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  • Journal Of The American Medical Association Editor Says Influence Of Big Pharma Is Out Of Contro

    March 22, 2017

    Journal of the American Medical Association Editor Says Influence of Big Pharma is Out of Control The Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Catherine DeAngelis, is quoted in a recent AP story on the widening influence the pharmaceutical industry as saying that the “influence that the pharmaceutical companies, the for-profits, are […]

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  • Readmission Rates For Hospitalized Patients With Heart Failure

    March 22, 2017

    Readmission Rates For Hospitalized Patients With Heart Failure According to a recent study published in Circulation: Heart Failure, a journal of the American Heart Association, approximately 25% of heart failure patients with Medicare are readmitted to the hospital within a month after discharge.Heart failure occurs when a heart weakened by disease can no longer pump […]

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  • Deadly Medical Errors More Common Than Previously Estimated

    March 22, 2017

    Deadly medical errors more common than previously estimated Medical malpractice is more widespread than prior studies have revealed.  The newest study released by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found that one in seven Medicare patients were harmed by the care they received in the hospital during a month studied by the agency. The […]

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  • Clostridium Difficle C Diff Strikes 1 In Every 100 Hospital Patients

    March 22, 2017

    Clostridium Difficle (C. Diff) Strikes 1 in every 100 Hospital Patients A new study reports that more than 1 in every 100 hospital patients are struck by Clostridium difficile, commonly called C. diff.  Of those patients, more than 94 percent had infections.  This bacteria can cause diarrhea, nausea and abdominal pain and sometimes leads to […]

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  • Wrongful Death Lawsuits

    March 22, 2017

    Wrongful Death Lawsuits The death of a loved one is always a traumatic event, and it is especially so when the death could have been prevented.  In many cases, families lose a source of emotional or financial support and are faced with medical bills, funeral and burial costs, loss of family income, loss of companionship […]

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  • Errors In Doctors Office Can Injure Patients

    March 22, 2017

    Errors in Doctor’s Office Can Injure Patients As pointed out in the recent study about errors in doctor’s offices, 60% of the errors related to the reporting of test results to the doctors.  Almost 25% of the errors were the result of test results being incomplete, lost or late. This often occurs because a doctor’s […]

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  • Heart Attacks Missed Because Doctors Blame Symptoms On Stress

    March 22, 2017

    Heart Attacks Missed Because Doctors Blame Symptoms on Stress The New York Times reports on two new studies that conclude that signs of heart disease are more likely to be blamed on stress when the patient is a woman. The presence of stress changed the way doctors interpreted a woman’s symptoms, prompting them to suggest […]

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  • Study Finds Hormone Therapy Increases Risk Of Ovarian Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    Study Finds Hormone Therapy Increases Risk of Ovarian Cancer According to a recent study that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, women who use hormone therapy after menopause may be at a higher risk of ovarian cancer. The researchers studied 909,946 Danish women, ages 50 to 79. Overall, 3,068 women developed […]

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  • Silent Heart Attacks More Common Than Previously Thought

    March 22, 2017

    Silent Heart Attacks More Common Than Previously Thought A new study from Duke University Medical Center shows that silent heart attacks may occur more frequently than physicians thought. A heart attack happens when a clot gets in the way of blood flow from a coronary artery to the heart. This may cause symptoms such as […]

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  • Vitamin C May Interfere With Cancer Treatment

    March 22, 2017

    Vitamin C May Interfere With Cancer Treatment Many people gobble big doses of vitamin C in hopes of boosting their immune system and warding off illness. But new research shows that in people with cancer,  the vitamin may do more harm than good. Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York studied the effects of […]

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