Monthly Archives: August 2006

Medical Malpractice 101

There was an excellent editorial published in the Palm Beach Postyesterday. The editorial sharply criticizes the docility and unwillingness to monitor Florida doctors. The editorial cites Boynton Beach Dr. Mark Schreiber who was cited by state investigators 3 1/2 years ago yet continues to practice medicine. If public safety is paramount, the Board will start doing its job and discipline wayward doctors.

Ford Truck Fire Danger

Last fall, Ford Motor Co. recalled 3.8 million of its vehicles due to faulty parts. Now, the auto manufacturer has announced that it will have to recall an additional 1.2 million trucks, vans, and SUVs. This is the largest auto recall in the industry’s history and is sure to effect consumer confidence in the popular Ford trucks such as the Ford F-150, F-250, and F-350 models.

Another Ford Truck Recall

In the largest vehicle in history, Ford has announced that it will be forced to recall 1.2 million of its trucks, SUVs, and vans due to a faulty speed deactivation switch. The models affected include: 1994-2002 F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550, 2000-02 Ford Excursion SUVs, 1994-96 Econoline vans and Mountaineers. This latest recall comes in the wake of mounting troubles for the US automaker.

Ft. Myers Pastor Charged with Sexual Abuse of Minors

Pastor Russell Brown was arrested Monday night on charges he molested three young boys who attended his church, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. He is accused of three felony counts of lewd and lascivious behavior. Prior to his arrest, he had been pastor of the church for 20 years. In all, there are six children that have come forward to accuse Brown of sexual abuse between the years 1999-2006.

Some Docs Say Hydrogen Peroxide Better Than Multipurpose Contact Lens Solution

Admittedly, it’s not as convenient as using a contact lens solution that cleans, stores, and rinses your contact lenses, but hydrogen peroxide is being touted as a potenitally safer method of maintinaing eye health.
When the crisis over ReNu with MoistureLoc solution first broke, most consumers just switched to another brand of multipurpose solution. However, as more studies are done, the entire group of multipurpose solution is coming under greater scrutiny.