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New Developments in Treating Serious Burns

  • March 21, 2017
  • Burns & Explosion Injuries
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Burn treatments, like many other areas of medical care, have undergone some technological improvements over recent years. While none of us really want to contemplate burns and burn injuries, the treatments are worth reading about. They range from sprayed-on human skin to topical treatments to fish skin used as a bandage. Burn Statistics and Facts
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Focusing On Eye Injury

  • March 23, 2015
  • Burns & Explosion Injuries
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Prevent Blindness America is an organization whose mission is to save eyesight through education, advocacy and research. During the month of March, we are encouraged to focus on eye safety in the workplace, a well placed emphasis since in 2012 there were 20,300 instances of occupational eye injury that caused employees to have to miss
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Hazardous Hygiene

  • February 6, 2015
  • Burns & Explosion Injuries
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Maybe when you think of death behind a shower curtain you envision the famous scene from the movie Psycho. But there’s another, less dramatic but more common, danger lurking in the bath. In the United States, burns from hot tap water result in about 1,500 hospital admissions and 100 deaths per year. The first week
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Are We Asking for a Frackastrophe?

  • January 22, 2015
  • Burns & Explosion Injuries
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On December 1, a number of Baltimore residents attended an environmental hearing to weigh in on the potential danger of railroads in area neighborhoods being used for the transport of millions of gallons of crude oil. Houston-based Targa Resources has applied to expand its existing export pier in South Baltimore to store, handle, process and
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The Dangers Of Space Heaters

  • November 17, 2014
  • Accidents
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As cold weather settles in again, a tragic accident in Westminster, Maryland, reminds us that space heaters, when improperly used, can be the cause of serious injuries, property damage and death. Early in the morning on November 9, Bernie Toporzycki opened the door of a backyard shed and was met with a huge explosion. Mr.
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High School Athletes Feel The Burn, Pay The Price

  • October 10, 2014
  • Accidents
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When we think of chemical burns, we’re most likely to associate them with workplace accidents. Or at least we assume a direct link between the user and the dangerous substance. But a recent incident in Silver Spring, Maryland, shows that chemical burns can be sustained by people who weren’t even aware that they were coming
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Amusement Park Accidents Aren’t Amusing

  • August 18, 2014
  • Accidents
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On Sunday, August 10, two dozen roller coaster fans got more than they bargained for at Six Flags America, 30 miles southwest of Baltimore. They had purchased tickets to ride the Joker’s Jinx, a roller coaster that propels riders from zero to 60 mph in a little more than three seconds. But a computerized system
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Celebrating The Fourth Of July With A Bang

  • July 1, 2014
  • Accidents
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This time of year we start hearing snaps, crackles and pops coming from neighborhood yards. While our dogs head for their hiding place under the bed, some folks are going to be heading to the emergency room with fireworks injuries. During the month around the 4th of July holiday, an average of 200 people every
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According to The Baltimore Sun, an apartment fire recently claimed a woman’s life due to smoke inhalation, becoming the eleventh of 13 fire-related deaths in the city this year. The fire was contained to one apartment, but heavy smoke filled the building, requiring evacuations. Firefighters discovered the woman in an apartment on the second floor
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This One Thing Happens Most on July 4th

  • July 4, 2013
  • Accidents
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Summer is my favorite season of the year. It’s sunny and warm. I get to go to the beach for much needed rest, and I get to watch the Orioles play everyday and by the way, how about them O’s!!!! The “crown jewel” of summertime is of course, the Fourth of July. On July 4th
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