Archives for July 2011

Mom Finds Bacteria, Fecal Matter in Restaurant Play Areas

Erin Jordan is a busy mom with four young children, all under the age of nine. What started as a simple trip to McDonalds with her children, has turned into a national crusade for this Arizona mother. Jordan was taking her 21-month-old to a McDonald’s “PlayPlace” when she first noticed the questionable conditions inside the play area. There was … [Read more...]

Changes Needed For Amusement Ride Inspections in South Carolina

The summer and fall seasons are notoriously known for state fairs and carnivals that attract swarms of tourists and locals every year. It’s the season of thrills for children and teenagers. Rides like the Zipper, Tilt-A-Whirl, and Scrambler, which are carnival regulars, often provide hours of entertainment and delight. But who is making sure that … [Read more...]

NFL Lockout Over After 136 Days

The past 136 days have been a nightmare for NFL fans, who feared the season might not start. However, now that nightmare is over. Both sides put the last touches on a new collective bargaining agreement which ended the lockout early this morning, and will allow football to be back in business soon. The NFL Players Association executive committee … [Read more...]

Why Flying Is Safer Than Being Admitted to the Hospital

As reported by Reuters, millions of people die each year from medical errors and infections linked to health care. In fact, admission to the  hospital is far riskier than flying. Liam Donaldson, the World Health Organization's ("WHO"), newly appointed advocate for patient safety was quoted in a news briefing stating,  "[i]f you were admitted to … [Read more...]

TVM: FDA Advises Patients to Consider Alternatives

On July 13, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration released an urgent updated advisory recommending patients and doctors think about alternatives to transvaginal mesh (TVM). This urgent notice came following a spike in reported complications in women with the surgical mesh implant which is used to strengthen vaginal tissue. The advisory also … [Read more...]

Kim Kardashian Sues Old Navy

The reality show starlet Kim Kardashian filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in a Los Angeles Federal Court against Old Navy and its parent company, The Gap Inc. Kardashian claimed the company’s ads violated her publicity rights because it featured a woman who looks just like her. A video of the ad featuring the dark haired woman who Kardashian claims … [Read more...]

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Hearing Loss in Teens

Those blaring headphones your teenager wears that are so loud you can hear them from across the room may not be what’s causing the most damage to his or her hearing. A new study in the July issue of the Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery suggests that teens who are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke are almost twice as likely to … [Read more...]

Campus Safety

As another summer season comes to a close, thoughts turn to cooler weather and football. For many of us, that means dropping a loved one off at college. That means shopping for school supplies, dorm room necessities, and other materials that gives your children a sense of community away from home. With all the anticipation and excitement, … [Read more...]

Strom Law Paralegal’s Daughter Next YouTube Sensation American Idol Audition Tape Gone Wrong! … [Read more...]

Thieves Steal Broken-Down Cars From Interstates

The summer heat can take a serious toll on your car. Between trips to the beach and visiting family, you may find yourself stranded on the side of the highway with a broken-down car on your hands. For those of you thinking of leaving your car on the side of the highway while searching for help, beware! Car thieves are taking advantage of your bad … [Read more...]

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