27 September 2010

In a report released early last month, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) attempted the complicated task of estimating the number and cost of medical errors. Being actuaries (professionals who perform

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21 September 2010

After a 14-year fight, a jury awarded more than $23 million to a family poisoned by misapplication of a then-legal indoor pesticide. The lawsuit was filed in 1996, two years

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13 September 2010

For months now, we have been talking about the dangers of Avandia, the controversial type 2 diabetes drug made by GlaxoSmithKline. Now, it seems that the main alternative to t

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7 September 2010

In the evening hours of September 1, an SUV slammed into the rear end of an Amish family’s buggy, injuring seven members of the family. The car accident occurred in

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2 September 2010

Last week, Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics announced an international recall of all ASR-brand hip replacements. This move comes after two years of reports from the US Food and

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30 August 2010

The Parable of the Sower is one of the most famous parables used by Jesus. In this parable, he talks about a farmer who is sowing his fields, and t

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18 August 2010

At this point, it seems that plastic surgeon to the stars Frank Ryan died as a result of texting a Tweet about his dog, a border collie named Jill. Polic

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16 August 2010

You may remember the story a couple months ago about the woman who was driving with fifteen cats in her car. She fought all the way to the Supreme Court

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13 August 2010

Ambrose Bierce in The Devil’s Dictionary famously defined a corporation as “An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.” No matter how many Supreme Court decisions say otherwise (suc

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10 August 2010

On June 16, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers to stop using three varieties of the popular cold remedy Zicam, including the Zicam Cold Remedy Nasa

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5 August 2010

In April, the city of Green, Ohio, near Akron, began one of its largest construction projects ever: a two-year improvement of Arlington road through the city, with special emphasis on

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