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How can I safely dispose of my unused medicines?

It's highly likely that at some point during your lifetime you will need to take some sort of medication. Whether the medication is over-the-counter or prescribed by a doctor, you still need to know how to dispose of unused medication. We will provide you with some very important tips for disposing of your unused medications in today's post.

Signs your pacemaker is not working properly

Having a pacemaker inserted into your chest cavity is a very stressful time in life. It can happen to just about anyone no matter their age or level of health. It is scary because it means the device is needed to maintain the way your heart pumps. It's quite possible that the pacemaker can fail, even if it is a newer model recently inserted. Here are some signs to be on the lookout for regarding your pacemaker.

Explaining the warning signs of asbestosis

Asbestos was a material used in many different industries decades ago. Even though it is no longer used in construction, it can still be found in older buildings and homes. Asbestos was also used in the shipbuilding industry among others. If you worked in an industry with asbestos, here are the warning signs that you might have asbestosis.

Common causes of large truck accidents in Tennessee

Large trucks are an important part of our country's economy. The more you see on the road, the better shape the economy is in. Despite this, they can also be some of the most dangerous vehicles on the roads. So, what are some of the most common causes of large truck accidents in Tennessee?

What should I do with a drug that's been recalled?

Drug recalls are a part of life that are bound to happen. With so many different drugs on the market, it's likely that one of the drugs you take at some point in your life will be recalled. So, what do you do should one of your prescriptions get recalled? We will provide you with some instructions in today's post.

Explaining failure to diagnose in Tennessee

Going to the doctor should involve trust. It's natural for us to trust our doctors. Why not? They are some of the best in the world. They go through rigorous coursework and training to get where they are today. But, even the best doctors out there can make a mistake. Today, we will explain failure to diagnose in Tennessee.

I was exposed to asbestos: will I develop cancer?

Asbestos is a human carcinogen, which is a substance known to cause cancer. While there is evidence connecting asbestos and cancer, unfortunately, there is no precise answer to the question posed in the headline of this post; there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos, but not everyone who is exposed develops cancer or other related disorders.

Jury trials are integral to medical malpractice suits

Preventable medical errors claim 440,000 lives in the U.S. every year. Incidents of abuse and neglect in nursing homes across America are rising along with the number of Americans aged 65 and older. Seniors will represent one in five Americans by 2030, and seniors require more chronic medical care.

Potentially fatal drug reactions manufacturers don't mention

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TENS) are among the worst of all bad drug reactions. Immediately life-threatening, the conditions can be caused by drugs like ibuprofen to antibiotics. However, patients are seldom warned about the possibility even when they are given drugs that are commonly associated with one of these conditions.

How to drive safely near large trucks in Tennessee

The roads of Tennessee can be scary, especially for young drivers with little experience. However, even some of the most experienced drivers find themselves in difficult situations when on the roads throughout the state. Large trucks can be difficult to drive near due to their size and speed. Here are some tips to help you avoid trucking accidents.

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