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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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FDA Warns of Fraudulent "Dietary Supplements"

It’s easy enough to become injured by approved dietary supplements, over-the-counter or prescription medications, but the risk increases exponentially if the product in question is fraudulent. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that there are many products marketed as “dietary supplements” that are potentially dangerous. The FDA has discovered nearly 300 fraudulent products—promoted mainly …

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