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June 201 Archive1

Published on Jun 27, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
marcellus shale drilling

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has begun to study the impact of Marcellus Shale drilling on state roads to decide how much money the industry must contribute to repave and improve road conditions.

Published on Jun 27, 2011 by Edgar Snyder

Last Saturday I had the privilege of being a guest speaker at a fundraiser and book signing event to honor fallen Verona police officer Joe Zanella, who was murdered in the line of duty by Stanley Hoss in 1969. Hoss was on the FBI's most wanted list and eventually became the most hunted man in the U.S. in the late 60s.

Published on Jun 22, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
heart stent risks

Excela Health found that an additional 51 patients underwent heart stent surgeries that may not have been necessary. In 2009 and 2010 combined, 192 patients may have received heart stents at Westmoreland Hospital when they didn't need them.

Published on Jun 22, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Chantix linked to heart attack

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that the popular smoking cessation drug Chantix may increase patients' risk of chest pain and heart attack.

Published on Jun 20, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
patient with recalled catheter

The FDA issued a Class 1 recall of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheters after reports of injuries surfaced. Just following a voluntary recall of almost 30,000 iCross catheters in late May, Boston Scientific is now expanding its recall to include Atlantis ASR Pro2 as well.

Published on Jun 16, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
syringe of Victoza drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a letter to healthcare professionals after a recent assessment showed many healthcare providers are not aware of Victoza's (liraglutide) serious risks.

Published on Jun 14, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
recalled bicycle helmet

Bell Exodus has recalled 31,100 bicycle helmets that were sold at Walmart stores and Amazon.com between August 2009 and March 2011.

Published on Jun 13, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
young distracted driver

On Wednesday, the Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill allowing police to fine drivers $100 for texting while driving.

Published on Jun 10, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
limited use of Zocor

Special Alert – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending limited use of 80-mg doses of Zocor and prescription medications containing simvastatin due to recent research that indicates a risk of muscle injury.

Published on Jun 09, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
E. coli outbreak

Officials continue to search for the cause of the E. coli outbreak that began in early May. As of June 9, it has killed at least 27 people and sickened more than 2,900.

Published on Jun 03, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
E. coli outbreak

Maybe you have seen the recent news stories about the E. coli outbreak happening in Europe. This particular strain of E. coli is especially serious, because it is resistant to antibiotics and other medical treatments. So far 17 people have died, and more than 1,500 have gotten sick from the still unknown source of contamination.

Published on Jun 02, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
motorcycle helmet

There is new legislation to restore Pennsylvania's motorcycle helmet law, as well as two new proposed bills that would address motorcycle safety issues if the mandatory helmet law is not approved.

Published on Jun 01, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
pool drain recall

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently issued the largest ever pool drain cover recall due to a drowning risk.

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