Take Caution Against Carbon Monoxide

December 29th, 2010 · 3:06 pm  →  Posts

Carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the leading causes of accidental poisoning in the USA. The colorless, odorless, tasteless gas kills more than 400 people in the USA every year and sends 15,000 to emergency rooms, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Every year, when I hear about deaths like these, I am heartbroken,” [...]

New Texting While Driving Ban to Begin January 1st

December 28th, 2010 · 8:09 pm  →  Posts

The texting while driving ban will officially go into effect January 1, 2011. “There was about a five-month grace period where the motoring public was educated through public service announcements through articles in the newspapers that this law was coming into effect, and in about five days it’s going to be here,” said Trooper Charles [...]

More Recalled Vehicles

December 21st, 2010 · 2:28 pm  →  Posts

Chrysler and Volkswagen announced large recalls today to address accidental air bag deployments and possible fuel leaks. More than 367,000 minivans are being recalled to address accidental air bag deployments in 2008 model year Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans.
The automaker said water could leak near the heating and air conditioner drain. [...]

Cancer Drug Avastin Under Investigation

December 20th, 2010 · 2:28 pm  →  Posts

Federal health authorities are recommending the blockbuster drug Avastin no longer be used to treat breast cancer, saying recent studies failed to show the drug’s original promise to help slow the disease. The Food and Drug Administration’s decision is supported by many cancer experts but is sure to draw resistance from cancer patients and some [...]

Drop-side Cribs to be Banned

December 16th, 2010 · 3:28 pm  →  Posts

Cribs that have movable drop-down sides were banned by federal regulators Wednesday after reports of more than 30 infant deaths in 10 years. Drop-side cribs make it easier to get babies in and out, but can also trap children, especially when the cribs have broken pieces or missing hardware. More than 9 million drop-side cribs [...]

Travel Safety Tips

December 15th, 2010 · 2:17 pm  →  Posts

With frigid winter weather covering most of the United States, it is important to be prepared in case your car is stranded or stalled. Although a lot of people keep a severe weather kit at home, many do not realize the importance of keeping another disaster kit in the car. Since most people spend a [...]

More Bad Weather Approaching

December 14th, 2010 · 11:36 pm  →  Posts

Snow and ice are predicted for Middle Tennessee on Wednesday, the National Weather Service office in Nashville is advising. The office has issued a winter weather advisory from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.
The storm is expected to move in from the southwest. It will start as a mixture of light snow, sleet and freezing [...]

More Seniors Turning To Bankruptcy

December 13th, 2010 · 6:04 pm  →  Posts

According to a recent study from the University of Michigan Law School, reported that people 65 and older are the fastest-growing segment of the population seeking bankruptcy protection. The report states their medical expenses, taxes and other costs keep going up, while their income is going down. “Social Security hasn’t had a cost-of-living adjustment in [...]

Rolaids Recall

December 10th, 2010 · 5:18 pm  →  Posts

Johnson & Johnson recalled over 13 million packages of Rolaids antacids yesterday after reports that metal and wood particles were found in the products:

Rolaids Extra Strength Softchews
Rolaids Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews
Rolaids Multi-Symptom Plus Anti-Gas Softchews

Vomiting, gum and tooth injury, and abnormal taste were among the adverse reactions reported. Johnson & Johnson have issued several [...]

The Loss of Elizabeth Edwards

December 8th, 2010 · 9:18 pm  →  Posts

Elizabeth Edwards, 61, died of cancer yesterday. A public funeral for Elizabeth Edwards will be held Saturday at a Raleigh, N.C., church. She’ll be buried next to her eldest son, Wade, who was killed in a 1996 car accident.
Millions of Americans connected to Edwards because of her strength in dealing with personal struggles: the death [...]