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Category Archives: Public Safety

Salmonella Outbreak

From breakfast cereal to vegetables, US health officials are warning people to avoid some foods after this month’s outbreak of unrelated intestinal infections, including salmonella. Here are the foods to stay away from: Kellogg’s cereal Federal health officials want you to toss out all boxes of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks after a salmonella outbreak sickened 73 […]

WARNING: PACEMAKERS AT RISK

Talk about painful software updates. An estimated 465,000 people in the US are getting notices that they should update the firmware that runs their life-sustaining pacemakers or risk falling victim to potentially fatal hacks. Cardiac pacemakers are small devices that are implanted in a patient’s upper chest to correct abnormal or irregular heart rhythms. Pacemakers […]

FDA Alert – Drug Safety Communication: Oral Over-the-Counter Benzocaine Products

ISSUE: The FDA is warning that over-the-counter (OTC) oral drug products containing benzocaine should not be used to treat infants and children younger than 2 years. We are also warning that benzocaine oral drug products should only be used in adults and children 2 years and older if they contain certain warnings on the drug label. […]

Five Things To Know If You Were Injured At A Walmart

Walmart is a worldwide retail powerhouse, earning a gross profit of over $124 billion in 2016 alone, reports Nasdaq.com. Many consumers shop at Walmart for its wide selection of products and low prices. While some customers get a great deal, others end up with serious injuries. Slip and falls, falling merchandise, and other accidents occur fairly […]

Better Rural Health Care Could Be Coming to Alabama

Rural health care was a top priority of his Senate campaign, and on Tuesday, Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., announced that he is a lead sponsor of a Senate bill that would create a rural health care liaison to improve communication and streamline efficiencies between federal agencies. The Rural Health Liaison Act is the first bill […]

CDC Gives ALL CLEAR on Romaine Lettuce

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it’s ok to eat romaine lettuce again. The CDC says that any romaine lettuce in stores now is definitely not the E. coli tainted kind that came out of Yuma. Arizona. The Food & Drug Administration posted an update on the outbreak on its website saying, “The FDA has received […]

Hotel Room Theft

  We had valuables stolen from our hotel room over spring break. Is the hotel liable?       –    Rodney, Cordova, AL   In ancient Babylon, the King ordered death for innkeepers whose negligence caused inconvenience or injury to travelers. That was a little extreme. Most U.S. states today have “innkeeper laws”, largely based on English common law dating to […]

Changes coming to Alabama’s “move over” law

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has signed an expanded bill requiring drivers to move over or slow down for any roadside vehicle with flashing or emergency lights on, according to a spokesperson for her office. A previous law only required motorists to move over or slow down for first responders. For the family of a tow […]

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