Your pregnancy and the birth of your baby can be some of the happiest times of your life. But for some parents, those months are fraught with worry and illness. As the due date approaches, the parents might be fraught with trepidation that something may go wrong.
Perhaps there is no time that requires more trust than when you are in the hospital. If you are injured, having surgery or experiencing a medical crisis, you must rely on those with appropriate medical training to provide adequate care and monitoring of your condition.
According to a report from last year, the majority of nursing homes underreport their short staffing issues to the relevant governmental oversight agencies.
It's quite common to see Boston construction workers climbing around on scaffolding erected all over the city. In fact, by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimations, approximately 65% of construction workers' job duties place them regularly on scaffolds.
Cancer is definitely a life-threatening diagnosis, and when doctors fail to diagnose it in time, patients can die. But sometimes patients are put at risk not because of any negligence from their health care providers but due to denials of care from their health insurance carriers.
As the American population ages, there will continue to be a need for home health workers to provide care and assistance to patients. The value of these workers is incalculable, as many might otherwise have to live in-patient at nursing homes or worry about becoming a burden to family members.