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  • 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...
  • Very serene moment
    Safety concerns went far beyond female tennis players
    The safety of sports people were paramount in this day of attacks. It wasn't what happened to well-known tennis player, Monica Seles,22 years ago. With the attacks in France, and the Boston bombing stillfresh in the minds of those affected,...
  • 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...
  • Pit bull -- not the dog in the story
    Pit bull picks up baby to help but punctures infant's chest
    A new report of a baby bitten when the family dog tried to carry her inside shows why children should not be left alone with dogs at any time. This dog was not trying to hurt the baby, according to reports. ABC Action News in Philadelphia reported...
  • Coast Guard releases new boating app
    Coast Guard releases new boating app
    Chicago boating season is coming up fast and the U. S. Coast Guard is reminding Chicago boating enthusiast that while boating is a great way to have fun while enjoying the good weather, it can also be deadly fun if safety precautions are not taken...
  • Naples thunderstorm approaches - May 13, 2015
    Two injured by lightning strike in Bonita Springs, FL
    WEATHERTORIAL: The following opinions are mine alone. This weathertorial has been shared with local officials and others.Working outside and lightning don’t mix! That’s a hardened lightning safety rule that hasn’t changed in...
  • Amtrak crash
    Piling on the Amtrak wreck
    Improvement comes from learning from disasters, and continuing vigilance and attention.The Amtrak wreck last night in Philadelphia that killed six persons and injured hundreds more was a mass casualty event that was much worse than the DC Metro...
  • FDA questions safety of hand sanitizers, antiseptics
    FDA questions safety of hand sanitizers, antiseptics
    Healthcare antiseptics are mainly used by the healthcare profession in hospitals, clinics, physician offices, and nursing homes. They include hand washes and rubs, surgical hand scrubs and rubs (with or without water), and patient preoperative...
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