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April 2019 Archives

Patients with anxiety may be improperly diagnosed

Kentucky patients and others who are diagnosed with schizophrenia may not actually have the condition. This is according to a study from Johns Hopkins University that analyzed 78 cases referred to the Johns Hopkins Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic from February 2011 to July 2017. In 54 of those cases, an individual was predetermined to have schizophrenia. However, only 26 of those individuals actually had the condition while the others were deemed to have anxiety or other mood disorders.

Important issues all Kentucky motorcycle enthusiasts should know

Spring is here, and if you're one of many Kentucky residents who own a motorcycle, you are likely itching to take a road trip, if you haven't already done so. Whether you typically ride alone or can carry passengers, it's always a good idea to refresh your memory regarding traffic laws and safety tips before you head out on the highway.

Federal guidelines aim to protect electrical safety

Employers in Kentucky may find that there are unexpected advantages to hewing closely to federal safety regulations, especially when dealing with electricity. Electrical accidents can be devastating on the job. Workers can face serious injuries or even lose their lives as a result of an accident involving electricity, and a serious accident can lead to severe damage to an overall project as well. Some workers may be unable to return to the job or face permanent disabilities as a result of the damage done.

Rand Corporation report says self-driving cars need more testing

Self-driving cars have a while to go before they can be deemed road-ready according to a report from the Rand Corporation. Many drivers in Kentucky would agree, especially when they consider the history of these vehicles. In May 2016, one man died when his Tesla, which was on Autopilot, crashed into a truck. In March 2018, a self-driving Uber vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian in Arizona.

Hearing loss could result in disability benefits

If an individual in Kentucky has experienced hearing loss, they may be able to apply for Social Security disability benefits. An examiner will need to determine if the applicant has sufficiently low hearing sensitivity and speech discrimination scores. If possible, that determination will be made using medical evidence provided by an applicant. If no evidence is provided, it will likely be necessary for the individual to take part in an audiometric consultative examination.

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