YOU SHOULD KNOW E-NEWLETTERS

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More Kids Left in Hot Cars

Every summer we read the sad news of children dying from heatstroke after being left in a hot car - one every 10 days, according to the statistics. Share this information with everyone you know and help us prevent these tragedies.  View Hot Cars.

WomenGuide to Grilling Fun and Safety

Nothing says summer better than an estimated 92 million American grill-owning households cranking up their backyard barbecues for festive gatherings. So grab those funky aprons and your favorite BBQ sauce while we explore what you should know about the fun, lore and safety tips associated with one of America’s favorite summer pastimes — outdoor grilling. View Grilling

HandsFamily’s Search for Answers Uncovers Truth at GM

GM provides us with the perfect "teaching moment" for civil justice. The parents of Brooke Melton wanted answers in the death of their daughter in a car crash involving a Chevrolet Cobalt. Their willingness to take on GM with the help of a lawyer and the civil justice system resulted in the recall of 2.6 million cars and revelations once again that corporations will often choose profit over safety.
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WomenWomen Alert to Harmful Drugs

A long line of harmful drugs and medical devices have been – and continue to be – sold to unsuspecting women. This issue of You Should Know is dedicated to all those grandmas, moms, daughters, sisters and friends out there who deserve protection from unsafe medical products. View Harmful Drugs

HandsAssisted Living Not Always Safe

As the baby boomer generation ages, assisted living has become a big business – and for too many residents and their families, a big problem. Uneven regulation has created a dangerous situation where some facilities are not properly equipped or staffed to care for an increasingly ill populationView Assisted Living

LoggerAmerica’s Most Dangerous Jobs

Reality cable shows like Deadliest Catch and Ax Men thrill millions of viewers with an inside look at the two most dangerous jobs in America. But every day 12 Americans go to work and never come home. Every year, nearly 3 million more suffer debilitating injuries. View Dangerous Jobs

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Medical Errors Third Leading Cause of Death

A recent study estimates that 210,000 hospital patients die each year from preventable medical errors, roughly equivalent to 365 jumbo jet disasters. That puts medical errors as the third leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer. You should know how patient safety can help you survive a hospital stay. View Medical Errors

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