More than 115 people die every day in the United States due to opioid drug overdoses according to the the National Institute on Drug Abuse. How did we get here? Many say that doctors and organizations overselling pain drugs are to blame. In fact, some are taking leading pain authorities across the country to court.
Sometimes it’s hard to tell fact from fiction. A lot of stories, of course, are based on real life. It’s what makes a scary story so chilling.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recently released a report showing an uptick in Zika activity. Worse yet, many pregnant women infected with the Zika virus may not have known it. They are warning that a number of pregnant women were not effectively tested for the virus by their healthcare provider.
The U.S. has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the industrialized world. Every year 700 to 900 American mothers die due to pregnancy and childbirth. However, these often preventable deaths are statistically overshadowed the rapid rise in maternal complications.
Pain medication classified as opioids may be necessary for severe pain, but can be very dangerous. Opioid-related substance use disorder is a public health crisis around the nation. While misuse is currently being addressed with new laws and regulations, problems still remain. Not only are these drugs highly addictive, but they are often mismanaged by medical staff providing acute care in hospitals.
Being a parent can be mentally exhausting, including planning meals, organizing the house and coordinating rides for your children. You hope that accidents are the last thing you need to worry about when dropping-off and picking-up your kids from school. Unfortunately, school zones may not be as safe as you might hope.
For many people in California, ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft provide a safe and responsible alternative to drinking and driving. You can go out for a night on the town and drink as much as you want without worrying about arranging a designated driver or trying to drive yourself home. Instead, a sober driver will pick you up and take you home for a reasonable fee.
Surgery is surgery, whether you are undergoing a life-saving heart operation or a cosmetic procedure. As a patient, you have the right to expect careful and medically sound care from a trained and licensed physician.
As a parent, your wish for your kids is for them to have long and happy lives. But when your newborn has suffered a serious birth injury because of medical malpractice, he or she could instead face years of pain, disability and intensive medical treatment.
Travelling at highway speeds increases the harm you can suffer in a car accident -- especially in a head-on collision. It is rare for a face-to-face crash to happen on the highway, but when it does it is generally a catastrophe.