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Largo Police Searching for Witnesses to Fatal Single-Vehicle Car Crash

December 31, 2010

Largo Police Searching for Witnesses to Fatal Single-Vehicle Car Crash

Largo police are looking for any information or any witnesses who may have seen a single car accident that occurred on southbound U.S. 19 on Monday night around 7:15 p.m., reports WTSP Television. The 22-year-old driver, a St. Petersburg woman, died when she lost control of her 1995 Isuzu Rodeo SUV near 150th Avenue and…

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December 30, 2010

Controversial Drug Gardasil Approved to Prevent Anal Cancer

The drug Gardasil has been controversial ever since its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006 for the prevention of genital warts and cervical and vaginal cancer, but on Wednesday, December 33, an FDA press release announced the approval of the vaccine for the prevention of anal cancer due to the…

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December 29, 2010

Elderly Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Car Crash on I-10

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is investigating a single-vehicle car crash that killed a 74-year-old man on Interstate 10 in Baker County early morning on Wednesday, December 22 according to First Coast News. The man was driving westbound just outside of Glen St. Mary when he lost control of his SUV at about 5 a.m.,…

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December 28, 2010

New CPSC Report on ATV Accidents Finds High Number Child Fatalities

A new federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report on deadly accidents last year that involved all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) was recently released. An ATV is an off-road motorized vehicle with three or four low pressure tires, a straddle seat, and handlebars. Recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) have a bench or bucket seat and were not included…

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December 27, 2010

Are Electronic Medical Records Safe?

Are electronic medical records the answer to reducing medical errors and increasing patient safety? Almost two years ago, President Obama promised $19 billion to help the nation’s hospitals change over to a paperless system but it still hasn’t happened, and now there are some doubts whether or not electronic records are really an improvement over…

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December 22, 2010

Proposed Florida Legislative Ban on Texting While Driving to be Heard in March

In Florida’;s upcoming legislative session, state lawmakers will try to prohibit the use of cell phones and texting while behind the wheel, reports The Miami Herald. A proposal has been filed in the state Senate filed by Sen. Evelyn Lynn (SB80) which prohibits e-mails, texting, and reading text messages along with other forms of electronic…

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December 17, 2010

New Study Finds Christmas Lights Contain Unhealthy Amounts of Lead

Researchers at the Ecology Center in Michigan were curious — how many holiday lights contained dangerous levels of lead? So they tested 68 common types of holiday lights and discovered that 4 out of 5 strings of lights contained lead and 28 percent contained lead at hazardous levels that made them illegal to sell in…

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December 16, 2010

Man Dies from Injuries Sustained in Car Crash on State Road 100

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that an 85-year-old Flagler Beach man died after a two-vehicle crash on State Road 100 that occurred on Tuesday, December 7. The man was driving westbound on S.R. 100 in a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox and reportedly ran through a red light, and he struck an SUV that was turning left…

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