Disease & Injury Prevention

Warning about Dangerous Birth Control Device!

How dangerous does a medical device have to be before the FDA takes action to protect the public? The FDA acknowledges that there are serious risks with using the birth control device called Essure. Essure is a flexible mettle and polyester coil that looks like a small spring. One device is inserted into each Fallopian …

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Crib Bumpers Linked to Infant Deaths

  A new article in The Journal of Pediatrics (November 24, 2015) reports that the number of infant deaths and injuries attributed to crib bumpers have jumped in the past seven years, compared with the previous 20 years. Researchers are calling for a nationwide ban on the crib accessory. The study researchers analyzed causes of …

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Summer is the Most Dangerous Season

It’s SUMMERTIME! The most fun, most laid-back, happiest time of the year. Oh, and the most dangerous, too. Just about everything that makes summer fun also makes it prime for personal injuries, more than any other season. Here’s why: According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), most traffic accident and fatalities occur in …

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Fireworks Accidents Blast Fingers of Pro Football Players

Despite their ready availability, all fireworks are potentially dangerous–even sparklers. Over the 4th of July weekend, pro football players were seriously injured in firework accidents. Former NCSU star C.J. Wilson, now cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, lost two fingers; and New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had his right index finger amputated, and …

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Safety Tips for Fireworks Season

Memorial Day weekend is coming up, marking the unofficial start of summer. And fireworks will be part of many backyard celebrations. We would like to remind you that all fireworks, including small firecrackers and sparklers, carry a serious risk of burn injury. Rocket-type fireworks cause more than 15,000 fires in the United States each year, …

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