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July 2018 Archives

OSHA helps employers create safer workplaces

As the economy evolves, the type of work that Kentucky residents and others will perform will evolve as well. It will also change how employees do their jobs and with whom they work. It is not uncommon for employees to work from home or with individuals who speak other languages. OSHA encourages employers to continually track potential hazards that workers may face and take steps to mitigate them in a timely manner.

Strategies to help seniors take medicine correctly and on time

Kentucky residents of any age can forget things sometimes, but complex medication schedules might be especially challenging for senior citizens. They might need to take pills at different times of the day, and forgotten dosages could lead to medical emergencies. Among older people, as many as 41 percent of them have to take five or more prescription medications daily. A senior could benefit from the adoption of a pill organization strategy. A close relative or caretaker could help a senior set up a reminder system to prevent potentially dangerous mix ups.

The most dangerous jobs in America, ranked

In December of 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued its 2016 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. These stats brought attention to those industries in America that saw the highest work fatality rates. Employers and employees in Kentucky will want to know about the top 10 most dangerous jobs because some of them may be a surprise.

Doctor fatigue and stress linked strongly to medical errors

Hospital doctors in Kentucky have a high chance of becoming burned out on the job. Unfortunately, this can affect their performance. A nationwide survey of 6,700 doctors found significant levels of burnout. The lead author of the study defined the traits of burnout as emotional exhaustion and cynicism caused by work stress. He said at any point in time, one-third to half of doctors experience the symptoms of burnout, which can reduce the quality of their medical judgments.

What to expect when you’re not expecting a TBI

As the number of drivers on the roads increases, the risk of car accidents also rises. There is no playbook on how to handle injuries sustained during a car wreck that you or a loved one has experienced. Though each traumatic brain injury is unique, there are resources  that can help you learn what to expect when encountering a TBI in your life.

Why women often aren't heard by medical professionals

A woman who has heart disease is 50 percent more likely to receive an incorrect diagnosis even after having a heart attack. This isn't the only disparity between sexes when it comes to misdiagnoses. Unfortunately, there are many reasons why women in Kentucky and throughout the country have a hard time being diagnosed properly.

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