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How to Determine Social Security Disability Benefits Eligibility

by Thomas Stroble | June 19th, 2013

June 19, 2013

When a citizen’s mental or physical condition leaves them unable to work for extended periods of time or potentially facing death, that person may qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits. However, there are certain standards the claimant must meet before their application can be approved.

The Social Security Administration explains the person applying for benefits must meet certain standards of income and time worked prior to applying for benefits. They must also be able to provide documentation of a diagnosis and treatment of their condition. This can be supplied through medical records, laboratory results, or physician’s … Read More

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FDA Announces the Recall of Several Defective Medical Products

by Thomas Stroble | June 17th, 2013

June 17, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a voluntary recall of Symbios Medical Products’ GOBlock and GOPump Rapid Recovery System kits. The recall was initiated after the devices were deemed Defective Medical Products that could cause serious harm to patients who use them.

The products are used in the administration and delivery of medications into the patient’s body through a timed pump. The affected products were manufactured before July 2012 and were distributed to patients form April 1, 2011 to April 30, 2013.

According to an FDA Press Release, the recall was initiated … Read More

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Michigan Bicycle Accident Claims Woman’s Life

by Thomas Stroble | June 14th, 2013

A Michigan Bicycle Accident was responsible for claiming the life of a 51-year-old female cyclist. Records show that the crash happened last night at the corner of Riley Street and 104th Avenue in Holland Township, Michigan.

According to an article from WHTC News, the victim was riding south along 104th Avenue. As she entered the crosswalk to cross the street, a vehicle being driven by a 35-year-old woman from Zeeland Township traveling west on Riley Street struck her.

Paramedics were called to the scene, and they rushed the victim to a local hospital. She died a short … Read More

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FDA Announces Recall of Contaminated Medications Due to Drug Injury Risks

by Thomas Stroble | June 10th, 2013

June 10, 2013

Two weeks ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall of all sterile medications manufactured by the Main Street Family Pharmacy due to concerns over contamination that could lead to patients developing serious Drug Injuries.

The agency announced they had received reports from seven citizens claiming they had developed skin abscesses at the site where they received injections of the company’s preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate. Further testing concluded that at least one of the abscesses was the result of a fungal infection.

According to an FDA press release, the agency recalled all of … Read More

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FDA Looking Into The Risks Of The DaVinci Surgical Robot System

by Thomas Stroble | June 7th, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced it would be looking into what dangers may be associated with use of Intuitive Surgical’s Da Vinci Surgical Robot System.

According to an article released by the Financial Times, the device has been used in more than 2,000 hospitals to preform numerous surgeries. The device is being lauded as a significant technological advancement because it allows doctors to utilize cameras and remote controls to preform procedures on patients that are often much less invasive than more traditional surgeries.

The problem with the device is that surgeons are not in … Read More

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