Daily Archives: November 30, 2015

Why do motorcycle accidents happen?

As a motorcyclist, you understand the importance of following the rules of the road. After all, one mistake could cause an accident that results in injury or even death. There are many causes of motorcycle accidents, all of which should be understood by motorcyclists as well as drivers of other

Traumatic brain injury and youth football

At least nine youth football players have died in the United States since September while playing the game. Last month, a 9-year-old boy in Pomeroy, Ohio, collapsed and died. In Hubbard Township, near Youngstown, Ohio, a player suffered a traumatic brain injury during the second quarter of a high school

Taser deaths: Part 2

A previous blog discussed issues related to the use of Taser stun guns by police and civilians in the United States. According to a recent Washington Post story, at least 48 people in the United States have died this year after being shocked with Tasers. This post tells the stories

Premature birth and birth injuries in Ohio

Mahoning County in Ohio has a higher rate of preterm births than the state and national averages. According to the March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card, Ohio overall is slightly above average in its rate of preterm births and was given a grade of C. Mahoning County, however, received

Knee replacement may cause more pain, not less

More than a million people each year undergo knee replacement surgery. As of 2012, at least 4.5 million people had at least one knee replaced. A total or partial knee replacement uses an artificial joint to replace diseased bone and relieve the patient’s pain. Most knee replacement procedures are undertaken

How hierarchy in hospitals causes medical errors

The findings of an international study show that nurses and support staff are sometimes hesitant to voice their concerns when they see something wrong during surgery, resulting in surgical errors that cause serious injury and death. This has prompted a team of Australian researchers to develop and test ways to

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