Health

Did you know some people are more susceptible to periodic and chorionic pain due to exercise and strenuous activity required by some jobs?

Certain people have naturally weaker muscle groups, specifically gluteal muscles and hip flexors. These people maybe be more easily injured or likely to experience pain if they are pushed too hard at work or during off time. 

Non-profit Hospitals

A number of alarming issues surrounding New York State hospitals have recently made headlines. While activists, victims, and concerned citizens ban together to push for better quality healthcare, some non-profit doctors and execs are enjoying extravagant perks, like first class plane tickets, chauffeurs, and country club memberships. 

Patients safety

On May 6th cities across the State of New York held rallies calling for the passage of the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act.

“The Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act (S.782/A.8580-A) is a bipartisan bill in the State Legislature with wide support that calls on hospitals to maintain a responsible number of nurses to patients – ensuring better care and saving lives.” -PRNewswire

The Center for Disease Control released a statement summarizing their investigation into the cause of the Chipotle Outbreak that sickened 60 people in 14 states was inconclusive. There were no deaths associated with the outbreak but 22 of the victims were hospitalized. 

Chipotle responded to the disastrous situation by implementing new safety protocols to reduce the chances of a similar occurrences in the future. 

An Ulster County family was recently awarded 1.75 million dollars in compensation in a surgical negligence law suit.

The victim in this case suffered complications after a scheduled muscle repair surgery. The damage caused during the initial surgery resulted in a series of corrective surgeries. 

FoodSafetyNews.com recently published an article highlighting the FDA’s inquiry into a peanut butter product manufactured by “STEEM,” a Greenfield, MA company.

You’ll fine many of the expected peanut butter ingredients in “STEEM” with an exception: green coffee extract. Each serving packs as much caffeine as up to two cups of coffee. 

Kernicterus is an uncommon type of brain damage which occurs in newborns who have not been diagnosed with or received proper treatment for Jaundice (a build up of the chemical bilirubin in a newborns blood.) 

Jaundice is common amongst newborns. Luckily treatment is often effective and noninvasive. Its only when symptoms are missed, or misdiagnosed that there is a risk for Kernicterus. 

The effect of Kernicterus varies, but generally includes:

The Food and Drug Administration is urging consumers to think carefully about taking painkillers, like ibuprofen, since recent studies link the drugs to an increased risk of heart disease or stroke.

Eric Pahon, FDA spokesman, told NBC News "They used to say they might cause risk of heart attack or stroke. Now we are saying they do cause increased risk of heart attack and stroke."

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