Guidant Recall – Quick Facts Indianapolis-based Guidant has recalled 136,950 Guidant Defibrillators and Pacemakers. The company said about 63,000 of the devices had been implanted, with nearly 50,000 still in use. Guidant stated that the devices could, without warning, develop a short circuit that would prevent them from delivering theRead More →

More than 200 chemical contaminants have been identified in ground water. Ground water contamination usually arises when individuals have wells. In those circumstances, the ground aquifer is contaminated with the specific chemical or chemicals released by the responsible party. This material then develops into a plume and infiltrates the variousRead More →

Groundwater contamination can have serious health effects of an acute or chronic nature. Acute side effects of groundwater contamination include: Nausea and vomiting Diarrhea Headaches Legionnaire’s Disease – a respiratory disease characterized by pneumonia, headache, and dry cough Eye irritation Nose irritation Chronic Side Effects of Ground Water Contamination Include:Read More →

Symptoms of “dead jaw” include irregular sore with exposed bone, pain or swelling in the infected jaw, infection, possibly with pus, altered sensation – numbness or a heavy sensation. The highest risk factors for ONJ are: 1) taking bisphosphonates, especially in IV form. 2) concurrent use of steroids. 3) previousRead More →

More Americans die every year from an adverse reaction to a prescription medication than they do from illegal drug use. Fosamax is a medicine in the bisphosphonates family that is prescribed widely to prevent bone loss or the decrease of bone density. It is commonly used by post-menopausal women. FosamaxRead More →

Children are more likely to be bitten than any other segment of the population More than 40 percent of severe bite victims are children under age 11 More than half of all children will be victims of a dog bite by the time they reach age 12 Annually an estimatedRead More →