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August 2018 Archives

Delivery cyclists: one of the most dangerous jobs in NYC

Delivering meals on a bike through the streets of New York City is not an easy job. It is probably even harder and more dangerous than you think. Every day, they may fight traffic, bad weather, irate pedestrians and uncooperative doormen. And, they run the risk of being severely injured or killed by the motor vehicles around them.

Bayer says it will no longer sell Essure birth control implants

Following the continuous efforts by health advocates and thousands of women, Bayer announced that it will no longer sell its Essure birth control implant by the end of the year. The permanent birth control method resembles the spring of a ballpoint pen and does not require an incision or invasive surgery. 

Study links smartphones with MVAs for workers compensation

New York is the home of many different career paths that can be both fruitful and dangerous. With the amount of construction workers, subway operators and taxi drivers we have, there are plenty of moments where a resident could have a serious injury that requires compensation.

Life after a traumatic brain injury

BrainLine also comments on the severity of a TBI and the impact such an injury can have on an individual's life. Regardless of whether it is a moderate or severe TBI, BrainLine points out that polytrauma often goes hand-in-hand with TBI, and that many patients must deal with multiple disabilites brought on by the initial accident. Basic motor skills can also become an obstacle, such as difficulty thinking, vision problems, struggles with social relationships and other challenges. BrainLine lists difficulty sleeping, physical paralysis and memory problems as other potential effects. An accident involving the head can quickly become the most frightening moment in a person's life, but various resources and the help of professionals can help victims make the process more manageable. 

Workplace injuries and workers' compensation

Most New Yorkers are aware that the state provides workers' compensation benefits, but coming face-to-face with the stressful obstacle of a workplace injury is another story. Not only does an incident affect one's physical wellbeing; it can grip victims with a mountain of mental and emotional stress. While an injury can change one's life forever, the benefits that often apply can make a world of a difference.

Report highlights serious radiology errors

When people in New York think about the various types of medical errors that may occur, a delayed or wrong diagnosis may often be one of the first examples that come to mind. Indeed these are notable problems that may leave patients lacking the necessary care they need for too long or possibly even ever. When the correct diagnosis is a form of cancer or other serious condition, the results may even include death. 

Make your vision a priority when driving at night

You may be someone who drives at all hours of the day and night. Maybe you work late hours that have you traveling home after dark, or maybe you are simply a night owl who prefers late nights out to early mornings. Whatever the case, you may want to make sure that you take extra precautions when driving after dark.

New ruling on adverse events disclosure

Within the medical community, an error is often referrred to as an adverse event. New York residents who may have family members in New Jersey or who may themselves seek medical care in New Jersey should know that 14 years ago the state passed a law that is called the Patient Safety Act of 2004. This law related specifically to communication about these adverse events between physicians and patients.

Are you using dangerous drugs or consumer products?

New York readers are aware of the growing concern over certain types of consumer products, drugs and medical devices that could cause harm to innocent consumers. Over the last few years, there has been increasing alarm over the fact that many heavily marketed drugs and products, such as baby powder, could be dangerous. There is some evidence that suggests, for example, that baby powder contains ingredients that lead to a higher chance of developing cancer.


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