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Hoarding Can Be a Deadly Business

May 20, 2018 by in category Hoarding

Hoarding Can Be a Deadly Business If parting with possessions is a serious problem, you can now be officially diagnosed with hoarding disorder By Scott O. Lilienfeld, Hal Arkowitz on September 1, 2013 Credit: KATY LEMAY Stuff, stuff and more stuff. Many of us love to buy and keep things, even when the items are […]

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Rare, Crippling Virus caught at California State Park

May 20, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

Spencer Fry had just gotten a degree in anthropology last year from Sacramento State and was happy to start a summer job as a park aide at Bodie State Historic Park, a gold-mining ghost town preserved in a state of arrested decay. Courtesy of the Fry-Todoroff family He caught a rare, crippling virus at a […]

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Fentanyl-cocaine combo taking lives in Western Pa.

May 20, 2018 by in category Uncategorized

Fentanyl-cocaine combo taking lives in Western Pa. CHUCK BIEDKA | Saturday, March 17, 2018, 2:30 p.m. A deadly blend of cocaine and the powerful opioid fentanyl is appearing on Western Pennsylvania streets and autopsy tables, according to police, coroners and other experts. The combination is a modern “speedball,” with stimulant and depressant drugs like the stuff […]

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Hantavirus

May 20, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

Hantavirus Other Names: Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome Cause There are many different species of rodent-borne hantaviruses that cause hemorrhagic fever in humans. Hantavirus was first isolated in 1976 when there was an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever in United Nations troops in Korea. Significance Humans can become severely ill when infected with […]

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Hoarding is getting worse in the U.S.

May 19, 2018 by in category Uncategorized

Hoarding is a serious disorder — and it’s only getting worse in the U.S. Records, posters and toys are among the items in the New York home of a man who said he is making progress in controlling his hoarding. (Seth Wenig/AP) By Sara Solovitch April 11, 2016 Sandy Stark always loved pretty things. When […]

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Pittsburgh man convicted of drug trafficking

May 18, 2018 by in category Uncategorized

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Pennsylvania FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Pittsburgh Man Sentenced in Heroin and Fentanyl Trafficking Scheme PITTSBURGH – A former resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 12 months and one day in jail, to be followed by three years of […]

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OSHA Guidelines

May 18, 2018 by in category Uncategorized

OSHA guidelines are laws that require employers to provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers. The Act created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards. Federal Regulation 29CFR1910.1030 of OSHA states that no employee can be place in a position […]

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Blood-Borne Pathogens

May 18, 2018 by in category Uncategorized

Blood-borne pathogens are not to be taken lightly. Under no circumstance should anyone clean or dispose of items even moderately affected by human blood – particularly if either the source of the blood or the medical history of the injured party is unknown. Blood-borne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease […]

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Victim’s Compensation Program

May 17, 2018 by in category Uncategorized

Yesterday we talked about the Victim’s Compensation Program and the steps they take to help offset costs of trauma. Fortunately, there are other resources available, too. Did you know that crime scene cleanup services are typically covered by homeowners, commercial and automobile insurance policies? Many states offer financial assistance for crime scene cleanup as well […]

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Leave the Blood Cleanup to the Professionals…US!

May 17, 2018 by in category Uncategorized

You’re probably wondering why there are four images of a fast food bathroom on your timeline. Let us explain. It is dangerous and against OSHA guidelines for untrained employees to clean up blood or any type of biohazardous waste. The first image shows a bathroom floor that *appears* to have been cleaned properly by an […]

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