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Common Weed Killer Causes Birth Defects

Weeds are every gardener’s nemesis.  And one of the most common herbicides used in the United States and Europe is Roundup®, made by Monsanto. Now, an article on the Huffington Post reports that Roundup® causes birth defects…and that industry regulators have know about it for years, but have not made that information public. The source …

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Young Victim Pushes for Cell Phone Ban

With every year, and every new portable device, the problem of DWD—Driving While Distracted—grows.  North Carolina has already enacted a total ban on texting while driving, and on using a cell phone while driving for drivers under age 18. Should the ban on cell phone use while driving be extended to everyone?  It’s one thing …

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Next Group at Risk: People with Autism

We are proud advocates for nursing home residents, who often live at the mercy of abusive or neglectful staff. Now, there are rumblings in the media that people with autism may become victims of institutionalized abuse, as well. And two of the most illustrative articles have been published in The New York Times (NYT). In …

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Wear Purple for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) announces the 6th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. They encourage everyone to show the world you care about ending elder abuse and neglect by wearing something purple on this day. Information about the extent of abuse in elderly populations is …

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Summer Is the Season to Observe Fireworks Safety

Officially, June and July are “Fireworks Safety Months.”  Shouldn’t we also tack on the last weekend of May?  After all, the Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer…and warm nights capped off with a finale of fireworks. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 7,000 people each year are …

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CRITICAL RECALL: Pool Drain Covers

We have previously posted a video in which managing partner David Henson described the new law regarding pool drain covers, designed to prevent injury or entrapment of swimmers. (To see our video, click here:  Swimming Pools Need Safety Drains) Now, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of approximately 1 million in-ground …

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