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Accidental Infant Asphyxial Deaths by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 1:35pm Last Thursday and Friday I was at the 12th Annual IL Symposium for Child Death Review Teams. In addition to a couple of “business” meetings there were lectures on issues of child death. The first lecture was about a constellation of deaths that, in the past, were often confused with SIDS. But these deaths are preventable, so it is important ... Read on »
RECALL: Infant Suffocation Deaths Prompt Recall of Amby Baby Motion Beds/Hammocks by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted Tue 08 Dec 2009 9:04am  News from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, D.C. 20207 For Immediate Release Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 544-9721 December 8, 2009 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 Release #10-FOR CLEARANCE CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 ... Read on »
David Carradine and possible death of Autoerotic Asphyxia by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Sun 07 Jun 2009 12:00am Could David Carradine have died of Autoerotic Asphyxia? People close to him are saying he would never have killed himself, but that is probably common amongst family and friends. It is a sad case and starting to look sexual in the latest TMZ post. Best Regards, John Di Saia MD Read on »
You Don’t Need to Come to the ER at 3am for “Strep Throat” by ERDoc Posted Tue 30 Jun 2009 5:54pm Among the more frustrating ER visits that you will never see on your favorite TV medical drama of choice is that of the 3am visit for possible “Strep Throat”. The sad reality though, is that this is something that we as a medical community have contributed to in a potentially large way. Some people are afraid of Strep because of the supposed ... Read on »
Choking “Game” is Suffocation Roulette by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 1:36pm It’s a “high without drugs”. In this “game” kids, and some adults, try to get a close to death as possible by shutting off oxygen to the brain for that “high”. Kids, most old enough to be considered to be young adults in many cultures, are playing this “game”, flirting with death. It kills; it has killed here in Lake County as it has elsewhere. H ... Read on »
Suicide: Top 10 Cause of Death in U.S Men by k Patient Expert Posted Thu 04 Jun 2009 10:33pm The news of David Carradine’s death ( David Carradine Dead From Apparent Suicide ) might have not registered with me had I not read of his cause of death, reportedly by hanging. That’s how my brother took his life four years ago. Did you know that suicide is the number 8 cause in the United States for death among men? They make up 80% of tota ... Read on »
Days 2 & 3: The Smoking Baby, Dead Bones, Captain Feathersword and the Fish Killers by Helene Patient Expert Posted Wed 29 Jul 2009 11:20pm A continuation of our "change of routine in a different environment.... Day 2: The day begins with Landon as our tour guide....he sits down first thing in the morning and scopes out the best places for families to bring their demon spawn children: Then my dad and his wife (who made the mistake of planning his vacation in the same pl ... Read on »
Blue tint in mouths could be from potassium cyanide,a deadly poison used,to kill 1000s of doves in Italy? #tcot by Patty .. Patient Expert Posted Thu 06 Jan 2011 6:21pm Italian news is reporting on the death of thousands of doves who may have died from choking, cyanide poisoning or rat poisoning, but why and by whom? Are all these recent bird and fish deaths somehow related; could terrorists be testing chemical/biological weapons? Or is there a higher power involved in the deaths or ... Read on »
The Death of Robert Saylor by Michelle Patient Expert Posted Thu 28 Mar 2013 12:00am Robert Saylor, a young man with Down syndrome, passed away at a movie theater in January. He had been there with an aide watching Zero Dark Thirty. After the movie ended he wanted to see it again. A theater employee told him he needed to leave the theater and buy another ticket if he wanted to watch it again. He refused to leave the theater ... Read on »
Are dead iguanas paralyzing Miami’s dogs? by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Sat 30 Jan 2010 10:00pm For the past week I’ve been aware of a scary condition affecting at least a score of dogs in South Florida. It’s a hindlimb weakness that leads––within hours to days––to paralysis. It seems to work much like botulism poisoning would so that dogs eventually succumb to the effects of the disease once they can no longer power the muscles they ... Read on »