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Fireworks injuries on the rise

The July 4 holiday is now past. Unfortunately, it was not a safe one for everyone. While it will be months before comprehensive numbers on fireworks-related injuries are released, eight people lost their lives in 2017 (double the number of 2016) with another 12,900 (up from 11,000) injured bad enough for a trip to the emergency room. About two-thirds of fireworks related injuries each year occur between mid-June and mid-July with more than one third of the victims under the age of 15.

Pressure sores: The stages to watch for

Pressure sores, which are also known as bed sores, develop quickly and have the potential to lead to serious infections and death. These sores, which could develop into open, seeping wounds, occur when a person sits or lays in one position without moving for too long in most cases. Other times, the sores develop when the skin rubs against the bone or is pulled.

Airlines loath to make a medical-related emergency landings

Unscheduled landings are a nuisance for passengers. But they are a bigger problem for the airlines. These diversions can cost the carrier anywhere from $10,000 to $200,000. While the final decision involving a diversion is made by the pilot, this financial reckoning prompts many airlines to avoid diversions even when there is a medical emergency on the plane.

Nursing home abuse and neglect impact seniors in many ways

Senior citizens often move into nursing facilities because they don't want to be a burden on family members but they are unable to care for themselves. When this happens, the nursing home residents are counting on staff members to help them with their basic needs.

Lane-splitting could become legal in Pennsylvania: Is it safe?

One of the drawbacks of being a motorist is getting stuck in seemingly-endless traffic jams. Usually, there is no way for a car or truck to get out of a jam--you must sit and wait until traffic clears. Motorcyclists, however, sometimes choose a different option: They ride between cars in a practice called "lane-splitting."

Trial underway, accusations of negligence against PA nursing home

Making the decision to put a loved one in a nursing home is a tough one. A loved one's failing health is often the reason behind seeking the care that a nursing home or assisted living facility can offer. Scary accusations of negligence and even wrongful death in these facilities make people even more wary of them.

Olympus scopes lawsuit, injuries due to product design defect

With technology continually revolutionizing the way the world operates and the things we are able to do, sometimes it's hard to keep up. As discussed previously, technology affects every industry, including the medical industry. Mostly, technology does move the industry forward and allows hospitals, staff and related third-parties to provide a better quality care experience. However, sometimes well-intentioned technological advances can have the opposite effect.

Pseudomonas: A common but deadly bacteria

Patients in hospitals don't go to seek help in the hope that their condition will worsen while they are there. They are obviously seeking to have their conditions treated or managed. Unfortunately, there are some issues that are present in hospitals that can attack unsuspecting patients.

Spinal cord injury symptoms

Few injuries hold the ability to rob so many parts of life as a spinal cord injury. Depending on the severity of the harm, a spinal cord injury might leave you paralyzed or very high-functioning and living in constant pain.

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