Month: September 2011

Kids Have More Accidental Drug Poisonings

This is a frightening new statistic:  Between 2001 and 2008, the number of accidental drug poisonings surged 22 percent among children ages 5 and younger. According to research published in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers gathered data on more than half a million cases reported to the poison control center. In 95 percent of cases, …

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Child Passenger Safety Week

This coming Sunday, September 18, starts Child Passenger Safety Week. According to Safe Kids USA, a government site devoted to all things related to children’s safety, Child Passenger Safety Week is celebrated every year to remind parents and other caregivers of the need to keep children of all ages properly restrained in the seat that …

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HensonFuerst Proud to Support the ALS Association

ALS is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), a neurologic disorder that causes the degeneration of nerves that control voluntary muscle movement. It is a vicious disease that slowly erodes a person’s ability to function. HensonFuerst Attorneys has long been a proud supporter of the mission of the Jim “Catfish” Hunter chapter of …

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Duke Sued Over Clinical Trials

According to ABC 11 News and an article on, a lawsuit filed in Durham Superior Court names Duke University, Duke University Health System, and five doctors. They are accused of participating in a fraudulent clinical trial, and exposing participants to unnecessary treatment—including chemotherapy. The lawsuit alleges the clinical trial relied on the work of …

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Strong Cautions on Bone-Building Drugs

About 4 million women in the United States—more than 10 percent of women over age 50—take medications called bisphosphonates as a treatment for osteoporosis or osteopenia (pre-osteoporosis). Unfortunately, many of those women may not have been informed about the risks of these so-called bone-building drugs. There are serious risks associated with these medications…risks that aren’t …

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Selma Motorcycle Crash Leaves Rider In Critical Condition

It has long been said that what makes the motorcycle so dangerous is that other drivers cannot see the bike when it is on the road. In other words, its not themselves the rider has to worry about making a mistake and causing an accident, it is the other vehicles around the rider they must be concerned with. This was the case Sunday afternoon when a dump truck pulled out in front of a motorcycle carrying two riders, causing the two vehicles to collide. According to WRAL News, the accident left one of the motorcycle’s riders in critical condition.

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