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Oct 29, 2015

Kentucky Nursing Homes Want Less Stringent Regulations

By |Oct 29, 2015|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Neglect|0 Comments

Regulations are put into effect to help keep people safe. In the case of Kentucky nursing homes, however, it appears that administrators are less concerned with their patients and more concerned with their own comfort and profits. According to the Washington Times, “Betsy Johnson, executive director of the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities, appeared [...]

Oct 21, 2015

The FDA Is Investigating Essure Contraceptive

By |Oct 21, 2015|Medical Devices|0 Comments

The Essure contraceptive device was developed by Conceptus, Inc., a subsidiary of Bayer AG. After being approved by the Food and Drug Administration, Essure has been on the market for over a decade. The device consists of two coils made from a nickel alloy that are designed to produce scar tissue in the fallopian tubes, [...]

Oct 14, 2015

Football and Traumatic Brain Injury; A Real Life Example

By |Oct 14, 2015|Brain Injury|0 Comments

  On this blog, we have covered the signs and symptoms of concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI), various types of treatments and rehabilitative therapy, and its various causes and effects. However, it is difficult to actually capture the essential nature of the problem in writing. A recent story from Wisconsin brings home the difficulty [...]

Oct 1, 2015

New Novel Raises Concerns About Elder Abuse

By |Oct 1, 2015|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Neglect|0 Comments

In 1960, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill A Mockingbird was published. A beloved figure, Lee has mostly been notable for her absence in the public spotlight. In the years following the publication of her masterpiece, she declined to speak at nearly every event that requested her, and has published only a handful of [...]