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    • Can Football Survive?

      Can Football Survive?

      The tragic death last week of retired NFL player Junior Seau has added fuel to the debate about the safety of the sport of football. While the issue [...]
    • Flame retardants: lifesavers or industry hype?

      Flame retardants: lifesavers or industry hype?

      For decades we have been treating all sorts of consumer products with chemicals labeled “flame retardant,” and most people have accepted [...]
    • Recalled…but still for sale.

      Recalled…but still for sale.

      As the parents of young children, my wife and I have purchased or received as gifts everything from car seats to strollers to cribs to toys…the [...]
    • Keeping Kids Safe At Playgrounds Can Be A Challenge

      Keeping Kids Safe At Playgrounds Can Be A Challenge

      This week, a lawsuit was filed in Chicago on behalf of the family of a young girl who was injured after falling off a slide at a neighborhood park. [...]
    • Dangers of metal on metal hip replacements featured on NPR

      Dangers of metal on metal hip replacements featured on NPR

      A recent program on NPR gave a fairly comprehensive overview of the dangers of metal on metal hip replacement devices. I’ve copied the link [...]
    • An Ounce Of Preservation

      An Ounce Of Preservation

      To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, “An ounce of preservation is worth a pound of leverage.” If you want to have the leverage to negotiate [...]
    • Nothing Trivial About Any Head Injury

      Nothing Trivial About Any Head Injury

      “He got his bell rung.” “He saw stars.” “He was out of it for awhile” Familiar phrases we’ve all heard [...]
    • Fatal Consequences When Old becomes New

      Fatal Consequences When Old becomes New

      I doubt there are many drivers who would knowingly buy tires to put on their vehicles that are five or six years old, but knowingly or not, it happens [...]
    • “It’s the principle of the thing”

      “It’s the principle of the thing”

      “It’s the principle of the thing” Now there’s a phrase that we’ve all heard and used, and it usually refers to an [...]
    • Take Control Of Your Story

      Take Control Of Your Story

      The other day I was driving and listening to one of our “talk radio” stations, when the host read a story that got his station’s [...]