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Hobby Lobby Lawyer Explains Victory

Posted On July 01, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- It's okay for companies with just a few owners to refuse to pay for some types of birth control for their employees for religious reasons. That was the five to four ruling yesterday from the U.S. Supreme Court in the closely watched Hobby Lobby case.   Senior Counsel Hannah Smith represented Hobby…

Physicians’ Group: Healthy Women Don’t Need Routine Pelvic Exams

Posted On July 01, 2014

(Undated) -- The American College of Physicians says there's no need for healthy women who are not pregnant to get routine pelvic exams, though a group of specialists disagrees. The ACP said Monday its analysis indicated the manual screening exam does more harm than good because it causes some women discomfort, anxiety and pain. The…

Review Finds Side Effects From Childhood Vaccines Are Rare

Posted On July 01, 2014

(Undated) -- Parents need to get their children vaccinated against preventable diseases, and doctors should be emphasizing how important these vaccines are. Those are the conclusions of a review of more than 20-thousand childhood vaccine studies that found side effects from vaccines are very rare. The review's authors found no links between vaccines for children…

Lawnmower Injuries Are Avoidable

Posted On July 01, 2014

(Undated) -- Injuries from lawnmowers are common, but very avoidable. Orthopedic surgeon Doctor David Shapiro with the Cleveland Clinic says most injuries happen when people are in a hurry.   If your lawnmower needs cleaned, Doctor Shapiro says to turn off the mower and then use a scraper or a hose. Other possible injuries are…

Burn Unit Nurse Offers Fireworks Safety Tips

Posted On July 01, 2014

(Undated) -- It's fireworks season and that means, unfortunately, a lot of injuries. Registered Nurse Karla Klass, who is the chair of the American Burn Association's burn prevention committee, says fireworks accidents are rarely fatal but that doesn't mean there's no danger.   She also says the danger isn't limited to the person setting off…