Category Archives: Warnings

Nursing Home – Heat Prostration

Florida deaths in sweltering nursing home show post-disaster perils

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Reuters) – Inside a sweltering nursing home, a crisis unfolded on Wednesday as 150 centers across Florida still lacked power days after Hurricane Irma ravaged the state.

Firefighters and medics responding to an emergency call in Hollywood north of Miami found three people dead inside a building whose second floor the police chief later described as “extremely hot.”

Altogether, city officials said eight people between the ages of 71 and 99 had died, but the causes were not yet determined. An investigation of possible criminal negligence has begun, Hollywood Police Chief Tomas Sanchez told reporters.

Nursing Home – Fires

Fire: Unseen Nursing Home Peril

There are a lot of things to consider when picking a nursing home for a loved one. You want it to be clean. You want a good staff. You want good programs.

But, reports The Early Show consumer correspondent Susan Koeppen, fire safety should also be on your mind. In fact, experts say it should be a priority. But many homes in the United States aren’t required to have sprinkler systems, or even smoke detectors.

Retirement Myths

Retirement

5 RETIREMENT MYTHS DEBUNKED
Russ Wiles The Arizona Republic

For those not there yet, retirement is a time of life veiled in excitement, with perhaps a tinge of fear and uncertainty thrown in. Will I make an easy transition from the workplace? How will I spend my time? What can I afford to do? Several myths and misconceptions have arisen over retirement that don’t always stand up to scrutiny.

Reviews – Beware

ReviewT

Amazon Files Suit Against 1,000 People for Fake Reviews – NBC News

OCT 19 2015, 11:36 AM ET

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Amazon has filed a lawsuit against more than 1,000 people who offered to write fake reviews for a price.

The lawsuit, filed Friday targets users of Fiverr.com, an online marketplace where you can take on “gigs” such as designing a logo or writing a press release for $5.

Amazon found that people were offering to write positive reviews of products they had never used, most often with text supplied by the seller. Sometimes, Amazon claimed, they would go so far as to receive empty envelopes in the mail to make it seem like they were actually shipped a product.

“While small in number, these reviews can significantly undermine the trust that consumers and the vast majority of sellers and manufacturers place in Amazon, which in turn tarnishes Amazon’s brand,” reads the complaint.

Tylenol – Check Dosage

Tylenol

New Trial Records: Doctors Recommended Tylenol — But Only at Lower Doses

Internal company documents that have emerged in a New Jersey trial make clear that marketing for Tylenol did not convey doctors’ concerns about its risks.

by Jeff Gerth and T. Christian Miller
ProPublica, Oct. 14, 2015, 12:43 p.m.

For more than 30 years, the Johnson & Johnson unit that makes Tylenol has delivered a consistent message: it’s the pain reliever that doctors recommend most.

Drug Side Effects on Women

Pills

If you are a women ask your doctor about the pills he is prescribing and if they are suitable for women.