Month: September 2009

Wearing a Helmet Reduces the Chances of Injury or Death While Riding a Bicycle

A new study confirms what we already know – wearing a helmet reduces the chances of injury or death while riding a bicycle.  I have ridden a lot of miles this summer and it amazes me how often I see people who are either not wearing helmets or do not have them adjusted properly.  Wearing …

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President Obama has made the case that our current health care system is broken, and reform is needed to lower costs and cover the uninsured.

Of particular interest to nursing home lawyers like me, who fight every day for the rights of elderly in long term care facilities, are the President’s comments regarding medical malpractice.  Many people are not aware that so-called “tort reform” would directly impact the ability of elderly who are abused and neglected in nursing homes to …

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An Interesting Experiment: A Medical Student Spends Ten Days in a Nursing Home to Learn What it is Like

I have often wondered how long it would take for people to realize what life in a nursing home looks like from a patient’s perspective.  For those who think that nursing homes who put profit over patient care shouldn’t be punished, I wonder if they would be willing to do what these brave medical students …

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Possible Relation Between Body Temperature and Concussion

In one of the most interesting studies I have ever seen come across my desk, it appears that doctors at UNC are using a capsule that monitors body temperature and other functions in order to track the possible relation between heat and concussion.  Apparently the brain may be more vulnerable to concussion when core temperatures …

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From WRAL-TV.com:

“More than a dozen agencies joined the search for 62-year-old Annie Langley Monday after she was reported missing from Primrose Villa Retirement Community in Angier.Langley is the second resident of the facility, at 431 Junny Road, to be the subject of a Silver Alert this year. In February, 85-year-old Carrie C. Evans wandered away. She …

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