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How Glove Perforations Contaminate Surgical Instruments

When preparing for a surgical procedure, one of the most important steps that medical professionals must take is to ensure that the surgical instruments being used have been thoroughly cleaned and sterilized. However, many surgical instruments have sharp edges, blades, or points that can easily perforate a latex glove. As a result, the instrument can » Read More

Surgical Errors Involving Medical Machines  

Medical errors happen more often than you might think. In fact, it has been reported that medical errors are the third biggest killer in the United States. Over the years, advances in artificial intelligence (AI), including systems that can identify heart-attack risks and others that can recognize certain types of cancer, have helped dramatically reduce » Read More

Unsecured Medical Records Pose Serious Health Risks for Patients

Researchers at the University of California have discovered that hospitals may be vulnerable to computer hackers who can remotely access medical record systems and modify test results. These attacks can have a significant impact on patient safety, as well as the medical infrastructure of the United States. Unfortunately, according to the team of physicians and » Read More

How Medical Device Manufacturers Respond to Defective Products

Researchers from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management conducted a study recently that looked at how medical device manufacturers handle product recalls if a product or device is defective. The results of the study found that managers often rely on customers, including physicians and other » Read More

Pediatric Malpractice

When a child is sick or injured, parents will do what needs to be done to protect their child and obtain the medical care that they need. Unless it is a medical emergency, most parents turn to their child’s pediatrician to provide an accurate diagnosis and recommend the best course of treatment. However, if a » Read More

Radiology Errors Account for Large Percentage of Medical Malpractice Claims

Radiologists use medical imaging techniques, like magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs), X-rays, and positron emission tomography (PET), to diagnose and treat a range of diseases. If a radiologist makes a medical error, either due to a missed finding, a failure to review other imaging, a failure to detect an abnormality, or any other type of error, » Read More

Raising Awareness on the Dangers of Sepsis  

Sepsis is an extremely dangerous, potentially life-threatening condition that claims the lives of 258,000 Americans each year. If there is a serious infection somewhere in the body, the immune system can go into overdrive trying to fight the infection. In some cases, rather than fighting the infection, the immune system releases toxic chemicals into the » Read More

Health Implications Due to the Lack of Female Emergency Room Doctors

According to research from the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one cause of fatality in men and women in the United States. Unfortunately, women are less likely to survive a heart attack than men. A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota examined the health outcomes of female heart » Read More

Report Reveals Troubling Statistics About Maternal Fatality Rates

Considering the fact that the United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, you might assume that it also provides exceptional health care, particularly when it comes to prenatal care and child birthing. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. According to an investigation by USA Today, the United States is the » Read More

Brazilian Butt Lift Named Most Dangerous Plastic Surgery Procedure

When someone mentions a Brazilian butt lift, celebrities like Kim Kardashian or Nicki Minaj may come to mind. However, it is not just celebrities that go under the knife for an ampler backside. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), it is the fastest growing plastic surgery procedure in the United » Read More