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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

Posted in Blood Clots, Doctors, heart attack, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Misdiagnosis, Pulmonary Embolism |

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

Posted in Cancer, General Health, health, healthy living, heart attack, Obesity, science news |

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

Posted in Doctors, General Health, health, heart attack, Medical Costs, Medical Devices, medical errors, medical research, Misdiagnosis, science news |

It’s The Money, Stupid.

I recently wrote about the loopholes in the FDA’s medical device approval process and how very few medical devices are subjected to rigorous scrutiny before being approved for use in patients.  Here is another example of the price we pay, … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Fee for Service, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, heart attack, Heart Attacks, Hospitals, Informed Consent, Medical Costs, Medical Devices, medical ethics, Medicare, placebo |

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

Posted in Doctors, Fee for Service, Health Care Costs, heart attack, Medical Costs, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice |

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

Posted in Doctors, Health Care Costs, heart attack, Hospitals, Lawsuits, Medical Malpractice, science news |

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

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New Approaches to Heart Disease and Stroke May Be Near.

Although the past twenty years have seen great advances in the treatment of heart disease and stroke, progress has slowed, especially in comparison with the progress which has been made in the treatment of cancer.  Heart disease remains the greatest cause … Read More

Posted in General Health, healthy living, heart attack |

Hospitals – Ask Before You Go.

I have written often about the importance of being an informed consumer of medical treatment.  As we become more connected, more and more information becomes available to consumers to identify doctors with questionable histories and hospitals with less than stellar … Read More

Posted in healthy living, heart attack, Heart Attacks, Hip Replacement, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, joint replacement, medical errors, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Medicare, Nurses, Stroke |