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Diagnosis Errors: A Second Opinion can Make all the Difference

Each day thousands of Americans are diagnosed with cancer and other serious diseases, but according to a new report, we should be seeking a second opinion far more often.

The new report from…

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5 Common Mistakes Parents Make

With all of the dangers in the world today it is quite the task to keep up. It seems that each week we are told of a new danger that could end up hurting our children. It is important to take…

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CDC Confirms Death Total Now 23 in Listeria Outbreak

One of the worst listeria outbreaks ever has gotten even worse today, with the CDC’s confirmation of two additional deaths. Cantaloupes tainted with listeria have now sickened some 116…

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BP, Transocean, and Halliburton Cited by U.S.

Yesterday BP, Halliburton, and Transocean received environmental and safety violation notices from the U.S. government for their roles in last year’s Deepwater Horizion disaster and Gulf of…

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Is Headlight Flashing Protected by the Constitution?

I couldn’t have been more than 10 years old when I first learned from my father that when an oncoming car flashes their lights, there was a good chance that a police officer was just up the…

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FDA Will Monitor Japanese Food Imports for Radiation

As concerns over nuclear disaster continue to mount in Japan, there has been some concern about potential radiation in foods imported from Japan. Most of the food produced in Japan is also…

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FDA: Breast Implants May be Linked to Increased Risk of Rare Cancer

Yesterday the FDA announced that they were investigating a link between breast implants and the onset of rare form of cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma or ALCL. See the L.A. Times story…

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Coming Soon: New “Nutrition Keys” Food Labels

On Monday the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Marketing Association announced the launching of “Nutrition Keys” food labels. Nutrition keys are aimed at giving consumers the…

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Nintendo Warns of Potential Vision Problems Ahead of 3DS Launch

3D technology is all the rage these days and Nintendo looks to make a splash in the 3D gaming market with the release of a 3D version of their popular DS handheld, aptly named 3DS. The new device…

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J&J Loses First Levaquin Trial

Last week a Minneapolis jury ordered Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) to pay $1.7 million in damages to John Scheidin, an 87-year-old man who suffered…