Winter weather took its first swipe at Pennsylvania last week, and days after the storm, residents are still struggling to remove snow and ice. The temperatures have remained below freezing for several days, and some people are desperate to get out of their driveways and get back to routine. Many people may have made a grocery store or restaurant their first stop, and they should be aware of recent slip-and-falls research as they shop in icy weather conditions.
Some 32 million people in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States are supposed to be allergic to penicillin. However, a new study from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology has found that only a tiny fraction of these people are actually allergic. Of the 32 million people who supposedly have penicillin allergies, 95 percent can actually take the drug safely, according to the AAAAI. Penicillin has saved millions of lives since it was first discovered to fight bacteria harmful to humans.
With all of the education and training that doctors, nurses and other health care professionals here in Pennsylvania and elsewhere receive, you would think that they know what they are doing 100 percent of the time. Sadly, this is not always the case. In fact, you could find yourself shocked at just how vulnerable you could be to medical mistakes.
Employers and employees in Pennsylvania may encounter various hazards in their day-to-day work activities. However, there are five especially common forms of workplace accidents, and it's important to know how to prevent them.