Month: July 2018

Essure Permanent Birth Control System Discontinued by Bayer

According to a recent article, Bayer has discontinued its controversial Essure product—an implanted system for permanent birth control. After December 31, 2018; the device will no longer be available in the U.S. Approved by the FDA in 2002, Essure is a permanently implanted contraceptive that forms a barrier to prevent sperm from reaching the patient’s …

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Drive Safely This Summer Season

Distracted driving continues to be a major issue throughout the United States, taking thousands of lives every year. Whether you are adjusting the radio, sending a text, or putting directions into your GPS; taking your eyes off the road for even just one second can yield devastating results. Each year, 3,450 people die in accidents …

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New Reporting Methods: Most Nursing Homes Understaffed

A recent review of staffing information collected and analyzed by Kaiser Health News indicates that most nursing homes actually have fewer nurses and caretakers on staff than they report to federal authorities. While the numbers submitted suggest adequate personnel on-site, these facilities are often severely short-staffed for their existing caseload. A detailed article is available …

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