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What is an incompetent cervix?

The cervix is the bottom most part of the uterus. The cervix has to thin out and dilate before a child can be born vaginally. For some women, the cervix is considered incompetent or weak. This can mean that the woman is at an increased risk of losing the baby as the baby grows and more pressure is placed on the cervix.

What problems occur with a deeply attached placenta?

A pregnant woman usually has a million thoughts going through her mind about her labor and delivery. One thing that many women don't think about is the possibility of fatal placenta complications occurring in their pregnancy. Even though the women might not think about them, the doctors who care for pregnant women should always be on the lookout for these types of issues. One of the serious issues that can occur is when the placenta attaches too deeply to the uterine wall.

Steps to take after a car accident

Car accidents can be extremely frightening experiences that can change the lives of those who are involved and their families. According to the National Safety Council, the odds of you dying from a car crash are one out of 113. The risk of injury is much greater. Since this type of incident happens every day, you should learn what steps you should take after being involved in one.

You can help to prevent medication errors

In our previous blog, we discussed how medication error rates vary greatly in the special needs community. While that post did deal with a very specific group, it is a good reminder for everyone that medication errors can happen so steps must be taken to reduce the possibility that you will be a victim of these errors.

Medication error rate for special needs patients varies greatly

Hearing about someone dying in a care facility is a horrible occurrence, especially when the death could have been prevented if the staff members had been properly caring for the resident. One such case, which happened at Chesco in Pageland, is especially troubling. The case involves a 55-year-old man who was a special needs adult. He had lived at the home for around 12 years when he was found on the floor of the home deceased.

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