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Third-Hand Smoke: Unseen Toxins in Your Everyday Life

Third-Hand Smoke: Unseen Toxins in Your Everyday Life

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Third-Hand Smoke Toxins Most of us are aware of the dangers of smoking tobacco products. According to the Center for Disease Control, or CDC, smoking causes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, lung disease, stroke, cancer, and heart disease. Smoking also greatly increases your risk for immune system issues such as rheumatoid…Read the article
Electric Scooter-Related Injuries On The Rise

Electric Scooter-Related Injuries On The Rise

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Electric scooters have recently become more and more popular in cities all across the United States, but with that popularity has also come an increase in scooter-related injuries, according to a report from CNN. Known as E-Scooters, these compact modes of transportation are popping up on city streets across the globe and causing more serious…Read the article
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

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One advocacy group has big plans for Brain Injury Awareness Month, highlighted by an advocacy day in Albany on March 25. Some legislative priorities include “keeping the TBI waiver out of Medicaid managed care, expanding the Concussion Management and Awareness Act of 2011 and creating a resource facilitation program,” said Brain Injury Association of New…Read the article
Cruise Ship Passengers Allege Coronavirus Misconduct

Cruise Ship Passengers Allege Coronavirus Misconduct

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Princess Cruise Lines knew that several people aboard the Grand Princess were infected with the coronavirus COVID-19, yet the ship set sail for Hawaii anyway, according to court documents. An earlier coronavirus outbreak on the Diamond Princess put the company on notice that there was a problem, the plaintiffs allege. Therefore, when individuals on the…Read the article
Two Children Killed In Brooklyn Traffic Accidents

Two Children Killed In Brooklyn Traffic Accidents

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Last week in Brooklyn, two children were fatally hit by vehicles in a traffic accident, while walking to school. The first death occurred last Tuesday when a ten-year-old girl crossing the street with her older brother was hit by an empty school bus making a right turn. Just two days later and two miles away,…Read the article
Can Doctors Perform Pelvic Exams Without Asking?

Can Doctors Perform Pelvic Exams Without Asking?

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Before she had stomach surgery at an Arizona hospital, Janine specifically told doctors she did not want a pelvic exam. They gave her one anyway. And, this was not an isolated incident. Only a few states in the Union require pelvic exam informed consent. In most cases, doctors or even medical students may perform such…Read the article
TikTok’s ‘Skull Breaker’ Challenge: Unsafe as it Sound

TikTok’s ‘Skull Breaker’ Challenge: Unsafe as it Sound

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The dangerous and possibly fatal stunt began in Spain and has spread worldwide. Already, several U.S. children have sustained permanent injuries while partaking in the challenge. In the Rompecráneos (skull cracker) stunt, three children stand in a line. When all three jump simultaneously, the two outside children kick to the inside, causing the middle child…Read the article
Hospital Infection Kills Infant Heart Patient

Hospital Infection Kills Infant Heart Patient

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Baby Elizabeth Hutt survived multiple open heart surgeries during her first six months of life, but she could not survive an Aspergillus Mold infection she contracted in a hospital emergency room. A subsequent hospital investigation determined that the Aspergillus Mold spores came from the hospital’s HVAC unit. Fourteen children developed the same infection beginning in…Read the article
Panthers LB Luke Kuechly Announces Retirement

Panthers LB Luke Kuechly Announces Retirement

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The 28-year old from Boston College was the Rookie of the Year in 2012 and the Defensive Player of the Year in 2013. In 2021, he will not suit up at all. Citing the risk of multiple concussions, Luke Kuechly said he was stepping away from football. Kuechly sustained serious head injuries in 2015, 2016,…Read the article
How to Be Safe with Your Baby in the Car

How to Be Safe with Your Baby in the Car

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With their spine still developing and heads large for their bodies, babies are at a higher risk of injury in crashes. If you’ve placed your child riding facing forward, in a crash, his spinal cord could stretch, resulting in serious injuries or death. Hence, we recommend riding with your baby facing the rear in a…Read the article