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Some people in Kentucky may have heard about individuals who undergo surgery and have an object left behind in their body. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen between 4,500 and 6,000 times annually in the United States.

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Driving after staying awake for more than 20 hours is akin to driving with a blood alcohol content of .08%. Therefore, driving while tired is like driving while impaired by alcohol.

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In Kentucky and across the U.S., skin cancer can develop anywhere on the body, including on the feet. Often, skin cancers of the feet are painless and can be discovered by individuals while treating unrelated ailments around the area in question.

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Many Kentucky residents will face a battle with cancer at some point during their lives. According to a new study, researchers have identified three primary risk factors for brain metastases among extensive disease small-cell lung cancer (ED-SLC) patients.

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Kentucky residents may remember the small, round rare-earth magnets that were sold as a stress reliever and desk product for adults. Back in 2014, they were banned because they had been connected with a high number of injuries, but in 2016, the ban was rescinded.

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The medical journal BMJ Quality & Safety issued a report back in 2014 estimating that every year in Kentucky and the rest of the U.S., 12 million people are subject to diagnostic errors. Half of those errors, the report continues, may lead to harm.

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Families in Kentucky have every legal right to receive quality care for their loved one at a nursing home. However, the care is sometimes not only subpar, but it can be dangerous, resulting in injuries or even death for nursing home residents.

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The type of inflammatory arthritis known as gout usually affects the joints in the big toe, but that’s not the only place where it hits. Moreover, gout can imitate other conditions, raising the risk for misdiagnoses.

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Truck driver texting rules are strict for a reason. Research conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shows that the odds of being involved in a safety-critical event increase by 23.2 times for truck drivers who text while driving when compared with their counterparts.

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