1. Ask Questions
Research has shown that 15 to 30 percent of everything we do in healthcare—tests, medications, and procedures—is unnecessary. This is based on a nationwide survey of doctors themselves who are saying they’re ordering things in their own specialty that are unnecessary.
It’s important to understand why teens crash at a higher rate than adults. There are many factors that come into play, but there are several common critical errors inexperienced teen drivers make that lead to serious crashes. These include lack of scanning to detect and respond to hazards, driving too fast for road conditions, and being distracted by something inside or outside of the vehicle. Here's an example:Read More
Whether you just received a scary diagnosis or moved to a new town, consult a variety of sources to find a trustworthy doctor. Here are seven resources to aid your search.
1. Board certification search tool
Among the first steps for evaluating quality is to check to see whether a physician is board certified, says the American Board of Medical Specialties, which sets standards in more than 145 specialties.
On September 7th, a Philadelphia jury awarded plaintiff Elle Ebaugh a $57 million award in her case against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc., manufacturers of a of an allegedly defective pelvic mesh product that left Ebaugh with permanent damage to her urinary tract.Read More
A number of proposed class actions are rapidly accruing against the credit report company, Equifax, after personal information of its 143 million U.S. consumers had been compromised by a cyber security breach. In a bombshell news story that hit the media earlier this month, Equifax announced that hackers perpetuated the data breach and an investigation is ongoing.Read More
Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a new gene therapy that shows promise in fighting multiple sclerosis (MS). Testing the technique in mice, the team found that the treatment was effective in preventing animals from developing the mouse equivalent of the disease, and almost completely reversed the symptoms in those that were already suffering from it.Read More
A recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine found medical errors to be the third leading cause of death in the United States. According to medical malpractice insurance giant Deitrich Healthcare, medical malpractice payouts totaled $3.9 billion in 2014.Read More