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  • Category: Medication Errors

    Flu Vaccine Recommendations: High-Dose More Effective, Especially for Certain Age Groups

    According to the results of a new study spanning the last three flu seasons, health experts are officially backing the high-dose flu vaccine for individuals over the age of 65. The high-dose vaccine contains four times as many antigens as standard-dose vaccines do, and offers more comprehensive protection, lowering the severity of potential complications in[…]

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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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    March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    President Clinton first designated March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month back in 2000. In the last twenty-one years, the annual campaign has been effective at promoting awareness and fundraising for colorectal cancer. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates there will be 104,270 new cases of colon cancer and 45,230 new cases of rectal cancer this[…]

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    What are the Common Causes of Pediatric Medical Mistakes?

    According to Healthy Children, approximately 30 million children go to the emergency room for various illnesses, injuries, or other medical complaints annually. While emergency care is sometimes necessary, it can also be quite scary: Johns Hopkins estimates that 10% of all U.S. deaths are the result of medical errors and that 250,000 individuals die every[…]

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    Preparing For Your Virtual Doctor’s Appointment

    The world has undergone drastic changes in the past few months because of COVID-19. Many of these changes have to do with how we relate to our new routines, many of which look far different than ever before. There are restrictions in place for many activities as commonplace as grocery shopping, picking up medications, and[…]

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