Blog Posts in January, 2013

  • 11-Jan-2013

    Texting while driving kills but criminal penalties are light

    Thirty-nine states have instituted a ban on texting while driving to cut down on deaths and injuries from distracted drivers. A graphic from the Institute of Highway Safety shows which states have implemented legislation on texting while driving and ...
  • 11-Jan-2013

    Most Adult and Elderly Bedrail Deaths Occur at Home

    The New York Times reported in late November that 61% of adult bedrail deaths occurred at home while only about a quarter of deaths occurred in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Between January 2003 and 2012, 166 adults died from a bedrail ...
  • 9-Jan-2013

    FDA Recalls Zicam® Extreme Congestion Relief Nasal Gel

    On December 18, 2012 Matrixx Initiatives, the manufacturer of Zicam voluntarily recalled one lot of Zicam® Extreme Congestion Relief nasal gel. The manufacturer took the initiative after finding a small amount of Burkholderia cepacia in a sample ...
  • 4-Jan-2013

    Nursing Home Abuse Caught on Hidden Camera

    Oklahoma City – On December 18, 2012, News9.com released a story about a nursing home abuse case that was accidentally caught on tape. The family of a 96-year-old woman placed a hidden camera inside a Christmas tree in their mother's room ...