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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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After Double Dose of Ike and Gustav, Louisiana Seeks to Limit “Named Storm” Deductibles

As residents of the Gulf Coast work to rebuild after < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Hurricane_IKE_Insurance_Claims">Hurricanes Ike and Gustav, lawmakers in one state are working on a plan to protect hurricane victims from massive insurance deductibles.  The plan being considered in Louisiana would limit … Continue reading

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People Filing Hurricane Ike Insurance Claims Need to Protect Themselves

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Hurricane_IKE_Insurance_Claims">Hurricane Ike victims in Texas are reportedly facing long waits for meetings with insurance adjusters.  Adjusters are apparently being hindered by the shear number of claims, areas that are still inaccessible and properties with damage so extensive that they … Continue reading

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Texas Group Slams Insurer’s Stance on Hurricane Ike Storm Surge Damage

A Texas consumer group is decrying the Texas Windstorm Association’s recent announcement that it won’t pay for storm  surge damage from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Hurricane_IKE_Insurance_Claims">Hurricane Ike. Because storm surge is caused by the winds that accompany a hurricane, the group Texas Watch … Continue reading

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Texas Insurer Seeks More Money for Hurricane Ike, Says it Won’t Cover Storm Surge Damage

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association has voted to collect more money from insurance companies to bolster its reserves.  The vote comes on the heels of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Hurricane_IKE_Insurance_Claims">Hurricane Ike, which could cost the association $4 billion in claims.  There are also … Continue reading

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Hurricane Ike Claims Expected to Reach $11 Billion

With refugees from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Hurricane_IKE_Insurance_Claims">Hurricane Ike returning to their homes to assess damage, insurance companies are bracing for an avalanche of claims.  Some experts estimate that Hurricane Ike could be the third most costly storm in U.S. history, behind Hurricanes … Continue reading

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Hurricane Gustav Claims Estimated to be as High as $10 Billion

Hurricane Gustav insurance claims could reach $10 billion, not as high as was first predicted when the then-Category 3 storm was churning in the Gulf of Mexico. Fortunately fears that Gustav would be a repeat of Hurricane Katrina – which … Continue reading

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Allstate Loses Bad Faith Insurance Lawsuit Appeal, $16 Million Verdict Still Stands

An appeals court has upheld a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bad_faith_insurance">bad faith insurance lawsuit verdict against the Allstate Insurance Co., leaving in place a $16 million verdict against the company.  Like the Missouri jury that originally found against Allstate, a three-judge appeals panel … Continue reading

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Consumers Who Buy Health Insurance Vulnerable to Abuse

Americans who buy their own < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bad_faith_insurance">health insurance have very little protection if companies want to deny coverage or raise their premiums when they get sick. A new report published by the consumer advocacy group Families USA says states should … Continue reading

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Some NY HMOs Impose Consumer Drug Restrictions To Increase Profits

A report just released this weekend by state Senator Jeffrey Klein (Democrat) reveals that some New York state < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/other_topics">HMOs restrict patient access to single source drugs or brand name medications for specific ailments that do not have lower cost … Continue reading

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State Farm Convinces Some Weary Policyholders to Settle Hurricane Katrina Lawsuits

State Farm Insurance has settled with more than a dozen policyholders who were suing the nation’s largest insurer over < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/state_farm_katrina_claims">Hurricane Katrina damage claims.  The settlements were reached with plaintiffs who only last month learned that their lawyers had been … Continue reading

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