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Watch What You Eat: Supplements Not Regulated By the FDA

On May 18, 2017 dietary supplement maker, Nutrition Distribution LLC, filed a suit against rival company, Metabolic Edge Nutritional Supplements LLC, claiming that its’ supplements actually contain carcinogens and can cause liver damage. Metabolic Edge, more commonly known as Iron Muscle Supplements, markets its products specifically to body-builders claiming their supplements have the same benefits as anabolic steroids without the serious side effects. Why are products that could cause cancer on the market? The answer is one of the lesser known secrets of the Food and Drug Administration.  Most people don’t know that the Food and Drug Administration does not...

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Will your next prescription come from Amazon?

Nearly everyone has logged onto Amazon to see if they have a product they are interested in. And Amazon almost always carries that product. That’s because Amazon takes advantage of an economic principle called the long tail. Essentially what this means is that Amazon can make profits from selling obscure rarely purchased products that a big box retailer could not. As Amazon continues to expand the nearly half billion item long inventory list (compared to just about 142,000 products sold in a WalMart) they are looking to enter new industries. The latest? Prescription drugs. So, what challenges do you face,...

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What Happens When you Don’t Pay Your Tickets, the Wheel boots New Friend

Every now and then when driving around town you see a yellow metal cap wrapped around a car’s wheel. A clear sign of an unpaid parking ticket. Well, the wheel boot may soon be a thing of the past as a new invention comes into play: the Barnacle. How does one even get a boot on their car? Well, according to the Denver Police Department, boots are placed on vehicles that have three or more outstanding violations against them. Once the boot is placed on the car you have 72 hours to pay all fines or the vehicle will be towed...

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5 Signs You Need to Get Your Brakes Checked

Having good brakes is one of the most important parts of being a responsible car owner. The most common type of car accident in the United States is the rear-end collision, many of which might be able to be prevented if everyone had some stronger brakes.  Having newer brake pads means your car can stop faster and sooner, potentially saving you from a dangerous accident. Brake pads are heavy metal disks that press against your wheels and use friction to slow or stop the vehicle. On average brake pads should be replaced every 50,000 miles. However, keeping track of the...

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What if you never got in an Accident? The Steps you need to take to be accident free

Have you ever been in a car accident? If you are like most Americans, you probably have. The more than 6 million American automotive crashes each year are bound to affect you at some point in your life. In fact, the average American driver is expected to file a claim about every 17.9 years. Here are three simple steps you need to take to be accident free: The number one thing that can prevent car crashes is increased reaction time. Most people are unable to teach themselves to react faster, but what if you had more time to react. That’s...

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The Seat belt is every driver’s best friend, but where did it come from?

Everybody knows it’s a good idea to wear a seat belt, yet half of the victims in more than 35,000 auto crash deaths every year in the United States failed to wear one. If you’re someone who consistently wears their seat belt, you may be wondering, where did the seat belt come from? How does it protect me? And why don’t more people wear them? A brief history of the seat belt Before we had the three points seat belt all cars are equipped with today, seat belts looked a lot like they do in airplanes. These two point seat belts that stretched across the lap...

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Everything you need to know about riding your motorcycle safely this summer

The emergence of summer means different things to everybody around the world, and for 8.4 million registered motorcycle owners in the United States, it means prime riding conditions. Here’s how to stay safe this summer as both a rider and a driver as nothing ruins a summer day quite like an unexpected motorcycle crash. What are the facts? It’s not surprising that when a motorcyclist crashes they get more injured than their car counter parts. Motorcyclists are injured 96% of the time in collisions and are at 35X the risk of death as someone riding in a passenger vehicle. In 2014 alone...

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Taking a road trip? How to safely share the road with semi-trucks

Taking a summer road trip can be a fun and exciting activity for you and your family. As we drive out of the city and onto major trucking highways in Colorado such as Interstate 25, it is important to remember we are sharing the road with semi-trucks and driving around them requires a new set of precautions. Semi-trucks are vital to the American economy to deliver goods, with 5.6 million of them registered for driving on American roads. With this volume, it’s important to take extra precautions to stay safe. Just how dangerous are semi-trucks? A semi-truck weighs about 70,000 pounds compared to the average weight of...

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Schools Out! Keeping your kids safe during summer driving

More than 35,000 high schools across the United States will be going on summer break soon; and between the pool, summer jobs, and hanging out with friends your kids will be driving a lot more. With teens at 3 times the risk of being in a car crash, it is important to educate them on how to stay safe on the roads. Here is everything you need to know to keep your teen safe this summer: 1. Make sure your teenager is wearing their seatbelt not only in their own car, but with friends too. Only 60% of teens consistently use seatbelts in all vehicles....

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Federal Arbitration Act holds strong under Supreme Court: What it means for you

On Monday May 15th the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Kindred Healthcare, a nursing home system, was allowed to enforce a binding arbitration contract signed by the families of two patients who died in the facilities. This decision is just one in a string of similar decisions upholding the legality of a controversial practice known as arbitration. So, what is Arbitration? Who uses it? And what does it mean for you? What is Arbitration? In the most basic sense, arbitration in the process of settling a legal dispute through arbitration services rather than the court systems. Two parties can...

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