The hospital may be our go-to destination for treating severe illnesses or injuries, but it can sometimes be the source of severe conditions. Alarming data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that, in 2015, three percent of patients developed healthcare-associated infections. In that year, a tragic 72,000 patients with hospital-acquired infections died during their hospitalizations. Thankfully, while these infections are alarmingly common, they can often be avoided by adhering strictly to the following precautions: Select Hospitals and Doctors Carefully Rates of hospital-acquired infection vary dramatically from one facility to the next. The potential for infection can also…
May is Stroke Awareness Month, and for good reason — many people have no idea the true extent of the havoc strokes wreak on American adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in twenty United States deaths can be attributed to stroke. Read on to learn the basics, including symptoms and common risk factors. Who Is at Risk? A variety of factors can increase your risk of suffering a stroke. Some are not within your control, such as: Age: The older you get, the greater your risk of experiencing a stroke. Race: African Americans are more…
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared that the recent outbreak of E. coli (Escherichia coli) that affected romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona region appears to be over. By May 8, there were 149 confirmed cases of E. coli food poisoning linked to romaine lettuce from this part of the US. of E. coli food poisoning. The CDC recorded 210 total cases during the outbreak. According to the CDC, the strain of E. coli (E. coli O157:H7) responsible for the outbreak was especially virulent and can lead to hemolytic uremic syndrome. This is a potentially fatal…
Another Local Food Recall: Route 11 Potato Chips Recalled for Salmonella Riskk. Blog by Regan Zambri Long PLLC, a Washington DC personal injury law firm that handles virtually all types of accident and injury claims.
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CDC Summarizes Hepatitis A Outbreak Related to Tropical Smoothie Cafe Strawberries. Personal injury blog by Regan Zambri Long PLLC in Washington DC – a firm committed to protecting the rights of the injured.
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