Thursday, July 29, 2010

Stonington First Selectman Investigated

The Day reports on the latest story to dog Stonington First Selectman Ed Haberek.  He is alleged to have sent "inappropriate" emails to a local woman, the details of which we can't comment on at this point.  Police apparently concluded no crime had been committed, but there can still be civil liability, if wrongful conduct is proven and shown to have caused damages.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

CDC: Thousands of Hospital Infections Are Preventable

The Washington Post reported that "Deadly yet easily preventable bloodstream infections continue to plague American hospitals, because facility administrators fail to commit resources and attention to the problem, according to a survey of medical professionals released Monday." The data show that about "80,000 patients per year develop catheter-related bloodstream infections, or CRBSIs -- which can occur when tubes are inserted into a vein to monitor blood flow or deliver medication and nutrients are improperly prepared or left in longer than necessary." The CDC has estimated that "30,000 patients die as a result...accounting for nearly a third of annual deaths due to hospital-acquired infections in the United States."

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

CDC Tips on Pedestrian Safety

"In 2008, more than 4,300 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States, and another 69,000 pedestrians were injured," according to the CDC's Injury Center.  "This averages one crash-related pedestrian death every 2 hours, and a pedestrian injury every 8 minutes."  The CDC recommends:

•Being espacially careful at intersections, where drivers often fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians while turning onto another street.

•Increasing your visibility at night, by carrying a flashlight and wearing reflective clothing.

•Crossing streets at a designated crosswalks.

•Walking on sidewalks, but when you must walk in the street, walk facing traffic.

Monday, July 5, 2010

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