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March 2013 Archive

Published on Mar 29, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
Edgar Snyder receives 225th Anniversary Medallion

Attorney Edgar Snyder received a 225th Anniversary Medallion from the University of Pittsburgh while hosting the Edgar M. Snyder Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program at the University. Only 19 out of 10,000 Pitt Law alumni have been honored with this prestigious award.

Published on Mar 27, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
green ekg test

Following 45,000 reported emergency defibrillator failures over the past seven years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is planning to introduce new rules that will improve the reliability of the devices.

Published on Mar 27, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
blood glucose reading

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has recalled nearly 2 million blood glucose meters after a serious malfunction led to a patient's death.

Published on Mar 22, 2013 by Lou Fineberg
man riding bicycle

Lou Fineberg, Program Director of BikePGH, is our special guest on tomorrow's episode of No Fee TV. We'll be on hand to talk about Pennsylvania's bicycle laws and important safety tips bicyclists and drivers should keep in mind.

Published on Mar 22, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
Social Security

Did you know that if you're 20 years old, you have close to a 30% chance of becoming disabled by the time you reach retirement age?

Published on Mar 22, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
Avastin Causing Serious Eye Infections

A compounding pharmacy in Augusta, Ga. has recalled syringes of the drug Avastin that were distributed nationwide. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall after five patients suffered eye infections that could leave them blind as a result of using the medication.

Published on Mar 20, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
using cell phone in car

If it seems like many of your fellow drivers are on a cell phone, it's not your imagination. American drivers claim the top spot when it comes to cell phone use, according to a recent survey. Government researchers say that more than two-thirds of people in our country admit to using a cell phone behind the wheel.

Published on Mar 19, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
magnesium sulfate drip

Visible mold has been found in bags of an injection drug made at a New Jersey compounding pharmacy. Fifty-millimeter bags of the medication, magnesium sulfate intravenous solution, were distributed to at least 13 hospitals in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, and New Jersey.

Published on Mar 12, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
pink pills

The antibiotic azithromycin, sold as Zithromax or Zmax and sometimes called "Z-pack," can cause potentially fatal heart rhythms, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned.

Published on Mar 12, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
baby and dog

Today we have a special guest blog from Animal Friends, our featured guest on tonight’s episode of "No Fee TV." Tonight the topic is dog safety and injury prevention, and the blog below outlines tips for introducing your dog to a new baby. Anyone who has a dog or a baby who will be around dogs should check it out – training, preparation, and knowledge are key when it comes to dog bite prevention.

Published on Mar 08, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
scholarship contest

Are you are a high school senior in Western PA? Would you like a chance to win $5,000 for college? If so, there's still time to enter our 7th Annual “Words to be Heard” scholarship contest. Not only can you win money for college, “Words to be Heard” gives you the chance to make a difference.

Published on Mar 05, 2013 by Edgar Snyder

Car accidents happen every day. While the majority of them don’t result in serious injuries, the aftermath can still leave you in a stressful position. You may not know what to say to your insurance company or the other driver's insurance company. You may have questions about car repairs or rental options.

Published on Mar 04, 2013 by Edgar Snyder
sad woman

The controversial intrauterine device (IUD) Mirena® remains available despite the potential for serious risks associated with the contraceptive.

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