Month: December 2010

Slippery Falls a Brain Injury Risk

In Minnesota, where winter seems to last forever and icy walkways are everywhere, falls have become the number one cause of traumatic brain injury. Here in North Carolina, where winters are relatively warm and mercifully short, slippery surfaces can still be dangerous. The three main slip-and-fall problems in North Carolina are that: We don’t expect …

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RECALL: 13 Million Packages of Rolaids

Oh, my…it is not a good year for McNeil Consumer Healthcare. The maker of popular Tylenol and Benadryl (which went through recalls earlier this year) is now recalling more than 13 million packages of Rolaids. The reason: The company has received consumer complaints of foreign materials, including metal and wood particles. The affected products are …

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Could Eating Right Prevent Age-Related Hearing Loss?

The ravages of old age are well known: Bones become fragile, eyesight becomes cloudy, and hearing becomes muffled. Except…what if it didn’t have to be? It has long been known that calcium, vitamin D, and exercise can help keep bones strong. And now, new research suggests that at least some age-related hearing lost (ARHL) could …

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Employer’s Underreporting Accidents is a Problem

OSHA uses statistics to determine where their efforts should be focused.  If there are more accidents and resulting injuries in a given industry, OSHA focuses its investigations on that particular industry.  However, officials are beginning to find that certain businesses in certain industries have been underreporting accidents and injuries.  http://www.fairwarning.org/2010/11/targeting-bogus-injury-records-osha-takes-heat-from-all-sides/

Minnesota Nursing Homes Seek to End the Stupor

How’s this for unconventional: The Ecumen chain of 15 Minnesota nursing homes has launched Project Awakenings, which calls for treating residents’ behavioral problems without resorting to antipsychotic drugs. The problems are real. Residents have physical and mental disorders, and they are often in pain, frightened, alone, and confused. In the worst cases, they react with …

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"Booze It & Lose It" Safety Campaign Under Way

As a law firm that represents clients who have been severely injured by drunk drivers, HensonFuerst Attorneys is always happy to announce the start of the “Booze It & Lose It” crackdown against people who drink and drive. According to an article in the New Bern Sun Journal, the North Carolina Highway Patrol launched its …

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