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Monthly Archives: January 2014

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Johns Hopkins Study Reveals 80,000 “Never Events” Occur at Hospitals Each Year

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By David Mittleman Johns Hopkins Researchers Release Shocking Results of Medical Malpractice Investigation Researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital conducted a cautious and rigorous study of national medical malpractice claims, and found some shocking results: the researchers found that a surgeon in the U.S. leaves a foreign object in a patient's body post-surgery about 39 times [...]

Twenty-Two People Die in Pennsylvania After Taking Deadly Fentanyl-Heroine Combination

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By David Mittleman Picture from addictionsearch.com Fifteen Die in a Single Week from Combined Cancer Painkiller and Heroin Overdose The medical examiner in Pennsylvania's Allegheny County says that he typically sees around 3-4 heroin-related deaths each week. However, the past week has been a record breaker, with fifteen people between the ages of 22 to [...]

Dangerous Stent That Increases Risk of Stroke and Death Remains on Market

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By David Mittleman Image from rushnews.rush.edu Dangerous Stent Remains Available on Market The Wingspan intracranial stent, manufactured by Stryker Neurovascular and used in the case of Intracranial Atherosclerosis, was approved in 2005 but has come under fire in recent days after the release of several studies. One of those studies, conducted by the National Institutes [...]

Mini Cars Seriously Unsafe During Crash

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By David Mittleman Image of Honda Fit following IHHS crash test Only One Mini Car Passes Safety Test They might seem like a good purchase when it comes to gas savings and perhaps even their “cuteness factor”. However, mini cars such as the Honda Fit or Fiat 500, are not very good when it comes [...]

Chicago Archdiocese Hid Decades of Child Sexual Abuse

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By David Mittleman Chicago Archdiocese Hid Decades of Child Sexual Abuse According to recently released internal documents from the Archdiocese of Chicago, top leaders helped to cover up decades of child sexual abuse at the hands of priests. The documents were released as part of a settlement between attorneys for the archdiocese and the sexual [...]

Doormen in Apartments and Condos Trained to Spot Elder Abuse

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By David Mittleman Doormen at Apartments, Condos Help Fight Elder Abuse The doormen at apartments and condos may seem like their only responsibility is to greet visitors and hold open the door. However, doormen can be the first line of defense against elder abuse, which is estimated to affect 3-10% of Americans. Elder abuse can [...]

Iowa Man Awarded 700k Verdict in Wife’s Medical Malpractice Death

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By David Mittleman Image taken from gallbladder-surgery.org Rapid City Man Awarded $776,000 for Wife's Death Jurors in Rapid City, IA recently awarded Don McLaren $776,000 in a medical malpractice verdict against Dr. Wesley Sufficool. McLaren's wife, Karla, died in 2011 after learning that she had late-stage liver disease, attributable to a botched gallbladder removal surgery [...]

FDA Issues New Warnings Over Acetaminophen

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By David Mittleman Five Warnings About Acetaminophen Not many of us would think that popping an over-the-counter painkiller is that big of a deal if we have a headache or muscle pains. However, the Food and Drug Administration recently issued five pertinent warnings to doctors about prescribing high doses of acetaminophen with combination drugs (e.g. [...]

X-ray Reveals Hundreds of Gold Needles Around Woman’s Knees

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By David Mittleman Woman's knees filled with hundreds of gold needles X-Ray Reveals Hundreds of Gold Needles in Woman's Knees A 65-year-old South Korean woman complained of severe joint pain in her knees, and when doctors investigated through an x-ray, they soon found out why. The woman's knees were filled with hundreds of tiny, gold [...]

Health Experts Warn Parents About Preservative in Baby Wipes

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By David Mittleman Health Researchers Warn Parents About Preservatives in Baby Wipes Health experts are warning parents to beware of a preservative in baby wipes that can lead to itchy, scaly and red rashes. We're not just talking about your run-of-the-mill diaper rash either; the current rash associated with the preservative in baby wipes is [...]