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Street Racing and the Pandemic: A Deadly Duo

For as long as there have been ways to travel, there have been those more interested in the journey than the destination. While some people take this to mean long, scenic routes and plenty of stops, others look at motor vehicles and see one thing and one thing only: speed. Racing is not new. NASCAR…

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Car Accident Fatalities Are Rising Across the Country

There is a troubling trend overtaking our country and the roads we travel on every day. Even though the pandemic led to a year and change of lower traffic numbers, the rate of car accident fatalities has actually gone up. It has nothing to do with the cars themselves, and everything to do with a…

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Why Hospitals and Insurance Companies Hide Prices

This year, the federal government exposed both the hospitals and the private insurance companies in a major way. It began with a mandatory order for hospitals to publish a complete list of the prices that they negotiate with private insurers by the federal government. Of course, there was initial pushback; the insurers’ trade association declared…

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The FDA’s Stance Against E-Cigarettes

Most people have a sweet tooth; our brains are hard-wired to like the high-energy nutrition that comes from sweet tasting natural foods. This is why some products like children’s cough syrups and chewy vitamins come in different fruity flavors. The sweetness appeals to children and makes it easier for the child to consume something that…

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Boppy Recalls Over Three Million Baby Pillows Following Eight Infant Deaths

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of several varieties of the Boppy Company’s newborn loungers for suffocation risks, after linking the product to the deaths of eight babies. These recalled products include Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers. The infants reportedly suffocated after…

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In-Car-Advertisements Are a New Type of Driver Distraction

Before technology took over our lives, there were many forms of driver distraction that caused accidents. With cellphones, a new level of driver distraction made driving dangerous. Now comes news that Ford has taken driver distraction to an even higher level. New Ford technology uses a billboard detection system that reads billboard ads and displays…

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