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  • Fall Prevention in Hospitals and Nursing Homes: How Providers Can Limit Adverse Events

    Falls are some of the most common injuries that patients sustain in a hospital setting. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), roughly 700,000 patient falls occur in American hospitals every year, leading to 250,000 injuries and 11,000 deaths. Approximately 1 in 4 patient falls result in injury, with 10% resulting in serious[…]

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    Nursing Home Neglect: Primary Cause of Bedsores

    According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), more than 2.5 million people in the United States develop pressure ulcers, or bedsores, each year. Bedsores are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue that result from sustained pressure on the skin. They are accompanied by an array of medical complications; some of these[…]

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    American Heart Association Updates Cardiovascular Health Checklist

    “Life’s Essential 8” is the American Heart Association’s (AHA) heart health checklist; it contains eight key elements that a person can follow to maintain and improve their cardiovascular health. The Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) estimate that one person dies every 34 seconds from cardiovascular disease, making it the leading cause of death for[…]

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    Children’s Health: How to Tell the Difference Between a Common Cold and Something More Serious

    According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), almost all children will have RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, by the time they are 2. For most infants and children, RSV presents like a common cold with minor complications. But for some, respiratory syncytial virus causes potentially life-threatening symptoms. In this article, we take a closer[…]

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    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Changes State’s Medical Malpractice Rules

    Recently, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in favor of adding new provisions to the state’s existing medical malpractice rules. The Court’s decision is a major win for medical malpractice victims, who will now be able to sue negligent healthcare providers for damages in areas where they regularly conduct business and not exclusively in the jurisdiction[…]

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