How to Get Relief during the Fall Allergy Season

Written by Harold Miller

Not only do temperatures and weather conditions change asrepparttar fall season approaches, but those annoying allergies you get every year, around this time, are likely to hit again. But don’t worry just yet, there are ways to fightrepparttar 150562 annoyance so you can be as allergy-free as possible this fall.

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Guidant Pacemaker Recall

Written by T.Going

On July 19, 2005 Guidant Corporation have recalled many pacemakers because of a potentially fatal flaw in nine units of their devices. The company says there have been 69 units from these groups that have undergone some sort of failure. Between 1997 and 2000, 78,000 pacemakers were manufactured and all are suspected to have this defect. Over 18,000 of these pacemakers are still in use today inrepparttar United States.

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