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    • Bicycle Tragedy in Kalamazoo Lesson for Summer

      Bicycle Tragedy in Kalamazoo Lesson for Summer

      It is peak bicycle riding season and in Kalamazoo, Michigan FIVE bicyclists were slaughtered by a pickup truck, while FOUR more were seriously injured.  The bicyclists were part of a group five miles into a 28.5 mile ride on June […]

    • Sunscreen Not as Strong as Advertised

      Sunscreen Not as Strong as Advertised

      Sunny weather has arrived and sunscreen use will naturally go up as people venture out for outdoor activities.  Be aware that the protection posted on the bottle or tube might not be as high as advertised.  Evaluations of sun protection […]

    • Public Pools Too Nasty To Pass Inspection

      Public Pools Too Nasty To Pass Inspection

      Public pools are used indoors and outdoors, but with the summer season arriving they are especially in use as a favorite activity thought of fondly by many.  However, before stepping into that public pool, indoors or out, beware that almost […]

    • Anxiety Drugs and Birth Defects Common

      Anxiety Drugs and Birth Defects Common

      A drug frequently used for anxiety problems, sold under the brand name Lyrica (generic name, pregabalin) has been linked to birth defects.  In addition to anxiety, Lyrica (or pregabalin) is often prescribed for conditions such as pain, epilepsy, and other […]

    • Hy-Vee Listeria Scare With Six Trail Mixes

      Hy-Vee Listeria Scare With Six Trail Mixes

      A new day brings a new product recall for listeria concerns.  The newest recall is being done by Hy-Vee Grocery Stores due to the possibility of six of their trail mix products being contaminated.  The list includes Hy-Vee Caramel Cashew […]

    • Munchkins Baby Pacifier Recall

      Munchkins Baby Pacifier Recall

      The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced that a pacifiers/clips made by the brand name Munchkins are being recalled by the company.  The reason for the recall is that the baby pacifier/clip set may pose a danger of […]

    • The Brain-Protecting Benefits of Omega 3s

      The Brain-Protecting Benefits of Omega 3s

      Given the problems people can have with concussions and traumatic brain injuries with auto accidents and many other brain harming accidents, our firm has always tried to keep its readership up to date on the latest knowledge regarding these issues.  […]

    • Costco Frozen Vegetable Listeria Contamination

      Costco Frozen Vegetable Listeria Contamination

      Costco frozen vegetables are at the center of the latest listeria scare and recall.  CRF Frozen Foods has recalled frozen vegetable items possibly contaminated with listeria monocytogenes and sold in Costco. These organisms can result in severe and even fatal […]

    • 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 […]