Articles by lmallernee

Congress now involved in fungal meningitis outbreak

by lmallernee | November 7th, 2012

November 7, 2012 So far, 419 cases of fungal meningitis have been reported in 19 states, including 16 in Ohio, and 30 people have died, according to The Columbia Dispatch. The Massachusetts pharmacy linked to the deadly meningitis outbreak has been defending itself against a mounting number of lawsuits. Before the pharmacy surrendered its license, the […]

Causes of birth injuries can be determined

by lmallernee | November 5th, 2012

November 6, 2012 When a baby is born with a birth injury, the most common question is “What happened?” Many times this question can’t be answered. According to, the main reason you may never learn what caused the brain damage is that no one wants to spend the time, energy, or resources to find […]

Heavy fog blamed for Central Texas plane crash

by lmallernee | November 2nd, 2012

November 2, 2012 Thursday morning’s thick fog might be to blame for a plane crash east of San Marcos, Texas, that killed a Cessna pilot, reports the Houston Chronicle. At about 6 a.m., a small twin-engine Cessna crashed in heavy fog in rural Caldwell County. KVUE-TV in Austin identified the pilot as a 66-year-old North Dakota […]

How can older adults prevent falls?

by lmallernee | October 31st, 2012

October 31, 2012 Most falls are preventable, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One out of three adults age 65 and older falls each year. Among that age group, falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths. They are also the most common cause of nonfatal injuries. 20 to 30 percent of people […]

Tips for staying safe on Halloween

by lmallernee | October 29th, 2012

October 29, 2012 The scariest things on Halloween aren’t ghosts and monsters, but accidents and mishaps. Accidents and mishaps increase dramatically when children go trick or treating, according to The first rule of thumb to keep children safe on Halloween is to use your common sense. Eliminate any potential Halloween hazards in your yard. For […]

Rhode Island couple died in small plane crash

by lmallernee | October 26th, 2012

October 26, 2012 An 83-year-old man and his wife were killed in Hooksett, New Hampshire, when their small plane crashed onto Interstate 93 Thursday, reports No motorists were injured. The Rhode Island couple was en route to a board of trustees’ meeting at the New Hampton School. The plane’s pilot, a self-employed architect, and his wife […]

Monster energy drink blamed for two teens’ deaths

by lmallernee | October 24th, 2012

October 24, 2012 A mother in Maryland is suing the makers of Monster Energy Drink for contributing to the wrongful death of her 14-year-old daughter, reports Ohio’s WKYC. The cause of her death was cardiac arrhythmia caused by caffeine toxicity. The daughter had two Monster Energy drinks within 24 hours, or the equivalent of 14 sodas. […]

Ohio prompted to scrutinize drug compounding operations

by lmallernee | October 22nd, 2012

October 22, 2012 In the wake of a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis, the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy wants to do a better job with the state’s compounding pharmacy industry. On Friday, the board suspended the license of a compounding pharmacy in Piqua, Ohio, reports The Columbia Dispatch. The board said that JAH Pharmacies “failed […]

Two Florida pilots killed in small plane crash

by lmallernee | October 19th, 2012

October 19, 2012 Two pilots were killed immediately after takeoff Sunday at Winter Haven Municipal Airport in Florida, reports The Ledger. They were flying in an Airborne Windsport, which is classified as an experimental ultra-light aircraft. A spokeswoman for the Florida Aviation Administration said that the plane “apparently touched down hard, bounced several times, and broke […]

Cleveland man gets $1.2 million after botched surgery

by lmallernee | October 17th, 2012

October 17, 2012 The family of a man left in a vegetative state after cancer surgery received $1.2 million from the Ohio State University Medical Center, reports The Plain Dealer. The 45-year-old man, who was living in Columbus at the time, went to the medical center for testicular cancer surgery. Accusing the facility of medical malpractice […]