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It is estimated that more than 250,000 heart bypass procedures are performed in the U.S. each year using heater-cooler devices. Unfortunately, the CDC and FDA have both issued important Health Alerts to patients, physicians, and hospitals regarding the potential risk of developing serious infection from certain heater-cooler devices commonly used during cardiac surgery.
Don’t drink and drive. This is a warning we hear all of the time. Whether on billboards, advertisements, or the Internet, it seems like this is a mantra everyone can agree with. While many experienced drivers may feel that this is an old phrase they don’t need to hear again, the truth is that everyone could use a reminder. One group that is especially in need of a reminder about the responsibility that comes with driving are teenagers.
Walking should not be a life-threatening activity. For many, walking is an easy way to get from one place to another. For some, it’s the only way for them to get where they need to go due to the expenses involved in other forms of transportation or a lack of reliable public transportation in their area. As a result, it’s common to see pedestrians in cities going about their days like everyone else.
A recent report on hernia mesh reveals more concerns on long-term safety with certain types of synthetic mesh products.
For most people, the prospect of undergoing any type of joint replacement surgery can be scary. Having a competent surgeon is extremely important for a successful surgical outcome, but equally as important is that the artificial joint replacement device being implanted is safe, effective, and reliable.