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  • Health risks for police using radar guns?

    Q: Your recent column on local police being prohibited from using radar for speed monitoring was interesting and brought another aspect of that subject to mind. Years ago an area woman established a scholarship fund for children of state police in memory of her husband, a trooper who had died at a very young age. She died a few years ago. She had told me her husband died of cancer caused, the doctors believed, by his use of a radar gun in his work as a state trooper, and that similar cancers had been reported elsewhere in the country among officers who used radar. Obviously, I'm not a doctor. Perhaps in the past two decades the link has been disproved. But this concern could help explain why use of radar guns is not more widespread.
  • Bostic fine puts the hype in NFL hypocrisy

    Bostic fine puts the hype in NFL hypocrisy
    The NFL’s web site highlighted Jon Bostic’s hit on San Diego wide receiver Mike Willie as “spectacular.’’ Then the NFL fined the Bears rookie $21,000 for the hit. You know, business as usual. The NFL’s web site...

    Blue Rhino workers at fault in blast? OSHA probe shows otherwise

    Blue Rhino workers at fault in blast? OSHA probe shows otherwise
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Blue Rhino for violating 26 safety violations, some serious, in the wake of the fiery explosion on July 29 that severely burned five workers and left one in a coma for a month. It levied a fine of...

     

     
     
     

    Jonathan Fielding, the public's MD

     Jonathan Fielding, the public's MD
    If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...