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August 2011 Archive

Published on Aug 31, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Edgar Snyder to Throw Pittsburgh's First Pitch

Yesterday, in the midst of a meeting attended by our entire staff, I had a surprise visit by the Pirate Parrot. I’m thinking… did one of my favorite mascots lose his way? Then I was doubly surprised when he announced that I'd be throwing out the first pitch as the Pirates take on the Florida Marlins on Friday, Sept. 9!

Published on Aug 25, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
prescription for Celexa

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting physicians and patients about the dangers of taking doses higher than 40 mg per day of the antidepressant Celexa – also known as citalopram hydrobromide – because it can cause abnormal heart rhythms.

Published on Aug 25, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
safe children on school bus

It's that time again – parents are heading to stores and buying back-to-school supplies to get their children ready for a new school year.

I thought it would be good to give a few reminders about basic school safety. Following these simple tips could help prevent injuries and keep your kids safe and healthy.

Published on Aug 24, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Road Flooded

Two women and two girls were killed on Friday, August 19, in what has been described as an unusual flash flood in the Highland Park neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Published on Aug 23, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
road flooded in Pittsburgh

Last Friday's devastating flash floods in Pittsburgh made national news. Two women and two girls were killed when they were on Washington Boulevard in the Highland Park neighborhood of Pittsburgh, which quickly became submerged within minutes. A mother and her two daughters drowned after being trapped inside their minivan, while the fourth woman was swept away by the raging waters.

Published on Aug 22, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
QR codes at bus shelters

If you live in western Pennsylvania, have you noticed that some of our ads on bus shelters, buses and the subway have a little box filled with black squiggly lines?

Published on Aug 19, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Long-Time Employees at Edgar Snyder

When I began this law firm in 1982, one of my goals was to make it a place to work where employees want to stay. I believe it's imperative to make your employees happy. After 28 years, I'm happy to say that Edgar Snyder & Associates is a place with many people who have been here 5, 10, 15, 20, and even 25 years, and we've been voted one of western Pennsylvania's Best Places to Work by the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Published on Aug 18, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Propecia drug

Research has shown that Propecia, a popular hair-growth medication manufactured by Merck, may cause sexual dysfunction and impotence, even after patients stop taking the drug.

Published on Aug 18, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Words to be Heard Scholarship Contest

Today I'd like to share with you another project from one of our scholarship winners. Erin Kaminski, a recent graduate of Moon Area High School, created a very informative video featuring statistics and facts about what happens as alcohol enters your body.

Published on Aug 17, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Raw Ground Meat

There has been a recall of ground beef that is potentially tainted with E. coli bacteria. Some of the ground beef packages were sold at local Sam’s Club stores.

Published on Aug 16, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Edgar Snyder & Associates social media

At my law firm, we are available 24/7 for free legal help and evaluations. But did you also know that you have access to resources, updates, contests, and inside info on what goes on at the law firm?

Published on Aug 12, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
hydraulic fracturing and drilling dangers

The Department of Energy submitted a report saying that natural gas companies should be required to disclose the chemicals they used for hydraulic fracturing.

Published on Aug 11, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Drugged Driving

Research has revealed that driving while under the influence of drugs is on the rise.

Published on Aug 10, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
children's lunch

It's just a few weeks until the kids head back to school, so I thought it would be a good time to talk about an interesting article I read today on CNN's website.

Published on Aug 08, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Marcellus Shale drilling

There has been some big news on the fracking front. As you probably are aware, Marcellus Shale drilling and hydraulic fracking (the process used to release the gas trapped deep underground) have been controversial issues for quite some time.

Published on Aug 03, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Salmonella

Contaminated ground turkey has caused a salmonella outbreak, sickening at least 76 people and killing one.

Published on Aug 03, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Words to be Heard Scholarship Contest

Can you imagine what you would feel like if you were to lose four of your friends? Teens who were recently photographed for senior portraits, who went to football games, and who were teammates and classmates?

Published on Aug 01, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
heartburn drugs

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers have found that certain drugs used to treat heartburn may increase patients' risk of developing cancer of the esophagus.

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