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Why Car Crashes Should No Longer Be Called “Accidents”

Posted on June 6, 2016 to
Deaths caused by car accidents are increasing rapidly. However, a large number of safety advocates are trying to change how we’ve thought about car “accidents” for more than 100 years by clarifying car accidents caused by human error are...
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Why Has Little Progress Been Made to Prevent Medical Errors?

Posted on June 1, 2016 to
A recent interview with OR Excellence speaker Kenneth P. Rothfield, MD, MBA, CPE and CPPS talks about how patient safety has not improved in the last 54 years, despite the many medical advancements made. According to a study we...
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Metro is On Fire… And Not in a Good Way

Posted on May 30, 2016 to
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. In Metro’s case, this can mean delays, shut downs, injuries and death. Just last year, a smoke incident injured 91 passengers and killed one after a train stopped in the middle of a smoke-filled...
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What is the Third Leading Cause of Death in America?

Posted on May 25, 2016 to
You’ve come across medical horror stories floating around online where patients wake up on the table during surgery, a doctor removes the wrong organ, the wrong patient receives a surgery or medical equipment is just left inside a patient....
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Why You Should Be Worried About Superbugs

Posted on May 23, 2016 to
A citywide study recently took place examining the prevalence of “superbugs,” which are antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. Disturbingly, some of the more infectious strains have been found in Washington, D.C. hospitals hiding within certain patients known as “silent carriers.”...
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Safety Inspectors Find Track Defects Metro Overlooked—Again!

Posted on May 18, 2016 to
“DC Metro is reliable, punctual and safe,” said no one over the course of this last year. Incidents, such as the smoke accident that caused a passenger death, fires, electrical problems, derailments and the explosion earlier this month have...
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Ralph Nader On Why We Should Care About Tort ‘Deform’

Posted on May 16, 2016 to
Ralph Nader is known for being a prominent lawyer, political activist and a five-time presidential candidate. He is also known for becoming the leading crusader for car-safety reform, is the founder of the Public Citizen consumer advocacy group and...
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Why is Going Home Dangerous for Medical Patients?

Posted on May 11, 2016 to
In October of 2013, a 66-year-old retiree was treated for congestive heart failure. After her treatment, she was discharged with eight prescriptions for continued care, one of which was a diuretic called metolazone. However, instead of metolazone, the pharmacy...
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Will the New “Textalyzer” Prevent Distracted Driving?

Posted on May 9, 2016 to
“One text or call could wreck it all.” “Words can hurt.” “C U in the ER.” “SMS.MMS.RIP.” “Stop the texts. Stop the wrecks.” “No post is worth a life.” “It can wait.” We’ve all seen at least one of...
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Why is Fiat Chrysler Recalling 1.1 Million Cars?

Posted on May 4, 2016 to
Brand new cars these days come with all sorts of fun features, such as Bluetooth compatibility, rearview cameras to help you park, laser headlights (yes, that’s a real thing), remote-start buttons and even traffic light recognition systems. However, drivers...
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