Month: January 2013

ConAgra Worker Who Fell to His Death had Cocaine in His System

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported on January 22 that the ConAgra worker who fell to his death in August was found to have cocaine in his bloodstream. When he had fallen there was a story in the news that he complained of dizziness before he fell approximately 70 feet from a one man lift […]

Written by on January 31, 2013

Study Shows News Stories on Nursing Homes are Mostly Negative

A recent study published in the December Issue of Medical Care, a journal published by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, found that many news stories paint a negative picture of nursing homes.  The researchers found that about 49% of nursing home news stories are negative with only about 10% being positive.  According to the report the […]

Written by on January 29, 2013

Man Hit by SUV in Home Dies

A Godfrey man was hit by an SUV that crashed into his home Sunday January 13, 2013.  The accident left him pinned under the vehicle and debris.  According to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report published on January 14, 2013 the man was found dead on the scene later after police kept sifting through the wreckage. The […]

Written by on January 24, 2013

Identity Theft Possibility Announced by Washington University School of Medicine

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported that a Washington University surgeon had his laptop stolen while at a conference in Argentina.  According to the doctor, the laptop contained private information on over 1,100 patients. The information included patient names, diagnoses, surgeries performed and 39 social security numbers. The University has sent letters out to the […]

Written by on January 22, 2013

GM Announces Another Recall

In a tough two week period for auto manufacturer GM another recall was announced. Over 54,000 trucks and SUVs were recalled due to problems with the steering column. All vehicles are 2013 models including the Chevrolet Avalanche, Express, Silverado, Tahoe and Suburban. Cadillac Escalade, Escalade EXT and Escalade ESV and GMC Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL […]

Written by on January 17, 2013

Supreme Court Looking at Missouri DUI Case

The Supreme Court is currently deliberating over whether it should be necessary to get a warrant before checking a suspected drunk driver’s blood alcohol level. The case they are closely examining occurred in Missouri where a weaving, speeding car was pulled over and the officers, who suspected drug or alcohol use, gave the driver a […]

Written by on January 15, 2013

No End of the Season Glory for One Football Player

A Dallas Cowboy football player from St. Louis, Josh Brent, has been charged with the death of another player on his team in Texas for intoxication manslaughter. Brent was admittedly driving while impaired when the accident occurred. The deceased, Jerry Brown, was described by Josh Brent as his best friend and was also from the […]

Written by on January 10, 2013

Two Adults Charged with a Felony in Underage Driver Accident

A fifteen year old driver with a learner’s permit caused an accident May 8.  The two adults who allowed her to drive were charged in Mid-December with felonies on four counts of endangering the welfare of a child.  According to a story posted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on December 13, 2012 the adults were […]

Written by on January 8, 2013

Missouri Healing Arts Board Suspends Doctor

In a possibly unprecedented move the Missouri Healing Arts Board has suspended a physician, Dr. Randall E. Meyer, from practice until a hearing scheduled for February 4, 2013.  According to the story reporting the suspension in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on December 26 the board could not find any mention of a previous action like […]

Written by on January 3, 2013

FDA Issues Warning About Blood Thinner

According to the results of some recent testing in Europe he drug Pradaxa has been shown to possibly be harmful to patients with mechanical heart valves. The FDA has issued a warning that the popular blood thinner should not be used by patients that have been given these types of valves. A recent clinical trial […]

Written by on January 1, 2013