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March 31, 2016

Could a High Deductible Insurance Plan Increase the Risk of a Medical Mistake?

Thanks to recent U.S. policy changes, more people than ever have affordable health care coverage. Unfortunately, that benefit is extremely limited since many are still stuck on high deductible plans, emergency care only plans, or subpar employer-provided insurance. So, even...

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March 29, 2016

Small Percentage of Doctors Responsible for Majority of Malpractice Claims

When people read the stories about medical mistakes and the resulting malpractice claims, they often begin to wonder if their own physician might be capable or responsible enough to care for them in a life or death situation. Many also...

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March 6, 2016

Avoidable Medical Errors Now Considered Third Leading Cause of Death in America

When people get sick, they visit their doctor to get better. When they are critically ill, they go to a hospital for treatment. But are doctors actually doing more harm than good? Evidence from the prestigious Journal of Patient Safety...

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February 29, 2016

Undisclosed Drug Shortages Compromising Patient Safety

If two people you knew were in a life or death situation and you could only save one, who would you choose? This is the decision that doctors, surgeons, and anesthesiologists are making each and every day, but it is...

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February 22, 2016

Communication Failures Linked to 30 Percent of Malpractice Cases, Study Says

Effective communication is an integral and essential part of our everyday lives, but there are few professions in which it can make the difference between life and death; in the medical field, it can and does often lead to the...

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February 16, 2016

Superbug

Topics: Remington, Sandy Hook, National Rifle Association, federal shield law, criminal misuse, firearm industry, year campaign, The Newtown families’ lawyers have asked for internal Remington documents, market research, emails and other communications related to the company’s marketing practices. At the...

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February 2, 2016

Unnecessary and Excessive Surgeries and Procedures: Defensive Medicine or Fraud for Profit?

Last night, a mother of three was killed on the South Side of Chicago when her bicycle collided with a truck. The driver of the truck received citations for driving while license suspended, operating a vehicle without insurance, and driving...

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January 12, 2016

Residential Treatment Programs Cause More Than 100 Deaths Per Year

Reusable medical devices, like the duodenoscope, have led to deaths due to not being able to sterilize them sufficiently. Why does it take so long to update sterilization standards for reusable medical devices? This is a cause for concern, but...

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