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September 2017 Archives

Hospitals can reduce rates of health care-associated infection

People expect to check into a Washington hospital to receive treatment. They probably do not expect a lengthy stay due to an infection acquired while they were there. These hospital-acquired infections are a serious problem, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, statistics indicate that about one patient out of every 25 develops an HAI each day.

Encouraging young motorists to drive safely

One rite of passage that many Seattle area teens look forward to is receiving their driver licenses. Many parents greet this moment in their adolescent children’s lives with pride. As exciting and momentous as this occasion may seem, they should remember there is a dark side to adolescents having their licenses. More “teens die from car accident injuries than any other type of injury,” states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Causes of stillbirth

Although the majority of pregnancies in Washington result in a live birth, some women may worry that complications will arise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 percent of pregnancies in the United States each year do result in a stillbirth. Although prenatal care has reduced the risk of a stillbirth after 28 weeks, the rate of those that occur between 20 and 27 weeks of pregnancy has remained the same.

Labor Day weekend and car crashes

On this blog, we have examined some of the different reasons why car crashes occur, such as distracted driving and poor weather conditions. That said, it is essential to keep in mind that additional factors, such as holiday celebrations occurring during Labor Day weekend, can also lead to a crash. From an increase in traffic to drunk driving, Elk & Elk knows that Labor Day and many other holidays can be especially dangerous for people on roads in Seattle and across the state of Washington.

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