Urgent Care or Emergency Department?
One of the most obvious changes in the medical landscape over the last 15 years has been the proliferation of urgent care clinics. You can’t drive down almost any street in a major metropolitan area without passing at least a … Read More
Posted in Board Certification, Cardiac CT scan, Doctors, Health Care Costs, healthy living, heart attack, Hospitals, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis, Nurses, Stroke
One consequence of our lengthening life spans is that we are wearing out our original equipment. Our knees and hips were not intended to last 60 or 70 years. They certainly weren’t intended to support the heavy bodies so many … Read More
Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Blood Clots, blood infections, Board Certification, Doctors, heart attack, Hip Replacement, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Infection, joint replacement, Medical Devices, Medicare, Nurses, Obesity, Orthopedics, Pulmonary Embolism, Sepsis, Surgical Errors
Pulmonary Embolism and the Coronavirus.
According to the medical experts, one of the possible consequences of the novel coronavirus infection is the formation of blood clots. That makes this a good time to discuss pulmonary embolism, one of the more frequent causes of death resulting … Read More
Sugar And The Brain
Recently, I was reading some articles about added sugar in our diets. Most added sugar comes from processed foods and is already in the box or the jar before we bring it home from the store. Dieticians and nutritionists recommend … Read More
Another Malpractice Death Ignored by the System
Here is a touching story of another death caused by medical malpractice that our current laws swept under the carpet. The author is a former federal prosecutor in Los Angeles. His younger brother was morbidly obese and had many health … Read More
Posted in Autopsy, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Finding a Medical Malpractice Lawyer, heart attack, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice claims, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, tort reform
Technology Comes For The Humble Stethoscope.
Two hundred years ago, a Frenchman invented a tube with which he could listen to heart and lung sounds. This was the first stethoscope. Heart disease is one of the major causes of death throughout the world. Often the abnormalities … Read More
The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same?
Stents are devices designed to hold diseased coronary arteries open to assure that blood flows through them to the heart. Since they were introduced twenty years ago, millions have been implanted. They are big money makers for the cardiologists who … Read More
At Last A Better Heart Attack Screening Tool
Chest pain is one of the most common reasons people to go to the emergency department. Many of these patients are experiencing chest pain having a cardiac origin. Many are not. Unfortunately, up to now there has been no good … Read More
Low-Dose Aspirin Not Always Good for You
If you are a male over 40 years old, your doctor may have told you it’s a good idea to take low-dose aspirin once a day to prevent heart attack and stroke. After all, that’s been the conventional wisdom for … Read More