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Thousands of Incapacitated Seniors Suffer “Self Neglect” at Nursing Homes

New data shows that thousands of senior residents of nursing homes who are physically and mentally incapacitated suffer from what is known as “self-neglect” – they are unable to look after their basic needs and have no caregivers to help them with the same. According to the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, the data […]

Buckle Up: Your Life Depends on It

There’s probably no single piece of auto safety equipment that has a stronger role to play in your safety than a seat belt.  For decades now, buckling up and making sure that everyone in your car is buckled up as well has been the most effective way to minimize the risk of serious injury in […]

Radiologist-Developed Medical Course Focuses Especially on Misdiagnosis

A new medical course developed by a radiologist aims at training medical students to prevent the kind of medical errors caused by radiology missteps. The radiologist, Dr. Timothy Mosher of Penn State University says he developed the course after reading a report titled Improving Diagnosis in Health Care which was released in 2015 by the National Academies […]

Cerebral Palsy Sufferers at Higher Risk of Heart Disease

Children who suffer from cerebral palsy are more likely to be diagnosed with heart disease when they reach adulthood. According to the results of a new study that was published recently in the journal Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, a diagnosis of cerebral palsy in infancy could mean a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood. According to […]

Hospital Infections Place Stroke Patients at Risk of Harm

When stroke patients acquire an infection in the hospital during the course of their treatment, they may suffer a higher risk of complications after discharge from the facility. According to the findings of a new study that were published recently in the journal Stroke, when stroke patients suffer an infection like pneumonia or sepsis in the hospital, it […]

Brain Injuries More Common Than Believed

We typically think of college football players or athletes when we think of high rates of brain injury, but head injury rates are high even in the general population. According to a new study, about 1 out of every 6 adults has suffered a head injury that has resulted in them losing consciousness for at least a […]

Elderly at Higher Risk of Abuse, Neglect at For-Profit Nursing Homes

Seniors may be at a much higher risk of abuse and neglect when they live in for-profit nursing homes, compared to non-profit facilities. New research published in the Gerontology journal recently indicates that residents of for-profit nursing home receive substandard care compared to residents of non-profit nursing facilities. According to the researchers, their study focused on more than 1,100 […]

Auto Safety Tech: Over Reliance May Cause Accidents

Most new automobiles boast of a wide array of auto safety features. However, do you know how these work in keeping you safe? Failure to understand how auto safety technology works may actually increase a motorist’s risk of an accident. Advanced auto safety systems include forward collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems and blind […]

New Federal Rule Makes it Easier for Truckers with Diabetes to Drive

Truck drivers with diabetes who were hitherto barred from driving unless they had an exemption from the federal administration, can now operate commercial trucks under certain conditions. Earlier truckers who suffered from insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) were prohibited from driving commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce unless they received an exemption from the Federal Motor […]

Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: Questions of Medical Malpractice and Liability

Artificial intelligence is fast taking over hospitals and operating rooms. There are undeniably great advantages to the use of artificial intelligence in hospital environments. However, questions of liability in the event of a medical error or patient harm must also be strictly defined. Medical errors are one of the leading causes of unintentional death in […]