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Fatal Traffic Crashes Continue to Climb in Michigan

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By Nolan Erickson If you've driven past one of the large electronic information signs along a Michigan highway, chances are you've noticed a tally of traffic crash deaths. These displays are part of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Toward Zero Deaths campaign. MDOT's participation is part of an ambitious national effort to reduce and [...]

Summer Vacation – Is Your Vehicle Ready for a Road Trip?

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By Nolan Erickson School's out for summer, days are longer, and adventure is calling. If your family is taking to the roadways this summer to enjoy some leisure time, be sure to spend some time reviewing this summer road trip checklist: Make sure your vehicle is in good, working order. This includes checking your oil [...]

Choking Warning; Hot Dogs or Sausage for Children Under 4

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By David Mittleman As we approach the 4th of July and being firing up our grills to make America's favorite summer food – the hot dog – please remember that hot dogs (like grapes, raw carrots, and gel candies) can get stuck “like a cork” in your throat and cause complete airway obstruction. For children [...]

Mutilation – Religious Beliefs or Double Standard?

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By David Mittleman The facts are not in dispute, but religious beliefs seem to be. A Michigan doctor, Jumana Nagarwala, has been charged with the crime of female genital mutilation. In some Middle Eastern and African countries, genital mutilation is considered a rite of passage, to make girls “clean” and “pure,” and ready for marriage. [...]

From Physician to Felon in the Name of Greed

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By David Mittleman The breach of trust we bestow upon people who work so hard to achieve it is a paradoxical dilemma difficult to wrap your head around. But it happens time and time again, with leaders in all those special places we see “successful” people rise and fall. Politicians, business people, lawyers, judges, clergy, [...]

How to Reduce the Risk of Medical Errors

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By Mick S. Grewal Sr Virtually no one looks forward to a trip to the hospital, whether for a routine procedure or in response to a medical emergency. Some people hate the bright lighting and the general discomfort of the hospital setting. Others are put off by the sounds of machines beeping and the scent [...]

MSU Lawsuit Alleges Violation of Standards, Lack of Follow Up

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By Mick S. Grewal Sr In civil litigation, alleged victims outline sexual penetration disguised as treatment. While there are treatments that involve intravaginal manipulation, the American Osteopathic Academy describes those as “rare.” In those rare instances when the procedure is used, Dr. Mark Cantieri of the Indiana Osteopathic Association listed several “widely accepted standards” including: [...]