When an elderly or vulnerable loved one is hospitalized, you expect them to be treated with the utmost of care. That means taking steps to prevent your loved one from falling. Unfortunately, hospital falls are far too common, and they can cause serious injuries – especially in patients whose health is already fragile.
In construction work, dangers come from all corners: powerful equipment, heavy machinery, electrical hazards and, of course, heights. Gravity is the single biggest peril construction workers face. Whether you regularly work at high elevations - for example, as a roofer or sheet metal worker - or only do so for occasional jobs, it's important to be proactive about fall protection.
When it comes to driving, technology is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, features like autobraking, adaptive headlights, electronic stability control, blind spot detection and lane departure warnings have made cars demonstrably safer. Yet other technologies are a mixed bag. Many semi-autonomous vehicle features fall into the latter category.
Medication errors are among the most prevalent types of medical malpractice. Wrong dosages, mistaken prescriptions, overlooked drug interactions or missed contraindications - all can lead to serious harm. And these mistakes frequently happen in emergency rooms and hospitals, where staff members are stretched thin.
Cranes play a critical role in construction. Many jobs simply wouldn't be possible without them.
Concussions are surprisingly common injuries. Nearly 1 in 4 adults have suffered from a concussion, according to an NPR poll, and more than a third of those victims have had repeated concussions.
If you're in the market for a car, whether new or used, be prepared for decision-making overload. Today's vehicles come with slews of options - including high-tech bells and whistles. In fact, many seem more like computers than cars.
Nurses face all kinds of occupational risks: heavy lifting injuries, exposure to biohazards, increased stress and fatigue from overwork, and even violent patients, to name a few. One of the biggest dangers they face on a daily basis, however, is needles.
Social Security disability benefits are a lifeline for millions of Americans who aren't able to work due to medical issues. Getting benefits, however, is rarely easy. And it's only gotten harder in recent years.
Childbirth is a momentous life event. But it can also be a life-threatening one. Complications at any point during labor or delivery can have a big impact on both mother and baby for a long time to come.