Avandia Use May Lead to Serious Injury

Avandia Use May Lead to Serious Injury Avandia is a well-known Type 2 diabetes drug made by GlaxoSmithKline. A recent study from Cleveland Clinic has shown that Avandia actually may have detrimental side effects in that it may be a significant...

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Breast cancer misdiagnoses often lead to malpractice suits

Breast cancer misdiagnoses often lead to malpractice suits As new reports have revealed that a rising number of younger women are being diagnosed with breast cancer, the role of radiologists in ensuring the health of women in Ohio and across the...

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Checking for Patient Safety Using Hospital Checklists

As counterintuitive as it may seem, going to a hospital may kill a person. According to the New York Times, the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States is hospital-acquired infections — that is, infections like pneumonia that...

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Federal Report Finds Most Medical Mistakes Go Unreported, Uncorrected

Federal Report Finds Most Medical Mistakes Go Unreported, Uncorrected As a condition of receiving Medicare payments from the government, hospitals are required to track medical errors and other adverse patient events, analyze their causes, and come...

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New ovarian cancer study: higher death rates at low-volume hospitals

New ovarian cancer study: higher death rates at low-volume hospitals Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women, and it causes more deaths than any other type of female reproductive cancer. According to estimates from the American...

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New Proposals Could Help Address Care Deficiencies in Ohio Nursing Homes

New Proposals Could Help Address Care Deficiencies in Ohio Nursing Homes Over 900 Ohio nursing homes serve the needs of nearly 100,000 state residents who require personal care every day. Nursing home staff members usually fulfill their role as...

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Patients Harmed During Hospital Stays

Patients Harmed During Hospital Stays However we wind up in the hospital, we expect our doctors to help us heal and get back on our feet. But new research from the Department of Health and Human Services notes that many patients are actually harmed...

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Patients: What Can You Do About Medical Errors in a Hospital Setting?

Patients: What Can You Do About Medical Errors in a Hospital Setting? According to the Institute of Medicine, preventable medical errors cause almost 100,000 American deaths every year. If these deaths were included in CDC statistics, medical...

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Push for Culture Change in Long-Term Care

Push for Culture Change in Long-Term Care The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are over 16,000 nursing homes in the United States. While the Nursing Home Reform Act was passed in 1987 to establish standards of care for...

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With ERs Busier, Overcrowding Could Put Your Health at Risk

Every year, more patients are visiting the emergency room. From 2001 to 2008, the number of ER visits by American's jumped from 107.5 million to 123.8 million, according to a 2012 study published this summer in the Annals of Emergency Medicine....

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When an Injured Iowa Worker Can Receive Workers' Compensation Benefits

When an Injured Iowa Worker Can Receive Workers' Compensation Benefits The law requires most employers to insure its workers against injury through workers' compensation. Workers' compensation gives benefits to workers who are injured...

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