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    Attempted child abductions are on the rise
    Most parents' worst nightmare involves their child being hurt, molested or abducted. But even when faced with the remote possibility that this could happen to their child, most parents still refuse to talk to their child about these subjects...
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    Does Obama even care if children get hurt because of his bad example?
    EditorialWhat's up with Obama always running up and down stairs and ignoring the handrails? He must not be aware that he could fall down and literally break his face à la Harry Reid. Well, maybe not that bad ... but he could end up with a...
  • Behind enemy (head)lines: The real point of drug-hazards study isn't pot safety
    Behind enemy (head)lines: The real point of drug-hazards study isn't pot safety
    An accurate headline for the widely circulated Feb. 23Scientific Reports study showing comparative risks of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis and other illicit drugs would read 'Yes, alcohol really is that dangerous.' However, the material of the...
  • Colorado dentists will participate in Sedation Safety Week
    Colorado dentists to participate in nationwide safety program
    Plans for the 7th Annual Sedation Safety Week were announced today, and Colorado dentists are expected to join with thousands of other oral health professionals from around the country in the effort to bolster patient safety and comfort.Sedation...
  • New study debunks hookah safety myths
    New study debunks hookah safety myths
    In recent years, hookah smoking has soared in popularity, particularly among teens and young adults in the US. In a hookah, tobacco smoke first travels into a water container, from where it bubbles up before being inhaled through a hose. Many...
  • Cold weather grips Eastern US, could get colder, winter cold survival warnings
    Cold weather grips Eastern US, could get colder, winter cold survival warnings
    February is about warm hearts, but also cold hands. Winter 2015 has much of the eastern U.S. gripped in frigid cold temperatures and it's likely to get colder reported the Associated Press Feb. 19. On Feb. 20, many Michigan schools closed not...
  • 2015 Volvo XC60 SUV
    2015 Volvo XC60 a safety lover's dream
    A longtime leader in car-safety innovation, Volvo has completely outdone itself with the 2015 XC60 premium crossover SUV.Long gone are the boxy Volvo’s I remember from my childhood, now replaced by sophisticated, curvy automobiles that still...
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    Brrrrrrr - does my horse need a blanket?
    When an arctic blast bears down on North Carolina, many horse owners – especially new horses owners – have concerns about what they need to do to take care our their equine partners. Because they – the humans – are cold,...
  • Study finds bazedoxifene safe and effective for osteoporosis treatment
    Study finds bazedoxifene safe and effective for osteoporosis treatment
    A seven year study has found that bazedoxifene, which is a component of Duavee, manufactured by Pfizer, Inc., is safe for the treatment of osteoporosis. The medication was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on October 3, 2013. The...
  • Veterinary treatment room
    Why your veterinarian takes your dog 'to the back'
    Do you ever freak out just a little when your vet or the staff asks to take Fido “into the back”? Those words can instill fear into owners, and veterinary staffs are trying to break the habit of using that phrase. Regardless of whether...
  • Ford keeps drivers safe with SYNC Applink and Life 360
    Ford keeps drivers safe with SYNC Applink and Life 360
    In the news this week taking a selfie apparently is what led to a plane crash in Colorado in this USA Today story.Texting and driving is becoming a common problem among drivers today and that includes everything from answering a text, updating a...
  • Snowy conditions can be really fun when enjoyed safely.
    3 ways to stay safe in snowy conditions
    We are in the grips of mid-winter and with the season comes snow, ice, and blizzard conditions. A few days ago Boston was hit with a massive snow storm that New York was barely spared from. Icy conditions made driving—and even walking&mdash...
  • Honda Civic vs. Honda Odyssey in a crash test
    Own one of these nine cars and you most likely won't die in an accident
    A new report released earlier yesterday (Jan. 29, 2015)by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) praises nine cars for having zero death rates.According to the IIHS, the chances of dying in a crash in a late-model vehicle have fallen by...
  • Is soy safe for bone less prevention in postmenopausal women?
    Is soy safe for bone less prevention in postmenopausal women?
    Over the past two decades, soy products have been the subject of extensive research, primarily because they are uniquely rich sources of isoflavones. Isoflavones are classified as phytoestrogens, meaning that they have estrogen-like properties....
  • Handgun
    5-year-old shoots 9-month-old brother and kills him
    On Monday, Nodaway County Sheriff's Office received a call for help, from a mother stating her 5-year-old son had shot his 9-month-old brother with a paintball gun. The shooting happened in the city of Elmo, which is located in the northwest...