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Fatal accidents in Arizona take big jump

Fatal accidents in Arizona take big jump In 2016, the death toll on America’s highways skyrocketed, taking its biggest jump in 50 years. According to The New York Times, negligent drivers using “new apps” behind the wheel, including Snap Chat, Waze, Pokemon and car...

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Equifax exposed millions of Americans to identify theft

Equifax exposed millions of Americans to identify theft What is Equifax? Equifax is a Credit Bureau.  It collects people’s most sensitive personal and financial information, without their permission, and makes money by selling it to lenders.  Lenders use it to...

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Flooded cars: Trouble is coming your way!

Flooded cars: Trouble is coming your way! According to The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR): “There is no recommended method or procedure to restore submerged vehicles from flooded-affected areas to pre-accident condition.”  It warns that “…hundreds...

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Life-saving medical devices can be hacked!

Life-saving medical devices can be hacked! Patients with pacemakers, defibrillators and insulin pumps are in the crosshairs.  Researchers have already shown they can change a medical device’s computer settings, disabling therapies and even sending a potentially lethal...

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Danger from truck crashes escalating

Danger from truck crashes escalating  Safety concerns are escalating in the wake of statistics that show the death toll in truck accidents is rising significantly.  GTG Technology Group, monitors the causes of these accidents to help trucking companies avoid them...

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Brain damage lurking in some forms of birth control

Brain damage lurking in some forms of birth control In 2015, the news broke that the Mirena IUD, Depo Provera injections and the Ortho Evra and Xulane patches could be linked to PTC – a rare side effect associated with abnormal levels of fluid in the brain that can...

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Actemra: Does it heal or kill?

Actemra: Does it heal or kill? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Actemra in 2010. The drug’s manufacturer, Roche, claimed it had no side effects like its competitors, Humira, Remicade and Enbrel. Actemra’s misleading “snake oil” claim was exposed in an...

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European, Asian roads safer than Austin’s

European, Asian roads safer than Austin’s Austin drivers may think they are pretty safe motoring around in the amazing city where they live, but they’d be wrong. A traffic death study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 19 countries with high incomes...

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Arthritis patients: Actemra can be dangerous

Arthritis patients: Actemra can be dangerous People with rheumatoid arthritis thought Actemra was safe. After it was approved by the FDA in 2010, TV commercials extolled its benefits compared to other drugs for arthritis, claiming it didn’t cause heart attacks, heart...

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Danger: Defective recalled cars clogging U.S. roads

Danger: Defective recalled cars clogging U.S. roads This Wayne Wright Alert will help you understand an unexpected danger you could face going to the grocery store, to work or driving the kids to school. It’s real and it’s growing.  The proof is in the massive number...

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Austin: “Traffic violence” taking lives

Austin: “Traffic violence” taking lives Fatal crashes on American roadways have surged to the highest level in 50 years. “Traffic violence” is a new term for that death rate.  CNN is calling it a “crisis on U.S. roads” as it reaches deep into areas in and around...

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Actemra: Highly-touted drug has severe side effects

Actemra: Highly-touted drug has severe side effects Actemra has been on the market since 2010 when it was approved by the FDA. It was introduced with claims in TV commercials that that it had no adverse side effects like other drugs for rheumatoid arthritis. Since...

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VW’s record of shame gets worse

VW’s record of shame gets worse A new book is out with all the sordid details of how the German auto company cheated an estimated 500,000 American VW owners.  The shocker in the book goes farther than that.  It reveals how long and how hard VW fought to hide its...

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The FDA’s ongoing risk for Americans

The FDA’s ongoing risk for Americans “All too often, patients and clinicians mistakenly view FDA approval as an indication that a product is fully safe and effective.” The new 2017 warning about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) comes from Dr. Caleb...

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Austin: most dangerous driving days coming up fast

Austin: most dangerous driving days coming up fast Fear is growing among safety experts that the summer of 2017 could set a record for traffic deaths. In Austin, distracted drivers are a particular concern.  Austin police handed out 99 citations in one day to drivers...

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Talcum Powder is Linked to Ovarian Cancer

Talcum powder is linked to ovarian cancer Forty-five years ago the first evidence of a link between baby powder and cancer was discovered.  British researchers analyzed 13 ovarian tumors and found talc particles deeply embedded in 10” of them.  Another study in 1982...

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Why do hernia surgeries go so wrong

Why do hernia surgeries go so wrong? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports there are more than one million hernia surgeries in the United States every year.  But there is little publicity about their side effects. Chronic pain is a frequent occurrence...

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Rare Breast Cancer Linked to Implants

Rare Breast Cancer Linked to Implants In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted the public there was a possibility breast implants might be linked to an extremely rare form of cancer, according to CNN. The FDA described the possibility as a “small...

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