For nine long months, expectant mothers wait for the arrival of their child. And for most mothers, this is only the first chapter in a long story that is the life of a child.
But something is going on in the U.S. A concerning number of women are dying in childbirth or shortly after.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 700 women die in the United States every year in childbirth or due to pregnancy complications.
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It’s something no population wants to hear: That its infant mortality rate and premature delivery rates are high and rising.
But in Ohio, it’s a reality.
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Elk & Elk recently published a SlideShare discussing Ohio’s rising infant mortality rate and premature delivery rate.
Please view this presentation to learn more:
We all know that helmets save lives, but have you ever considered how the particular design of a helmet may impact its performance in the event of a bicycle accident?
A new study has determined big differences in the protection a helmet’s design can provide against a concussion. New anti-concussion helmet technology may help protect cyclists from a wider range of head injuries.
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There’s no question that the summer heat can be dangerous if you work outside. Construction and farm workers, for example, may spend their whole work day outdoors. High temperatures pose an equal threat to some indoor jobs, such as cooking or manufacturing. Wherever you work, it’s important to avoid getting overheated or dehydrated.
Here are some simple tips to help you stay cool on the jobsite:
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It’s a top priority for most adults to ensure that a parent or elderly loved one is well looked after by an accountable caregiver. Yet, multiple studies estimate that more than 1 in 10 seniors in the United States have experienced elder abuse.
Elder abuse can occur in nursing homes, retirement homes, in private homes, and elsewhere. No matter where it occurs, it should be taken seriously.
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Finding a good doctor can be an exercise in patience — no pun intended. Numerous websites tout reviews of doctors or include patient testimonials, but these sites rarely give you a full picture of a medical practice or individual.
In fact, two of the most useful factors to look for while researching physicians rarely show up at all:
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In emergency situations, it is comforting to know that help is just a phone call away. Now, it’s easier than ever for many smartphone users to do this.
A new feature on iPhone, part of the iOS 11 update, allows users to easily and discreetly contact emergency services.
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The process of gathering medical records can be overwhelming, to say the least. It brings to mind piles of paperwork and significant time spent gathering information from clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, and medical providers.
Fortunately, advances in technology are making this process more streamlined – and much easier for consumers.
A recent technological advancement on Apple’s Health app allows consumers to keep their health records and data all in one place – on their phones.
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Placing a loved one in a nursing home is never an easy decision, but family members may feel relieved knowing that their loved one is safe and secure.
Unfortunately, bad things can happen to residents in nursing homes. Abuse, neglect or sexual assault of residents is, sadly, not uncommon.
Worse, in some nursing homes, the legal rights of victims may be limited because of something they signed in the admissions contract.
Continue reading “What you need to know about arbitration agreements at nursing homes”