Alabama death toll increasing in auto accidents

Alabama death toll increasing in auto accidents In 2016, an Alabama news agency put this grim headline on a story about traffic deaths: “As Alabama traffic deaths soar, ‘We’re washing blood off our highways every day.’”  An Alabama State Trooper said that on August...

The Equifax hack can damage victims for years

The Equifax hack can damage victims for years While credit card accounts and other financial accounts are at risk in the massive data hack that attacked Equifax this year, it has effects that can victimize Americans for years if criminals get just three pieces of data...

The FDA’s ongoing risk for Americans

The FDA’s ongoing risk for Americans “All too often, patients and clinicians mistakenly view FDA approval as an indication that a product is fully safe and effective.” The new 2017 warning about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) comes from Dr. Caleb...

Used car buyers: Flooded cars can damage you

Used car buyers: Flooded cars can damage you Owners can lose big money if they buy a flood damaged car.  Vehicle value drops about 75% in a flood damaged car.  It’s scary, but the corrosive damage that water causes may not show up right away.  After time, the brakes...

Medical devices in danger from hackers

Medical devices in danger from hackers Doctors prescribe medical devices for nearly 300,000 Americans ever year, including pacemakers, defibrillators, cochlear implants, neuro-stimulators and insulin pumps. Many patients would die without them. But they are easily...