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Family Awarded $7.25 Million After Loved One Dies From Asbestos Exposure

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A family in Pennsylvania was awarded $7.25 million after a loved one was exposed to asbestos when he worked on the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard more than 40 years ago and later died of cancer. A jury found that Connecticut-based Rockbestos,…

Back Injuries Number One Cause of Disabilities

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TIME Magazine reported recently that about 1 in 10 Americans suffer from lower back pain, making it the number one cause of job disability around the world. The magazine reported that Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on lower…

Pfizer Pushing For Over-the-Counter Version of Lipitor

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Pfizer plans on selling an over-the-counter version of the cholesterol drug Lipitor, according to the Wall Street Journal. This alarms some because Lipitor has been linked to Type 2 diabetes. The drug manufacturer has reportedly started…

Former Olympian Johnny Weir Involved in Bitter Divorce Battle

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Former Olympic figure skater and color commentator Johnny Weir and his husband are involved in a tumultuous divorce battle. According to NJ.com, the couple, who have reportedly vacated their Lyndhurst, N.J. home, have filed pleadings before…

Three Rescued Atop Mountain Following Tennessee Plane Crash

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Three people who survived a plane crash in Carter County, Tenn., atop Holston Mountain, were rescued on March 19. The plane crash occurred in a remote area around 7:35 p.m., near the Carter and Sullivan County line. The crash involved a Cessna…

Denver Apartment Complex Failed to Perform Required Asbestos Testing

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According to 9News, Denver Environmental Health discovered that no asbestos testing had been completed for an apartment complex that had to be evacuated in February after asbestos was found during renovations. “Through the course of phone…

Woman Suffers Critical Injuries In Sarasota Workplace Accident

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A woman was critically injured after she was pinned beneath a 2,000-pound industrial machine at a Sarasota business on March 11. According to Bay News 9, the accident occurred after 6 p.m., at Eaton Corporation, a power management company located…

What Does a Retinopathy of Prematurity Coordinator (ROPC) Do?

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In an effort to address the number of prematurely born babies who suffer preventable blindness due to retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), some hospitals are utilizing a relatively new job role created just for monitoring newborns at risk for ROP.…

Will Cell Phone Bans While Driving Be Effective At Making Our Roads Safer?

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The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) conducted a study last November to create a measuring stick state authorities could use to device whether a new law that went into effect on January 1 of this year reduced the number of people…