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  • Children’s Health: How to Tell the Difference Between a Common Cold and Something More Serious

    According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), almost all children will have RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, by the time they are 2. For most infants and children, RSV presents like a common cold with minor complications. But for some, respiratory syncytial virus causes potentially life-threatening symptoms. In this article, we take a closer[…]


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    How Do Medication Errors Happen?

    People of all ages take medications prescribed for ongoing medical conditions as well as to treat one-time illnesses. These medications are intended to help the patient manage the condition, not cause further harm. However, medical errors are quite common, leading to injury or death. The most common type of this form of medical malpractice is[…]


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    How Often is Cancer Misdiagnosed?

    Cancer is a serious diagnosis for anyone to receive. Thanks to advanced and evolving technology, cancer can be a curable disease, especially when it is detected early and properly treated. Doctors should be able to accurately diagnose such a critical disease to provide patients with immediate treatment and potentially extend their life. Unfortunately, cancer diagnoses[…]


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    Medicare Cuts Payments to Worst-Performing Hospitals Nationwide

    Each year the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reduce Medicare payments by 1% over a 12-month period to the worst-performing quartile (or 25%) of hospitals nationwide. These financial penalties are intended to incentivize hospitals to perform better and reduce preventable injuries, infections, and other types of problematic complications that Medicare patients experience. The[…]


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    What Types of Medical Mistakes Happen in Emergency Rooms?

    Hospital emergency rooms stabilize patients with serious medical problems and set them up for follow-up care. Emergency rooms can be chaotic, as patients arrive unexpectedly with life-threatening conditions. However, doctors and nurses in emergency rooms are still responsible for delivering a standard, acceptable level of care. Some studies show that medical mistakes are more likely[…]


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