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Every day, each of us is exposed to certain levels of radiation. Radiation is in our air, our food, our water, the ground, and can even be produced by our own bodies. While low levels of radiation are normal and relatively harmless, many patients with cancers and other diseases are exposed to hundreds of times...
Every year, millions of Americans suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) after being injured in car accidents, sports games, falls, assaults, and combat. A person affected by a TBI can suffer from symptoms ranging from headaches and dizziness to seizures, comas, paralysis, and death. Previously, the only way to diagnose a TBI was to perform...
What’s in a name? As it turns out, maybe the key to preventing over a third of hospital errors made with newborns. A new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics reported that the way hospitals refer to newborn babies may cause up to 36% percent of medical errors made with the infants. The majority...
In the past several years, cyber hacking has created billions of dollars of economic damage and has allowed chaos to reign. From Sony Pictures, to Target’s credit card customers, to the U.S. government, cyber criminals have succeeded in breaching the online defenses of many of the country’s biggest companies and organizations.  Now, the California state...
How likely is it that your hospital will make a mistake? Could you fall victim to a careless mistake or serious surgical error? Over the past four years, California hospitals have reported 6,282 “adverse events” to the California Department of Public Health. These adverse events range in severity from bed sores to objects left behind...
No one expects to enter a hospital or care facility and get sicker. Unfortunately, many older adults develop complications like pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, during longer stays in the hospital or nursing home. For many years, these pressure ulcers were viewed as an inevitable part of long-term bed rest. Now, doctors, nurses...
School districts have an obligation to keep their students safe. When a school fails to do this, and its actions result in an injury or death, the school district can be responsible for paying compensation to the student who was injured. This duty to care for the health and safety of students extends off of...
All preterm babies face a difficult road. Being born prematurely puts infants at risk for a host of medical complications and issues, including cerebral palsy. Not all premature babies are born with cerebral palsy. However, nearly half of babies born with cerebral palsy were premature. There is a connection between early birth, low birth weight,...
A central California doctor is facing up to 20 years in prison after he pled guilty to implanting cheap, unapproved birth control devices in unknowing patients from 2008 through 2012. Dr. Paul S. Singh, an OB-GYN from Tehachapi, California, spent four years purchasing copper intrauterine devices (IUDs) online from overseas vendors. The devices were not...
Some jobs do not take much skill or concentration. For these workers, smoking marijuana while at work may not be dangerous at all. Most of these people, however, are not neurosurgeons. In September, the Medical Board of California filed a complaint against a UC San Diego doctor who they accused of smoking marijuana daily, even...
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