September 2018 Archives

Symptoms of a brain injury may be delayed after an accident

Immediately following a car accident in Alabama, every person involved in the collision should seek medical attention to check for injuries. The reality is, sometimes symptoms and signs of an injury don't appear immediately after an accident, so it is important to watch for delayed signs in the aftermath of an accident.

GM recalls pickups and SUVs over power steering failure

General Motors has issued a recall for over a million trucks and SUVs because the power steering goes out temporarily when the voltage drops and then comes back suddenly. According to CNBC, the failure mainly occurs during low-speed turns, but it could increase the chances of getting into a vehicle crash.

Potential dangers of tipping overbed tables in nursing homes

In the United States, there are about 2.5 million hospital and nursing home beds in use. Hospitals, nursing homes and home care providers deal with various kinds of beds every day. For individuals who have loved ones in nursing homes, it's important that those beds meet safety regulations. The improper use of electric beds has serious, even deadly, consequences. 

Netflix documentary highlights dangers in medical devices

Netflix recently released a documentary, called The Bleeding Edge, which exposes some aspects of the medical device industry. The main purpose of the film was to call out the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for being lax about what devices hit the U.S. market. Doctors and patients alike participated in highly-personal interviews, describing their frightening and sometimes devastating experiences. 

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