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July 2019 Archives

Breast implants suspected in making some patients ill

Hundreds of thousands of people in California and across the country have had breast implant surgery, whether purely for cosmetic reasons or for reconstructive purposes following a mastectomy. It is normal to expect greater satisfaction with one’s appearance after getting breast implants. However, most patients do not expect their implants to make them sick or threaten their lives. Unfortunately, some patients have reported adverse symptoms after getting implants, and some types of implants are suspected to cause a rare type of cancer.

Could my doctor be responsible for my child’s Erb’s palsy?

It can be frightening for parents to realize that their child may have Erb’s palsy, a condition involving overstretched or torn nerves in the neck and arm. This condition can make a child's life much more doffocult because a child with this condition may have a hard time moving an arm or may experience pain when moving an arm. He or she may also hold an arm against the body with a bend at the elbow or may have trouble gripping objects. 

Misdiagnosis: What you should know

When you go into a medical clinic or the emergency room, you rely on the physicians, nurses and staff to assess your symptoms, provide a diagnosis and prescribe a treatment that may improve your condition. Yet, the rate of misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose patients in California and across the country is alarming. Every year, at least 12 million people are misdiagnosed by medical professionals in these settings, according to a report published in BMJ Quality & Safety. In at least half of those cases, serious injuries were caused because of the diagnostic errors. 

Measuring the accuracy of electronic healthcare records

New technology in healthcare is designed to minimize medical errors and improve the overall quality of care of patients. More healthcare institutes across the country are implementing the electronic health record system as a way to standardize patient care and reduce errors. Yet, some healthcare records software systems have glitches that have led to some critical mistakes and deadly medical errors

How to identify the signs of an aggressive driver

Navigating the roadways of California can be tedious, especially if you are running late to work or rushing to an appointment. If you have ever been in a situation where you have lost your temper while behind the wheel, you are definitely not alone. According to AAA, nearly 80% of drivers have lost their temper at some point within the last year. Becoming angry while driving can be dangerous, as it can cause people to engage in risky and hazardous driving behaviors.  In fact, nearly 56% of deadly car accidents involve people who were engaged in aggressive driving behaviors, such as speeding. 

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