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CPSC: ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Accidents

12/20/2013
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Tis’ the season for injuries?  The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates about 15,000 of us will be injured during the holiday season based on the number of folks seen in the nation’s emergency rooms last November and December. The worst of the injuries involved falls from holiday decorating, […]

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SUV’s — Safer for others to have them on the road

11/7/2011
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New data suggests that SUV’s (short for “sport utility vehicle”) have become safer for other drivers to have them on the road. The study was conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a research arm of the insurance industry.  The study found that in 2000-2001, there were 44 deaths […]

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The "Organic" Label Does Not Always Mean Humane

01/11/2011
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A new study released by The Cornucopia Institute, an advocate for family farming, found that most of the common organic and cage-free eggs we purchase at our grocery stores are from chickens that are produced in an industrial-scale setting where no outdoor access is granted for the chickens and most […]

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The Insurance Industry War on Justice

08/27/2010
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Did you know that the day you were injured, through the negligence of another, you entered a potential red zone? Did you know that your ability to get treatment and compensation may rely on the competence and honesty of insurance company employees? The insurance industry has spent billions of dollars […]

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Let’s Give Healthcare Reform a Chance

07/8/2010
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Opponents, critics and even some supporters of health care reform continue to speculate on potential glitches in the delivery of health care to the millions of Americans who otherwise would have gone without access to medical care. The latest gloom and doom prediction is that national health care reform will […]

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Does Vegetarian Equate to Healthy? Maybe, Maybe Not.

04/20/2010
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A recent study on popular “health food” veggie burgers brought about an alarming conclusion: these healthy burgers contain a very unhealthy toxin, hexane. A recent study by the Cornucopia Institute found that most non-organic veggie burgers currently on the market are made with the chemical hexane, an EPA-registered air pollutant […]

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Is Byetta Increasing Pancreatitis?

11/5/2009
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The latest buzz in the legal industry focuses on the drug Byetta. The diabetes drug exenatide, trade name Byetta, has been linked to an increased risk of a serious and often deadly form of pancreatitis. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning that Byetta might increase risk […]

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National Teen Driver Safety Week—October 18-25, 2009

10/23/2009
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Learning to drive is one of life’s milestones. Parents can serve an important role by encouraging teen driver safety throughout the year. Despite all of the recent and focused media attention devoted to making us all aware of the potential risks to younger people contracting the H1N1 virus, or Swine […]

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