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May 2016 Archives

Sleep apnea may be undiagnosed in some patients

Ohio residents who have incurred spinal cord injuries may also be more likely to suffer from sleep apnea based on a study that looked at 26 chronic spinal cord injury patients. Researchers did a baseline spirometry on the participants who also filled out a questionnaire and had other tests.

New Subaru models recalled for steering issue

Subaru drivers have been warned to stop driving 2016 and 2017 model Legacy and Outback vehicles. The cars have been recalled due to an issue with the steering column that could place drivers and passengers at serious risk. In addition to the recall notice, Subaru has issued a stop-sale notice for the thousands of affected vehicles that are still at car dealerships in Ohio and around the country.

Numerous food products recalled over Listeria contamination

The Listeria outbreak that was identified by the Ohio Department of Agriculture during product sampling in March has resulted in two recalls. The first recall was issued on April 23 and covered 11 different frozen vegetable products that were produced by CRF Frozen Foods. On May 4, the defective products recall was expanded to include all frozen fruit and vegetable products made since May 1, 2014 at a Washington food processing facility owned by CRF Frozen Foods.

Electronic health record system still incomplete

Most Ohio hospitals and health care providers have switched over from old-fashioned charts to electronic health records when tracking the care that is being given to a patient. Although EHRs are versatile and easier to interpret and use in many cases, gaps in the system have been discovered.

Steering problem prompts recall of Mazdas

Some Mazda owners in Ohio may soon be receiving a recall notice in the mail. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced in April that some vehicles manufactured by the Japanese company are being recalled due to a potentially dangerous steering problem. The models involved are the CX-3, CX-5 and CX-9 SUVs and the Mazda 2 hatchback sedan.