It takes a special calling to work as a firefighter. You often have to put your own life on the line to save others. While you make a tremendous impact on those lives, the job also makes an impact on you. The death and destruction you encounter on a near-daily basis can take a toll on your mental health.
In the aftermath of a traffic accident, it's easy to focus on the physical injuries. They're often obvious to onlookers: the bandages, crutches and perhaps confinement to a wheelchair. But what about the injuries you can't see - the ones that affect the mind as well as the body?
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When it comes to medical mistakes, understanding how and why they happen is critical to preventing them. Each year, the Minnesota Department of Health releases a report addressing medical errors across the state. The incidence of these errors has trended slightly upward since 2014. Last year, that trend continued, with 341 total errors resulting in 103 injuries and 12 patient deaths.
It's no surprise that Minneapolis, our state's most populous city, has the highest rate of pedestrian accidents. What is surprising, though, is where these accidents take place. The worst intersections for pedestrians aren't downtown, despite the busy workday crowds and rush-hour traffic. Instead, they're just south, in the flourishing Uptown and Lyn-Lake neighborhoods.
Minneapolis has become an up-and-coming winter tourist destination - thanks, in part, to Super Bowl LII. If you were in town to support your team or participate in the festivities, you may have encountered firsthand the challenges of driving downtown. In fact, traffic across the metro can be difficult on an average day, much less an extravaganza-packed week with thousands of vehicles flooding the freeways.
Choosing a prescription contraceptive is a highly personal decision. Because each type comes with risks, weighing the pros and cons in consultation with your health care provider is critical for making an informed choice.
Nobody makes it a life goal to file bankruptcy. It's not something you hope for or plan for. In fact, many put off considering it for far too long, ashamed or frightened by the unknowns ahead. Yet these same people often find great relief when they're no longer burdened with debt.
Nurses have tough jobs. It's strenuous work. It's physically (and often emotionally) exhausting. They're often stretched far too thin due to limited resources and understaffing.