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  • Family Of Fork Lift Operator Settles Workplace Negligence Case For 17 Million

    March 22, 2017

    Family of forklift operator settles workplace negligence case for $1.7 Million A 52 year old worker was operating a forklift unloading tractor-trailers at his workplace.  A trucker who was employed by a trucking company pulled his truck into the unloading area and pulled back the side curtains and unstrapped the pallets on the trailer.  The […]

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  • Errors Involving Chemotherapy Medications Common At Outpatient Treatment Centers

    March 22, 2017

    Errors Involving Chemotherapy Medications Common at Outpatient Cancer Treatment Centers According to a new study supported in part by the federal government, 7 percent of adults and 19 percent of children taking chemotherapy drugs in outpatient clinics or at home were given the wrong dose or experienced other mistakes involving their medications. Of the 7 […]

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  • New Study Finds Valsartan May Not Reduce Occurrence Of Atrial Fibrillation

    March 22, 2017

    New Study Finds Valsartan May Not Reduce Occurrence of Atrial Fibrillation Valsartan (Diovan), a blood pressure drug, may not reduce the occurrence of atrial fibrillation as suggested in earlier research.  Atrial fibrillation is a common cardiac arrhythmia or abnormal heart rhythm that can sometimes cause a heart attack or stroke. The new study, which was […]

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  • Promising Treatment For Precancerous Prostate

    March 22, 2017

    Promising treatment for precancerous prostate An alternative treatment for precancerous prostate cells appears promising.   The treatment uses radio waves to heat the entire prostate gland and destroy precancerous cells.  Known as radio-wave hyperthermia or Oncotherm, the treatment has been used widely in Europe for more than two decades.  The advantage of using this method […]

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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer Use Of Pet Scan In Patients With Colon Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    Medical Malpractice Lawyer — Use of PET Scan in Patients with Colon Cancer In a study published in the September 2008 issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, researchers found that treatment plans for more than one-half of colon cancer patients tested were changed after positron emission tomography (PET) scanning was performed on the patient.  […]

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  • Prevent Recurrence Of Colon And Rectal Cancer One Week Of Radiation Before Surgery

    March 22, 2017

    Prevent recurrence of colon and rectal cancer: one week of radiation before surgery Patients with certain kinds of colon or rectal cancer can help prevent recurrence.  A new study has found that patients with colon cancer at the end of the large intestine or the rectum who receive one week of radiation therapy before cancer […]

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  • Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Affected By Common Medicines

    March 22, 2017

    Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Affected by Common Medicines Commonly prescribed medicines can alter results of PSA cancer screening tests, making the test results artificially low when the actual PSA levels are higher.  A research study reveals that men regularly consuming NSAIDs [non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs], statins, and thiazide diuretics may have lower serum PSA levels compared to […]

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  • Misdiagnosis Led To Whooping Cough Deaths

    March 22, 2017

    Misdiagnosis led to whooping cough deaths The Los Angeles Times reports that an analysis of all eight cases of California infants who died from whooping cough this year suggests the deaths could have been prevented.   Even though the sick children had been seen multiple times at clinics and hospitals, doctors typically failed to make […]

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  • New Breast Cancer Genetic Discovery

    March 22, 2017

    New Breast Cancer Genetic Discovery Scientists have now discovered the gene they believe is mainly responsible for spreading a common type of breast cancer to other parts of the body.  The new gene is called C35. Scientists in Scotland identified the gene and discovered that it plays a major part in spreading HER2 positive breast […]

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  • Ask Your Doctor To Order The Proper Test To Diagnose Your Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    Ask your Doctor to Order the Proper Test to Diagnose your Cancer  If you suspect that you might have cancer, it is important to ask your doctor to order the appropriate tests to diagnose your cancer.  Why?  Because the earlier cancer is diagnosed and treated, the more likely that your cancer will be cured.  For […]

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