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FDA launches online pharmacy awareness campaign, helps ID licensed websites

For millions of Americans, a large percentage of their monthly budgets must go toward prescription medications. Millions of dollars are spent on prescription drugs each year in our country. Ninety percent of senior citizens and 57 percent of non-senior citizens rely on at least one prescription drug on a daily basis. Combine these numbers with… read more

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Group discourages use of trampolines for play

Most kids love to play on trampolines. Bouncing up and down on a backyard trampoline looks like a lot of fun, but one expert says use of the popular piece of equipment should be strongly discouraged. Michele LaBotz, co-author of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ statement on trampoline safety, says that even safety features such… read more

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Drivers who use cell phones are high-risk drivers, even without devices

By now, we all are aware of the dangers of texting or using other electronic devices while you are behind the wheel. In 2010, more than 1.2 million accidents involved drivers who were talking on their phones or texting. In response, many states have enacted laws banning the use of cell phones by drivers. Last… read more

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FDA warns OTC muscle pain relievers can cause chemical burns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting the public that certain muscle pain relievers designed to be rubbed into the skin – like Bengay and Icy Hot – can in rare cases cause  serious chemical burns. The over-the-counter products are applied to the skin for relief of mild muscle and joint pains. Most of… read more

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Telemarketing company accused of misleading donors

Akron-based InfoCision, a telemarketing company that solicits donations for charities such as the American Cancer Society, is accused of keeping most of the money raised and lying to the public about it. An article in the October issue of Bloomberg Markets Magazine details the allegations against the company. According to the article, InfoCision instructs its… read more

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Button batteries a danger to small children

Tiny, button-sized batteries are a danger parents with small children may or not be aware of. In response to increasing reports of small children swallowing such batteries and getting seriously injured, Energizer and other battery makers are taking steps to prevent such incidents. The popular lithium batteries are used in everything from watches and hearing… read more

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Euclid focus of insurance company’s motorcycle safety efforts

One Cleveland suburb has become part of a nationwide effort to increase motorcycle safety. Allstate Insurance has posted signs reading “Watch for Motorcycles” at one intersection in Euclid as part of the company’s ONE (Once is Never Enough) program. The Ohio personal injury lawyers of Elk & Elk believe that motorcycle safety is an important… read more

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Many drivers welcome new safety features in vehicles

If you’ve spent much time at all on Ohio’s roads, you know there are plenty of drivers who most of us would not consider “good” drivers. You know the ones I mean. The texters. The speeders. The aggressive drivers. The exhausted drivers. The newspaper readers. Unfortunately, our roads are full of drivers whose actions put… read more

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Protect your family from the West Nile Virus

If you watch the news at all, you probably have heard about all the West Nile cases popping up this summer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. is on track for 2012 to be the worst year on record for cases of the West Nile Virus. Dr. Lyle Peterson, director… read more

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Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers: More Americans traveling this Labor Day weekend

As the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day traditionally finds many of us celebrating with family picnics, ball games and vacations. In spite of soaring gas prices once again creeping near the $4 per gallon mark, a higher number of travelers are expected to be traveling during this long Labor Day weekend. According to AAA,… read more

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