Monthly Archives: July 2011

How to buy a safe car

It’s time to buy a new car, truck or mini-van. What can you do to make sure the vehicle you buy for yourself, your spouse or a teenage son or daughter is safe? How can you put your head on the pillow at night with confidence that you’ve done what you can for your loved-ones—just… Read More

Keeping Your Kids Safe around vehicles

Vehicles are a ubiquitous way of life in the U.S. They are often an important setting for life’s everyday scenes – commutes, vacations, and even meal time. But motor vehicle accidents remain the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S.(1) For American children, fatal auto accidents are increasingly occurring close to home – often… Read More

Brain Injury: Recognizing a Hidden Disability

Each year, millions of people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from falls, motor vehicle traffic crashes, collisions with moving or stationary objects, and assaults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that TBI will affect 1.7 million people, resulting in approximately 1.37 million emergency room visits; 275,000 hospitalizations,… Read More

The Serious Side of Amusement Rides: 10 Tips to Stay Safe

A 3-year-old boy died of massive head injuries on April 2, 2011, after falling off a children’s roller coaster in Illinois. The child was seated with his twin brother near the front of a roller coaster called Python Pit when he managed to get underneath the safety bar, slip out of the ride while it… Read More

Ford recalls Five Hundred, Mercury Montego sedans

Ford is recalling 2007 Ford Five Hundred and Mercury Montego sedans to repair a fuel tank that could leak in a crash. The nearly 3,000 sedans may have bad welds where the fuel filler neck meets the fuel tank, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, and in a severe rear impact, the… Read More

Circo Booster seat recall

Product • Circo Child Booster Seats, sold at Target stores nationwide from January 2005 through June 2009 for about $13. Problem • The booster’s seat restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, allowing a child to fall from the chair. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled booster seats and return them to any Target store for… Read More

Generic drug kills you—too bad, the US Supreme Ct says can’t sue em!

In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court handed a victory to drug makers Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd of Israel, the US company Mylan Inc and Actavis Inc of Iceland by blocking three consolidated lawsuits against them. Plaintiffs had argued that they suffered a neurological disorder called tardive dyskinesia (a serious movement disorder that is… Read More