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    Vaping up 75% among high school students this year, federal data indicate.

    The Wall Street Journal (9/20, McKay, Maloney, Subscription Publication, 6.61M) reports the prevalence of vaping in the past 30 days among US high school students has increased by about 75 percent compared to 2017, according to a person who has seen new preliminary federal data. The Journal references FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s recent comments that […]

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    Cycling in Central Virginia

    May is Bike Safety Month. Whether you bike for fun, exercise, or transportation, Charlottesville is a great place to ride. Most drivers in our area are accommodating to cyclists on the road, but there are always exceptions. Several groups bring cyclists together to share in cycling adventures. The Charlottesville Bicycle Club provides excellent advice on their […]

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    Drunk Driving is Not The Only Cause of a DUI

    The offense of driving under the influence, also known as a DUI, typically relates to alcohol intoxication. However, alcohol is just one of countless substances that can impair one’s ability to operate a motor vehicle. In fact, prescription drugs, over the-counter-medications, illegal substances, and even sleep deprivation can impair a driver’s judgement, perception, alertness, concentration, and […]

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    Asbestos Disease and Your Legal Rights

    Every year, mesothelioma – a form of cancer caused by breathing asbestos dust – claims the lives of 2,500 people.[*] Victims who have suffered serious injuries or illnesses from asbestos exposure should seek the advice of an attorney to understand their legal rights.  Family members or loved ones of those who have died from an asbestos […]

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    Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and What You Can Do

    The mistreatment of adults age 65 and older is a real problem with an estimated number of 1 to 2 million reported cases of neglect, mistreatment, and elder exploitation in the United States alone. https://www.nursinghomeabusecenter.com/elder-abuse/statistics/ Mistreatment is defined as either the intentional action of a trusted person or caregiver resulting in harm or risk of […]

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    What You Need to Know if You Are Injured in an Accident with a Commercial Truck

    Last year, Virginia State Police responded to four fatal accidents between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. One of those fatalities resulted when a 2013 Volkswagen was struck from behind by a 2014 Kenworth tractor-trailer critically injuring the front seat passenger who later died from her injuries. Accidents like this happen all too often, […]

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    Smoking and Lawsuits: What did Big Tobacco know, and when did they know it?

    By Greg Webb

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    FDA’s Regulations on E-cigarette Industry

    On July 28, 2017 the FDA announced a five-year extension of the deadline for product applications from manufacturers of vaping products. The announcement also lays out the FDA’s vision of lowering nicotine levels and establishing a regulatory framework for tobacco products. “To make certain that the FDA is striking an appropriate balance between regulation and […]

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    Ethicon Hernia Mesh Failure

    Some who were promised a solution in Johnson and Johnson’s Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite hernia mesh, instead found themselves facing potential infections, hernia recurrence and more surgeries. Ethicon Hernia Mesh was first approved for use in hernia repair procedures in April 2010, but without FDA review or clinical trials to evaluate its safety before being placed […]

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    Highway Fatalities Rise Sharply – Smart Phone and Auto Technology to Blame?

    Distracted driving and its link to traffic accidents, personal injuries and fatalities has been in the news for more than half a decade.  I have made it a public awareness goal of mine to talk about the dangers and to advocate for safe driving practices. The number of highway deaths had been in steady decline […]

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