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KickingTiresA new study by the Emergency Medicine Journal finds that overweight drivers are between 20 and 80 times more likely to die in car crashes than individuals with a "normal" body mass index below 30. As if we needed more......
KickingTiresEver felt sleepy behind the wheel? You???re not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a survey asking, "During the last 30 days, have you ever nodded off or fallen asleep, even just for a brief moment, while......
KickingTiresIt turns out that teenagers have been listening to the warnings about the dangers of drinking and driving. According to the Center for Disease Control, teenage drinking and driving is on a major decline, falling by 54% during the past......
Crime and Safety - Sun-SentinelMiami-Dade Police Officer's dog bite wound. Photo: Miami-Dade Police, courtesy. Miami-Dade Police shared an image of one of the agency's officers after a dog bite??Wednesday in which the animal was shot and killed. According to Miami-Dade Police Detective...
Tags: Miami (Miami-Dade, Florida), Symptoms, Rabies, Health
KickingTiresThe number of teen drivers involved in fatal crashes fell by nearly a third between 2004 and 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today. The spread of graduated driver licensing, which is now used in 49 states,......
Crime and Safety - Sun-Sentinel?? Each week after??state health inspections in South Florida restaurants are posted here, readers invariably fight amongst themselves??about whether??our government is overreaching into the private sphere by attempting to monitor food safety for the...
Maryland WeatherFROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:It’s nearly high season again for Lyme Disease in Maryland. It’s also Lyme Disease Awareness Month, so time again to remind Marylanders to watch for, and take precautions against the deer ticks that transmit it to...
Tags: Diseases and Illnesses, Lyme Disease, Maryland, Health
Dining@LargeBlog entry titles that make you want to click: Now THAT'S what I call a grilled cheese sandwich (David Lebovitz)Elaine's is closing (New York Times) Raw milk dangers, myths and misperceptions (Food Safety News, a contributed article by an official......
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The Swampby Stephen J. Hedges Call it the smoking jalapeno. After nearly two months of mystery, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has identified a jalepeno pepper that is contaminated with the same strain of Salmonella saintpaul that has sickened more......
Maryland WeatherOkay, so Hanna is not a hurricane. And it's likely to be weakened by the time it crosses the Carolinas and Southeastern Virginia and finally reaches Delmarva.No matter. Hanna will be a windy storm, with gobs of rain. The barometer has begun......
The Swamp(AP Photo/CBS, Jeffrey R. Staab) by Frank James If Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama was worried about his declining poll ratings and the Sarah Palin phenomenon, you'd never know it from his appearance on CBS's Late Night with......
Tags: Society, Bill Clinton, Government, Joe Biden, Terrorism
The Swampby Frank James The Feds have issued a press release outlining the preparations they've made for Hurricane Ike. The release has some useful information. For instance, there are more than 1,000 high-water vehicles at the ready to conduct search-and-rescue.....
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