Distracted Driving Is No Joke: Robin Lopez and the Portland Police Bureau Should Know Better

Attached is my letter to Robin Lopez, the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Portland Police Bureau. It saddens me to have to write this as I’m a fan. I’ve seen too many people hurt by distracted drivers. Let me know what you think? 20141208LTRRobinsonToLopezTrailblazersPPB

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Warren Zevon: Mesothelioma from Bystander Exposure to Asbestos?

Today marks what would have been Warren Zevon’s 66th birthday. Zevon, a singer-songwriter famous for his songs Werewolves of London and Lawyers, Guns & Money, died of mesothelioma. Interestingly enough, though the only known cause of mesothelioma is asbestos exposure, Zevon could not pinpoint anywhere he was exposed to the deadly carcinogen. Despite being a heavy smoker, tobacco smoke exposure has never been linked to mesothelioma. My parents were big fans, so I was raised on much of his music. I still regularly load an album or two of his on my iPhone, especially on road trips. Mr....

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Acupuncture and Injuries

Many of our clients have tried just about everything to alleviate they pain they are in from injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. A new study from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom shows that acupuncture is a legitimate treatment for chronic pain associated with chronic back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, shoulder pain, and chronic headache. The researchers followed 17,922 participants in 29 randomized trials that took place over a number of years.The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, shows acupuncture’s pain relief benefit was...

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