July 2014 Archive

Local Tragedy Highlights Risks for Children and Furniture Accidents

After the death of two Aliquippa girls caused by a falling dresser, Pennsylvania and the nation alike are giving more attention to furniture-related accidents.

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Drowsy Driving Dangers

It's the risk that almost killed comedian Tracy Morgan and what likely plagued many drivers this holiday weekend. If people don't get enough sleep before getting behind the wheel, they may become as dangerous as a drunk driver.

What's the Leading Cause of Death for Americans Under 30?

A new report uncovers a gruesome truth that almost 80% of deaths in the U.S. suffered by people under the age of 30 are caused by injuries. Car accidents, slips and falls, and acts of violence are well ahead of diseases and natural disasters.

Texting While Driving Accident Spurs "TextLess Live More"

No one could have predicted the tragedy that would befall Merritt Levitan when her cross-country bike tour was cut short by a distracted driver. Her loved ones are determined, however, to use her story in a positive way.

Gum-Numbing Medicine May Hurt Teething Babies

Parents may want to try anything to ease a teething baby’s suffering, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns them to avoid one type of product in particular. Oral anesthetics like Hurricaine, Orabase, and Orajel have proven to be extremely dangerous, and sometimes deadly, for young children.

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Dashboard Warning Light You Can't Ignore

If the model year of your car is older than 2008, you may not even know what this symbol means. If it pops up on your dashboard, however, it is probably in your best interest to fix it as soon as possible.

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'Inappropriate' Knee Surgeries on the Rise

A study published by the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology measured the risks and benefits of total knee replacement surgery, an operation that's getting more popular in hospitals every year since 1991 - 34% of operations performed in the U.S. were labeled "inappropriate" for patients.

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Car Seat Recall the Biggest in U.S. History

Graco Children's Products and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have reached an agreement after five months of battles to recall a popular infant car seat for buckle defects.