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Study Reveals Newborns Equally Threatened by Non-Resistant Infections. Calls for Change in Protocol at Neonatal Care Facilities.

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A recent study published by JAMA Pediatrics found that non-resistant staph infections occur more than twice as often in newborns as resistant strains. Though the bacteria respond to antibiotics, they still have nearly as high a death rate among newborns as antibiotic-resistant strains, like MRSA. Researchers concluded that these findings point to a need for … Continued

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Staggering Number of Emergency Room Visits Result of Dietary Supplements

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Dietary supplements, according to the CDC, do not need to demonstrate benefits before going on the market. On the contrary, pharmaceuticals must prove that they work and that they are safe for consumption. Interestingly enough, between 2004 and 2013, more than 23,000 visits at 63 emergency rooms were a result of adverse reactions (irregular heartbeat, … Continued

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Kentucky Nursing Homes Seek Less Regulation

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The executive director of the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities stood before a legislative committee in Frankfurt, KY, last month to petition what she explained as overly strict enforcement of nursing home regulations. She argued that Kentucky nursing homes were too often cited for not meeting regulations, which encouraged excessive litigation in a legal … Continued

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Nevada Supreme Court Ruling on State’s Medical Malpractice Law

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Thursday, October 1, 2015, the Nevada Supreme Court upheld the following provisions of the state’s medical malpractice law: 1. The $350,000 cap on non-economic damages is, in fact, constitutional. 2. The state statute in question does not violate a plaintiff’s constitutional right to trial by jury. The Supreme Court also overturned the following: 1. lower … Continued

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