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    How Radiologists Can Help End Elder Abuse

    September 18, 2018 by James McHugh, Jr.| Elder abuse

    Elder abuse in nursing homes and other medical facilities is an unfortunate reality for many. Many aged patients are often neglected, their concerns ignored, and even mentally and physically abused. Now radiologists are finding new ways to detect cases of physical elder abuse, which surprisingly can often go unnoticed.

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    New Study Finds Women More Likely To Survive Heart Attacks If Treated By Female Doctors

    September 12, 2018 by Carrie Capouellez| Misdiagnosis

    When you think about having to go to the hospital for an emergency, you may assume the physicians will treat you just as any other patient. However, a recent study found when it comes to heart attacks specifically, women can oftentimes be left in the dark.

  • most dangerous maternal infections

    The Most Dangerous Maternal Infections

    When a loved one becomes pregnant, it’s often a celebratory and joyful time for family and friends. Many celebrations and family gatherings are had in anticipation of the new arrival and everyone is generally in good spirits. What might surprise some people is that there are often many health risks for both the mother and the child during pregnancy and childbirth, some of the most dangerous being maternal infections.

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    Increase In Reported Elder Abuse In Pennsylvania

    August 27, 2018 by James McHugh, Jr.| Elder abuse

    If you happen to have an elderly family member in the care of a nurse or caregiver, you’d often think they are in good hands. Unfortunately, when a medical professional neglects to take the proper steps to ensure patient safety, patients can pay the price with their health and sometimes their lives. This is true for Pennsylvania, whose Department of Health recently reported an increase in elder abuse cases.

  • Physician Burnout

    Physician Burnout Major Cause of Medical Errors

    Every now and then we all get a feeling of being burned out. Whether it’s the continual grind at work or dealing with stress at home that affects your work, the burnout sensation is one we all have to deal with. Something we don’t think about, however, is when doctors and medical professionals feel exhausted or burnt out. Unfortunately, new research shows burned out doctors are more likely to make major medical errors, regardless of workplace safety measures.

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