Not Just Blowing Water — Vaping Presentation Will Sort Myth and Reality

“We keep calling it vaping, and calling it vapor,” Amy Osterman said. “But it’s an aerosol. It’s more like hairspray.” That’s an image Osterman, youth marijuana and tobacco prevention coordinator for Walla Walla County’s Department of Community Health, likes to share with parents and teens. Osterman is one of a trio of specialists presenting a […]

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How Minnesota Schools are Doubling Down on Anti-vaping Efforts

As teen vaping rates continue to rise, Minnesota educators are monitoring their classrooms and hallways for well-disguised vaping devices. Some are shaped like USB flash drives that students can charge by plugging them in to their laptop. Others double as pens and highlighters. Some are even less conspicuous: shaped like a smart watch, an ID badge […]

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Report Claims More Women than Men Injured by Medical Devices

The ICIJ used the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database to conduct the research. This data is publicly available and contains eight million reports which have been filed by doctors, patients and manufacturers when a medical device is suspected of putting someone at risk, causing injury or resulting in […]

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