More than 40 Western Pennsylvania men were included on the Boy Scouts “ineligible volunteer files” released recently. Dubbed the “perversion files,” the list includes more than 5,000 people that the Boy Scouts considered abusive and, thus, ineligible to volunteer. It is not, however, a list of the people who have…

Recently, this blog covered the outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to the epidural injections of a contaminated batch of a steroid produced by the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Massachusetts. At that time, there weren’t any cases reported in Pennsylvania and there were only 35 reported cases and 5…

The brain is a complex and delicate organ. Damaging it can not only affect motor skills and coordination, but it can radically alter an affected individual’s personality. Most often, individuals in Philadelphia hear of victims of direct trauma caused by car accidents, military combat or sports injuries. During the 2011…

German company Fresenius Medical Care has a huge U.S. market share of products and services needed for the provision of dialysis, the mechanical process that cleans the blood in cases of kidney failure. The New York Times reports that the company is the country’s number-one provider of dialysis machines and…

(CBS News) The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and window blind manufacturer Blind Xpress issued a recall of their custom-made window blinds after a 2-year-old girl was strangled to death by the hanging adjustment cord. The recall will affect about 39,000 vertical and 315,000 horizontal blinds made by the…

Spinal cord injuries can absolutely devastate the lives of Philadelphia victims, particularly in the face of the fact that less than 1 percent of people afflicted with a spinal cord injury are reported to fully recover. Almost a year ago, one Pennsylvania resident was shot in a bar just outside…