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Mesothelioma

Although asbestos products became illegal a long time ago, many people were exposed to them while working in the ship yards in Philadelphia, during their service in the Navy or in other industries.

OSHA warns of slip-and-falls danger

Though winter has begun to melt away, and spring has come to Pennsylvania at last, April showers may bring more than May flowers. Recently, OSHA made mention of a danger that many people may overlook. Slip-and-falls, often caused by wet or icy conditions, are now on a list of known dangers in several industries. 

"Sleep Suit" from Ford simulates experience of drowsy drivers

March 15 was designated as World Sleep Day. For this day, Ford highlighted the dangers of drowsy driving through a special "Sleep Suit" that provides individuals with a simulation of what lack of sleep does to drivers' cognitive abilities. Drowsiness is a major factor in 1 in 5 road accidents in Pennsylvania and throughout the U.S., and being awake for 18 hours or more can lead to the same level of impairment as that produced by alcohol intoxication.

Kids and car accidents: tragic ends to tiny lives

Surely, Pennsylvania parents are somewhat aware of the sort of harm that can befall a child if the family vehicle is involved in a crash. Most parents go out of their way to ensure that traveling with kids in the car goes as smoothly and safely as possible. Unfortunately, kids are still at risk of being killed in car accidents even if Mom or Dad isn't behind the wheel. 

Adaptable, humble surgeons can prevent medical mistakes

When Pennsylvania patients need to undergo an operation, they want highly qualified surgeons to perform the procedure. For most patients, this means their surgeon should have a degree from a top-flight medical school, years of experience and superb surgical skills. However, according to experts, patients should also look for a surgeon who has excellent non-technical skills, such as adaptability and humility.

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