Why Patients and Healthcare Workers Face Infection Risks in Medical Facilities

It turns out that the transfer of some healthcare-associated infections (HAI) may stem not from the atmosphere or surfaces of a hospital, long-term acute care facility, or inpatient rehab center, but from the actions of staff members. In other words, germs are hitching a ride on the very people who are trying to prevent them […]

Monsanto Verdict Has Major Implications for Those Exposed to Roundup

Could how your lawn lead to your having a chronic illness? If you’ve been a fan of Roundup, using it for years as a consumer or professional, you might want to set up a doctor’s check-up. After all, Monsanto, the maker of the popular product, was just hit with a $289 million judgment for exposing […]

Railroads Are Dragging Their Heels on Safety System Installment

Few topics elicit bipartisan support from politicians. In fact, finding something everyone can agree on seems tougher than ever due to “line in the sand” party divisions. Yet one subject on the minds of Philadelphia and New Jersey citizens has roused the interest of numerous political leaders representing all parties: the safety of the local […]

Accidental Deaths Are in Peak Season

Despite endless back-to-school sales and Halloween displays, summer isn’t over. That’s good news for the crowd that enjoys being able to indulge in balmy August days and temperate September evenings. It’s also a reminder to everyone to remain vigilant about seasonal accidental deaths. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), accidental deaths peak during the […]

Understaffing in Nursing Homes Is a Major Problem in the U.S.

It’s not uncommon to hear concerns from loved ones of the 1.4 million individuals who have been moved to American nursing homes. Among the most frequent complaint is a lack of skilled professionals available when residents require assistance. Now, concerned family members’ voices are being vindicated by statistics uncovering staffing inefficiencies at skilled care facilities […]

A New PA Law Might Enable Dealers to Sell Defective Vehicles

Recently, Pennsylvanians were introduced to House Bill 1898. Sponsored by Delaware County House Representative James R. Santora and signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf, the Bill seems to protect consumers who are purchasing pre-owned vehicles. However, some state and national advocacy groups have highlighted gaps in the legislation that they feel are loopholes in […]

Justice for Pennsylvania’s Catholic Diocese Abuse Victims?

“There have been other reports of abuse in the Catholic Church. But never on this scale.” So said the grand jury investigating the latest scandal involving abuse of children by Catholic priests. It’s painful to read through the lengthy report released Tuesday, which detailed allegations of sexual abuse committed by hundreds of ‘predator priests’ against […]

How Safely Do You Drive near School Buses?

August in the Philadelphia area brings a few certainties: last-minute trips to the Jersey shore; visits to King of Prussia Mall and other places for end-of-season bargains; and the onslaught of big, yellow school buses. From a driver’s perspective, those buses should serve as warning signs to be and stay alert. After all, each vehicle […]

Understanding the Causes of America's Troubling Pedestrian Death Increase 

Walking to work or school may no longer be the safest way to get around. Pedestrian deaths have skyrocketed in recent years, with 6,000 people killed in 2016 and nearly that many again in 2017, representing a 46 percent increase from 2009, which was a low point for pedestrian deaths, according to the Washington Post. In […]

Opioids' Role in Driver Impairment Now Rivaling That of Marijuana

When recreational marijuana use was legalized in numerous states, it became an immediate concern for those worried about vehicle operators’ driving under the influence. Now, the growing problem of illegal and legal opioid use is causing just as much concern. And the numbers reveal that it’s a serious issue. The scope of the opioid problem […]