Recently the Chrysler Group LLC announced it was recalling over 24,000 vehicles due to a potential defect in a brake system that could result in sudden brake failure. The recall applies to 2010 model-year Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger and Nitro, and Jeep Liberty, Commander and Grand Cherokee SUVs, as well as 2009-2010 model year Dodge Ram trucks. Chrysler said the safety recall is expected to begin during the month of January. Read more
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Welcoming a new child into the world should be a joyous occasion for new parents. However, when the child is born with a birth injury, joy is immediately replaced with concern. Inevitably, questions arise. Why did this happen? What does the future hold for my baby? Read more
When we were younger our mother always told us “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is as true now as it was then. In the case of a potentially deadly disease such as cancer, the key to cure is early detection. Most cancers are curable, if caught early enough. This why there are mammograms, sonograms, and fine needle biopsies to detect breast cancer in its early stages. Read more
Breast cancer is on the rise, with as many as 175,000 new cases every year. There are many known risk factors for breast cancer. Risk Factors Heredity looms large as a risk factor. In fact, 15% of new breast cancer cases have a family history in a first degree relative. Race is a factor, as well, as the incidence is lower among asians and blacks. Age at the first pregnancy influences the incidence. Women who have their first baby under the age of 18 have a somewhat reduced risk when compared to women who have a first baby after age 35. Read more