Oct 19, 2022

Traffic Fatalities Reach Record High in 2021 Despite Fewer Miles Driven

As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) begins releasing its data from 2021, we’re seeing some interesting statistics. As always, certain roadways remain dangerous and seatbelts continue to save lives. However, traffic accidents and fatalities have increased as a result of changing driving behaviors from the COVID-19 pandemic. USA Facts reports: Traffic fatalities increased [...]

Mar 23, 2022

What Parents Should Know about NEC from Cow Milk-Based Formulas

Similac and Enfamil are popular formulas. Both are cow milk-based, and both have been linked to a potentially deadly condition called necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC, in premature babies. NEC can have serious physical, emotional, and financial consequences for the baby and the entire family. These formulas are the most common type used in American hospitals. [...]

Sep 22, 2021

New Data Shows Health Problems from Vaping

Juul, one of the most prominent e-cigarette companies in the United States, is facing multiple lawsuits for engaging in predatory marketing practices and producing dangerous products. The production of these defective e-cigarettes has caused multiple physical and mental health problems for many teenagers. What are the physical health problems caused by vaping? According to data [...]

Aug 18, 2021

Can You Ever Recover from a Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal cord injuries can be life-changing injuries for many people. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, around 17,000 spinal cord injuries occur each year in the United States. That means each year, 17,000 people have to adjust to a new way of living, to come to terms with their injury, and to adjust [...]

Jul 21, 2021

Medical Misdiagnosis and “The Big Three”

A study from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has identified the three major disease categories most misdiagnosed by medical professionals in the United States. These conditions, known as the Big Three, are responsible for nearly two-thirds of injuries from diagnostic errors. A diagnostic error, or misdiagnosis, can mean the difference between life and [...]

Jun 28, 2021

Washington, DC Has 5 Excellent Reasons to Pass the Infrastructure Bill

A pedestrian bridge collapsed over DC-295 on June 23, 2021, injuring five people. It shut down traffic for about 13 hours. It damaged a number of vehicles. About 25 gallons of fuel leaked onto the road and into storm drains. That’s a lot of numbers to take in, but every single one of them is [...]

Apr 28, 2021

Medicare Costs May Increase for Some Procedures

Some medical procedures for people on Medicare may, starting on January 1, 2021, be classified as out-patient procedures instead of hospital procedures. The difference in classification affects the payment for the procedures. Generally, health-providers (such as hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and physicians) can charge more for hospital procedures than they can charge for outpatient procedures. [...]

Apr 14, 2021

Another Cyclist Dies on Washington, DC’s Dangerous Roads

A 29-year-old man named Jim Pagels was killed this week in a chain reaction collision on Massachusetts Ave NW. An avid cyclist, Pagels had posted about the dangers of rising a bicycle in the Capital mere hours before he was struck by a car. Per the Washington Post: Pagels and a Kia were traveling west [...]

Dec 23, 2020

Kushy Punch Profited from Unsafe, Potentially Deadly THC Edibles

The legalization of Cannabis use in numerous states across the country brought an odd combination of controversy and relief. Many individuals have argued for years that the medicinal benefits far outweigh any health dangers and legal consequences. Numerous states put the question on the ballot and have allowed citizens to purchase and consume marijuana and [...]

Oct 7, 2020

Why Using Chemical Restraints Can Be Considered a Form of Nursing Home Abuse

An important factor in evaluating nursing homes is when and how the staff in the facility uses restraints on certain residents. Although these restraints are sometimes necessary, they are too often overused for the convenience of the facility rather than the health of the residents. It is important to understand the signs and risks involved [...]

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