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2018 was Deadliest Year for Bicyclists in 30 Years

More bicyclists died in traffic accidents in 2018 than any other year over the past three decades. According to new statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, bicycle accident fatalities in 2018 increased, even as there was an overall dip in the number of motor vehicle accident deaths across the country. It was […]

Indy Star: Hoosier Mothers Die During Delivery at The Same Rate as Women in Iraq

According to the Indianapolis Star today, “women in Iraq and the Gaza Strip have a better chance of surviving childbirth than women in the 33 Indiana counties where inpatient delivery service simply does not exist.” There was a USA Today feature earlier this year which documents how mothers were dying due to preventable factors that […]

Diagnostic Errors are the Most Common Medical Errors

The most common medical error is also one of the deadliest. According to a new report, diagnostic errors are the most common of all medical errors. The report published by ECRI states that diagnostic errors are the most common errors in outpatient care settings. The second most common errors are medication errors, which also have […]

Can Webcams Prevent Nursing Home Abuse?

More and more Americans are using webcams installed in their loved ones’ rooms in nursing homes as a means of deterring elder and nursing home abuse. Nanny cams have been around for a long time as a means of monitoring the actions of the caregivers of young children. Similarly, “granny cams” have now become popular […]

Hospital ER’s Warn Drinking and E-Scooters Don’t Mix

Statistics suggest that far too many persons are being rushed to hospital emergency rooms with brain injuries and fractures after accidents caused when they were riding their e- scooters. Alcohol is blamed for many of these accidents. A recent study whose results were published in the journal Trauma Surgery and Acute Care Open found that […]

Accidents Involving Children in Parking Lots

Most children are not under direct adult supervision when they are walking around a parking lot, and that places them at grave risk of injuries in an accident, a new study says. Parents pay less attention to their kids in parking lots, mindless of the great risks involved. The study spotlighting this was published in […]

Radiology Errors and Unnecessary Surgeries

Far too many radiology errors are resulting in wrong diagnoses and unnecessary surgeries. Forbes magazine recently reported on the high cost of such unnecessary surgeries, not just in monetary terms, but also in terms of the human suffering involved in these unwarranted surgeries. According to the report, the error rates from x-rays and other minor […]

Not Just Seniors; Middle-Aged Adults Also at Risk for Fall Accidents

Healthcare providers typically consider the above-65 age group to be at an increased risk of falls, and with good reason. However, younger or middle-aged adults are also at a heightened risk of slip, trip and fall accidents. Those results come from a new study conducted by Yale researchers who took data from the Veterans Aging […]

Study: Human Factors Linked to More than Half of Surgical Errors

There are several factors that can increase the risk of an error during a surgery, but a new study finds that human deficiencies or errors are linked to more than half of all surgical errors. The study was conducted by Baylor College of Medicine. The investigators used their college’s weekly conferences during which doctors identify […]

This is the Number One Boating Accident Factor: No, It’s Not Alcohol

There are a number of causes of the boating accidents that occur on Lake Monroe, Lake James or any of the dozens of other scenic and beautiful lakes in Indiana. However, the most prevalent factor, by far, is operator inattention or distraction. According to Coast Guard data, the most common cause of boating accidents in […]