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Stryker reverses course on hip systems, recommends patients get checked

By Arthur Elk More than six months after recalling two popular modular hip systems, Stryker is telling any patients with the hips in their bodies to visit their doctor and get tested. In June 2012, the company issued a voluntary recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular hip systems. The company made the move… read more

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Arthur Elk: Energy drinks pose a real health risk

By Arthur Elk In the past four or five years, energy drinks have surged in popularity. I have watched as brand names like 5-Hour Energy, Red Bull and Monster have become part of our culture. The supercharged caffeinated drinks are especially popular among teens and young adults. Unfortunately, the surge in popularity of these products… read more

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New laws tackle social media password issue

By Arthur Elk Last year, we started hearing about a new privacy concern for employees and even job seekers. News stories were popping up everywhere about bosses and interviewers asking for social media passwords so they could see what people were posting online. At that time, it was obvious that existing laws in most states… read more

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Judge sentences drunk driver to view accident victims

By Arthur Elk Drunk driving is a tragic problem in our country. Thousands of people lose their lives senselessly each year because of the wrong choices others make to get behind the wheel after drinking. As a personal injury attorney, I’ve seen the sad consequences of drunk driving too many times. Often, the drunk drivers… read more

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Which type of vehicle is best for winter weather?

Last month, Elk & Elk‘s poll question asked what kind of vehicle do you drive: front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, four wheel drive or all wheel drive? Fifty percent of respondents said their vehicles are four wheel drive. Another 25 percent said front wheel and 25 percent said rear wheel. Each type of vehicle… read more

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Six people killed on Ohio’s roads during New Year’s holiday

By Arthur Elk Every year, the New Year’s holiday is one of the deadliest times of year on our country’s roads. The mix of wintry weather in much of the country and impaired drivers can make a very dangerous combination. The Ohio Highway Patrol reports that six people were killed on Ohio’s roadways during the… read more

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Common Types of Serious Birth Injuries in Ohio

Pregnancy and the birth of a child should be one of the happiest times in a parent’s life. But sometimes complications occur during birth and children are left with birth injuries such as cerebral palsy, bell palsy, brachial plexus injury or hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. While not all birth injuries are preventable, actions by the medical staff… read more

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Arthur Elk: Being aware of recalls helps protect you and your family

By Arthur Elk Too often, companies sell consumers products that are dangerous to their health. Whether it is tainted food or a car with faulty brakes or a toy with small parts that a young child might swallow, these products pose serious risks to innocent victims. Luckily, there are several government agencies and watchdog groups… read more

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Parents warned to keep nasal sprays, eye drops out of children’s reach

By Arthur Elk If you’re a parent, child safety is a concern and you have probably worried about your children accidentally swallowing something that they shouldn’t and getting sick or dying. More than 60,000 young children end up in emergency departments every year because they got into medicines while their parent or caregiver was not… read more

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The 12 Tips of Christmas Safety

The holidays are full of all kinds of fun activities for families, from decorating the Christmas tree, to lighting candles and opening presents. We get so focused on enjoying these events that we may fail to recognize potential dangers posed by some of the items we use as decorations or for wrapping gifts. One of… read more

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