Monthly Archives: December 2015

Boston Scientific Artery-Clearing Tools Recalled After Patient Dies

The Boston Globe reported that the Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued a warning “about artery-clearing tools made by Boston Scientific Corp. that killed one patient and seriously injured two others.” The patient died after a piece of wire broke off … Continue reading

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Five Injuries That Can Turn Into Major Problems For Seniors

Minor accidents and other preventable injuries might not cause concern for most people, but for seniors aged 65 and older, these seemingly harmless incidents–specifically injuries related to minor falls and product-related afflictions can cause injuries that carry the potential to … Continue reading

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5 Signs You Need To Settle Your Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

A medical malpractice suit is a serious matter that can determine long-term health and quality of life for the victim or family members. Medical and incident records must be obtained and reviewed. Medical experts must be found to give testimony. … Continue reading

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7 Simple Ways to Deal with Debilitating Injuries

Debilitating injuries occur without warning. Car accidents and workplace injuries are common. Professional athletes have career-ending injuries in a single play. Serious injuries also result from failed surgeries. 1. Capability Take inventory of remaining abilities. People are more than just … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

I hope you are surrounded by friends and family today, and that you have a wonderful day. Photo by Apolonia, via freedigitalphotos.net.

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Off-Label Drug Prescriptions Often Lack Evidence and Increase Risk of Side Effects

On the front of its Personal Journal section, the Wall Street Journal reports that a study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that about 80% of off-label prescriptions lacked strong scientific evidence to support them and the rate of side effects was 44% … Continue reading

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Guide to Taking Legal Action for Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes

We all want the best care possible for our loved ones when the time comes to find a retirement home and the majority of places are generally excellent caregivers and provide a good lifestyle in a safe environment. Sadly, not … Continue reading

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E-Cigarette Sales Growth Slows Substantially in US

The Wall Street Journal reports that e-cigarette sales growth in the U.S. is sharply declining, according to Euromonitor International, due to consumer dissatisfaction, new regulations and safety concerns. Uncertainty related to the potential health impact and how the Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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How Seniors Should Handle a Medical Device Recall

Medical devices are made available to patients on the basis that they will safely improve an individual’s quality of life. They may help with everything from walking to simply living, which are all activities that seniors tend to require medical … Continue reading

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Bill Requiring Asbestos Victim Website Blasted

Susan Vento, wife of the late US Rep. Bruce F. Vento, wrote in an op-ed in the Minneapolis Star Tribune that, following her husband’s death to mesothelioma, she has worked “to protect the rights of people whose lives have been forever affected … Continue reading

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