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July 2011 Archive

Published on Jul 29, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Ground Zero first responders

Leaders of the World Trade Center Health Program recently announced that Ground Zero workers and first responders of the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001 won't be compensated for cancer treatments, due to inconclusive research findings.

Published on Jul 27, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Words to be Heard Scholarship Contest

Jake Fallon, a recent graduate of Seneca Valley High School, produced a remarkable video that shows the dangers of texting while driving. He is one of our Words to be Heard Scholarship Contest winners for 2011 in the Pittsburgh region.

Published on Jul 26, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
surgical mesh complications

Earlier this month the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued safety warnings for surgical mesh products used to repair pelvic organ prolapse – a condition that is common among older women.

Published on Jul 21, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
brain injury

University of California-San Francisco researchers conducted a study on older war veterans and found that those who suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI) were at much higher risk of developing dementia than those who didn't.

Published on Jul 21, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Words to be Heard Scholarship Contest

A few weeks ago I posted a blog congratulating this year's Words to be Heard Scholarship Contest winners. Each year we ask graduating seniors who plan to attend a four-year college or university to submit a project that discourages underage drinking and texting while driving.

Published on Jul 19, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
elderly drivers

Research from a recent study indicates that children may be safest in cars when riding with their grandparents.

Published on Jul 18, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
vacation accidents

Summer is in full swing, which means that many people are traveling to the beach, taking road trips, or visiting friends and family.

Published on Jul 15, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Marcellus Shale drilling

According to the U.S. Forest Service, wastewater from a Marcellus Shale drilling operation in West Virginia killed ground vegetation almost immediately and more than half the trees in the area within two years.

Published on Jul 11, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
unsafe smoking cessation drug Chantix

Just over a week ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that patients taking the smoking cessation drug Chantix may be at risk for heart problems, including heart attack. Now researchers are claiming the drug may increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes by as much as 72 percent.

Published on Jul 07, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Center for Auto Safety is requesting a recall of millions of Jeep Grand Cherokees due to flaws in the models manufactured from 1993 to 2004.

Published on Jul 07, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
alcohol and car keys

Maybe you've heard about the trial currently going on right now concerning the Westmoreland County mother who was accused of providing alcohol to three teenagers. The teens then got into one car and were killed in a car accident.

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