Story Ideas - Oct 2015

As you work to keep your planning calendar healthy and full headed into November, here are 10 stories from around the country designed to fit on at least one (or all) of your platforms...

INTERNET DISORDER TREATMENT

 

Disordered Internet use is already treated as a serious problem in some parts of the world. Now, a small but growing number of people in the U.S. are seeking help in the form of treatment centers styled after substance abuse programs.

EL NINO IN-DEPTH

We've already heard a lot about the potential for a strong El Nino.  But what exactly does this mean for your local market.  Put your mets front and center, do a digital deep-dive, and even consider a 30-minute special.

MED SPA INJURIES

Laser hair removal, Botox and chemical peels are now being done at medical spas instead of doctor’s offices.  And as this industry grows, so do the numbers of injuries and lawsuits.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS

We’ve all been told it’s important to check your credit history once a year, but have you ever thought about checking into your criminal history. Some people are finding out that even if they’ve never been convicted of a crime, they have a record.

HACKING HOSPITALS

The FDA recently warned that a common medical device that regulates medicine in intravenous drips is vulnerable to hackers.  What are your local hospitals doing to keep themselves cyber-safe.

KIDS COSTUMES QUESTIONED

At least one store carrying costumes considered too risque for kids is taking heat headed into this year's holiday.

CHEMICALS MAKING YOU FAT

6 tips to avoid exposure to a certain type of common chemical that might be making you fat.

KEYLESS IGNITION DEATHS

They're supposed to be convenient, but complaints and even deaths mount over keyless ignition systems in vehicles.

MOTORCYCLE COP DANGERS

Their bikes are high-tech machines. But crashes involving police motorcycles highlight their increased danger. Talk with your local law enforcement about the pros and cons.

CONSTRUCTION DELAYS

This I-Team examined state records and found many construction projects across the state have not met their deadline, leading to ongoing headaches for people in the area.  Is this an issue in your market?

 

 

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