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How to Keep Your Pets Safe in a Heat Wave

Dogs locked in cars can die from heat exhaustion even in relatively low temeratures. On an the glass of the windows and windshield can heat the interior to 100 degrees. Credit: MSPCA

By: Nate Homan

With temperatures expected to be in the 90’s through the end of the week, take a few minutes to see how you can keep your pets safe during a heat wave. According to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ani
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 18, 2013 at 1:19 am

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Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe From the Heat This Summer

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From the ASPCA:

For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family — including the four-legged members of the household.

While it may see
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 6, 2013 at 11:43 am

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Parenting: Are So Many Shots for Baby Safe?

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For parents concerned about vaccines and the possibility of harm they may do, the newest research tests the “too many, too soon” theory, and encourages us to put it to rest.

Today the central worry questions the large number of vaccines given, and how many are given at one time, especially when they’re being administered to the vulnerable bodies of very young children. The new study, published online April 1 in the Journal of Pediatrics, found no relationship between the increased exposure to vaccines and autism.

As the number of recommended childhood vaccinations has grown over the decades, so have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnoses – and in the public mind, the two have been difficult to separate.

Fifteen years ago, a now-discredited paper first started the controversy around vaccines and autism. That study described eight children who developed autism after receiving the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine. In big scarlet letters, “RETRACTED” now appears across that paper on the website of the prestigious British medical journal, The Lancet, which refuted the paper in 2010. In 2004, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the health arm of the nonprofit National Academy of Sciences, concluded from its review of evidence that neither the MMR vaccine nor thimerosal, a preservative that is another focus of parents’ concern, causes autism. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 14, 2013 at 12:31 pm

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Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe During the Storm

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 7, 2013 at 9:32 pm

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