Local Investigation Finds Hospital-Acquired MRSA Reduced by Screening

Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) have long been a leading cause of death in the United States, as evidenced by a 2012 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), citing 9,670 deaths attributed to just one disease, hospital-acquired MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). A 2015 investigation by KGW Portland News, though, reveals that when it […]

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Mercedes-Benz Recalls Over 147,000 Cars

Mercedes-Benz recalls more than 147,000 vehicles, announced in February 2015, and published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on February 13, 2015. An earlier recall for the same problem was also issued in China and Europe. This is part of the ongoing massive recalls that New York drivers had to face throughout 2014. […]

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FMCSA Shuts Down Trucking Company for Safety Violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is responsible for setting standards for trucking companies and enforcing them when necessary. A February 18, 2015, news release published by the administration reveals that the FMCSA cited a Colorado-based trucking company, Sorbon Transport, Inc., for numerous trucking violations. Sorbon Transport, Inc. Violates FMCSA Safety Regulations  The FMCSA […]

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Assessing Car Seat Safety

Maintaining car seat safety for children is an ongoing endeavor. Let’s review the size requirements for car seats and any safety recalls. Safekids.org notes that a child safety seat correctly used can reduce a child’s risk of death in the event of an accident by as much as 71 percent. If you’re a parent of […]

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Massive Number of Auto Recalls in 2014

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a record number of auto recalls in 2014, totaling more than the previous three years combined. Over the course of the year, the NHTSA and automakers recalled nearly 64 million vehicles. Learn where you can find out about car recalls. Most Prominent Problems The two most well-documented […]

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Can a co-driver be liable for a truck accident?

In most truck accident cases, the parties that are often liable are the truck driver or the other driver involved in the wreck. But in some cases, co-driver liability may apply if the co-driver caused the wreck in some way. In any case, victims need to explore fault for the accident and which parties may […]

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Can Avandia cause a heart attack?

Despite the fact that the FDA is now stating that people taking the drug will not suffer an Avandia heart attack, one study is not enough to provide conclusive evidence that Avandia is safe. A few years ago, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration linked the diabetic drug Avandia to an increased risk of heart […]

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