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Monthly Archives: March 2010

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Family Wins $3 Million Settlement Against Man Who Killed Son Over Fireworks

Blog, Defective & Dangerous Products|

Cleveland, Ohio—Jacob Feitchner and Terrance Hough, Jr. got into a heated fight on the Fourth of July in 2007 over fireworks. But no one expected what happened next: Hough shot and killed then 24-year-old Feitchner and two of his friends, Katherine Roby, 26 and Bruce Anderson, 30. As a result, Feitchner’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Hough and won $3 million this month.

Eating Less and Exercising More Can Cut Risk of Breast Cancer, Experts Argue

Blog, Protecting Your Family|

Barcelona, Spain—the European Breast Cancer conference took place earlier this week and European doctors had some troubling news for their Western counterparts. According to the researchers, up to a third of breast cancer cases in Western countries could be avoided if women ate less and exercised more. While better treatments, early diagnosis, and mammogram screenings still dramatically slow breast cancer, experts urge the public to now focus on changing lifestyle behaviors that can prevent breast cancer in the first place.

Lawsuit Ties Death of Woman to Face Lift Gone Wrong

Blog, Major Medical|

Boston, Massachusetts—Donna Ames was 49-years-old when she decided to undergo a facelift surgery. She was recently divorced, depressed, and wanted a change, so the Lifestyle Lift promise to “transform your life” with plastic surgery seemed like the perfect answer. Sadly, instead of changing her life, or merely ridding her of wrinkles, her family argues that the procedure took her life.

FDA Considering Additional Regulations on Tanning Beds

Blog, FDA & Prescription Drugs|

For many people, especially teenage girls, indoor tanning seems like the perfect answer to look like a bronze goddess year-round. This is particularly true for those of us living in colder climates, like we experience in Michigan. However, experts have recently likened the cancer risk associated with using tanning beds to be as dangerous as exposing yourself to the carcinogen, arsenic.