Category Archives: Health

Is Your Child’s Backpack Causing Physical Harm?

Does it appear your child’s backpack is growing in size every day? Is your child lugging around a significant portion of their body weight in their backpack? Are you noticing your child struggle to maintain good posture while holding their backpack? You may need to consider if your child’s backpack is affecting their wellbeing. According -->

Knee, Hip, and Back Pain Caused by Your Job

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 -->

Tragic Death of a Toddler During Potentially Unnecessary Surgical Procedure

Just months ago a 14 month old Texas toddler died while undergoing a dental procedure. Authorities are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the child’s death and are now questioning why treatment was performed at all. “One can only speculate as to why any treatment was performed considering no indication of dental disease or pathology was -->

Non Profit Hospitals in New York, Millions Being Spent on Staff As Oppose to Patients

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.  “On picket lines, union workers have complained that -->

New Yorkers Rallying For Patient 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 -->

The Cause of E. Coli Outbreaks at Chipotle Still a Mystery

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 -->

New York Couple Receives Major Settlement in Surgical Negligence Case

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.  The suit alleged hospital personnel failed to meet the required -->

FDA Exploring Possible Implications of Caffeine Laced Foods

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.  According to the company -->

The Effects of Kernicterus

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 -->

Recent News Regarding Inferior Venous Cava Filters (IVC’s). What You Should Know

Since 2005, the FDA has received over 900 adverse event reports involving IVC filters.  Some of these events led to adverse clinical outcomes in the patients in which they were implanted What is an IVC filter:An IVC is an inferior vena cava filter.  It is a small filter like device that is inserted into the -->