High chair-related injuries on the rise

General Health
The Los Angeles Times reports that, according to a study published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, the number of youngsters who visited the emergency department due to high chair-related injuries “increased 22% from 2003 to 2010.” A full 93% of such injuries resulted when the kids fell out of the high chairs, the study found. Most of the time, the children landed on wood or hard tile floors. (more…)
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Patient Rights

General Health
A patient asked me, “With all of the changes in the healthcare system, do we still have any rights left?” Well, there are a lot of changes. But one thing isn’t changing—you have a long list of rights—that you have a right to know about, to help you and your doctor work together better.   (more…)
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