Prescription Opioid Use Explodes

Prescription Opioid Use Explodes

Opiate Drug Abuse, Deaths Soar Along with Drug Company Profits In April, musician and icon Prince died in his home from an accidental overdose of the prescription opioid fentanyl. In September, U.S. soccer superstar Abby Wambach revealed her long struggle with substance abuse and prescription drug … [Read more...]

Asbestos: Lethal and Still a Threat to All Americans

Still Prevalent in Older Schools, Public Buildings, Homes Asbestos is a deadly carcinogen, known to cause lung cancer and mesothelioma while killing an average 15,000 people a year in the United States. Asbestos is a group of minerals that occur naturally as a bundle of fibers, found all over the … [Read more...]

People Who Make a Difference

Heroes Step Up to Protect the Safety, Rights of All Americans Today we all know that the ill-fated decision to switch the water supply in Flint, Mich., from Lake Huron to the Flint River to save a few bucks in the state budget caused dangerously high levels of lead in local drinking water. But if … [Read more...]

Marijuana and Driving

Has legalizing pot caused more road accidents, injuries and deaths? Elizabeth Kemble, a widely admired advocate for kidney health in Oregon, was out for a walk following her third kidney transplant when she was killed by a driver who admitted to smoking marijuana minutes earlier. Debra Majkut, an … [Read more...]

Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving Still on the Rise, Especially Among Teens According to AAA, Americans drive the fewest miles during the winter months. Once April rolls around and the sun shines a bit brighter, the mileage goes up as we shake off the winter doldrums. More miles behind the wheel also means there … [Read more...]

National Dog Bite Prevention

National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 18-24 The old saying “Dogs are a man’s best friend” might be news to the more than 4-plus million people suffered from dog bites,each year, most often children and the elderly. Some of these attacks result in emergency-room injuries, reconstructive surgery, … [Read more...]

Safer Home for Elderly Relatives, Friends

Safer Home: According to a recent survey by AARP. Many will get their wish, thanks to better health and longer life spans. And with the number of Americans aged 65-plus projected to double by 2050, there will be a growing number of older people living at home over the next three decades. There are … [Read more...]

Beware of Lethal Dangers Lurking in Your Home

Beware of Lethal Dangers Lurking in Your Home Common Household Products Can Put You, Others at Risk Lethal Dangers: A woman in South Jordan, Utah, was recently poisoned when she ordered sweet tea at a restaurant. While making the tea, a restaurant employee accidentally used deep fryer cleaner … [Read more...]

Heroes Step Up to Protect the Health Safety of All Americans

Heroes Step Up to Protect the Health Safety of All Americans Health Safety: Motivated by tragic circumstances in their own lives and a passion to help others, our nominees for the 2015 Justice Served Awards have stepped up to make our nation a safer place for all Americans. Dr. Stephen Loyd, a … [Read more...]

Roads a Deadly Hazard for All-terrain Vehicles

All-terrain Vehicles Start your engines! Summer is here and the longer, warmer days bring plenty of opportunity for ATV off-road recreation. As the popularity of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) has risen to an all-time high, so too have deaths and injuries. Despite warnings from manufacturers, … [Read more...]

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