Thursday, August 17, 2017

Want to protect your car? Here are some tips!

Guarding your investment is why you searched out car detailing and found us, Autoflections.  The newest technology in exterior paint protection is nanoceramic coatings. Don’t let the name deter you! It is a revolutionary product.  We offer this ultimate paint protection ranging from 6 months to guaranteed 3 years of gloss enhancing, self-cleaning, and scratch and chemical resistance technology.  Click below to read more or give us a call!

For decades, car detailing a vehicle’s exterior consisted of a wash, sometimes buffing/polishing the paint, and then a wax or sealant.  Let’s face it, the waxes and sealants don’t last very long because they are not designed to withstand the harshness of the elements. They either wash off or melt away in the hot sun requiring frequent reapplication to maintain a smooth, shiny paint.  Autoflections Car Detailing is now changing the way your vehicle is protected from those elements with the ULTIMATE PROTECTION of nanoceramic coatings. It is a REVOLUTIONARY, extremely hydrophobic technology to protect the paint of your car as well as providing resistance to exterior scratches and chemicals used in the environment.  We have two products offering 6 month protection to a guaranteed 3 year protection!

Saturday, June 10, 2017


Soda. Pop. Coca-cola. Whatever you like to call it, there are over 1500 different types of soft drinks in the United States. In the US, over $3.2 billion dollars is spent on soda marketing in attempts for people to buy their products and it must be working because Americans consume 57 gallons of soda per year, making it the second most consumed beverage, losing only to water. We all know soda has a negative connotation, but do you know exactly why it is bad for you?
Why You Should Stop Now
• No Nutritional Value: The biggest risk for regular soda drinkers is the excess calories. The calories in regular soda are coming entirely from added sugar, and you’re not getting any value in terms of vitamins or minerals, or even good quality carbohydrates.
• Tooth Decay: Sugar and acid in soft drinks easily dissolve tooth enamel. Since tooth enamel is not a mineral, it does not grow back causing permanent damage.
• Kidney Issues: Soft drinks contain high phosphoric acid levels linked to kidney stones.
 Heart Disease and Diabetes: Most soft drinks contain high fructose corn syrup, which has been associated with an increased risk of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a condition associated with an elevated risk of both diabetes and heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death of women in the United States. Also, those who drink more soda have an 80% increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
• Obesity: The relationship between soft drinks and body weight is so strong that researchers calculate that for each additional soda consumed, the risk of obesity increases 1.6 times. In addition to the threat of reaching obese levels, researchers also found after following forty-thousand men for two decades, those who drank a sugary beverage each day had a 20 percent increased risk of having a heart attack.
Don’t Let the Word "Diet" Fool You
Just because it says “diet” soda doesn’t mean it’s any healthier for you than regular soda. While the diet sodas are better for your teeth because the artificial sugars do not allow plaque to grow, it still has a lot of the same negative side effects as regular sodas. Diet sounds like it could mean “weight loss” but artificial sweeteners found in diet sodas have been found to increase sugar cravings because it’s not a natural source of sugar and the brain continues to seek the real deal. This can lead to increased eating and drinking because your body isn’t satisfied. Artificial sweeteners are also linked to type 2 diabetes, headaches, depression and other negative side effects.
Of course, nothing is bad in moderation, but why take the chance when there are other options with nutritional value? Leave the soda behind and make a better choice for your body.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Can you spot Signs of a Stroke?

Did you know that having a stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States? Maybe you’ve had a family member or you have seen someone on television suffer from a stroke but do you know what it is or the warning signs?
What is a stroke?
A stroke is a “brain attack”, an attack on the brain. Although it is more common for women over the age of 55 it can happen to anyone at any time. It occurs when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the brain such as memory and muscle control are lost. How a person is affected by their stroke depends on where the stroke occurs in the brain and how much the brain is damaged. For example, someone who had a small stroke may only have minor problems such as temporary weakness of an arm or leg. People who have larger strokes may be permanently paralyzed on one side of their body or lose their ability to speak. Some people recover completely from strokes, but more than two thirds of survivors will have some type of disability. Having a stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the United States.
Signs of a Stroke
The American Stroke Association uses the acronym “F.A.S.T.” to spot the warning signs of someone having a stroke.
F- Face Drooping: Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is their smile crocked?
A- Arm Weakness: Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S- Speech Difficulty: Is the speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence and see if it is repeated correctly.
T- Time to call 911: If someone is showing signs of these symptoms call 911 or get to the hospital immediately. Check the time so you know when the symptoms appeared.
Some other symptoms may include: Numbness of face, arm or leg. Confusion. Trouble seeing in one or both eyes. Trouble walking, loss of balance or coordination. Sudden severe headaches.
Luckily, up to 80% of strokes can be prevented.
The first step to preventing a stroke is to identify conditions that can increase your risk of stroke such as heredity, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, diabetes, hormones and circulation problems. All of these factors can be discussed with your health care professional.
There are some things you can control at home on your own such as:
Quit Smoking: Smoking accelerates clot formation, thickens blood and increases the amount of plaque build up in the arteries.
Watch What You Eat: Try to eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, along with foods that are high in fiber. Eating less cholesterol and fats may reduce the plaque in arteries.

Maintain a Healthy Weight: Carrying extra weight can make you more apt to develop a high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetes.

Be Active: Physical activity can help you lose weight and reduce stress which can lower blood pressure.

Drink Less: Drinking too much alcohol can increase blood pressure and increase the risk of a stroke.

Now that you’ve read our blog you know how to spot a stroke and how to prevent a stroke. You could save someone’s life as well as your own!



Saturday, May 20, 2017

Riverside Heat & Air Tulsa HVAC Services

Riverside Heat & Air focuses on residential and commercial solutions including heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality service and installation. Riverside Heat & Air’s viewpoint is to deliver the best possible service to its customers. Outstanding service and customer “wow” factor have been helpful in their growth, and they will do everything possible to create positive experiences.

Even though they sell the best heating and air-conditioning equipment available today, their best asset still remains their employees. 

Riverside Heat & Air, LLC has a team of trained and certified technicians who are ready to help you with evaluating your heating and air conditioning system, making needed repairs, setting up a maintenance plan, or even designing a new system for your dwelling. We specialize in customizing plans to meet your needs.

Contact Riverside Heat & Air today!
Direct: (918) 798-9233

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Lyon Residential Construction and Remodeling Projects Tulsa, OK


Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Lyon Construction is one of Tulsa County’s leading construction companies. Mr. Lyon and his teams of professionals are highly experienced and enjoy the task to construct unique projects.  Lyon Construction does it all: new construction as well as renovations and restorations.

Lyon Construction has access to resources that enable them to deliver a wide-range of services unparalleled in Tulsa within the residential building process. They work within the framework of a team-based approach which has helped them do some amazing things when it comes to construction and residential construction project management.

Lyon Constructiondesires to build your trust with one of your greatest assets.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


Bars and advertisements for alcoholic products often encourage people to “drink responsibly,” but in some cases, the establishments or bartenders serving these drinks may be at least partially liable for a patron’s alcohol-related injury or death. Under certain circumstances, bars can—and should—be held responsible for over-serving patrons.
Many states have “dram shop” laws (named after an 18th century term for pubs or taverns). These laws are enforced through civil lawsuits, allowing DUI victims or their families to sue alcohol vendors or retailers for monetary damages.
It maybe difficult to know when exactly a bar can be liable. Here are a few examples of when an establishment could be responsible for your case:
A bar may be liable for over-serving if a bartender continues to serve drinks to a patron who is very clearly intoxicated to the point that he or she may be a danger to themselves or others. If, for example, a patron is slurring their speech, acting confused, or having trouble standing up and walking, a bartender should make the decision to stop serving drinks to that patron. If the bartender continues giving that person drinks, they are knowingly increasing the chances of an accident, especially if the patron is planning on driving home from the bar.


It is possible for a bar to be found liable for injuries or deaths caused by a drunk patron who drove, especially if a bartender was aware or could reasonably have inferred that the patron was planning to drive home.


As previously mentioned, it can be challenging to prove fault even if you believe that a bar’s staff should be held responsible for an accident that resulted from their over-serving a patron. Not only do you have to prove that the intoxicated patron was under the age of 21 or had a habitual alcohol addiction, you have to prove that the bar staff knew the person was intoxicated and continued serving them anyways.
Bartenders might argue that they only served a patron a couple drinks, but that the patron had been drinking before coming to the bar, was drinking on an empty stomach, or had a low tolerance for alcohol. If the bar staff can prove that they could not reasonably be expected to know a patron was drunk, the bar will most likely not be held liable for any accidents or injuries resulting from that patron’s drunkenness.

However, that does not mean that you should just sit back if you’ve been harmed or have lost a loved one due to a bar staff’s inexperience or negligence. If you believe that you may have a case against a bar, talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to learn more about how you can prove fault.
If you’re still trying to determine whether a bar may be liable in your case, call Truskett Law to learn more.

Truskett Law is committed to keeping our community safe and healthy. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car wreck, we are here to help. We give free consultations for injuries, car wrecks and wrongful deaths.
Give us a call at (918) 392-5444

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Hospice Cost: Who is going to pay?

A loved one’s terminal analysis is one of the hardest things a family will experience. In addition to the emotional toll it takes, the loved one in need often needs additional support and help.

Families can sometimes delay in setting up much needed care because they are concerned about added costs. The question of who is responsible for payments for hospice care is one of the most frequently asked. It may surprise many families to learn that hospice care is available at little to no cost for the patient.
Who Pays for Hospice Care?
Hospice and palliative care is covered by MedicareMedicaid, the Veteran’s Health Administration, and most private insurers. If a patient does not have coverage, Crown Hospice Cape Girardeau will work with the patient and their family to ensure they receive the support and care they need.

Medicare Hospice Benefit:
According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, over 85% of hospice patients are covered by the Medicare Hospice Benefit. Hospice care is covered under Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) at 100%, so there is no cost to the patient or their family.

Medicare recipients obtain medical and support services related to their incurable illness. This includes the support of a hospice medical director, nursing care and hospice aide services, social work services and bereavement counselling for the patient and their family. Patients also receive prescription medication to regulate symptoms linked to their terminal diagnosis, medical equipment including wheelchairs or hospital beds and medical supplies like bandages and incontinence supplies.
Patients are eligible to receive the Medicare Hospice Benefit if they have Medicare Part A, have been diagnosed with 6 months or less to live, and have elected to accept comfort care over curative treatments.
Hospice Care Through Medicaid:
Medicaid is a joint federal and state program providing free or low-cost health coverage to low income families, pregnant women, people with disabilities and the elderly.
Hospice and palliative care is covered by Medicaid at no cost to the patient. While some state Medicaid programs may have slightly different variables for eligibility, the majority of states have the same requirements for hospice and palliative care under Medicaid and Medicare. That is a diagnosis of six months or less to live and the patient must elect to receive comfort care over curative treatments.

Hospice Care Using Private Insurance:
Most private insurance companies offer full coverage for hospice care. While the majority of private insurance companies model their hospice coverage after the Medicare Hospice Benefit, it can vary. A person can contact their insurance provider to ensure that they comprehend what their insurance will cover and any possible costs including copays and deductibles.
At Crown Hospice Cape Girardeau, we are here to offer support and resources to help make end-of-life planning easier.

Monday, April 24, 2017

March News | Top 3 Stories

Staying up to date with what’s going on in your community and nation is important; but keeping up with the many events that happen each week, much less each day, is nearly impossible.
Educating yourself on the current events going on around you can save time and keep you safe. However, staying on top of an endless news cycle is not something many people have time for.
Because of this, we’ve put together an overview of the top three news stories for this month:


A $10.25 million verdict rendered Monday in the Elliott Williams federal civil rights trial should serve as a “wakeup call” for the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and its former sheriff, an attorney for Williams’ estate said.
Williams was naked and paralyzed when he died on the floor in a cell in the Tulsa Jail’s medical unit on Oct. 27, 2011, following a six-day stay. An autopsy report found that Williams died from complications of a broken neck and exhibited signs of dehydration.
Williams arrived at the jail Oct. 21, 2011, following an altercation with Owasso police. According to testimony and court records, Williams suffered a “mental breakdown” stemming from his separation from his wife and his mother’s cancer diagnosis.
Police initially booked Williams into the Owasso Jail but soon transferred him to the county lockup in Tulsa; rather than undergoing the jail’s screening process or a mental health assessment, however, Williams was placed in a holding cell because he had been “acting up,” Glanz previously testified.


A woman who was killed when she was run over by a Tulsa police car last weekend can be seen in newly released dash camera video. The woman is pointing a gun at officers and gunshots are heard,  prior to her death.
The video with the best view of the incident was edited prior to release and is slowed at points when Dickson is in frame. A red circle is sometimes drawn around her right hand, which is holding a gun.
In the video, Dickson appears running; she turns her torso toward the approaching police cruiser and points the gun toward the vehicle. The officer in the vehicle drives toward Dickson, who still has the gun in her hand and appears to be yelling as she runs on the sidewalk. Moments after that, the vehicle strikes Dickson, and she can be seen falling and going beneath the hood. The officer, identified as Jonathan Grafton, stops his vehicle.
Grafton, who has been with the Tulsa Police Department for six years, remains on paid administrative leave pending the investigation of his use of deadly force, Officer Leland Ashley said.


The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a proposed rewrite of a ballot question on medical marijuana that was submitted by the state Attorney General’s office.
In a 7-1 ruling on Monday, the state’s highest court rejected the proposed rewrite that supporters of the medical marijuana initiative had argued was intentionally misleading and could confuse people into thinking they were voting to fully legalize marijuana.
Under the ruling, the original ballot language drafted by the marijuana supporters will appear on the ballot. Supporters of medical marijuana gathered enough signatures from registered voters last year to have the proposal appear on the ballot in November 2018.

Truskett Law is committed to keeping our community safe and healthy. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car wreck, we are here to help. We give free consultations for injuries, car wrecks and wrongful deaths.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Truskett Law - Top 2 Legal Tips for Bicycle Injury Lawsuits

Top 3 Legal Tips for Bicycle Injury Lawsuits

Many bicyclists ride for the positive health effects -- a good cardio workout, some fresh air, and less pollution. But every now and then, being on the bike, or being knocked off of it, can have some negative health effects as well.
Bicycle accidents are unfortunately common, and many of those accidents result in injuries. Here are a few legal tips if you're considering a bicycle injury lawsuit.

1. Steps to Take Immediately After a Bike Accident
If you've been injured in a cycling accident, what you do right after the crash will be crucial to any future legal claims. Contacting law enforcement and your insurance company, documenting the scene and injuries, and getting as much information as possible from other parties involved may be the difference between winning and losing your case.
2. Bicycle Accidents Can Be Deadly, And Costly
Compared to their driving counterparts, cyclists are vulnerable on the road. And accidents on bicycles can be especially dangerous. Stories of catastrophic injuries and even deaths are not uncommon in bicycle accidents cases, so be careful while riding, and after a crash as well.

If you've been hurt in a bike crash, contact us at Truskett Law. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Residential Painting in the Tulsa, OK area

For many homeowners, the interior look of their home is just as, if not more, important than the look of the outside.

Although unique furniture and extravagant artwork can help to make a room attractive and vibrant, high-quality interior paint helps all the more.
Many homeowners attempt to tackle the task of interior painting themselves, but often find themselves with a rearranged, half-painted room for several months. With Alliance Painting Tulsa, the interior of your home will be glowing with new paint in no time; and with no smudges or paint runs in sight.
Our painters are experts and will make your interior walls look so good that no one will even notice what is – or not – hanging on them! 

Even a house with beautiful architecture and landscaping can be improved by a fresh coat of paint.

The outward appearance of a home is very important.
Your house is one of your biggest assets, so it’s important to use skilled and experienced painters when giving your house a new paint job.
At Alliance Painting Tulsa, we are committed to helping you spruce up the exterior of your home in any way possible; from helping you pick colors to scheduling a convenient time for you. We are sure that our qualified painters will deliver work that blows you, and your neighbors, away!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Steps for Supporting Grieving Family and Friends: Support vs. Comfort

What is the difference?  Well, comfort suggests a longing to free someone from their pain and make them feel a smaller amount of sadness, while support suggests a longing to offer assistance. Over time you’ve probably become good at the comfort part (we all have), so when you approach someone who is grieving your first inclination may be to fall back on words of positivity.  You really want to take away their hurt and so you find yourself saying things that look for a silver lining and which begin with “at least”.  Platitudes, “at leasts”, and inspiring statements may be well meant, but they often lessen the significance of a person’s loss and make it seem as though you either don’t care or aren’t giving attention to the reality that is in front of you.
Instead of endeavoring to comfort the person who’s grieving, we recommend focusing on what you can do to support them in moving forward through the hurt.  Try starting with the following three steps:
  1.  Reiterate:
       “I do not want to provide comfort. I want to provide support.”
  1. Ask yourself:
  • What form of support is proper bearing in mind the closeness and/or tone of my relationship with the person who’s grieving?
  • What does my friend or family member appear to need?  Emotional support? Logistical support? Both?
  • What am I good at? What am I most skilled of providing?  What unique strong points do I have that could be helpful?
  1.  Significant things to do:
  • Show sincere care and compassion:
    • No one knows the right thing to say, so stop stressing.
    • Concentrate on giving the person care and compassion. Sometimes this is as simple as asking how the person is doing and then actually listening to what they have to say.
  • Provide concrete assistance:
    • It’s useful to offer specific help. Consider a list of things you can do and then just go ahead and offer – they can always say no.
  • Actively listen:
    • Talking to someone who will simply listen is sometimes precisely what a person needs.  
  • Be present:
    • Without hovering, be available to the griever by letting them know they can call at any time and by casually check in once in a while.
  • Remember:  
    • Grief lasts forever and people often continue to struggle for months and years after a death.  
    • Continue to check in sporadically, especially on days that might be hard like birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, milestones and special events.  This will send the message that you understand and accept their enduring pain.  

What to Anticipate When You Are going through the Grieving process

What are some common responses when you lose someone you love?
Grief can be agonizing and overpowering, and sometimes frightening. As you grieve, you may have anxiety about your responses. You may wonder if your feelings and responses are normal. Here are some of the commonly felt grief reactions as described by many people in mourning.
You may sense a range of emotions:
  • Sadness or hopelessness that comes and goes suddenly
  • Nervousness about life without your loved one
  • Guilt or anger over things done and said, or things not done and said
  • Appreciation that your loved one’s suffering is over
  • Rejecting that the loss actually occurred
  • Relief that you no longer have to be concerned
  • Shock
You may experience feelings such as:
  • Tightness in the throat
  • Heaviness in the chest
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mood swings
  • Sensing your loved one’s presence
  • Hearing your loved one’s voice
  • Extreme forgetfulness
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Sleeplessness 
  • Trouble concentrating
You may act out of character:
  • Crying at unexpected times
  • Overeating
  • Under-eating
  • Wandering aimlessly
  • Assuming the mannerisms or traits of your loved one
  • Exploding in anger
  • Telling and retelling stories about your loved one
These are all typical grief reactions. You are not going wild when you feel them. You are grieving because you dared to love.

A Grateful Heart

What are you thankful for? Here is a list to get you thinking. Happy November!
  1. Something in nature - trees or flowers 
  2. Some type of technology - phone or tv 
  3. A household item - maybe the vacuum cleaner 
  4. A personal quality you have - smiling 
  5. A physical quality or trait you have - kindness 
  6. A skill you have - cooking or sewing 
  7. A food item - chocolate 
  8. A specific book
  9. Something that makes you laugh
  10. Something about your job (or work you do)
  11. A critter of some sort
  12. A specific person and why
  13. Weather that you love
  14. A smell or scent
  15. A specific song
  16. A specific season and why
  17. Your favorite taste
  18. A favorite tradition
  19. What you are passionate about
  20. A location, city or country
  21. An unexpected kindness someone did for you
  22. Something common you take for granted
  23. Favorite movie
  24. Someone you’ve never met who inspired you
  25. Something of great comfort
  26. What technology you are thankful for
  27. A hobby
  28. A memory
  29. A favorite place (big or small)
  30. A holiday and why

Praise the Lord! Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good; his love is eternal.  – Psalms 106:1