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  • Bacteria-Contaminated Scopes Put Patients At Risk

    || 26-Jan-2015

    Scopes used to treat various digestive system disorders can transmit harmful bacteria like CRE, but many doctors are in the dark as to how to mitigate the problem. In 2012, reports from hospitals in Seattle and other major cities like Pittsburgh and Chicago revealed that patients were getting sick and some were dying after contracting a harmful, antibiotic resistant bacteria called CRE. The source ...
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  • Hospitals Experiment with Alternatives to Litigation in Malpractice Cases

    || 23-Jan-2015

    Hospitals are beginning to experiment with alternative resolutions to malpractice claims, which could lead to more favorable results to patients in less time. Medical malpractice litigation is notoriously long and labor-intensive, primarily because it is so contentious, but a recently enacted state law aims to solve that. Massachusetts recently signed a bill into law that they hope will be ...
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  • 100 People Involved in Baker City Pileup

    || 19-Jan-2015

    A pileup involving more than 20 vehicles, many of them big rigs, Saturday on Interstate 84 left at least a dozen people injured. The crash happened just before five in the morning, according to state transportation officials. Although roughly 100 people were involved in the pileup, everyone made it out alive and only about a dozen were injured. Injuries ranged from minor to critical. Most of the ...
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  • Complete Breakdown of Oregon's Auto Accident Statistics

    || 14-Jan-2015

    Most recent statistics indicate that there are nearly 150,000 car accidents in Oregon and Washington every year. By far, Multnomah County comprises the bulk of the accidents in Oregon with approximately 13,000 annually. Thousands of these accidents were the result of negligent, reckless, and careless driving. Below is a breakdown of Oregon's crash statistics by cause, location, and other ...
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  • The Financial Toll of a Wrongful Injury

    || 22-Dec-2014

    For many accident victims, getting medical treatment after a wrongful injury is near impossible. Without proper compensation, people who are wrongfully injured may never get the care they need to recover after an injury. The New York Times' series on the high cost of medical care in America, Paying Till It Hurts, revealed that medical expenses in the United States have soared to a near $2.9 ...
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  • NY Giants Want to Help High Schools Better Handle Football-Related Head Injuries

    || 6-Dec-2014

    New York Giants Chairman Steve Tisch just donated $1.2 million to NYC public high schools, all in the name of safety. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the donation would go toward helping high school football teams set up special programs to respond to head injuries. Football-related head injuries have made headlines of late, with NFL stars such as Kevin Turner, Leonard Marshall, and Tony ...
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  • Drug Manufacturers Must Update Explanation of Risks to Expectant Mothers, Says FDA

    || 5-Dec-2014

    The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that pharmaceutical manufacturers have to change the way they explain the risks expectant mothers face when taking their drugs. According to the FDA, the current way drug companies explain health risks is confusing and outdated. The FDA is hoping to lower the amount of babies born with birth abnormalities caused by exposure to certain ...
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  • For Low-Risk Pregnancies, Home Births May Be the Best Option, Says Britain

    || 4-Dec-2014

    Britain's National Health Service recently announced that women with low-risk pregnancies should consider staying home to have their baby, aided by a midwife. According to these regulators, nearly half of all women have pregnancies deemed "uncomplicated." According to updated information from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, healthy women with low-risk ...
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