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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

Does alcohol consumption affect motorcyclists?

With the warmer-than-normal weather that Ohio has been experiencing recently, motorcyclists have the opportunity to spend more time of the roadways than normal. Since the holiday season is upon us, it is critical that any motorcyclist who is out riding uses proper safety protocol. This is especially true if the

Health outcome disparity in the U.S., Ohio and Franklin County

Medical Errors Are Not the Only Cause of Negative health Outcomes Medical outcomes vary in the United States depending on location, race and ethnicity. A 2014 report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, titled “National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report,” stated that, “Overall quality and racial/ethnic disparities varied

Food poisoning in Ohio

There have been several outbreaks of different types of food poisoning in Chipotle restaurants across the United States. There are at least a dozen Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants in the Columbus, Ohio, region and many more throughout the state. Although it is unclear exactly how many people became sick across

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


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