Hospital Health: 1 in 25 Getting Sicker on Visit

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in 25 hospital patients has a healthcare-acquired infection (HAI). HAIs are infections that are contracted in a hospital or another healthcare setting. Hospitals can often prevent HAIs by simply following the most basic patient safety rules, such as proper handwashing. In fact, […]

4 Ways That Spring Cleaning Can Kill You

Just knowing that spring cleaning can kill you is a good excuse to skip it, but for those who choose to brave the dangerous task, here are four deadly cleaning dangers, and how to avoid them. Deadly Fumes Never mix bleach with anything. You may already know that mixing bleach and ammonia creates a deadly […]

Top 5 Personal Injury Resources

1. Personal Injury Claims Personal injury covers a very wide range of accidents and injuries for which you can recover compensation. Car accidents, slip and fall, swimming pool accidents, and nursing home negligence are just a few examples of the types of cases that fall under personal injury. Personal injury damages can include medical expenses, […]

Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and while awareness about traumatic brain injuries has risen in the past few years due to an increasing amount of scrutiny in the media and professional sports, it should be noted that brain injury victims are not just limited to athletes. Many soldiers also suffer traumatic brain injuries as […]

Preventing Nursing Home Bed Sores in Nursing Home Residents

Choosing to place a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision. Making sure that your loved one is well taken care of is your highest priority and delegating that responsibility to others is hard. So, you choose the nursing home carefully and try to take into account all possibilities. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect […]

What’s in Your Cabinet – Are You Paying Attention to Drug Recalls?

How would you know if a prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs in your medicine cabinet was recalled today? Will your pharmacist call and tell you? Are you subscribed to any mailing lists that announce drug recalls? Do you regularly check recall lists for all of the medications and supplements in your home? Or, do you […]

Getting Started as a Caregiver

November is National Family Caregivers Month. If you are new to caregiving, you are probably overwhelmed by facing the transition and wondering what steps you will need to take. Of course, each situation is unique, but there are some common elements and some things you can do in the beginning that will make life much […]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), an estimated 5 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation each year. However, there is no way to know how prevalent elder abuse really is because it usually goes unreported. The New York […]

Caregivers: Supporting Your Injured Loved One

After a serious accident, you want to be supportive of your injured loved one, but you may not know how. It’s an unexpected situation, and it leaves many caregivers and other family members and friends at a loss for what to do. Recovery from serious injuries, such as brain injury and other debilitating injuries, can […]