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    • April is Distracted Driving Month

      April is Distracted Driving Month

      Although we are a little late getting the news out that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, this is a subject that should be at the forefront of everyone’s mind every month, given the lethal problem it has become in […]

    • Dirty Surgical Scopes and Infection Risks

      Dirty Surgical Scopes and Infection Risks

      Medical scope contamination is a bigger problem than understood with 300 to 350 patients and 41 hospitals worldwide (most in the U.S.) reporting patients being stricken with bacterial infections linked to the scopes.  These figures may even be under-representing the […]

    • Skateboards Responsible for 176 Kids in the ER Every Day

      Skateboards Responsible for 176 Kids in the ER Every Day

      The weather is warming up and the kids are hopping on skateboards for fun in increasing numbers.  Parents beware that 176 kids wind up in the ER every day in the United States due to injuries in skateboarding accidents.  Male […]

    • Weight Loss Surgery and Vision Loss

      Weight Loss Surgery and Vision Loss

      The last thing likely on the mind of the patient about to undergo weight loss surgery is vision loss or problems, but can be a reality when the surgery leads to vitamin deficiency.  A Texas woman experienced vision problems and […]

    • Banned Drug Found in Weight Loss Supplements

      Banned Drug Found in Weight Loss Supplements

      Beware users of supplements for weight-loss or workouts, as researchers are alarmed by the presence of a stimulant drug banned in the United States and for sports in supplements used by Americans. Methylsynephrine (aka oxilofrine) is the stimulant drug used […]

    • Nestle USA Recall of Frozen Foods and Pizzas

      Nestle USA Recall of Frozen Foods and Pizzas

      Nestle USA is another one of the many companies recently informing consumers of a voluntary recall of their defective products.  The recall for Nestle USA includes DiGiorno pizzas, Stouffer’s products, and Lean Cuisine products, all in the frozen food sections […]

    • Wonderful Pistachios Recall

      Wonderful Pistachios Recall

      It is starting to feel like food product recalls are taking over our website blog pages, but must alert consumers to another health risk due to consumers who consume Wonderful Pistachios due to possible salmonella contamination.  Elderly people, frail people, […]

    • Johnson & Johnson Hip Implant Verdict

      Johnson & Johnson Hip Implant Verdict

      Johnson & Johnson is the owner of DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants that were manufactured and distributed without any warnings by Johnson & Johnson of dangerous risks with the product.  In fact, they promoted them as being safe, durable, and […]

    • Making Consumers More Informed on Bayer Contraceptive Essure Risks

      Making Consumers More Informed on Bayer Contraceptive Essure Risks

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally announced that consumers will be given the much needed information on the potential risk for complications linked to implantable sterilization, Bayer’s Essure.  As reported previously there have been life-changing adverse risks […]

    • Mars Recall of Candy Bars Internationally

      Mars Recall of Candy Bars Internationally

      Mars, a well-known United States based candy making company, has announced they are recalling candy bars internationally in 55 countries.  The candy bars include Mars, Milky Way, Snickers, Celebrations, and Mini Mix.  The recall is the result of plastic being […]