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OSHA releases yearly list of top workplace safety concerns

Safety and the protection of the American worker from personal injury and workplace accidents is the stated mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in New Jersey and throughout the rest of the United States.

NFL embraces technology to help deal with players' head injuries

Although it might not be the industry in which head injuries -- traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), including concussions -- are most prevalent, dissuading any regular viewer of professional football games of that fact might make for a difficult proposition.

Delayed diagnosis may cause major harm for New Jersey patients

Most New Jersey readers have probably never heard of valley fever, an illness caused by fungal spores most common in the southern United States. Valley fever is difficult to diagnose and rare in many parts of the United States, but health experts say that even in areas where it is more common, doctors often consider it as an option only when the disease has become more severe.

Material updates in the national meningitis tragedy

We informed readers in a prior blog post (please see our October 23 entry) that we would keep them fully apprised of material developments unfolding regarding the nation's tragic meningitis outbreak that first surfaced last month.

Major medical journal announces new publishing rule on drug trials

Citing her publication's expectation "that eventually this will become the norm," the editor of the internationally prominent British Medical Journal recently discussed a material change in the journal's publishing guidelines relating to drug companies' clinical trials.

Large medical study finds fault with time-honored annual physical

For many New Jersey residents, as well as many millions of other people across the country, the annual medical physical is an unquestioned and scrupulously adhered-to practice.

Safety advice for New Jersey pedestrian trick-or-treaters

According to 2006-2010 statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation, more fatal accidents involving pedestrians under the age of 21 occurred on Oct. 31 than on the neighboring days. Given that statistic, New Jersey parents are advised to take extra precautions for Halloween safety. Possible safety measures may include parental supervision, regular cell phone check-ins, and reflective clothing.

Meningitis outbreak: Accountability concerns amidst a tragedy

For obvious and compelling reasons, national attention has focused acutely in recent weeks on the tragic meningitis outbreak across the country, which -- as of the date this post entry was written -- has taken the lives of 19 people and materially sickened about 250 others. Estimates are that as many as 14,000 patients in nearly half of all the states have been potentially exposed to fungal meningitis attributed to a contaminated steroid that was administered for back or neck pain through epidural injection.

Study takeaway: Patients' safety compromised by hospital protocols

Comparisons have been drawn many times in the past to safety protocols and outcomes in the medical industry versus what is in place in the aviation field. In the latter realm, the focus on safety and the highest level of unerring performance is absolute and exacting. Virtually every mishap is widely publicized and painstakingly examined and fixed by aeronautics authorities, with uniform applicability across all countries and airlines.