Vidant Medical Center Penalized for Infection Rates

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A 60-year-old woman from Greenville sustained a massive infection and had to be placed in a medically induced coma after a surgeon pierced her bowel during a hernia operation. After her surgery, doctors did not notice the infection for several days. Starting in October, Vidant Medical Center and hundreds of other hospitals will lose one […]

North Carolina Mother Petitions For Tractor-Trailer Policy Change


“There’s not a day that I don’t long for them,” said a North Carolina mother who lost both of her daughters in an accident caused by a tractor-trailer. She has since taken up the cause of petitioning for policy changes within the U.S. Department of Transportation to ensure that her experience is never repeated. “Every […]

Brain Injuries Increase The Likelihood Of Depression In Children


According to the AAP, Dr. Matthew C. Wylie’s latest study is “the largest [study] to look at an association between brain injury and depression in children and adolescents.” The study, entitled “Depression In Children Diagnosed With Brain Injury Or Concussion,” found that 15 percent of children with brain injuries were also diagnosed with depression. Furthermore, […]

Left Turns Made By Vehicles Are One Of The Most Dangerous Maneuvers For Motorcyclists


Because they have no barrier between them and the hazard they make contact with, motorcyclists are exposed to more dangers on the road, which is why they are more likely to endure fatal accidents. Although any accident involving a motorcyclist puts him or her in extreme danger, accidents in which a vehicle pulls out in […]