Year: 2014

Lung cancer is more than a smokers’ disease

Lung cancer is more than a smokers’ disease The world seems to turn pink each October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but little recognition is given to the month that follows. November marks Lung Cancer Awareness Month, intended to educate the public about the leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women […]

Common antibiotic can cause severe nerve damage

Common antibiotic can cause severe nerve damage Americans spend more than $300 million each year on medications expected to improve health or remedy infections. Too often these drugs cause severe complications that can have permanent consequences. Fluoroquinolone are some the most commonly prescribed antibiotics. They can prevent and treat various illnesses, including sinus, respiratory, urinary […]

How Jason Luckasevic’s crusade against concussions is making a difference

How Jason Luckasevic’s crusade against concussions is making a difference To be a pioneer means to be the first to recognize a problem or situation and work to develop a solution. Often mocked and misunderstood, pioneers face an uphill battle to prove the worth of what they’re trying to accomplish. At Goldberg, Persky & White, […]

GM still needs to fix more than a million vehicles

GM still needs to fix more than a million vehicles Nine months after General Motors announced the massive ignition switch recall, more than one million vehicles have yet to receive the necessary repairs. This represents about half of the 2.6 million affected. GM first reported the vehicle recall in February, citing keys that could turn from the “on” […]

Dangerous loophole found in fracking practice

Dangerous loophole found in fracking practice Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is closely monitored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to enforce the strictest safety codes. Unfortunately, sometimes these regulations have loopholes. Fracking involves injecting a chemical cocktail into the ground at high-pressure rates to release hydrocarbons from the shale below. The mixture varies in its composition, with a […]

Fatal truck accidents on the rise in fracking communities

Fatal truck accidents on the rise in fracking communities Hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as fracking, is a booming industry around the United States, but the growth isn’t without criticism. Many believe the negative side effects, including property damage, water contamination and released gases, outweigh the benefits. New studies are regularly completed to highlight discoveries associated with fracking. For example, […]

The escalating effects of head injuries for football players

The escalating effects of head injuries for football players Tom Cutinella’s football game Wednesday, October 1, probably began like any other. The guard/linebacker took the field amidst cheers from the crowd, ready to take on the opponent. Everything changed during the third quarter as his team fought to keep their 17 to 12 lead. The […]

The escalating effects of head injuries for football players

The escalating effects of head injuries for football players Tom Cutinella’s football game Wednesday, October 1, probably began like any other. The guard/linebacker took the field amidst cheers from the crowd, ready to take on the opponent. Everything changed during the third quarter as his team fought to keep their 17 to 12 lead. The […]

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