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Complications of Hernia Mesh Rejection

According to the FDA, there are more than one million annual surgeries to correct a hernia and 90 percent of them use a mesh patch. Varying complications occur for nearly one-third of all patients, from localized pain to life-threatening bowel perforations, requiring repair or complete mesh removal.

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How Clothing and Shoes Affect a Slip and Fall Case

If you experienced a slip and fall on a public surface, chances are you were wearing shoes. Were they appropriate for the conditions you encountered or the job you were hired to perform? These details may seem insignificant at first but, if you decide to pursue a slip and fall claim, the defendant’s legal team could question your choice of footwear.

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The Risks of Prenatal Opioid Use & Exposure

Prenatal opioid exposure is a growing public health crisis, yet there has been limited data concerning the effects of opioids on developing children. A recent study presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) found that prenatal exposure to opioids may alter connectivity in the area of the brain that regulates emotions.

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The Dangers of Driving on Black Ice

Contrary to its name, black ice is actually transparent. It blends into the pavement, so unsuspecting drivers and pedestrians may easily lose control when passing over it. The slippery surface is a common cause of car accidents throughout the winter season.

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FDA Approves Invokana for Diabetic Kidney Disease and Heart Failure Risks

The FDA has approved Invokana to reduce end-stage kidney disease, decreased kidney function, cardiovascular health and heart failure in adult patients living with Type 2 diabetes and diabetic kidney disease (nephropathy). Invokana is an SGLT2 inhibitor associated with amputation and diabetic ketoacidosis risks.

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