Posts from July 2016.

Truck driver fatigue has been to blame for countless accidents and deaths over the years. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), overtired truckers are responsible for roughly 4,000 fatalities every year on U.S. roadways. Efforts to strengthen truck safety laws have been continually met with strong opposition from powerful trucking lobbies. Now, a new federal rule, set to go into effect in December 2017, could finally turn the tide on deadly trucking accidents.

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Being sent home too early from the hospital is a common medical mistake. Patients who are discharged before lab results are returned, for example, may never have a physician follow up with them, even if bloodwork and other testing indicates the patient's condition is life threatening.

Another potential problem is poor communication. According to Kaiser Health News, many patients are discharged without a clear understanding of what they should do. While protocols have been established to improve ...


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