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Transportation Company Opens New Recruiting Office in Paragould

Paragould, AR April 18th, 2015. Carter Express, a high-quality transportation carrier, is pleased to announce the opening of a new recruiting office at its Paragould location.  Aiming to double its fleet in Paragould from 63 to 125 trucks, Carter is looking to hire both experienced truck drivers and recent graduates.

From 12:00 to 3:00pm on Saturday, April 18th, Carter Express will have an Open House event for their new recruiting office.  All business and community members are invited to attend as well any interested applicants.

Truck Driving is an increasingly attractive career choice.  The current driver shortage has driven the pay up and offers good job security. Many successful, career-minded professionals are making a switch to the truck-driving career because of the independence, autonomy, and long-term benefits available.

Carter Express is recruiting solo drivers and teams for regional and weekly home time positions.  Carter offers drivers competitive pay per mile as well as bonuses for safety, efficiency, longevity, and overall performance.  Interested applicants can visit the website at or contact the recruiting department by emailing [email protected].

Through its continued growth and high standards, Carter Express continues to strengthen the local and national economy through thousands of jobs and transportation services that keep US businesses moving forward.  Carter Express is the partner carrier for Carter Logistics, an expert 3PL company providing transportation logistics and supply chain management solutions to clients throughout the US and globally.

Carter Express is a global company with a strong presence along the NAFTA highway and a great reputation among drivers.  Carter boasts one of the lowest accident ratios in the nation and safety awards from 2008 to 2013.

Get to a Medical Spa!

Through the years, the popularity of medical spas has been on a steady rise. Medical spas, also called medi-spas or medspas, are a combination of two things – a spa that offers procedures and proficiency of a medical professionally. Treatments that are offered in a medical spa are typically the same are those in the regular spas, such as massages, facials, and body treatment, however, they also offer specialized medical treatments like Botox injections and other skin care treatments that are offered in a dermatological clinic.

If you go to a med spa, you can be sure that the product used there are of high quality medical grade. This would mean that medical spas offer better results than traditional spas. Licensed doctors are the ones who oversee the procedures that require medical attention, while aestheticians are the ones who handle the regular therapies that day spas offer. These would assure the customers safety and provide effective and longer-lasting results.

It is important to find the right medical spa. Since many people are seeking spa treatments from these medi-spas, there have been other people who have taken advantage of the demand and have set up their business without proper licenses or trainings. These can prove detrimental to consumers, as they can endanger their health and safety. In order to be sure that the medical spa that you are going to is licensed, check them online and as well as their license registration papers.

Aside from the regular services that a day spa offers, medical spas provide corrective skin care procedures and products that are designed to each individual needs. They are not only concerned about beauty, but overall wellness and health of their customers, which is why they combine aesthetic skin care procedures and treatments with nutrition education that would enhance the overall constitution of the customers.

The Ill Effects of Yasmin

Two of the top selling birth control pills in the United States are Yaz and Yasmin, both manufactured and distributed by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. Bayer, a German company that manufactures pharmacological and chemical products, began operations in Barmen, Germany in 1863. Today, it has branches in as many as 50 countries and is among the 10 top pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Bayer released Yasmin to the market in 2001. Besides its use of drospirenone, a synthetic or artificial progesterone, which is said to effectively treat temperate acne and premenstrual dysphoric disorder or PMDD, the drug also contains 30 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol, the hormone that helps suppress ovulation and increase density of bone minerals.

Every pack of Yasmin contains 21 active pills and 7 palliative pills (also called inactive pills), the function of which is simply to reduce annoying symptoms before or during one’s period. It is necessary that the pills be taken at the specified time daily; thus, in the event that one forgets or fails to take a pill, she can either take it as soon as she remembers or have two pills the following day.

This pill, which can effectively prevent women as young as 14 years old from getting pregnant, is not suggested for everyone, though. Women who are not sure if they are pregnant or not, those with medical disorders and those who are nursing, should not take the product as it could cause birth defects or, in the case of nursing women, harm the child.

The popularity of Yasmin, however, has been tainted with reports of serious side effects, lawsuits and settlements by the manufacturer. In fact, early this 2013, Bayer paid about $24 million in settlement claims (due to gall bladder injuries the drug is believed to have caused). The company may be losing a bigger amount too to compensate about 4,800 women who are found to have developed blood clots after taking the pills.

According to the website of attorney Williams Kherkher, known severe side effects of Yasmin, include:

  • Gallbladder injuries
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which frequently happens in the leg due to difficulty in ensuring good flow of blood in the body’s lower parts.
  • Cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), which is failure in brain function resulting from a disturbance in brain’s blood supply. CVA may cause a woman to lose the function of limbs, vision and the capability to formulate speech
  • Myocardial infarction or damage of heart tissues due to obstruction in the supply of blood to the heart muscle
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Death

There are many other side effects of Yasmine, which may be considered minor. Nevertheless, these are unwanted due to the great inconvenience that these cause those who take the pill. As of 2012, there have already been about 12,000 lawsuits recorded against Bayer products Yaz and Yasmin. Despite this huge number, Bayer maintains its claim that its pills, if taken according to instructions, are safe and effective.

The Primary Factor Considered in a Child Custody Case

Parents, who decide to part ways after failing to find solutions that will mend the tear in their relationship, need to address vital divorce-related issues before finally going separate ways. One of these issues is child custody, a complicated issue that divorcing parents need to settle. Child custody is the legal decision on who ought to have full guardianship of the child and what specific responsibilities each parent will have over their child.

 There is no federal law that mandates US states on how the case of child custody ought to be decided, thus, some states differ on how they determine the case. Despite the differences though, there is one constant factor which every state considers and prioritizes – the child’s best interest. For children below 18 years old, infants and the unborn, as well as individuals who are mentally incompetent, the court usually appoints a guardian ad litem to represent them. This special guardianship lasts only during the duration of the legal proceedings (such as divorce, cases of child neglect and / or abuse, contested inheritance and paternity suits). The guardian ad litem is usually a lawyer; the court, though, may decide to appoint a social worker to represent the child and inform the court of his or her needs and interests.

Other factors the court may consider when determining the best custodian for the child may include any of the following:

–          the capability of the parent to address the child’s medical and educational needs and the parent’s understanding of these needs, his or her emotional state, physical limitations and work schedules;

–          the child’s relationship with his or her parents;

–          the parent’s ability to meet the emotional needs of the child;

–          the fitness and financial stability of the parents;

–          the proximity of the parents’ homes;

–          the amount and quality of time spent by the parent with the child before the separation

There are also different types of custody that the court may decide to award: legal custody, joint legal custody, physical custody and sole custody. Unless one parent is deemed by the court as unfit to act as custodial parent, custody is usually awarded to both parents who would share equal time with their child / children (granting that they live near each other) and who can decide with regard to their child / children’s future.

Consulting with a highly-qualified family lawyer would enable you understand greatly the issues regarding child custody. He or she will also be able to help you realize what is really best for your child.

Birth Defects May Mean a Zoloft Lawsuit

Pregnancy can be accompanied by a roller coaster of emotions, perhaps due to the hormonal changes that are occurring in the mother’s body. Two of the most common psychological problems encountered during pregnancy is anxiety and depression. When it gets bad enough, a doctor may prescribe small doses of Zoloft, generically known as sertraline hydrochloride, to ease the symptoms. Zoloft manufacturer Pfizer is not shy about touting the benefits the prescription drug in keeping a woman calm and relaxed during pregnancy.

Here’s the clincher: antidepressants such as Zoloft has been associated with a number of birth defects that may have a significant impact on the lives of both mother and child. These defects include but not limited to:

  • Abdominal defects
  • Atrial septal defects
  • Club feet
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn
  • Skull defects
  • Spina bifida
  • Tetralogy of fallot (TOF) with pulmonary atresia
  • Transposition of the great arteries
  • Ventricular septal defects

The risks to the baby in utero have been well-established, and yet Pfizer is pooh-poohing the warnings of health experts in the use of Zoloft during pregnancy. This failure to inform and warn patients about the dangers of Zoloft use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding renders the company negligent for knowingly risking the life of another human being in order to sell their products.

As a result, more than 250 cases have been filed against Pfizer for the birth defects or health problems of children who were exposed in utero and through breast milk. Currently, a multidistrict litigation has been set-up in Philadelphia. This will provide more people to have their grievances addressed with the support of other fellow sufferers. Even children who are now adults but were born with problems because of the use of Zoloft during pregnancy are following suit.

Zoloft is a prescription drug, and can only be obtained from a licensed medical doctor, Nevertheless, Pfizer should still have clearly and rigorously warned the public against the dangers of taking Zoloft while pregnant. If you think you have a good chance of succeeding in a Zoloft lawsuit, consult an Zoloft lawsuit attorney to assess your situation, provide you with advice on what how to go about it for a successful conclusion.

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