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Cancer statistics show why doctors should not ignore moles

The presence of skin moles may creates more than a fourfold increase in your chance of developing melanoma, according to a new Australian study.

While the news is harrowing to many, it may be a crucial discovery for the prevention and diagnosis of skin cancer.

According to a cancer study from the University of Melbourne, patients with moles are 4.6 times more likely to develop skin cancer. Previous research indicated that moles on the skin only doubled the risk of cancer.

Your takeaway: Do not let your physician downplay the presence of moles. If you have moles do not panic, but understand you are at high risk of skin cancer. Your doctor should understand your heightened risk to help avoid a misdiagnosis.

What are common causes of Ohio truck accidents?

There reasons for truck accidents in Ohio are varied. Some may be unavoidable due to inclement weather conditions that cause dangerous road conditions. In some cases, passenger vehicle drivers are to blame. In others, it is the driver of the truck who should be blamed for the accident and subsequent injuries and damage.

Truck drivers are skilled at what they do, knowing that it can often be a challenge to navigate congested highways in such large vehicles. However, there are times when a driver makes a mistake or acts negligently. When this happens, an accident resulting in disabling injuries or even death can occur.

Pedestrian killed in Columbus, driver caught 1 mile from accident

While the weather is getting a little cooler in the Columbus area as fall approaches, it is still vitally important for all drivers to keep a watchful eye out for pedestrians. The simple act of watching out for people who are walking can save a life. Sadly, some drivers do hit pedestrians. In a recent pedestrian-car accident, the pedestrian died.

The accident happened when a woman who was driving an SUV had a head-on collision with a pickup truck. Her SUV careened off the road and struck the pedestrian. The man was walking on the sidewalk or in a driveway, but it isn't believed that he was in the roadway.

Are Ohio car accidents related to distracted driving?

No matter where you live or how much you drive, it is safe to assume that you have seen somebody behind the wheel who is distracted. While many people get away with distracted driving time and time again, others cause an accident as a result of this activity.

There are many causes of Ohio car accidents, ranging from distracted driving to negligence, such as running a stop sign, speeding or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you look at the bigger picture, it is easy to see that distracted driving has become a major problem throughout the United States.

Ohio brain injuries have special considerations

Getting hurt in a car accident often leads to injuries that can seriously affect your life. When the injury suffered in the accident is a traumatic brain injury, almost every aspect of life can be affected. Knowing how brain injuries can affect a loved one might help as you go through the healing process after a horrible accident.

Traumatic brain injuries can lead to problems that include a decline in cognitive abilities, physical abilities and communication abilities. The cognitive decline can mean the person who was injured has difficulty remembering even the most basic of tasks. Physical ability decline can mean having to learn to walk, losing hearing abilities or losing coordination skills. The decline in communication might mean not being able to focus on a conversation or not being able to articulate thoughts. This is only a short list of the plethora of effects of a traumatic brain injury.

Treatment of cardiac arrest may depend on nature of condition

If someone close to you has suffered death or debilitation due to cardiac arrest, you understand that Hollywood paints an inaccurate picture of this condition. According to movies and television, doctors just need to find the right level of electricity to coax the heart into beating again.

In reality, only about 15 percent of hospital patients who suffer cardiac arrest are successfully resuscitated without suffering severe brain damage. The majority of patients die.

The myths about the success of defibrillators cause surviving family members confusion after an instance of cardiac arrest. They often feel that ER staff didn't do enough to resuscitate their loved one. To know whether hospital staff acted appropriately in a particular situation, you may need to know what type of cardiac arrest was involved.

Establishing fault in Ohio truck accidents

When a truck accident happens, those who are not at fault in the incident could suddenly be facing thousands of dollars of medical bills. To determine if they have a right to compensation for these costs, many factors have to be considered, including who is at fault in the accident. One way to start this process is by looking at some of the main reasons why truck accidents occur, which can help establish the at-fault party.

To begin with, the accident could have happened because of negligence on the part of the truck driver. If the driver was speeding or driving in a reckless and dangerous fashion, he or she may have been negligent. This can also apply if the driver was overly fatigued while behind the wheel or driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Widow Recovers $4M After Jury Agrees About Heart Misdiagnosis

The practice of medicine is challenging and difficult. Most of us understand that physicians are not 100 percent accurate and will sometimes make a mistake. However, there are some types of mistakes that should never be made.

A recent misdiagnosed heart-attack lawsuit falls into this category because the doctor sent an extremely ill patient home from the hospital when he was suffering from heart problems.

The patient complained that he had started feeling ill after eating a meal and he began experiencing chest pain and heart trouble. The ER doctor diagnosed the man with a stomach illness and sent him home. The patient soon suffered a fatal heart attack.

Why are Ohio motorcycle accidents so often fatal?

For motorcycle riders, there is almost nothing more frightening than the thought of being involved in an accident. This is partially because of the severity of the injuries that can be suffered in an Ohio motorcycle accident.

For motorcycle riders, injuries are five times more likely to occur than for someone in a car. Motorcycle riders are also more likely to die in a car accident than someone in a car. By an estimate published on FindLaw, a motorcyclist fatality is around 26 times more likely than a car rider fatality.

State hopes to cut back on Labor Day Ohio car accidents

Many people look forward to holidays, as this gives them an opportunity to have fun with friends and family. While some people are able to do so in a responsible manner, others take things too far with their alcohol consumption. This generally means getting behind the wheel after they have had too much to drink.

Every year on Labor Day weekend, the Ohio State Highway Patrol tends to see an increase in the number of traffic incidents. Once again this year, police are doing their part in keeping people safe.

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