Vehicular Homicide

Several states have laws referred to as an assault by auto or vehicular homicide as it is considered in Illinois. As the driver of a truck, there is a lot of responsibility; the greatest concern is safety and keeping fatigued drivers off the highway and freeways. There are regulations for when and how long a […]

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Home Kitchen / Chloe Stirling’s

Twelve-year-old Chloe Stirling’s started a cupcake business, called “Hey Cupcake!” in her parent’s kitchen. On June 10th, Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill in her family’s kitchen in downstate Troy, just east of St. Louis MO, that will allow home bakers to start a business in their home and be freed from some government health […]

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Pradaxa and Actos: Is Non-Preservation of Documents an Emerging Trend?

When a US District Court judge fined Boehringer Ingelheim almost $1 million at the end of last year for failure to preserve documents regarding the blood thinner Pradaxa, the decision served as a precursor to a similar position taken by the Court in regards to the Actos portfolio. The Actos manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, was cited […]

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Employee Misclassification Act

The Employee Misclassification Act is a hot button topic at both state and federal levels. The act currently only applies to employers in the construction industry. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division launched an employee misclassification initiative several years ago and has taken steps to increase enforcement, including an information-sharing agreement with […]

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Reproductive Medicine

According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine In 2010, 61,000 babies were born through assisted reproductive technology; a few State higher courts have addressed what happens to the frozen embryos once a couple separates. The Illinois court has ruled on an embryo case but the ruling still allows many of the issues to remain […]

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Firearm Concealed Carry Act

On July 9, 2013, the Firearm Concealed Carry Act became state law and Illinois became the 50th state to enact concealed-carry legislation. The Illinois law allows concealed guns on private property and places of work and worship unless property owners post signage that indicates otherwise; it prohibits guns in schools, parks, child care facilities, government […]

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Menopause and Testosterone

Testosterone is thought of as “the male hormone”, but testosterone also plays an important role in women. Testosterone in women is produced in the ovaries and the adrenal glands. The ovaries produce testosterone even after menopause. Women who have their ovaries removed are at significant risk for decreased testosterone levels and the subsequent symptoms associated […]

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What is testosterone?

Testosterone is a steroid hormone naturally produced in the male body. Among other things, it’s responsible for the maintenance of secondary sex characteristics, such as the growth of body hair and muscle mass. Low Testosterone (T) is one of the unintended consequences of taking some medications. The testosterone level of a healthy young male generally […]

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Give A Big Applause To CVS

CVS Caremark, the country’s largest drugstore chain in overall sales, announced in February that it planned to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by October 2014. The company estimated that its decision would shave an estimated $2 billion in sales from customers buying cigarettes and other products, including incidental items like gum that might […]

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Low Testosterone Medication

Low testosterone can dim a man’s sex drive, energy, and motivation. Medication to cure low testosterone can have harmful effects. When needed, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can boost T levels back to normal and return a man to full vigar. Still, there are also risks to TRT, and the long-term safety isn’t clear. A consumer […]

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