Entries by Mikala Harden

Safety Requirements Recommended for Nursing Pillows After Dozens of Infant Deaths

An NBC News investigation recently found that at least 162 babies have died in incidents involving nursing pillows since 2007. Most of the infants died after they were placed to sleep on or with the pillows. Just two weeks after the investigation was published, Consumer Product Safety Commission staff recommended the first federal requirements to […]

2023 Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May has been designated as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, an important initiative dedicated to safeguarding the well-being of everyone who rides a motorcycle and all those who share our country’s roads.  As we approach the summer season and embark on road trips, it becomes vital for all drivers to be aware of and considerate towards […]

5 Tips for National Bicycle Safety Month

Bicycling offers numerous health benefits that contribute to overall well-being, including improved physical fitness, cardiovascular health, mental well-being, joint mobility, weight management, and more.  This enjoyable pastime can also result in injury, which is why it’s so important to take precautions to protect yourself and others.  In recognition of National Bicycle Safety Month, here are […]

Peloton Recalls 2.2 Million Exercise Bikes Due to Safety Hazard

Peloton is issuing a recall for 2 million exercise bicycles due to safety concerns, marking the second major recall faced by the fitness company. According to an announcement from the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday, the seat post of the bikes has the potential to break while in use, posing a risk of falls […]

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month: Keyless Ignition and Accidental Deaths

November is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month, which aims to help protect people from the dangers of carbon monoxide. Keyless fobs can seem like a modern convenience for car owners, but with no automatic shutoff, people can accidentally leave their cars running inside their garages, causing toxic carbon monoxide buildup. It can be especially dangerous for […]

Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy Linked to ADHD and Autism

According to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry, exposure to acetaminophen in the womb may increase a child’s risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). According to the National Institutes of Health, Researchers analyzed data from a long-term study of factors influencing pregnancy and child development. They collected umbilical cord blood […]

Camp LeJeune Military Base Water Contamination – PACT ACT passes in Senate

Yesterday the US Senate passed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act as part of the PACT Act and the bill is just awaiting President Biden’s signature before becoming law. Once it goes into effect, those who served, worked, or lived on the base between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 may be able to file […]

Exactech Hip, Knee and Ankle Implant Lawsuits

Exactech has recalled more than 148,000 Knee and Ankle Implants since February of 2022.  It was reported that the polyethylene insert components and the potential for accelerated wear may crack causing the need for corrective revision or ankle surgery.   In addition to the recalled knee and ankle implants Exactech has recalled the Connexion GXL hip […]

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which is now recognized by the White House!  “My Administration remains committed to ensuring the safety of everyone who rides a motorcycle and all who travel across our Nation,” President Biden wrote in a letter dated May 1.  “All of us who travel America’s roads have an important role […]

Baby Formula Lawsuits for Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)

Was your premature baby diagnosed with NEC (Necrotizing Enterocolitis)?  Cow’s milk-based baby formula has been linked to causing the life-threatening condition called Necrotizing Enterocolitis.  NEC is a gastrointestinal disorder which inflames and kills intestinal tissue.  Abbot Laboratories, the maker of Similac, and Mead Johnson Company, the maker of Enfamil, have not included any warnings on […]