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My Neighborhood- Daddy Blogger - October 17, 2011

News10's online site, "My Neighborhood" is the chance for aspiring writers to share their thoughts, experiences, trials and tribulations with the world... and show some neighborhood pride at the same time. 

Dan Natividad is a blogger who became popular with the moms online when he began writing about his experiences as a new dad to his adorable three month old daughter Daphne. Dan's tales from the world of "Daddy-dom," are funny and touching. He compares the impact his daughter has had in he and his wife's lives as if they are now living with a  foreign supermodel- the world revolves around her and you don't speak her language.  Dan and Daphne make a very sweet appearance on the show and both charm hosts Guy Farris and Jodie Moreno. 

To read Dan's blog go to danpluscarrieplusbaby.blogspot.com.

Pfizer, pharmacy group warn on counterfeit drugs

(AP) - Drugmaker Pfizer and a pharmacy standards group are warning consumers about the risks of counterfeit prescription medicines.

Pfizer Inc. and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy are starting an educational campaign to explain the dangers and help people find legitimate online pharmacies.

The effort includes a website called AWARERx.com, a video series on a new YouTube channel called spotfakemeds, and takeovers of websites that counterfeiters have used to sell knock-offs of Pfizer medicines.

Counterfeit drugs can contain toxic substances such as rat poison or have the wrong amount of the real drug's active ingredient.

Pfizer says counterfeit versions of its impotence pill, Viagra, have been sold in at least 101 countries.

Car-safety group: Half of child booster seats pose risks

Car-safety group: Half of child booster seats pose risks

Half of children's car booster seats can't ensure a proper fit with all safety belts, an insurance industry-funded safety group says in a report out today.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said six were so bad that it recommended parents avoid them.

Booster seats, which are recommended for children who have outgrown forward-facing child seats, are designed to raise kids up so adult-size safety belts fit properly.

"Not all boosters are doing that well," says Anne McCartt, the institute's research chief.

Children ages 4-8 in booster seats are 45% less likely to be injured in a crash than those using only seat belts.

Booster seats were rated based on how well they fit the roughly 20 million 4- to 8-year-olds with the lap and shoulder belts in a wide range of vehicles.

IIHS says its ratings are important because it's impossible to tell which booster seats are better just by comparing prices or features.

Ground beef sent to restaurants recalled over possible E. coli

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles company is recalling more than 375,000 pounds of ground beef products that were shipped to restaurants in California and Nevada due to possible E. coli contamination.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Tuesday that routine monitoring confirmed a positive test for E. coli in the meat from Commercial Meat Co.

No illness has been reported so far.

All cases of ground beef products bearing the number "EST.4873" inside the USDA mark of inspection are being recalled. The possibly contaminated beef was produced between Sept. 7 and Oct. 6.

E. coli is a bacterium that's potentially deadly, especially for young children, seniors and people with weak immune systems. It can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration and, in severe cases, kidney failure.