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Even in the best of circumstances such as planned admissions patients often don't feel in control of their own care. One of the most unnecessary issues facing patients when they enter the hospital is untreated (or undertreated) pain. Often the focus
They increase malpractice lawsuits, the cost of medical care, patients' hospital stays, and morbidity and mortality. As an infectious diseases specialist for over forty years, I was not aware how common these errors are until I became a patient
Doctors may soon be able to save lives by checking stool samples for DNA evidence of cancer, researchers said . A new stool test could one day help spot colorectal cancer, one of the most common cancers in the industrialized world, which now can
Share Tools Physicians' overall comfort with computers and communication skills determine whether technology is a positive or negative influence during patient visits, according to a new report from the American Medical Association board of trustees.
I've been on hiatus from blogging for the past few months because of the exam I took last week: the medical boards, or Step 1, an eight hour test that covers all of the first two years of medical school to prepare us for the hospital wards. To give
A good doctor will not simply make a diagnosis based on measurements. The symptoms and complaints expressed by the patient are at least as important in making a determination as the data provided by diagnostic tools. When the data says one thing and
A total of 148 Sacramento-area workers at Dignity Health are being laid off in connection with the health systems pending sale of its nonhospital clinical laboratory draw and testing stations to Quest Diagnostics...The agreement pertains to patient
EDT, Tue May 14, 2013 A little preparation and some technology can be important allies to help you make the most of your doctor's appointment. Editor's note: Dr. Gopal Chopra is a neurosurgeon who teaches at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.
Husband 'had flood obsession' Peter Thurgarland was due to have a psychiatric assessment on the day his wife died A farmer strangled his wife after becoming convinced his home would flood in heavy rains, a court has heard. Peter Thurgarland, 72, who
Attention span halved in a decade, from 12 to 5 minutes, spelling trouble for doctors and patients" From the WSJ : Our average attention span halved in a decade, from 12 to five minutes. To combat this, a "museum intervention" is now mandatory at