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Science Behind Hot Car Deaths

In July in Phoenix, Arizona with temperatures regularly topping 100 degrees, the area saw the deaths of a 1-year-old found dead in a church parking lot and a 7-month-old who died while being cared for by his grandparents. Although still being investigated, both cases are thought to be accidental. These kinds of incidences, which happen all over the U.S. during the summer, are often dubbed as Forgotten Baby Syndrome. The cause of death in these cases is heatstroke, which is clinically defined as when a...
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How Not to Handle a Sexual Harassment Claim

Major cases of sexual harassment have broken in the news with the issues at Fox News and Uber. According to Fortune.com, Fox News' parent company, 21st Century Fox, has paid $45 million in sexual harassment settlements since mid-2016. But sexual harassment claims don’t just happen in big corporations. It can happen at small businesses, the local mom and pop down the road, and even at nonprofits. Unlike major corporations that can better handle the big payouts that these civil cases award, for small businesses and...
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Munchausen by Internet – Being Scammed by Medical Hoax

Munchausen by internet was identified in 1998 by Dr. Marc Feldman, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Alabama, and an expert on Munchausen syndrome and factitious disorders. Dr. Feldman coined the term “Munchausen by Internet” in an article published in 2000, “Munchausen by Internet: Detecting Factitious Illness and Crisis on the Internet.” Dr. Feldman’s noted that at the start Munchausen by internet was more common in online medical support groups, but is now showing up anywhere people socialize online from social networking sites...
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Do You Need a Private Investigator for a Child Custody Issue?

When there is an issue of child custody and visitation, many parents want to ensure the child is safe when they are on their visits with the other parent. For some it’s a legal issue. Maybe there is a drug or alcohol issue. Maybe it’s that there are people in the home that shouldn’t be. There could be concerns about proper supervision. Really, the list could go on why people hire private investigators for a child custody case. When it comes to child custody cases, Mission...
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What to Do After a Sexual Assault

After a trauma like a sexual assault many women and men are unsure of what to do. Do they report to the police? Should they seek medical attention? The moments, hours, and even days right after, people can experience shock, confusion, and uncertainty along with a whole range of other emotions. Safety – First, and foremost, seek safety. If you are in immediate danger or seriously injured, call 911. If you’re not feeling safe even inside your own home, call a friend or hotline for support....
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