Why Are Foodborne Illness Outbreaks On the Rise?

Why Are Foodborne Illness Outbreaks On the Rise?

Last year was one for the record books at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). They investigated more foodborne illness outbreaks than during any year in the past decade. Norovirus is on the rise, along with other illnesses like Salmonella and E. Coli. Around 3,000 Americans die from diseases … [Read more...]

Investigations Raise Oversight Concerns at Surgery Centers

Ambulatory surgery centers perform millions of outpatient surgeries a year, most with little complication. However, new investigations are raising concerns about lax reporting and regulation at some of these centers. Routine procedures such as tonsillectomies or colonoscopies have resulted in … [Read more...]

New Report Says Baby Powder Giant Knew of Cancer Risk

The fragrance of baby powder is distinct and comforting. It conjures images of newborn babies or toweling off after a warm shower. But the reality isn’t quite so idyllic for thousands of Americans who claim that trace amounts of asbestos in talc caused their cancer. Now a new investigation by … [Read more...]

A Special Report: The Worst Corporate Conduct of 2018

From the American Association for Justice Abusing student loan borrowers, burying the consequence of global pollution, buying a seat for a state Supreme Court judge, even perpetuating child slavery – these are just a few examples of the worst corporate conduct revealed in this deeply disturbing … [Read more...]

Be of Good Cheer, But Just in Case You Need Inspiration …

The holiday break is finally here! Time to settle in with your friends and family for a festive good time. Here is a little holiday-fun inspiration just in case the party needs a little boost: Jingle Bell Rock Stars – Don your sequined sweater (or maybe just throw some tinsel in your hair) and … [Read more...]

Shop for Fun and Safe Toys this Holiday Season

We just know you have good girls and boys on your holiday shopping list this year. Or at least we hope so! Watching little ones open a thoughtfully selected present is one of life’s greatest joys. And just to make sure you cross off dangerous or inappropriate toys from your 2018 gift list, we’re … [Read more...]

When Do Drug and Healthcare Ads Push Ethical Boundaries?

You’d be right if you suspect that drug makers are spending A LOT more on TV advertising. Pharmaceutical companies have more than doubled ad spending in just the past four years, making it the second-fastest growing ad category in the nation. Other healthcare providers – from local hospitals to … [Read more...]

Injuries from Falls Affect People of All Ages, Not Just Elderly

According to the National Safety Council, over 34,000 Americans died in 2016 from the common and preventable injury of falling. Even more worrisome is that this number has only increased since 2000 and shows no sign of slowing.You should know surprising facts about falls, what causes this avoidable … [Read more...]

Proposed New Jersey Law Would Strip Protections Against Unscrupulous Car Dealerships

New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act is a model of consumer protection legislation envied throughout the country. But some legislators want to strip away key consumer protections from people who buy new or used automobiles from dealerships, or use dealerships for repairs and maintenance. You should … [Read more...]

Protect Loved Ones from Nursing Home Abuse

Choosing nursing home, assisted living or in-home medical care is complicated, difficult and often an emotional process. The last thing on your mind is the possibility that those responsible for the care of some of our most vulnerable citizens would abuse or neglect their patients. But it does … [Read more...]

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