Month: May 2010

RECALL: PediaCare Children's Products

The FDA and Blacksmith brands have recalled four PediaCare products because they were manufactured by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, in the plant that made the now-recalled children’s liquid Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, and Zyrtec.  Recent FDA inspections found serious problems within the plant, and this current recall was issued as a safety precaution. The specific items recalled …

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Fayetteville Student Scores Big with Bicycle Safety Video

Promoting safety starts with good communication, a little creativity, and a video camera. Terrell Grice, a junior at Douglas Byrd High School, proved just that when he won the HensonFuerst Video Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest, which challenged area teens to produce videos about cycling safety. “I wanted to show how commonly used excuses for …

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Weight Loss Drug May Cause Severe Liver Injury

The weight loss drug orlistat is sold over-the-counter under the brand name Alli, and by prescription under the brand name Xenical. Today, the FDA announced a label change to inform consumers that taking these medications can, in rare instances, cause severe liver injury. This is quite a different story from the relatively benign side effects …

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Inherent Unfairness of "Contributory Negligence"

If you are ever in a car wreck, there are three things we all expect to happen: That law enforcement and emergency services will arrive on the scene quickly; That you will receive the medical care you need to recover as fully as possible; and That the justice system will treat you fairly when it …

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Back Injuries… Not as Simple as It Seems

All back injuries are not the same. If you have one, you are all too familiar with this statement. Herniations, bulges, fusions, diskectomies, c-spine, l-spine…  it can all become confusing. The following does a good job of explaining the difference between and among various spinal conditions and surgeries: Case Study

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