Profit

Ways To Increase Profits, Fast and Easy

By Jeff Hastings | Jul 8, 2019

If you are a business owner or a senior executive, profitability is your job one.  Be sure you know ways to increase profits, fast and easy. Did you know that cutting your expenses by as little as 8% can literally double your profits? Read on to find out how…  To illustrate, let’s look at a […]

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FIRST AID MISTAKES

By Jeff Hastings | May 16, 2019

First Aid Mistakes To Avoid Summer is almost upon us so it is time to be prepared for First Aid situations. First Aid mistakes, however well-intended , can cause the victim more harm than good.  The last thing in the world you want is to make an injury worse than it already is. Sooner or […]

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Tips To Prevent And Control School Shootings

By Jeff Hastings | May 5, 2019

Sadly, the latest school shooting recently took place in Colorado, not far from Columbine.  So school violence and shootings are concerns to all parents.  The FBI just endorsed a 16-minute video program, “Beyond Lockdown” detailing valuable tips to prevent and control school shootings.  It provides guidance for important questions. What are the warning signs?  Which […]

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Latest Drug Use Trends.

By Jeff Hastings | Oct 23, 2018

As the 2018 enters its last quarter, research has been compiled and reported to show the latest drug use trends.  Across the board, the news is not good.  Incidence of abuse continues to rise as decriminalization expands.  So, addiction, accidents, and deaths are following suit.  And, here are some topline results on the latest drug […]

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Excuses For Failed Drug Tests

By Jeff Hastings | Aug 6, 2018

Over the past 10 years, we drug tested between 50 and 100 employees every day for our clients.  In the process, we have heard quite a variety of excuses for failed drug tests. Whether you are an employer or parent being offered an excuse for a failed drug test, my best advice is “don’t buy […]

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Marijuana, Pregnancy, And Birth Defects

By Jeff Hastings | Jun 16, 2018

A recent study showed 70% of Colorado’s pot shops recommending marijuana to pregnant women (1) .  Cause for alarm is the many studies  linking marijuana, pregnancy, and birth defects.  So much so that even The March of Dimes recommends against getting high while pregnant. (2) It’s probably a good idea to abstain completely.  Even avoid consuming […]

Tips To Survive A Mass Shooting

By Jeff Hastings | Apr 5, 2018

It has been my honor to serve on the FBI Citizens’ Academy Board of Directors.  Recently, I saw some things that the FBI learned from the mass shooting tragedy at the Pulse nightclub in Florida.  For the first time in a mass shooting incident, the Pulse’s  onsite videocams were able to capture the actions of […]

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Synthetic Pot Emergency Room Visits

By Jeff Hastings | Mar 31, 2018

Synthetic marijuana (aka Spice or K2) use has grown dramatically in recent years.  Correspondingly, recent reports are showing a spike in synthetic pot emergency room visits.  Symptoms include excessive bleeding from the eyes, nose, ears, and gums (1).  Alarmingly, others report seizures and even death (2) What Is Synthetic Marijuana? Synthetic pot first showed up […]

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What The Opioid Epidemic Means To You

By Jeff Hastings | Feb 26, 2018

Odds are your family or business has already been affected by America’s Opioid epidemic. If not yet, stay tuned. Chances are your time is coming soon. Read on to learn what the Opioid epidemic means to you.

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Health Risks of More People Smoking Pot

By Jeff Hastings | Jan 8, 2018

In a nationally-televised interview, renown physician, Dr. Marc Siegel, expressed his concerns about health risks of more people smoking pot.  That’s because marijuana usage has skyrocketed as now 29 states allow so-called “medical” marijuana and 7 permit “recreational” use. Recent research and experience in Colorado has cast doubt on the wisdom of states rushing to […]