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Could technology put your life in danger in the hospital?

Technology has been improving and saving lives for generations, but technology also brings some unexpected hazards. In hospitals, technology can be a patient's best friend -- or worst nightmare.

It's estimated that 400,000 hospital patients a year die of utterly preventable problems, and technology plays a surprising role in many of those deaths. Often, the problems with technology can be summed up as "too much of a good thing."

Holiday hazards that cause premises liability claims

The holidays bring to mind happiness, kindness, fun and many other positive associations. It is a time for making memories and sharing love with family and friends.

However, the season also brings multiple risks as you go about your holiday activities. These dangers can easily turn a joyous moment into a horrific disaster that ends in high medical bills and a long recovery. Know the risks you may face so you can better avoid them and recognize when to take legal action if they happen to you.

Trucking safety in winter: Tips to live by

Even an experienced trucker can run into problems on icy or snowy roads. With the snowy season fully upon us, it seems like a good time to review some basic safety reminders that everyone driving a big rig should keep in mind.

Here are some tips that can keep you -- and others -- safe when the snow is falling or there's ice on the ground:

Nursing home injuries among staff on the rise

Health care workers are more in demand, especially at the nursing home level. That's because the Baby Boomers, still the most significant demographic age group in the country, are retiring and needing extra care. Working for nursing homes and assisted living facilities can be rewarding, but it can also be a hotbed of work-related injuries.

Worker injuries in nursing homes often occur when workers lift patients out of beds or chairs. Nurse's assistants must often lift patients repeatedly in various situations. Repetitive lifting of patients of various sizes has serious health consequences.

Women in the United States face increasing childbirth risks

When you hear of women dying in childbirth due to inadequate medical care, are your first thoughts of the distant past or an undeveloped nation?

If so, you aren't alone. Most people don't associate "death in childbirth" as a common problem for women in the United States -- but maternal death rates in this country are on the rise -- especially for some segments of the population. If you're pregnant, where you live and the color of your skin could be a life or death issue.

What occupational hazards do nurses face?

When you decided to become a nurse, chances are, you did so because you have an innate desire to help those who are struggling or ailing. Regrettably, however, the nursing profession can be a highly dangerous one, and as someone who makes your living caring for others, you face specific job-related hazards that can hurt you or cause you hardship.

According to Jacksonville University, injuries and illnesses have become so common among nurses that in 2015, 12 out of every 100 nurses and residential care facility employees suffered or developed an injury or illness. Furthermore, the injury and illness rate is so high among those in this profession that it is now the second-highest in the nation, with only workers who make their living in aquaculture environments facing higher rates of on-the-job injuries and illnesses. Just what types of occupational hazards do today’s nurses face?

How can you check out a nursing home's quality?

With the horror stories you see in the news about poor-quality nursing home care, it's entirely understandable if you have qualms about trusting your loved one to any nursing home without thoroughly checking it out first.

But, do you even know where to start? Here's a quick guide you can use:

Can you get workers' compensation for an assault on the job?

Nobody goes into work expecting to be the victim of an assault -- but it does happen from time to time.

There are actually a number of common ways that a deliberate assault, not an accident, can end up as part of a workers' compensation claim. They include:

Hand-washing mistakes and adenovirus outbreaks

Could mistakes in personal hygiene contribute to a deadly adenovirus outbreak in a medical facility near you and leave someone you love sicker than when they entered the hospital in the first place?

Quite possibly.

Ohio ranks among top 5 states for motorcycle crashes

As one of many Ohio residents who enjoys exploring the state on a motorcycle, you may understand all too well that some motorists struggle to share the road with bikes and their riders. Some drivers have a harder time seeing motorcyclists because they take up less room, while others simply fail to exercise care when navigating around motorcycles, leading to accidents. If it seems as if motorcycle accidents are especially common across Ohio, however, it is because they are.

According to ConsumerSafety.org, Ohio ranks among the top five states nationally in terms of the number of motorcycle accidents that occur on state roadways. In 2017 alone, for example, 3,826 motorcycle crashes occurred within state borders, resulting in 157 fatalities and 3,162 motorcycle-accident related injuries. So, what factors contribute to Ohio’s high motorcycle crash rate?

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