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October 2016 Archives

Study raises questions about effects of blood pressure medication

It is estimated that one-third of Americans take medication to treat high blood pressure. If not properly controlled, high blood pressure can cause very serious health issues, including kidney failure, stroke, heart attack, and heart failure. So of course, it is vital that the condition be treated. But a recent survey indicates that high blood pressure medications may produce unwanted and even dangerous side effects.

Retired surgeon alleges doctors may lie under oath

One of the purposes of a civil lawsuit is to provide the opportunity for justice for those who have been harmed or wronged due to the actions of others. In an ideal world, a courtroom would always provide a level playing field in which plaintiffs and defendants would be able to present their cases that would, in turn, be fairly judged on their merits. But in order for this to happen, everyone giving testimony must do so honestly.

Hospital falls common in the United States

If there is one place on earth where we should feel safe, it is the hospital. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In fact, every year in the United States, between 700,000 and 1,000,000 people experience falls in hospitals. Not all of these falls result in patient injuries. However, patients can suffer internal bleeding, lacerations or fractures. And of course, these injuries are in addition to whatever condition the patient had that was the initial basis of the hospital stay.

Study demonstrates parents can spot mistakes missed by doctors

As a parent, you are likely very sensitive to your child's health. However, if your child is experiencing symptoms that may require treatment, a visit to the doctor is typically in order. You have every reason to trust that the physician who examines your child will be able to give you an accurate diagnosis. But when it comes to assessing your child, you may be more qualified to spot problems than you think.

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