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  • Category: Medical Malpractice

    New Study Shows Just How Dangerous Emergency Rooms Are for Kids

    Children account for roughly 22% of the United States’ population, yet according to a new study, emergency rooms around the country are grossly underprepared to treat them during a medical crisis or serious illness. After a thorough investigation, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) discovered that only 14% of ERs nationwide obtain certifications deeming them as[…]

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    Alzheimer’s Drug Leqembi Receives Accelerated Approval from FDA

    Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Leqembi, which is only the second drug of its kind, with an accelerated approval. Leqembi is part of a newly emergent class of drugs that target the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s, instead of merely treating the disease’s progressive symptoms. Per the FDA’s statement, researchers are designing[…]

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    Medical Mistakes More Likely with Long Work Hours

    Recently, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) investigated intern physicians’ work hours and their effect on poor outcomes for patients. According to the researcher’s data, senior residents who work more than 48 hours a week or who work shifts longer than 24 hours at a time are more likely to make medical mistakes[…]

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    Patient Safety: Stethoscopes and Bacterial Contamination

    Results from a recent study involving clinicians at two American teaching hospitals showed that only 20% reported that they clean their stethoscopes regularly between patient visits. Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation that clinicians should clean their stethoscopes after every patient encounter, the study’s findings show just how much a quick[…]

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    Updated Vaccination Recommendations for Children and Adolescents

    Numerous national health organizations have come together in sponsorship of a new vaccination schedule for children and adolescents. Organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) (in addition to several others) recently published these important updates. For those who[…]

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