Gas leaks are extremely common in the United States. Many gas lines are decades old, and these older pipes are more likely to leak.
A gas leak can result in a catastrophic explosion or fire.
But even when a gas leak does not result in an explosion or fire, they can still be problematic.
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Minimally invasive surgery is often recommended by surgeons, and is a popular treatment for cervical cancer for many reasons. The incisions are small. The surgery recovery time is shorter. And there is a lower risk of infection and bleeding.
But a recent study shows a difference in survival and recurrence among women who underwent minimally invasive hysterectomy surgery, as opposed to those who underwent a traditional hysterectomy through an open abdominal incision.
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A new study by the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention shows a large disparity between black and Hispanic babies and white babies when it comes to developing certain neonatal health conditions.
Black and Hispanic babies are more likely to be born prematurely than Caucasian babies.
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Having a car and driving is something many of us take for granted.
For senior drivers who are about to stop driving, the loss of independence can be a difficult thing to go through.
Fortunately, there are transportation options available to help seniors get around, attend medical appointments, run errands, etc. Learning what ride options are available and figuring out how to use them can be overwhelming. But with practice and help from friends and family members, this is not an impossible task.
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Falls at nursing homes and retirement homes are a real safety concern.
Many nursing home residents are in the facility because of decreased mobility. Many are no longer able to walk or even stand on their own. Falling is a real possibility, and can have devastating effects.
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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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