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He Swallowed a Toothpick. It Could Have Killed Him.
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January 30, 2019 via NY Times

A young man nearly lost his life to a toothpick he didn’t even know he had swallowed, according to a harrowing report published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine.

The three-inch wood pick, from a sandwich, traveled through most of his digestive tract without doing any harm. But then it poked through the intestinal wall and pierced an artery, creating a conduit for bacteria to invade his bloodstream and damaging the artery enough to cause serious bleeding.

For nearly three weeks, his symptoms — abdominal pain, fever, distressing gut trouble — mystified doctors. By the time they figured out what was wrong, he had a potentially fatal infection. It took extensive surgery to save him.'s ConvergeBlog
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Don't Take The Bait! "Spear Phishing" and "Whaling" Take Scams To The Next Level

January 28, 2019 via Fisher Phillips
The degree of sophistication and targeting of these scams has risen to unprecedented levels of late. In fact, the progression of these attacks has even coined new terms to refer to them – "spear phishing" and "whaling."
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ADA Lawsuits Targeting Hotels' Websites For Not Disclosing How Accessible They Are

January 23, 2019 via Miami Herald

The suits state that the hotels violated the Americans With Disabilities Act because their websites’ reservations systems "fail to provide information about the accessible features of the hotel and its rooms to persons with disabilities."
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What Hotels Need To Know About Their Legal Obligations
January 1, 2019 via Hotel Management

Being well-versed in all of the rules and regulations affecting a hotel can prevent not only expensive lawsuits, but negative publicity. That's why it's always worthwhile to educate management on what they can and cannot (or even should and should not) do, starting from federal law all the way down to brand standards and an individual property’s policies.
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