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Do you have these signs of kidney failure?

Kidney disease is a silent problem for a lot of Americans and goes hand-in-hand with two other major medical problems: diabetes and high blood pressure.

In fact, about 14 percent of the general population suffers from chronic kidney disease and doesn't know it. Could you (and, more importantly, your doctor) be overlooking these slowly-manifesting signs of impending kidney failure?

Was your Meniere's a misdiagnosis?

Meniere's disease can be devastating to its victims.

The symptoms of an acute attack can strike without warning, causing severe vertigo, nausea, vomiting, a high-pitched ringing in your ears and sudden deafness that can last for some time. The attacks can absolutely ruin victims' ability to work and wreck their lives in general.

Ohio tries new approach to combat distracted drivers

Do you know a driver who is constantly checking his or her text messages while behind the wheel? Maybe you know someone who gets so distracted listening to a morning podcast that he or she has accidentally cut someone off in traffic?

If so, you might want to give that person some warning that the Highway Patrol is watching for just that sort of thing -- especially along the nation's first "Safety Corridor."

What rights do you have in Ohio after a dog bites you?

Dogs are often called "man's best friend" because they are loyal and devoted to the people who care for them. However, when dogs don't receive proper training, get abused or neglected or have issues unknown to their owners, they can pose a serious risk to the public. Even an otherwise friendly and sweet dog can snap without any notice, attacking and biting humans, often with serious medical consequences.

The state of Ohio has very clear laws about dog bites and liability. Whether or not the dog has bitten anyone before, the owner is liable for any provable injuries and losses that result from the attack. That's a good policy, because dog bites can actually cause a lot of financial issues and medical damage to the victim.

Could a brain injury eventually lead to dementia?

Could an accident eventually lead to dementia?

That's the indication from a psychiatric study that looked at 2.8 million patients for evidence that traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) eventually lead to Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia.

Injuries and deaths on road crews

A lot of people say that the first sign of spring is not the robin -- it's road construction.

A lot of road crews kick into high gear as soon as the bad weather starts to lift. Unfortunately, drivers are often unprepared for the sudden interruptions in their routes. The workers on the road crews may also be a little unprepared to face the hazards of their profession after a winter break. Both of those factors can lead to serious, even fatal, accidents.

The risk of a pulmonary embolism: What you need to know

Pulmonary embolisms, or blood clots that can suddenly develop in a patient's lungs, are life-threatening emergencies. These clots interfere with the body's ability to remove carbon dioxide from its system and process oxygen. It can also block the blood flow from the heart to the lungs. Patients can develop severe difficulty breathing and -- if the clot is large enough -- even die.

Sometimes, pulmonary embolisms strike without warning. Many times, however, there are risk factors that doctors can use to assess the possibility and early signs of a problem that can be detected. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are the only keys to preventing disaster.

Drowsy driving is too dangerous to risk

How tired are you?

If you're like most Americans, you're probably more tired than you should be. The distractions and demands of modern life make it almost impossible for a lot of people to get enough sleep -- which is a big problem for drivers.

Why do people still drive while distracted?

If everyone knows that distracted driving is a problem, why does it keep happening?

It turns out, that many drivers may essentially talk themselves into believing that only other drivers fall prey to distractions -- while justifying their own distracted behavior.

Do you understand your right to a wrongful death claim in Ohio?

Losing an loved one unexpectedly can change your life abruptly. Many times, the practical considerations in the wake of such a loss are overwhelming. You have to worry about planning a funeral, memorial service cremation or burial. There are major costs associated with those social grieving rituals. From there, you will have to settle the estate of your loved one and attempt to adjust your household budget to survive without the income he or she generated for your family.

Making a claim against the at-fault driver who cost a loved one his or her life may be the furthest thing from your mind in the days and weeks immediately following such a loss. However, filing a wrongful death lawsuit can protect your family from the financial fallout of an accidental death and also create accountability for the person who caused the death.

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