January 2018 Archives

FMCSA survey will inquire about excessive commuting

As cities grow and affordable housing is set further and further away, workers must spend more time commuting. This means less time for sleep and personal activities, fatigue while on the job, and even long-term health effects like obesity, high blood pressure, and poor cardiovascular health. Some people who are most affected by long commuting times are commercial truck drivers.

Glenn Frey's widow sues hospital

Ohio music fans may be interested to learn that Glenn Frey's widow is suing a New York City hospital over the treatment her husband received prior to his death in January 2016. The former co-frontman for The Eagles reportedly died of complications from acute ulcerative colitis, pneumonia and other health conditions. He was 67.

How people might help to prevent surgical errors

People in Ohio who are scheduled for surgery may want to take steps to help to protect themselves from the potential for surgical errors. Doctors are not infallible, and they sometimes make mistakes. By getting involved in their medical care, patients may be able to help to prevent surgical mistakes.

A mild brain injury may threaten a victim’s manual labor job

After any significant blow to the head, a person may suffer a serious brain injury. Of course, a "serious" injury may not seem like much of a big deal at the time, especially if there is no visible evidence of harm, like other injuries display.

Study shows male dermatologists more likely to be sued

JAMA Dermatology released a study in December 2017 that all dermatologists in Ohio, male and female, may find interesting. The authors analyzed 90,743 malpractice claims that had since been closed and found that male physicians were more likely to be sued than female. Out of the 1,084 claims filed against dermatologists, nearly 70 percent were filed against male dermatologists.

Robotic system may improve breast biopsies

Breast biopsies account for a substantial number of cases forwarded to anatomic pathologists. However, Ohio women who have to undergo the procedure may find it very time-consuming and not completely accurate, primarily because of human errors and the inefficiencies in current surgical technology.

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