Year: 2012

Whenever a patient undergoes surgery, a very important relationship of trust is built between them and the doctors, nurses, and assistants in the operating room. Everyday across America, surgeons perform near-miracles that save the lives and limbs of men and women of all ages. Conversely, surgery procedures also expose patients…

When Pennsylvania residents say goodbye to the summer, they may hope to continue their sun-kissed look with the use of indoor tanning beds. However, according to recent research not only are tanning beds less safe than being out in the sun, the dangerous equipment can actually lead to deadly cancer….

Millions of people across the nation, including here in Philadelphia, rely on public transportation. Unfortunately, bus accidents are a significant source of serious injury and death. Nationally, it is estimated that around 63,000 bus accidents occur every year. If you multiply 63,000 by the average number of passengers on a…

A car crash that occurred early this week between two Philadelphia drivers regrettably proved fatal. It appears that the two men involved, ages 25 and 38 years old, were operating their respective vehicles when for reasons that remain under investigation, the parties collided. The 25-year-old was pronounced dead at the…

According to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, there are around 6 million Americans that presently live with some level of paralysis. A significant number of individuals living with paralysis in the country, including Pennsylvania, suffered an accident that injured their spinal cord. In such accidents, less than 1 percent…

At least 23 people have died and another 300 have been stricken ill after tainted steroid medication caused a fungal meningitis outbreak earlier this month. Health officials say that as many as 14,000 people may have come into contact with the dangerous drugs, which means the death and sickness tolls…

More than 40 Western Pennsylvania men were included on the Boy Scouts “ineligible volunteer files” released recently. Dubbed the “perversion files,” the list includes more than 5,000 people that the Boy Scouts considered abusive and, thus, ineligible to volunteer. It is not, however, a list of the people who have…

Recently, this blog covered the outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to the epidural injections of a contaminated batch of a steroid produced by the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Massachusetts. At that time, there weren’t any cases reported in Pennsylvania and there were only 35 reported cases and 5…