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The "Double-Edged Sword" of Location-Based Services

Christopher Burgess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christopher Burgess

I see the use of location-based services as both reasonable and worrisome. I will share my thoughts on a couple specifics of this technology in the interest of stimulating discussion.

Food-Borne Illnesses: How to Ensure That Your Food is Safe

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
LIVESTRONG.COM

What causes food-borne illnesses? And more importantly, what concrete steps can you take to ensure that your food is safe? Read on to learn how you can decrease your risk of suffering from a food-borne illness.

Toyota: Engines Bad In 270,000 Vehicles, Including Seven Lexus Models

AP | BY SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday about 270,000 cars sold worldwide – including luxury Lexus sedans – have potentially faulty...

We failed the people who cleaned up 9/11. Will we fail the people cleaning up the Gulf?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

In the aftermath of 9/11, we saw thousands of workers develop devastating respiratory conditions and other illnesses as a result of exposure to toxic ...

Workers Memorial Day

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sec. Hilda Solis

Today we remember those killed on the job, recognize the tremendous pain left behind by their deaths, and we recommit ourselves to ensuring that future tragedies are prevented.

Put Down the Phone!

Ami Gadhia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ami Gadhia

For some the temptation to text while driving is so strong that, unless there are stiff penalties, the problem is not going to get better.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Medication Mix-ups? Missing Lab Results? Send Us Your Health IT Tips, Stories

Emma Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Emma Schwartz

Amid concerns about patient safety, a consensus is emerging: The government needs a way to monitor the safety of health information technology it is e...

Playing (Too Hard) to Win: The Physical Risks of Teen Sports

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The passage of Title IX has made competition in female sports so intense, girls are incurring as many injuries as boys -- and in some sports, more injuries.

Are Safe Playgrounds Hurting our Children?

Darell Hammond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Darell Hammond

I'm pleased to introduce guest blogger Kate Becker, KaBOOM! VP of Program Management, who is in the UK with me right now touring innovative playspaces...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Toyota Sienna Recall: Minivan Tire Cables Can Rust, 600,000 Recalled

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — As congressional investigators dig further into potential electronic problems in runaway Toyotas, the automaker is facing other saf...

Homelessness Myth #2: "They're All Bums!"

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

I have found that approximately 25 percent of homeless people are children. Together, women and children make up close to 40 percent of homeless people and are the fastest growing segment.

Obama, MSHA Mine Safety Secretary Linda Hilda Solis, To Discuss West Virginia Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster

McClatchy | Halimah Abdullah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's decision to take personal interest in the investigation of an explosion this week that killed at least 25 coal ...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Weekly Pulse: Dr. George Tiller's Assassin Was No Lone Wolf

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger When Scott Roeder shot Dr. George Tiller in church last year, media accounts described him as a lone w...

New York City Subway Murders: 3 Men Charged In Stabbing Deaths Of Darnell Morel, Ricardo Williams

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A lawyer for a man charged with fatally stabbing two New York City subway riders says he was defending himself after a group of passe...

Surfer Dude Health Hazards -- Just When You Thought It Was Safe To...

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The waves are likely to get a lot more populated in the coming weeks, and moments of exuberance and bliss along the coastline can be ruined by heath hazard.

385 Dead, 4,200 Injured. From What? Pools and Spas.

Inez Moore Tenenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inez Moore Tenenbaum

The splash starts Memorial Day weekend, when pool season kicks into high gear. Pools and spas are great sources of family fun and relaxation. They are also sources of too many preventable family tragedies.

12 Offshore Rigs, Oil And Gas, Launched In U.S. This Week Despite Gulf Oil Spill

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HOUSTON — The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 12 this week to 1,518. Houston-based Baker Hug...

Haiti: A Hard Country To Stereotype

Andrew MacCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrew MacCalla

During the past four months that I've spent in Haiti, I've gotten lots of questions from friends and family about how safe it is for me to be stayin...

Sailing Solo: My Tenth Graders' Take On Jessica Watson's Voyage

Grant Calder | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Grant Calder

A 16 old Australian named Jessica Watson recently completed an around-the-world solo sailing voyage. Apparently, there has been some grumbling from c...

Troll Patrol - 5 Things You Can Do

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Trolling is a growing problem online and especially in social media spaces. It clogs up our email boxes, confuses the follower/following counts and throws monkey wrenches into people actively building engaged online communities. I have created my own types based on behavior I have seen.

Court Says Thimerosal Did Not Cause Autism

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The vaccine additive thimerosal is not to blame for autism, a special federal court ruled Friday in a long-running battle by parent...

With Blood Donations, Sharing Is Caring

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Iron is a major component of our red blood cells, and a single unit of blood is packed with it. Now, if only our blood donation centers could draw a crowd the way Iron Man 2 did.