The TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act) was designed to protect consumers from telemarketers and other unwanted calls, but it’s 25 years old now, and showing its age. The Do Not Call Registry is a nice thought, but it seems to go largely ignored. One of the… Read More
The American energy drink industry generated $12.5 billion in 2014, and that number is expected to balloon to $20 billion by 2017. Unfortunately, as energy drinks’ popularity has soared in this country, so have emergency room visits involving their consumption. The number of these visits… Read More
You may have been recently diagnosed with diabetes or may have been dealing with it for all of your life. Either way, knowing how to optimally treat and manage your condition is extremely important. Type 2 diabetics do not produce enough insulin to keep their… Read More
The idea of a heart attack or stroke can strike fear into the heart of even the healthiest among us. Many of us may have only witnessed a heart attack or stroke on TV, and assume that it could never happen to us. That’s far… Read More
Approximately three quarters of a million people in the U.S. get infections as a result of their in-patient care in a hospital. Each year 75,000 of those infections prove fatal; meaning 205 people die every day due to infections acquired while in healthcare institutions. Many… Read More
Forced-air warming devices, which are used in most major surgeries, have recently become subject to intense scrutiny over alleged safety concerns. Several studies have linked their use to higher risks of infections—specifically major joint infections occurring after hip or knee operations.
A joint infection, or septic arthritis, is the inflammation of an affected joint as the body responds to an infection. Joint infections typically affect large joints in the body such as the knee or hip, however, in some instances the infection may affect several joints. If you’re experiencing pain after a hip or knee surgery, you may have an infection.
The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is investigating six cases of skin infections caused in the Campbellford area. The infections are said to be caused by M marinum, a slow growing mycobacterium found in salt water and fresh water …
She was hired to help elderly people on their death beds, but police claim a hospice nurse assistant was helping herself to residents’ belongings at an assisted living facility where she worked. Detectives said it was the building’s …
A North Alabama mother says she was forced into a small room while breastfeeding her infant at the Madison County Health Department, but they say that’s not what happened. Carrisa Clarke tells WAFF 48 News Wednesday’s trip to the Madison County WIC …