Month: August 2016

Proton pump inhibitors adverse effects have recently been the focus of many news stories. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medications that reduce the amount of stomach acid that the lining of the stomach produces. They are designed to relieve the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), better known as acid reflux. This is a condition […]

Nearly all of us have watched someone water ski on a lake or seen the sport being enjoyed during a TV show or movie. When it’s done well, the sport looks extremely easy. However, pulling yourself up on skis while a boat accelerates can take considerable practice and an excellent sense of balance. In general, […]

Cars are getting smarter. Each new model year rolls out new bells and whistles. Many of these features utilize computer systems that manage different features of cars without operator input. One of the most popular features available—in standard and luxury models alike—are back-up cameras and audible warnings. Instead of having to turn your head over […]

On July 30, 2016, sixteen people lost their lives in central Texas due to a tragic incident involving a hot air balloon that may have been caused by the balloon colliding with power lines. This incident happened about 30 miles south of Austin, the state capital. According to an NBC news article published online on […]

Stairs are common in office buildings, apartment complexes, and homes. People hurriedly climb stairs without looking where they are placing their feet—sometimes with an armful of boxes or papers. However, others are very careful—even using the handrail. What happens when someone is injured after falling on stairs by no fault of their own? Maybe the […]

Day in and day out, a personal injury lawyer regularly handles quite a range of case types. In no particular order, here are ten of the most common types. In all of these incidents, the assistance of a Houston personal injury lawyer may be the best bet when a victim is seeking justice for his […]

Do you know what the leading behavior involved in traffic fatalities is? Drunk driving? Distracted driving? No—according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), driving too fast was the leading behavior involved in traffic fatalities in 2014. In 18.8% of fatal crashes, driving too fast was reported, followed by driving under the influence in […]

During the past decade, television commercials and print ads constantly urged everyone to seek treatment for their chronic heartburn, acid indigestion, and GERD (gastrointestinal reflux disease) symptoms. Eventually, most of the ads for Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, and other PPI (proton pump inhibitor) drugs seemed almost to fade away. While the public may not have noticed […]