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  • New study assesses safety of abortion in the US
    New study assesses safety of abortion in the US
    A new study evaluated abortion statistics in the United States with particular attention paid to deaths related to the procedure. They found that, although a large number of abortions are performed each year, the procedure is associated with a low...
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    Summer brings the most lightning deaths and injuries, fishermen beware
    Lightning is one of the leading weather-related causes of death and injury in the United States. The U.S. had 26 lightning deaths in 2014, 23 deaths in 2013, and since May of this year there have already been 22 deaths.Most people do not realize...
  • Evenflo Embrace Advanced With SensorSafe
    Finally a car seat that might prevent kids from dying in hot vehicles
    During the summer months, especially in the desert Southwestern US, it never fails that we hear about parents like Mikayla Peer, who left her infant daughter inside a scorching hot vehicle as she shopped at Walmart.However, just like ignition...
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    Lightning safety in Colorado's high country
    Lightning safety is one of the most important aspects for recreationists to grapple with in Colorado. Colorado ranks second, only after Florida, for annual number of lightning strikes and averages 13 injuries from lightning strikes per year. Just...
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    Fairport residents care about safety, but some Brockport residents don’t
    Some people in Brockport could learn a lesson from the people in Fairport about preparing for the worst and hoping for the best.There is a big story in Wednesday’s Rochester Democrat & Chronicle about how the Village of Fairport is doing...
  • Summer is definitely here: Beat the heat at Disney World
    Summer is definitely here: Beat the heat at Disney World
    Temperatures have been on the rise here in Central Florida with highs in the upper 90s and heat indexes reaching close to 100 degrees (and more). As you make you way to the theme parks this summer, make sure you are prepared for high temperatures...
  • FDA warns against unapproved prescription ear drops
    FDA warns against unapproved prescription ear drops
    One would assume that a prescription medication prescribed in the United States would be safe; however, that is not always the case. On July 1, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it plans to take enforcement action against...
  • Use of Chain Saws
    Chain Saw Safety
    Chain saws are a useful piece of equipment, but present hazards that can cause severe amputation, cuts, bruises, and strains. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 36,000 people are injured by chainsaws annually.Chains saws are used...
  • Durex Invisible™
    Summer Lovin; Safe summer intimacy
    The freedom to live and love starts with safe sexWith the summer upon us, many couples are looking to re-ignite that spark whether it’s a romantic picnic for two or a stroll through the garden/ Snuggling, soft kisses and maybe a massage...
  • A Vote of “No Confidence” in the FDA
    A Vote of “No Confidence” in the FDA
    The food and drug administration has been policing what is good for us since 1848. Lewis Caleb Beck ran chemical studies of agricultural products to determine the safety of the consumer until the enactment of the 1906 pure food and drugs act...
  • More potent 9-valent HPV vaccine reported effective for boys and girls
    More potent 9-valent HPV vaccine reported effective for boys and girls
    A number of different strains of the human Papillomavirus exist. Some strains can cause cancers of the cervix, vagina, and anus; some can cause genital warts, and some are relatively harmless. A 9-valent vaccine is now available that can protect...
  • Summer fun at the pool
    Drowning prevention statistics and tips
    As the weather heats up and kids are out of school for summer, the rates of preventable drownings and near-drowning goes up. According to a letter released by California Governor Jerry Brown this week, "drowning is a leading cause of injury...
  • Keep your children safe during swim season
    Chicago swim expert offers 3 games meant to teach kids swim safety
    It's that time of year when families are thinking about swimming. The neighborhood pool. The beach. The backyard pool.Unfortunately, the warmer temperatures lead to more water accidents. Though experts say the threat of drowning is always...
  • Emergency Response Stations
    Home safety: Using colocation in the home
    Colocation isn't just for ISPs. Colocation is a concept that can be useful in multiple aspects of your everyday life, especially when it coems to emergency preparedness. Using emergency response stations in your home in the following way means...
  • Hurricane strikes - eastern U.S. - 1950 to 2011
    Hurricane season 2015 begins
    ALERT: This is a weathertorial (a.k.a., weather editorial). I assume all responsibility for its content.Residents, visitors and governmental officials of New Jersey know what happens when unusual events make a return visit. Hurricane/Sub-tropical...
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