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Mark Bello

Talk Safety!

The National Safety Council observes National Safety Month every June to raise awareness about the everyday safety risks facing Americans and offer tips and resources to reduce harm. This year’s theme, Keep Each Other Safe, highlights the important roles we […]

Bryan Pope

Worker Safety at Risk as new OSHA Program Still in Limbo

After the Occupational Safety and Health Administration failed to set up a website for approximately 450,000 companies that are required to submit employee injury and illness reports electronically, federal regulators announced that they will extend the companies’ deadline beyond July […]

Mark Bello

Excessive Caffeine Results in Death of a Teenager

We are a caffeinated society, and teens are no exception. Since the 1970s, the number of teens using caffeine has tripled, with about 75% of U.S. adolescents regularly consuming it today, according to reports. In fact, teens are currently the […]

John Bair

Will Push For School Choice Leave Students With Disabilities Behind?

In laying out its plan for American education, the Trump Administration has put particular emphasis on school choice, signaling ambitions to expand publicly-funded voucher programs that give parents the ability to send their children to charter, magnet and private schools. […]

Mark Bello

Do You Know the Leading Non-Traffic Cause of Fatalities for Young Children?

Vehicular heatstroke. Every nine days, one child dies from a heat-related death from being trapped inside a vehicle. Every nine days! That is an average of 37 children per year, according to KidsandCars.org. Last month, a toddler died after being […]

Mark Bello

Texas Continues to Attract Doctors that are “Bad to the Bone”

A Texas doctor was recently sentenced to life in prison for over 30 botched spinal surgeries that left patients seriously injured, paralyzed, or dead. Although the 44-year-old doctor is the first surgeon known to be imprisoned for a botched surgery, […]

Andrew D'Arcy

FDA WARNS OF INACCURATE LEAD TEST RESULTS  

Healthcare professionals and public health laboratories should discontinue using Magellan’s LeadCare Testing System with venous blood samples, due to concerns about inaccurately low results, said the FDA in a safety communication.  Children age 6 and under whose blood was tested […]

Andrew D'Arcy

CDC WARNS OF PARASITIC INFECTION LINKED TO POOLS  

New data published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report has revealed that at least 32 outbreaks caused by Cryptosporidium (Crypto for short) linked to pools in the U.S. were reported in 2016, compared with 16 outbreaks in 2014.  Health […]

Andrew D'Arcy

AAA:  MEMORIAL DAY TRAFFIC TO REACH 12-YEAR HIGH THIS WEEKEND  

AAA reports that about 39.3 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more this holiday weekend, which would create the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005.  The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as between Thursday, […]

Andrew D'Arcy

AGGRESSIVE TREAMENT FOR SEPSIS CAN SAVE LIVES

Sepsis is a general term used to characterize an immune system response to an infection.  This means that a viral, fungal, or bacterial infection of the lungs (pneumonia), kidneys, bloodstream (bacteriemia), or abdomen can lead to sepsis.  This potentially life-threatening […]