Aug 23, 2023
Botched surgeries, infections, adverse medication reactions, and misdiagnoses happen far more often in our nation’s hospitals than most people think. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that 25% of all patients admitted to a hospital will likely experience at least one event that will negatively affect their health. Most concerning: A significant number of these adverse incidents are preventable.
Jul 21, 2023
The old saying “dogs are a man’s best friend” might be news to the more than 4.5 million people bitten each year, most often children and older people. Of course, no one is disputing the deep companionship and loyalty dogs provide to millions of Americans. But safety advocates and dog experts say more can be done to prevent dog bites. The key is better prevention education.
Jun 26, 2023
Start your engines! Summer is here, and the longer, warmer days bring plenty of opportunity for off-road recreational vehicles. As the popularity of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) has risen to an all-time high, so too have deaths and injuries. Despite warnings from manufacturers, federal agencies, and consumer and safety advocates that OHVs (often referred to as ATVs) are unsafe on roadways, they’re showing up there more often, partly because of relaxed state and local laws. The result? About 65% of fatal OHV crashes occur on public or private roads. Before you strap on a helmet and turn the key, you should know the risks associated with these powerful vehicles.
Apr 13, 2023
There may be no greater force on earth than a parent’s grief following the loss of a child. When coupled with our Constitutional right to accountability, this powerful combination can lead to extraordinary advancements in safety. You should know the story of four-year-old Evan and a tragic accident that sparked a national movement for window safety.
Mar 23, 2023
Finding affordable and safe day care has become a significant challenge for working parents. Child care for an infant in a licensed center now exceeds annual in-state tuition at public universities in 34 states. But money means nothing if your child doesn’t come home safely at day’s end. Serious inconsistencies in licensing, enforcement, training, and staffing have created dangerous situations where thousands of kids are injured each year – some fatally – while in the care of others.
Feb 14, 2023
As the cost of everything keeps going up – rent, medical bills, child care, groceries, and on and on – more Americans are turning to short-term loans to make ends meet. But not all loans are created equal, and there are more than a few bad actors out there peddling loans that may make a precarious financial situation even worse. Keep reading for tips on how to spot – and avoid – predatory loans.
Jan 16, 2023
Corporations see dollar signs in traditional healthcare services and take advantage of lax government oversight to generate billions in profit. Along the way, corners are cut, and patients suffer, often the most vulnerable among us. This time it’s hospice care and what was once a mission of mercy for the dying is now a multi-billion dollar industry.
Dec 27, 2022
Given our dedication to helping people prevent injuries before they happen, we recently pondered advice for a Christmas VIP: Santa Claus! In that spirit, here are safety tips we hope Santa will take to heart as he approaches his busiest day of the year!
Dec 21, 2022
Countless Americans depend on advanced medical devices to improve their quality of life. But a speedy and sometimes lax approval process by the Food and Drug Administration means some risky devices are cleared without clinical testing and receive limited oversight once on the market. You should know the realities and risks of medical devices before one is implanted in your body and what to do if you or someone you know is affected by a faulty device.
An injury at work can lead to difficult and sometimes life-altering complications for workers. Will they ever return to work, how will they pay for extended care and rehabilitation, and who will pay the bills while they recover?