Drop Side Baby Cribs Illegal To Sell, New Or Used

June 27, 2011
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Beginning tomorrow, June 28, 2011, all cribs of any size that are manufactured or sold in the United States (including used cribs) must comply with new and improved federal safety standards. Drop side cribs may no longer be built, or sold — even in second-hand stores or at tag sales. All cribs will need...

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DESTRESS: There is No Time Like the Present

June 27, 2011
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DESTRESS: There is No Time Like the Present

Much of our stress arises out of our relationship to time. There are three time frames to consider: past, present, and future. And in any given moment we are always in the present. That present can consider itself, the past, or the future. The psychological present, which lasts about three seconds, directs attention. It...

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Recalls For Gamma Children’s Tennis Racquets, Honda Portable Generators, B-Nimble Strollers, Target Infant Sandals

June 24, 2011
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Consumer Product Safety Commission Rugby Laboratories (Duluth, Ga.) recalls 898,000 Children’s Pain and Fever Concentrated Drops due to failure to meet child-resistant closure requirement GAMMA Sports (Pittsburgh, Pa.) recalls 2,000 children’s tennis racquets due to risk of lead exposure America Honda (Torrance, Calif.) recalls 2,500 portable generators Target (Minneapolis, Minn.) recalls 51,700 infant girl’s...

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Medical Privacy Issue: FICO Medication Adherence Score Coming

June 24, 2011
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Think you have little privacy now, wait until FICO, the company whose credit scores are frequently used to guage your credit worth, launches a new program that will allow companies to determine how likely you are to take your medicine properly. In a recent New York Times article, FICO has “developed a new FICO...

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WhatItIs – Hair Products: Huh?

June 24, 2011
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WhatItIs – Hair Products: Huh?

American consumers spend $2.6 billion dollars annually on their hair products. This is equivalent to the GNP of Mali. There are more hair product choices at a supermarket than there are for produce, meat, bread, or dairy. Even more than cereal. The selection is incredible. But are the labels credible? Do they go too...

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LifeGoesOn: The Pie Exercise

June 24, 2011
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LifeGoesOn: The Pie Exercise

THE PIE EXERCISE     DEAR DOCTOR KATHLEEN, I feel like all I ever do it work. There is never time for me. I have a full time job, a husband, and 3 teenagers. My life feels like I’m just passing time with no real rest or enjoyment. What can I do? NO TIME...

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NAPAfire and FIREGEL Gel Fuel Recalled after Connecticut Man Severely Injured In Explosion

June 23, 2011
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One week after the state Department of Consumer Protection launched an investigation into the serious injuries inflicted upon a Connecticut man as a result of a firepot exploding while being refilled with FIREGEL fuel, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Home & Garden, of Duluth, Georgia, is announcing a voluntary recall...

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Norwalk IMS Health Wins Supreme Court Victory

June 23, 2011
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Norwalk IMS Health Wins Supreme Court Victory

Written by Rochelle Green In a 6-3 ruling today, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Vermont law that restricts the sale or use of doctors’ prescribing information for the purpose of marketing prescription drugs. The decision represents a significant victory for Norwalk-based IMS Health, Inc., a leading drug data provider, and its co-respondents,...

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CtEatWell: Part 1 Of Weight Loss Series

June 23, 2011
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CtEatWell: Part 1 Of Weight Loss Series

First of an ongoing series following a Connecticut couple struggling with mid-life weight gain. Nutrition and fitness aimed to control weight or decrease weight is an individual approach that often takes a family effort to work together. When a new client comes into my office for the first time I always ask who does...

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