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November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, people across the country are preparing for the holidays, making travel plans, and reflecting on the things they are thankful for, including family, friends, and their good health. However, for thousands of people across the country who suffer from pancreatic cancer, November is also a time to bring » Read More

Hospital Infections Put Stroke Patients at Risk for Readmission

According to a recently published article, stroke patients who have developed an infection are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital compared to other patients. The researchers found that urinary tract infections were among the most common types of infections, but others also contributed to the fact that stroke patients have a 20 percent » Read More

Research Shows Cardiology Malpractice Lawsuits are Climbing

Over the past 10 years, there has been a steady increase in the number of medical malpractice lawsuits, particularly among cardiologists. In an article published in the American Journal of Cardiology, researchers found that there were over 1,500 liability claims filed by patients between 2006 and 2015. The survey was conducted to analyze malpractice trends » Read More

Mothers’ Health Often Overlooked During Childbirth  

In the United States alone, close to four million babies are born every year. Many women go into labor on or close to their due date and deliver their baby without any health complications. However, the childbirth process can be unpredictable, and things can go wrong, putting the health of the baby and the mother » Read More

Artificial Intelligence Changes How Patients Receive Medical Care

The next time you go to a doctor’s appointment, do not be surprised if your initial consultation is not with a doctor or nurse. Instead, a voice from a new artificial intelligence (AI) application will ask you a series of questions about how you are feeling, if you are in pain, how long you have » Read More

Investigation into Fatalities at Drug Treatment Centers

After struggling with an opioid addiction, a 22-year-old single mother from Arizona checked herself into the Serenity Care Center in suburban Phoenix for treatment. According to her family, she wanted to get clean for her 2-year-old daughter. Unfortunately, she began showing signs of distress shortly after checking into the treatment center. She asked to be » Read More

Physician Burnout Becomes a National Epidemic

Medical errors continue to occur in this country at an alarming rate. In fact, studies show that up to 200,000 fatalities are caused by medical errors each year. Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that physician burnout is responsible for a significant percentage of these fatalities. The study, published in the » Read More

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