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New Law - Passing a bicycle in Ohio

Good news for Ohio bicyclists. The Ohio General Assembly approved House Bill 154 which requires motorists give a three-foot cushion when passing a bicycle in Ohio. Ohio joined the 27 other States in the District of Columbia that have a mandatory mini… Read More
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AARP publishes list of Health Care Mistakes

According to AARP, 250,000 deaths a year were caused by health care mistakes in America. That would make health care mistakes the third leading cause of death in the United States. AARP published a list of the “Dirty Dozen,” 12 Sources Of Harm Th… Read More
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Nursing Home falls/drops and Hoyer lift injuries

Nursing home residents are often limited in their mobility, and rely on the care and assistance of nursing home staff. One of the most common types of assistive aids in nursing homes is a Hoyer lift. Hoyer lifts are mechanical devices that lift and m… Read More
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Doctors Ignore Electronic Warnings

Electronic medical records are becoming the norm in all medical facilities. These records are helpful because they standardize information between medical providers. They also come with built-in warnings to alert doctors when there is a potential pro… Read More
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Traffic Fatalities spike in Ohio

For almost fifteen years, the estimated number of fatal car accidents on our nation’s highways has been in a slow-but-steady decline. However, an announcement made last week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed tha… Read More
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Do I have to sign an Arbitration Agreement to get medical care?

SHOULD I SIGN AN ARBITRATION AGREEMENT? No, you should not sign an arbitration agreement with any health care provider. It is becoming more routine practice for health care providers to ask patients to sign an arbitration agreement before receiving m… Read More
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The Dangers of Texting While Driving

Texting while driving is a deadly habit. Research has shown that texting while driving is a distraction that is responsible for tragic accidents all over the country. I came across the following information on the Ohio BMV website and wanted to share… Read More
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Distracted Doctoring Increases Patient Risk

In the last few years, we have all heard of the dangers of “distracted driving.” We know that the brain cannot effectively multi-task, and that driving while texting or viewing things on your phone can be deadly. What you might not know, however,… Read More
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Breast Cancer Detection and Malpractice

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling invalidating patents that a company had obtained on the human genes BRCA 1 and BRCA 2. These two genes are basically associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer risks. The company that had obt… Read More
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The Effect of Tort Reform on Emergency Room Department Care

A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine reminds us that Tort Reform does not lower health care costs. Many people believe that the fear of malpractice lawsuits drive physicians to order otherwise unnecessary care and that their legal… Read More
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