Generic Drug Danger

October 29th, 2010 · 3:24 pm  →  Posts

The problems caused by epileptic patients switching from brand name Keppra® to generic Levetiracetam are serious and have been well-documented in studies: increased risk of worsening seizures, severe injuries, and death. In addition, 49% of patients say they have developed worse side effects since switching from Keppra® to Levetiracetam.
Patients who were switched from Keppra® [...]

University Homecoming Brings Festivities

October 28th, 2010 · 5:30 pm  →  Posts

Western Kentucky University is ready for a “Thrill on the Hill” as it’s set to welcome alumni and the community for Homecoming 2010.
Homecoming will feature a variety of activities, including reunions, pep rallies, concerts, award presentations, a parade, lots of tailgating and the Hilltoppers’ football game against North Texas.
But before Hilltoppers and fans alike converge [...]

Trick or Treating Safety Tips

October 28th, 2010 · 1:30 am  →  Posts

Halloween can be a fun time for our children. Here are some safety tips for our trick-or-treaters this season:

A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they [...]

More Cars Recalled

October 22nd, 2010 · 3:31 pm  →  Posts

Toyota is recalling 1.53 million Lexus, Avalon and other models, mostly in the U.S. and Japan, for brake fluid and fuel pump problems, the latest in a string of quality lapses for the automaker. Toyota Motor Corp. said that it will call back for repairs about 740,000 cars in the U.S. Honda Motor Co. also [...]

Tylenol Caplets Recalled

October 19th, 2010 · 2:29 pm  →  Posts

The maker of Tylenol has recalled Tylenol 8-hour caplets 50 count, sold in the United States and Puerto Rico. The lot number is BCM155. Complaints of a musty or moldy odor led to the recall. The odor, the company believes, is caused by the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole.Adverse event reports [...]

Morning Crash Leaves Two Dead

October 6th, 2010 · 8:34 pm  →  Posts

A deadly crash occurred this morning on North Gallatin Pike in Nashville. Two people were killed about 1 a.m. in this two-vehicle crash. Police have arrested the driver of the other vehicle, for DUI.
A Chrysler Sebring, was turning left from Alta Loma Road onto North Gallatin Pike when a Ford F-150 pickup truck, traveling south [...]

New Law Concerning Veterans

October 4th, 2010 · 5:12 pm  →  Posts

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced recently that new federal guidelines will change the claims process for military veterans seeking disability benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological disorder that can occur in people who suffered a particularly shocking event. After the incident, they may have strong feelings of [...]