Dr. William Parker of the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, who has published research linking ovary removal and increased risk of death said he notices younger doctors are more willing to accept that there might be a higher risk associated with the procedure than older doctors. … [Read more...] about Ovary Removal Not Tied to Increased Risk of Death
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On February 27, 2015, the appellate court reversed the circuit court’s finding of non-compensability where a traveling employee simply tripped over a curb. In Nee v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Comm’n, 2015 IL App (1st) 132609WC, the claimant was a plumbing inspector for the City of Chicago who inspected approximately 5-7 sites per day. Nee, 2015 IL App (1st) 132609WC. On July 27, 2009, after completing an inspection, he tripped on a curb and fell while walking back to his car. Initially, the claimant testified that the curb may have been higher than the sidewalk, but he later acknowledged on cross examination that he did not know if it was higher or cracked. As a result of the occurrence, the claimant suffered a medial collateral ligament strain in the knee. … [Read more...] about Are Traveling Employees at Increased Risk of Tripping Over Curbs?
Dementia is a group of related symptoms associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning, which can include problems with memory loss, thinking speed and mental sharpness and quickness. But experiencing hearing loss could indicate an increased risk of developing dementia. … [Read more...] about Dementia signs: Hearing loss could indicate increased risk
Many believe there are numerous factors involved in the disproportionate potential risk for wheelchair pedestrians compared to others traveling on foot and crossing roadways. One factor may be that it is often more difficult to notice an individual in a wheelchair because they are lower to the roadway or sidewalk. Another factor might be that when a crash occurs, the torso and head of the wheelchair user is more likely to be struck directly compared to a walking pedestrian being struck in the thighs and pelvis area. Finally, the increased risk of injury of a wheelchair user might be the result of their already compromised health making it more challenging to recover from serious trauma. … [Read more...] about Handicapped Pedestrians at Increased Risk of Injury
On June 29, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) responded to a request for comment from two Minnesota state legislators concerning recently enacted amendments to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA). Under the amendments, the MGDPA would be expanded to cover all data collected by health maintenance organizations, health plans, and other health services vendors that contract with the state to provide health care services to Minnesota residents. In practice, this means that the confidential terms and conditions of health plans’ contracts with health care providers could be subject to public disclosure. … [Read more...] about FTC Comment: Minnesota Law Requiring Public Disclosure of Health Care Contract Data Increases Risk of Anticompetitive Behavior