Studies have already shown that e-cigarettes made by JUUL and other companies are dangerous products. These products are more formally called electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). These battery-powered devices have become a popular substitute for traditional cigarettes, pipes, and cigars – especially among adolescents and young adults. In addition to catching fire, e-cig vapors include…

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Road rash is a painful injury often resulting from motorcycle accidents. It occurs when the skin of a motorcyclist contacts the road surface, causing the scraping away of the skin. The injury essentially leaves raw exposed skin, similar to what occurs when the skin is burned by fire. The damage from road rash can extend…

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Distractions are a common risk when driving. Momentary distractions can happen at any moment, whether due to a baby crying in the backseat, an insect landing on your face, or another driver startling you with a loud honk. These are unexpected events, but they happen all the time. Some distractions, however, are more deliberate: texting…

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Generators are used to access much-needed relief after a storm when the power has gone out. Portable backup generators generate carbon monoxide (CO), which is a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas that can kill someone in only a few minutes. Some research has shown that the use of portable generators and subsequent carbon monoxide poisoning…

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This March, under the circumstances of the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) temporarily suspended its Hours of Service (HOS) laws. The agency made the decision in response to the declaration of national emergency issued by the President. The purpose of the temporary suspension was to provide truck…

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Enjoying the outdoors is a pastime in Alabama. One of the outdoor activities enjoyed by many people is riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). Although  riding these vehicles can be fun and exhilarating, it takes just one error in judgment or unfortunate turn of events on difficult terrain to cause a serious accident. According to the Consumer…

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In mid- April 2020, the IRS started sending out stimulus payments to Americans. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic Security (Cares) Act generally provides a $1,200 refundable tax credit for individuals and $2,400 for joint tax filers. However, some nursing home and assisted-living facility residents who are on Medicaid have had their stimulus checks taken by…

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There are numerous reports and lawsuits now asserting that these products are defective and that the defects are causing serious injuries and deaths. The defects are centered around the vaping devices and the chemicals that are used in these devices. Manufacturers of defective products which cause any type of physical harm can be held strictly…

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