Five of the Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Neurological ConditionsJuly 12, 2021 by Carrie Capouellez| Misdiagnosis
Although we trust doctors to help us stay healthy and get well, doctors sometimes make mistakes. While some mistakes have few consequences, others severely affect the health and wellbeing of patients. This is particularly true for patients displaying neurological symptoms.
Technological Advances in Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis and TreatmentApril 21, 2021 by Carrie Capouellez| Birth Injuries,Brain Injuries
Although childbirth is a miraculous process, sometimes mistakes are made during delivery that can permanently affect the child. When a child sustains a brain injury shortly before, during, or after birth, it can cause a lifelong condition called cerebral palsy.
Penn Doctor Says Be Wary Of Checking Blood Pressure With Personal MedTechAugust 28, 2019 by James McHugh, Jr.| Misdiagnosis
Both genetics and self-care decisions can affect one’s blood pressure. When a person’s blood pressure is too high and they are unaware, it can often become “the silent killer.” This is why more and more people are using their wearable devices such as smart watches or fitness tracking devices to monitor and check their blood…
Diagnostic Errors Account For One-Third of Severe Harm Malpractice ClaimsAugust 5, 2019 by Carrie Capouellez| Misdiagnosis
When you visit a healthcare professional, you expect to get the correct diagnosis and appropriate medical treatment. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. A new Johns Hopkins study found 34% of medical malpractice claims over a 10-year period resulting in permanent injury or death were caused by diagnostic errors. Even though physicians and other…
New Study Finds Women More Likely To Survive Heart Attacks If Treated By Female DoctorsSeptember 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.