When a patient has a higher risk for developing a life-threatening blood clot or continues to have clotting issues while on a blood-thinning medication, a doctor may recommend implanting an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. An IVC filter is a retrievable device that helps prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism. Without the IVC filter, the blood clots may migrate to the lungs.
According to the FDA, 90 percent of the more than 1 million annual surgeries to correct a hernia utilize a mesh patch. For nearly one-third of all patients, varying complications occur, from localized pain to life-threatening bowel perforations, requiring further repair or outright mesh removal.
For those living with diabetes, the introduction of the insulin pump marked a turning point towards a sense of normalcy for some. The device – a computerized system delivering a continuous supply of insulin – mirrors the function of the pancreas by keeping blood glucose levels consistent through meals and at night.
Do you have young children who use car seats? Over the years, the laws in Connecticut have changed. When your now 10-year-old was a toddler, the protocol was different than it will be for your three-year-old this fall. In July 2017, a new law to strengthen child passenger safety laws was passed and will take effect October 1st.
According to a New York Times report earlier this week, General Motors is facing a criminal investigation related to last year’s defective ignition switch recall. Federal investigators found evidence of criminal behavior, and in response, federal prosecutors and the FBI are determining whether the auto manufacturer reported the defect in a timely manner, provided false…