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Apria Healthcare Group, Inc., a leading provider of home respiratory equipment, oxygen therapy, and related services, held its 25th birthday gala to celebrate 25 years of service to the chronic respiratory disease patient population. The gala, held at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, was hosted by Dan Starck, Apria’s Chief Executive Officer.
“Apria is pleased to be celebrating its 25th birthday this month with our valued patients and their caregivers,” said Starck. “This year also marks Apria Healthcare Group’s 20-year affiliation with the DaVita Medical Group, America’s largest dialysis provider. Since 1990, we have worked together to expand access to home healthcare services for many underserved populations.”
Apria is marking its anniversary by sharing testimonials from patients who have benefited from Apria’s services and expertise.
“Apria has been a lifesaver for me,” said Mary Beth Brinsmead of San Diego, CA, who is living with COPD due to smoking. “I can’t imagine how I would get my breathing treatments if I didn’t have Apria coming out every month.”
“I love the personalized service Apria provides,” said Lisa Forman of Irvine, CA. “I have Amy...

The need for web accessibility is growing, and there are many tools to make your website more accessible. These tools can help by pointing out issues and suggesting potential solutions. In many cases, however, these tools are not enough for a website to be fully compliant with the latest web accessibility standards. This is because there are web accessibility guidelines set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a leading international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the web. In order to be fully compliant with these guidelines, there are a number of complex requirements that need to be addressed by developers and designers. This adds significant time and costs to a project.
This is where an automated tool like accessiBe comes in handy. It offers a unique approach towards web accessibility automation by utilizing two applications that together achieve full compliance. First, the accessibility interface is in charge of all UI and design-related changes. At the same time, the AI-powered background process takes care of more complicated tasks like optimization for screen readers and keyboard navigation.
As a result,...

Perspex is a type of premium-quality acrylic often used for home improvements and agriculture applications. However, this material can serve a variety of purposes. Let’s have a look at 5 common vs. 5 uncommon uses for Perspex.
5 Common Uses for Perspex
1. Home Improvement
Perhaps the most popular use for Perspex is in the home improvement area. From acrylic window glazing and skylights to interior design elements, acrylic enjoys a variety of versatile uses. For instance, the material is often used for making kitchen and bathroom backsplashes, but also cabinets and acrylic furniture.
Some of these objects are readily available on the market, but you can also have Perspex cut to size to fit a custom project or for DIY purposes.
2. Gardening
Perspex is often used inside the home, but the material also finds its place in the garden. The outdoor use can range from utilitarian to decorative. For instance, you can build a greenhouse with Perspex panels and a few wood boards or metal poles.
Acrylic flower pots are also popular – models can range from simplistic to designer pots you can use to decorate your deck or porch.
3. Hobbies &...

If you are new to freelancing, you may have a lot of questions about what it is and how it works. You may not know where to start. If you’re reading this post, chances are, you’re working from home. But the truth is, there’s more to being a successful freelancer than just getting clients.

To be a successful freelancer, you need to protect yourself from any financial mistakes that may occur. Here are five ways to protect yourself as a freelancer.
Conduct Thorough Client Research
Don’t work with clients who have a bad attitude. Find out as much as you can about them before you agree to work together. Ask for references and check them out. Are they reliable and ethical? Do they pay on time? Do they have a good rapport with their customers? These are important questions you should ask yourself before you sign on the dotted line.
Never Work Without a Contract
It doesn’t matter how good your client is if they don’t have a legal obligation to pay you. Always have a written contract that specifies the project details, the deadline, the fees, and the responsibilities of both parties.
A written contract is the only way to protect yourself as a...

Ken Julian of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP is a well-known white-collar defense lawyer with expertise in the Federal False Claims Act and how it affects health care. He discusses the opioid crisis, how it relates to health care fraud, and what types of companies have been affected by the government’s response.

Julian told us, “The opioid crisis is a problem that has been festering and worsening for many years, and it is starting to gain momentum as a priority for law enforcement. So we’re seeing additional prosecutions of opioid manufacturers and distributors. In addition, the Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced a new program called the Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit. This is a pilot program that will be spearheaded by the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Southern District of Ohio, together with agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Health and Human Services-Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG). The idea here is that the government will be using data analytics to examine the information from Medicare and other sources to look for fraud...

Few people can imagine a world without the internet. It has irrevocably changed how humans live and continues to do so with each technological advance. With immediate access to information, entertainment, and money-making opportunities, a life without the internet seems almost impossible to imagine.
The online gambling industry has seen unprecedented growth in the last decade, becoming legalized in some American states in recent years. But where did it all begin?

Early web casinos
Most early web casinos were based in Antigua and Barbados as its laws permitted the granting of licenses for online casinos to operate. Microgaming was an early online gambling pioneer. This software provider is credited with revolutionizing the industry and paving the road for today’s sophisticated programs in modern internet gambling sites.
Indeed, Microgaming remains an industry giant today, with a reputation as a trusted software provider. Its programs range the gamut of gambling activities from casino games to live poker rooms.
The rise of sports betting
In the 1990s, InterTops operated an online sportsbook, with many operators following in its footsteps. Once...

Your city is your kingdom. It’s where you live, where you work, and where you play. It’s where your friends and family are, and it’s where you feel most at home. And so, it’s no surprise that you want to do everything you can to make it the perfect place to live.
From decorating your home to getting fresh air in your neighborhood to creating a sense of community, your city is the ultimate expression of yourself. So, why not make it a little bit more beautiful?
To assist you, we’ve compiled a list of four ways to beautify your city. Whether you’re interested in planting flowers to brightening your neighborhood or just want to try something new, these four ideas are sure to inspire you to love your city a little bit more.
1. Create a Safe Bicycle Route
Safe and attractive bicycle lanes can help you make your city more environmentally friendly, sustainable, economically viable, and physically healthy. As the world becomes more and more aware of the importance of environmental sustainability, the bicycle is gaining its rightful place as a viable means of transportation.
It’s efficient, it’s healthy, and it even has an attractive side that we can all...

NFTs are interesting for people to explore, as they are growing in prominence. But with there being so many choices for NFTs, it can be challenging to find something worthwhile of an investment.
I talked with Ryan Hoggan, a leading Venture Capitalist, about some of the top NFTs and asked about his takes on these groups. Hoggan has been one of the most prominent cryptocurrency and real estate investors over the years, and he’s entered the NFT industry as of late.
The CryptoPunks group is by far the most popular NFT collective out there. What makes CryptoPunks so popular?
I see you’ve been looking at the top NFTs on OpenSea as of late. Yes, they are dominant on that chart, but there’s a good reason for this point.
CryptoPunks is one of the oldest NFT groups around, as they’ve been working since 2017. They helped inspire the main open standard that is used to produce NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain.
I expect CryptoPunks to continue to grow in popularity, especially as so many people are spending immense amounts of money on some of the NFTs the group offers. The fact that people are spending millions of dollars on some of them is interesting to see....

Are you looking into moving but are worried about footing the bill for a new home while waiting for a buyer for your old one? A bridge loan could be the solution for you to cover the down payment on your new place. While this does seem like a solid solution for a homeowner, they may need some legal assistance to overcome any hurdles between lenders. Allow us to explain how that helping hand in real estate law could spare some future troubles.
Understanding Bridge Loans

When consulting with a bridge loan lender, you’ll get insight into this form of short-term financing. Bridge loans are secured by collateral, that collateral more than likely be your current house that you’re looking to sell. Also known as gap financing, these loans typically have an interest rate between 8.5-10.5%. While those rates could be alarming, the application and underwriting process for a bridging loan is generally faster than for traditional loans.
Applicants who qualify for a mortgage to purchase their new home more than likely qualify for a bridge loan. This quick access to funds to purchase a new house is a greater draw than mildly distracts from the higher interest rate. A...

If you run a business, are in the throes of starting a business, or work as a freelancer, one of the things you need is a decent laptop. With the right laptop, you can benefit from powerful performance, high specs, portability and convenience, and technology that can boost your productivity and improve efficiency.
However, one of the issues you may come across is finding the money to purchase a good laptop that provides you with all these benefits. For some people, particularly those starting new businesses on limited budgets, finding the large sum of cash needed for a decent laptop can be a real struggle. There is where laptop rentals can prove invaluable. If you are looking for a laptop rental company based in Sydney, there are a few key considerations to keep in mind to help you make the right choice.
What You Need to Consider
When it comes to choosing the right company for your laptop rentals, there are a few points that you need to keep in mind. Some of the key ones are:
The Choice of Laptops
One of the things you need to look at when it comes to choosing the right laptop rental company is the choice of laptops they offer. Everyone has their...