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Group says to cut planned C-sections despite birth injury risk

Posted on March 22, 2013

In the U.S., and estimated 2.5 percent of all births occur by cesarean section at the mother’s request and for no medical reason. Many women fear the pain of labor, while others are concerned that vaginal birth will cause incontinence or problems with sexual functioning. When a C-section isn’t medically recommended, however, it can have … Continue reading

Sun-blindness blamed for double pedestrian accident in Temecula

Posted on March 14, 2013

In Southern California, it’s a fact of life that bright sunlight will sometimes catch drivers in the eyes. Particularly in the early morning and at sunset — basically, during morning and even rush hours — the sun can literally be blinding. This appears to have been the case in a recent pedestrian accident in Temecula that ended … Continue reading

Study: A third of nursing homes may not meet basic care standards

Posted on March 5, 2013

“Once you’re in a nursing home, if things don’t go right, you’re really a prisoner.” That truth was recently pointed out by a woman with relatives in two nursing homes, prompted by a report just released by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General. The report looked at sample patient records … Continue reading

Fatal traffic accident rates are up for the first time since 2005

Posted on February 27, 2013

Over the past couple of decades, a lot of safety improvements have been put into place that we all believed would cut down on serious and deadly traffic accidents. Better safety features and improved crash technology in vehicles, along with better road design seemed to be having a profound effect — starting in 1999, the … Continue reading