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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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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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Lawsuit Claims Motrin Maker Failed to Warn on Stevens Johnson Syndrome

Beleaguered drug giant, Johnson & Johnson, is making headlines yet again. This time, Bloomberg News reports that the drug maker is accused of neglecting to warn parents that its Children’s Motrin and Tylenol can cause a potentially deadly skin reaction … Continue reading

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Bill to Help Some Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Victims Reintroduced in U.S. Congress

A proposed new law that would be a huge help to some – but not all – alleged victims of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Camp-Lejeune-Benzene-Poisoning">toxic water at Camp Lejeune has been reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Among other things, the federal … Continue reading

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Chantix Side Effects Not Reported Properly, FDA Says

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced that it asked drug maker, Pfizer Inc., to submit—again—a large amount of its adverse event reports from 2010 for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix, its stop smoking medication, said the Wall Street Journal. On … Continue reading

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Study Finds Cell Phones Impact Male Fertility

Although many studies about the health effects of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Cell-Phones-Cause-Cancer-Radiation-Exposure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">cell phone radiation have been inconclusive, most experts agree there is an urgent need for more research. Some current research has raised red flags and a recent study suggests that cell … Continue reading

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Study Fails to Clarify Topamax Birth Defect Risk

A new study has proven inconclusive on < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/topamax_birth_defects">Topamax birth defects because of the small amount of Topamax patients involved in the fairly large study. The research, said WebMD, reviewed newer antiseizure medications taken by pregnant women during their first … Continue reading

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Plavix Litigation Expected to Grow

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Plavix-Cerebral-Gastrointestinal-Bleeding-Hemorrhaging-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Plavix litigation is on the rise and expected to increase. The popular drug, used to prevent blood clots in people at risk for a heart attack, has been linked to some serious side effects, especially bleeding. As a matter-of-fact, … Continue reading

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