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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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Tysabri PML Cases in Europe Prompt FDA to Seek Labeling Change

Federal regulators informed healthcare providers today that monotherapy with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tysabri">Tysabri has been linked to two new European cases of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML).  The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) said it is working with Elan and Biogen Idec, … Continue reading

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Canadian Listeria Outbreak: Four Dead, 17 Ill, More Cases Feared

Canadian public health officials are saying they linked a deadly bacterial outbreak of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria that has killed four people to recalled meat products from Maple Leaf Foods.  The outbreak resulted in 21 confirmed cases of Listeriosis and more are … Continue reading

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Third Hot Pockets Recall This Year

Nestle Prepared Foods Company has recalled over 200,000 pounds of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Hot Pocket Pizza Sandwiches.  According to the Associated Press, the pizza sandwiches contained small pieces of hard, red plastic and other foreign materials, including a clear, flexible, rubber-like … Continue reading

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Another Possible E. coli Outbreak Surfacing in Tulsa

Health officials are working to determine if < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_escherichia_coli">E. coli is at the root of a possible suspected food poisoning outbreak in Tulsa.  Several people in that area have became sick with possible E. coli symptoms.  Some who fell ill … Continue reading

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Long-term Incense Exposure May Up Cancer Risk

Being exposed to burning incense can increase the likelihood of developing airway cancers, a new study has found.  According to the study conducted by researchers at Copenhagen’s Statens Serum Institut, long-term exposure to incense smoke is linked to certain respiratory … Continue reading

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Study: Tobacco Marketing Promotes Cigarette Use in Youth

According to a massive study just released by the US National Cancer Institute, mass media has the power to encourage and discourage < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/light_cigarettes">tobacco use, especially among young people.  “This is the first report to conclude that tobacco advertising and … Continue reading

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More Salmonella Cases Linked to Santa Fe Restaurant

The Associated Press is reporting that the New Mexico state Department of Health is saying that three more people have been diagnosed with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella bacteria infections that have been traced to Diego’s restaurant in Sante Fe. Deborah Busemeyer, Health … Continue reading

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Owner in Texas Bus Crash Reportedly Cut Corners, Racked Up Violations

An insurance company attorney said that an illegally treaded tire responsible for a fatal Texas < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bus_accidents">bus crash earlier this month was already installed on the vehicle when it was purchased.  But others who know Angel De la Torre, the … Continue reading

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Viagra, Cialis Amnesia Reports Prompt Labeling Change

The labeling for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/viagra">Viagra and Cialis will now include information about Transient Global Amnesia (TGA), a side-effect that may occasionally accompany use of the erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs.  A third ED drug, Levitra, had information about the temporary form … Continue reading

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FDA To Consider New Rules for Children’s Cold Medicines

The rules regulating < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">over-the-counter children’s cold medicines are about to be revised by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the agency announced late last week.  Concern has been growing over the past several years that over-the-counter cold medicines meant … Continue reading

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