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Do passengers put you at risk of a crash?

Riding with other people in the car is something many of us do every day, whether the other people in the car are our children, carpoolers, friends or an Uber driver. In fact, it may be more common than ever for people to ride-share or carpool.

Considering how often people ride in the car with others, it can be crucial to understand the risks that passengers can present. Studies show that riding with more than one passenger can double the likelihood of an accident. Knowing this can help drivers and passengers alike adjust their behaviors to stay safer.

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The dangers of giving birth in the U.S.

Expectant mothers hope for a smooth delivery and healthy baby. But shockingly, the United States is trailing other developed nations in many areas when it comes to maternal death rates, premature delivery rates, and infant mortality.

A four-year investigation by USA Today found that the United States is the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth. Every year in the U.S., approximately 700 mothers die and 50,000 are injured during or after giving birth.

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What happened at Mount Carmel?

A former Columbus doctor is in the news for his horrific acts that have affected dozens of families.

Dr. William Husel started working in the Intensive Care Unit as an anesthesiologist at Mount Carmel West Hospital in 2013. He has been described by employees as well-respected.

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Hospital injuries may lead to claims besides malpractice

Hospitals are supposed to be the places we go to get better. And typically, people exit a care facility feeling better than they did when they walked in.

However, that’s not always the case. Some people suffer serious injuries or illnesses while they are in the hospital. And while this can happen as a result of medical malpractice, it can also happen because hospitals are like any other buildings: potential sites for an accident.

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Ohio traffic fatalities down in 2018

Driving is probably the most risky thing the average person will do on any given day.

We already know that drivers in Ohio are not among the safest in the country. QuoteWizard, an insurance comparison website, recently released its Best and Worst Drivers By State list, where Ohio came in as the 8th most dangerous state to drive.

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Staying safe on Ohio roads this winter

Winter presents a host of challenges and risks for Ohio drivers. Visibility can suffer due early nightfall, fogged windows and blowing snow. Roads can be incredibly icy; cars can get stuck or may not start.

With these and other hazards that come with winter driving, it is crucial for motorists to be prepared. Below are some important winter preparedness tips.

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How do Ohio drivers compare to drivers from other states?

QuoteWizard, a popular insurance comparison website, recently released its annual Best and Worst Drivers By State list.

The list ranks drivers in each of the 50 states in terms of safety. A number of factors are considered in determining the rankings, including the number of car accidents that occurred in that state, fatalities, drunk driving incidents, speeding tickets, and other citations.

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Tips to protect loved ones from assault in a nursing home

If your loved one is in a nursing home, you expect that facility and staff to provide proper care. You expect them to treat their patients – including your loved one – with dignity and make sure they are safe and comfortable. You do not expect them to abuse or assault their vulnerable residents.

Tragically, that can and does happen in facilities across the U.S. Recently, for instance, a case of assault made national headlines after a nursing home patient in a vegetative state gave birth. The man who allegedly assaulted her was recently arrested. Continue reading “Tips to protect loved ones from assault in a nursing home”

Releasing medical records

Individuals have the right, per federal law, to access their medical records. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) gives patients the right to access their health information and medical records.

Unfortunately, the hospitals releasing this information are not always consistent in how they deliver that information and what they communicate to patients.

A recent study looked into the issue of hospital medical record requests.

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