December 20, 2012

Fatal medical trascription led to death

Baldwin County,  Alabama:  On December 13, 2012, an Alabama jury returned a 140 million wrongful death verdict. The lawsuit stated Thomas Hospital outsourced its medical transcription service […]
December 18, 2012

How to Prevent Falls in Nursing Homes

Falls among nursing home residents occur frequently and  are a common cause of injuries and hospitalizations.  In a typical 100 bed nursing home, there are 100 to 200 […]
December 18, 2012

Vigilance needed to prevent nursing home neglect

Every day brings news of more and more cases of mistreatment at local nursing homes and long-term care facilities. While the prevalence of these stories does […]
December 17, 2012

Traffic Deaths on the Decline; Pedestrian & Bicycle Deaths on the Rise

Traffic deaths in the U.S. are continuing their historic decline. The newest statistics show they fell to the lowest level since 1949.  The numbers for 2011 […]
December 17, 2012

Safety Tips to Get You Through the Holidays

The holidays are a time to celebrate, give thanks, and reflect. They are also a time to pay special attention to your health. Give the gift […]
December 17, 2012

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This Holiday Season

The message to not drink and drive is being spread across North Florida and the rest of the state as we head into the heart of the […]
December 11, 2012

Be Careful When Driving in Fog

12/10/12: A foggy day in North Florida means many accidents on the highways. Morning commuters were left frustrated after an ice cream truck flipped trying to avoid a previous crash with […]
December 10, 2012

Delay in breast cancer treatment increases risk

Breast cancer can be treated successfully if detected early on. But when medical professionals fail to read warning signs or take appropriate actions when risk factors […]
December 10, 2012

Pellet Gun is a weapon, not a toy

Last week, I read about a  22-year-old who died after a shot from a pellet gun perforated his heart. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office reported that two friends […]