FDA Issues Order Against E-Cigarette Makers

FDA E-Cig Injury Warning

E-cigarette companies strategize different marketing tactics that will help their nicotine-filled products appeal to the youth. One marketing tactic that is commonly executed is the use of appealing flavors associated with their products. Some e-cigarette companies name their flavored vapes after delicious treats, such as Apple Crumb and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, to make them more…

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Excessive Summer Heat Is Risky. Make Sure You’re Prepared

Heat Exhaustion Injuries

Summer is supposed to be hot – but what has been happening for the last few years, however, is excessive. The week before the 2021 July 4th weekend was one of the hottest on record, with heat indexes reaching 105 degrees. This excessive summer heat could continue throughout the season, which poses serious health risks…

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Biggest Children’s Product Recalls in 2020

Biggest Children’s Product Recalls in 2020

Kids In Danger (KID), a nonprofit organization dedicated to product safety, recently released their annual “Tracking Trends” report to the public. This report analyzes every children’s product recall from the past year by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). For the year 2020, KID notes the highest recalls came from infant inclined sleepers, furniture tip-over…

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Trucks, Left-Hand Turns, and Why They Should Be Avoided

Trucks Left Hand Turn Accidents

You may have not noticed before that UPS delivery trucks almost never turn left. See if you do next time you are out and driving around. It is not that UPS trucks are unable to turn left, and it is not a mandate, but there is a scientific and data-driven method behind the “no left…

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The FMCSA Extended the Hours of Service Rules Suspension Again

FMCSA Extended the Hours of Service Rules Suspension Again Feat

Back in March, when the effects of the coronavirus pandemic were emerging in the United States, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) – the agency that is in charge of regulations for the nation’s 6 million professional commercial drivers – temporarily suspended the Hours of Service (HOS) rules for truck drivers transporting goods in…

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A Few of the Most Dangerous Roads in Maryland

Maryland ranks 43rd in the nation for deadliest roads, according to the financial news and opinion site 24/7 Wall St. The report examined motor vehicle crash death rates for 2016 in every state across the nation to determine the most dangerous roads. The State of Maryland ranked near the bottom of the rankings in a…

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Boating and Alcohol Consumption – A Deadly Mix

According to the 2017 Recreational Boating Statistics issued by the U.S. Coast Guard, nationwide boating fatalities reached 658, a decrease of 6.1 percent from 2016. As well, alcohol was the top contributing factor for boating accidents that resulted in loss of life, accounting for 19 percent of boating fatalities. Regarding boating activities and the simultaneous…

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Stolen Pain Pills Are Stealing Patients’ Quality of Life

Stealing patients’ pain medications is something that has gone on for many years, but lately the opioid epidemic has shone a brighter light on the problems of drug diversion. The path to the patient for prescription pain medications is complicated, and the medications pass through many hands before they reach the patient. If a patient…

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The Dangers of Changing a Tire on the Side of the Roadway

It is an occurrence that happens every day: a person is driving down the roadway when the vehicle tire goes flat. Out of necessity, he or she pulls over to the side of the highway and change it. Unfortunately, this common occurrence can quickly turn tragic when other drivers on the roadway fail to exercise…

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