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May 2014 Archives

Ice cream recalled from Illinois stores suspecting allergen

There is no doubt that of all the inhabitants of Illinois, there are many who savor ice cream like a delicacy. There are even such people who would go to considerable lengths and pay even a steep price to get hold of their desired flavor of ice cream. However, one can scarcely imagine the trauma and disappointment that such a person can experience if after consuming the delicacy of choice, he or she suffers from some physical problem owing to the product turning out to be defective or dangerous or owing to toxic exposure of some defective ingredient.

Downstate nursing home faces lawsuit because of resident's death

Chicago residents expect nursing facilities to meet a standard of care that will keep their older loved ones safe and as healthy as possible, given their ages and medical conditions. These relatives also expect that any instances of Chicago nursing home neglect will be investigated by state authorities.

Illinois workers remember colleagues who died on the job

Chicago, Illinois residents would be shocked to know that more than 50,000 workers are killed in the United States every year as a result of injuries and illnesses caused by their occupation. This statistic is based on a recent study conducted by the National Council on Occupational Safety and Health. The report entitled, "Preventable Deaths 2014" contains data pertaining to workplace fatalities for the year 2012.

Misdiagnosis common in outpatient clinics, study says

Identifying health problems is one of the main concerns of Chicago, Illinois, residents. Although some medical conditions are easily identifiable, others are not and may require professional attention. Readers should be concerned. One of the medical errors that can potentially cause harm to patients is misdiagnosis.

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