact that their bodies are still developing. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), harmful exposures can start as early as in utero.