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Who is Most At-Risk for a Sleep-Related Accident

July 12, 2019

Sleep deprivation is a growing concern that can’t be ignored. Public safety and well-being are victims of poor sleep when a moving vehicle gets involved. While anyone can suffer from a lack of sleep, there are people who are at greater risk due to their age and/or vocation. If you fall into one of these […]

Improving Patient Safety: The Surgical Black Box

December 28, 2018

After an aviation accident, immediate efforts are made to recover an electronic recording device in the aircraft known as the “black box.” The aviation black box records important data, including cockpit voices and sounds, and recent flight history. The black box helps facilitate the investigation of aviation accidents and incidents to improve safety and reduce […]

Patient Safety in Michigan Hospitals: What Letter Grade Did Your Local Hospital Receive in the Fall 2018 National Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade?

December 17, 2018

What is Patient Safety? Patient safety is a discipline that emphasizes safety in the health care industry through the prevention, reduction, reporting, and analysis of medical error that leads to adverse effects. As time progresses, healthcare becomes more effective but also more complex with use of new technology, medications, and treatments. The complexity has increased […]

Legalizing Recreational Marijuana: What It Means for Michigan Roadways

November 19, 2018

On November 6, 2018, Michiganders went to the polls in record numbers.  Among the heated races for governor, attorney general, and senate seats, was proposal one: the legalization of recreational marijuana.  The proposal passed, allowing adults 21 and above to possess a certain amount of marijuana for recreational purposes. What does this mean for the […]

Myths of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Michigan

September 27, 2018

In 2006, Harvard School of Public Health released a study amidst the ongoing debates over medical malpractice lawsuits in America and their legitimacy. The authors of the study reviewed 1,452 closed claims from malpractice insurance companies and found that most injuries were due to error, casting doubt that the system is plagued by frivolous lawsuits. […]

Anesthesia Error: My Loved One Did Not Wake Up After Surgery

September 11, 2018

Patients undergo surgery to improve or fix a medical condition. Surgery is a serious matter, no matter if it is a “minor” surgery like a routine mole removal or if it is a major surgery like a quadruple bypass. All surgeries have risks. While there is no guarantee in any medical procedure, when healthcare professionals […]

Is My Baby Normal?

August 21, 2018

Questions Parents Often Ask About a Birth: “Why wasn’t my baby breathing when born?” . . . “Why did my baby’s skin look blue?” . . . “What does a low or poor Apgar score mean?”  . . . “What is causing my baby’s seizures?” When a baby is delivered, each person in the room […]

Why Is My Newborn Baby’s Head Being Cooled?

July 31, 2018

Most parents remember the birth of their baby as a most joyous experience. It is then end of nine months of preparation, anticipation, and eagerly waiting. Becoming a parent is a festive celebration. But what happens when the birth of your child does not go exactly as expected? What if after the birth of your […]

Be Safe in the Sun- July Is National UV Safety Month

July 17, 2018

The last few weeks have been HOT, HOT, HOT in Michigan. A state surrounded by the Great Lakes provides a unique advantage for residents to be outside and near water to cool down in the sweltering heat. But are you properly protecting yourself from ultraviolet (UV) rays when laying out by the beach? How Do […]

Driving Change and Bicycle Safety in Grand Rapids, Michigan

June 7, 2018

In recent years, bicycling has emerged as a growing trend – increasing as a popular form of urban transportation, exercise, and recreational sport. The number of individuals commuting to work in the United States has increased to approximately 800,000, up from 450,000 in 2000. With increased cyclists on our roadways, the number of bicycle related […]

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