LEAD PAINT: The Public Health Hazard Disproportionately Harming America’s Inner Cities

It is estimated that over 500,000 children in the US between the ages of 1 and 5 years old faced the severe medical dangers associated with lead poisoning. While this number is certainly troubling, it becomes much more disturbing when coupled with the fact that researchers currently estimate that roughly 30 million American homes still contain lead-based paint. Homes Built Before 1978 Are at Highest Risk for Lead Paint Homes built prior to the 1978…

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LEAD PAINT: Understanding the History and Lingering Effects of this Public Health Crisis

The United States of America has a long and troubled history with the use of lead-based paint, and the repercussions of this dangerous industry remain a serious threat to millions of Americans today. In order to properly understand the risks of lead poisoning and ensure that you and your family avoid exposure to toxic levels of lead, it is important to look back at the history of this material, its uses, and why it remained…

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Head Injuries From Athletics is a Serious Matter

The Fall is here, which means so is football season. Recently, the Baltimore Ravens played the Pittsburgh Steelers. Unfortunately, the Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown left the game briefly during the first quarter due to a head injury he sustained when tackled by Ravens player Darian Stewart. While Brown was able to return to the game after passing concussion protocol, it is important to note that he is one of the lucky ones. Sometimes, head…

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LEAD PAINT: The Hidden Threat to America’s Cities

In 2013, the Center for Disease Control estimated that over 500,000 American children between the ages of 1 and 5 years old faced the severe medical dangers associated with lead poisoning. Despite the fact that federal law banned the use of lead-based paints in 1978, the lingering effects of this underrepresented health crisis are still prevalent today in many of America’s inner city neighborhoods. Knowing the facts about lead paint can help you keep your…

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Star-Spangled Spectacular Celebration in Baltimore

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 marks the beginning of Baltimore’s Star-Spangled Spectacular, celebrating the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem. A collection of tall boats and navy vessels have already begun to arrive to populate Baltimore’s famous Inner Harbor. The ships are open to the public to board and explore from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 11 – September 15. The week will continue with multiple events, including a 9/11 Commemoration and Flag Ceremony at…

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Understanding Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is one of the most traumatic birth injuries a newborn can experience. While there are several causes of this severe diagnosis, sometimes cerebral palsy can be a result of medical mistake by a healthcare provider who was responsible for assisting in your child’s birth. The birth injury lawyers at The Yost Legal Group have the experience and resources to assist families in need of representation as a result of the negligent acts of…

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CDC Lies About MMR Vaccine Connection To Autism

Here in the United States there are certain institutions that have been created in order to protect the public.  This includes the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The CDC is the national public health institute of the United States. Its main goal is to protect the public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease. But, what happens when those people in charge of protecting our health and the health of…

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Be Safe This Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest holidays for driving on America’s roadways. Be sure to follow these safe-driving tips to have a safe and accident free holiday weekend. –  Prepare your car for traveling long distances. Make sure to service your car’s cooling system and radiator. Check fluids and wiper blades. Taking time to perform simple maintenance on your vehicle can eliminate many problems that strand motorists. –  Plan ahead. It is helpful…

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Construction Accidents Are Common

One of the largest industries in the country is the construction industry.  There are thousands of workers who risk their lives daily to build our nations roadways, office buildings and housing developments. Construction is a dangerous profession and hundreds of accidents occur each year. The most common causes of injury and death on construction sites are: –           Falls –          Struck by object –          Electrocutions –          Being caught and pinned between objects –          Scaffolding accidents –         …

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McCormick’s Ground Oregano Recalled Due To Salmonella

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the popular spice producer McCormick has voluntarily recalled its McCormick Ground Oregano due to a possible salmonella contamination. Check your spice racks and be sure to remove the following product: McCormick Ground Oregano, 0.75oz bottle UPC 0-523561-6 with code dates BEST BY AUG 21 16 H and AUG 22 16 H The bottles being recalled were shipped to 41 different states, including the Baltimore, Maryland area, between…

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