Looking for a florist?

Perhaps you're not sure whom you should use when the need arises to send flowers for that special occasion.

After receiving several warnings and complaints about JustFlowers.com, an online florist company, we decided to put them to the test. A call was made to their 800 number by a member of our staff while also perusing their online site. A female voice offered assistance. Our staff member then suggested that the site offered a number of choices and it would perhaps be best to find the preferred choice and then call back with the selection. The JustFlowers.com representative stated she would wait.

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HERSHEY, Pa. — Approximately 80 percent of unintentional firearm deaths of kids under the age of 15 occur at home. According to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, about one-third of homes with children have guns, many left unlocked or loaded, and three-quarters of children ages 5 to 14 know where firearms are kept in the home.

Injuries from guns kept in the home are often devastating, but they also are frequently preventable.

Dr. Mack Ruffin, chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, said the issue isn’t whether you keep guns at home, but rather the measures you take to secure them.

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Warning letters are part of joint effort to protect youth from dangers of nicotine and tobacco products and part of FDA’s new Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan

As part of ongoing efforts to protect youth from the dangers of nicotine and tobacco products, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) jointly issued 13 warning letters to manufacturers, distributors, and retailers for selling e-liquids used in e-cigarettes with labeling and/or advertising that resemble kid-friendly food products, such as juice boxes, candies, or cookies, some of them with cartoon-like imagery. Several of the companies receiving warning letters also were cited for illegally selling the products to minors.

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During Healthy Vision Month each May, Americans are urged to make eye health a priority. Take a few minutes to learn about diabetic retinopathy, the most common form of diabetes-related eye disease and the leading cause of blindness in working-age Americans. Taking an active role in managing your diabetes can help prevent vision loss from diabetic retinopathy.

Stay Informed

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The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop in Chicago on June 25 to examine scams involving cryptocurrencies.

The “Decrypting Cryptocurrency Scams” workshop will bring together consumer groups, law enforcement, research organizations, and the private sector to explore how scammers are exploiting public interest in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and Litecoin and to discuss ways to empower and protect consumers.

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The staff of the Federal Trade Commission sent letters to two foreign companies that market electronic devices and apps that appear to collect geolocation data from children, warning that the companies may be in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule.

The letters were sent to China-based Gator Group Co., Ltd., and Sweden-based Tinitell, Inc., which both provide online services. Gator Group advertises an app and a device called the Kids GPS Gator Watch, which it markets as a “child’s first cell phone.” Tinitell has also marketed an app that works with a mobile phone worn like a watch, which is also designed for children. Although Tinitell has stopped selling the devices, they will continue to operate through September 2018. Copies of the letters were also sent to the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, which make the apps available to consumers in their stores.

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