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Protect Your Family Against Accidental Poisoning or Unsafe Use of Opiod and Other Prescription Medicines

The Washington Post reported this week that Poison Control Centers receive 32 calls a day about children exposed to opiates. While the number of exposures has decreased in the past 6 years, there is still need to protect unaware families of the possible risk to children and family members taking prescription pain medications and other drugs inappropriately, leading to poisoning and possible death. 229 more words

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Medical Errors in Surgical Operations

Dr. Saeid Shamsian, a skilled urological surgeon, has years of experience providing urology services to patients. A donor to the Jewish community, Saeid Shamsian, MD, also has experience as a professor at Columbia Presbyterian and several other hospitals. 150 more words

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Medical Errors: STILL the Third Leading Cause of Death

History tells us it can take decades before a medical truth becomes accepted as fact, and recent headlines are a perfect example of this.

Sixteen years ago, I read an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that stunned me. 2,561 more words


10 Shocking Medical Mistakes

It’s no secret that medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in the United States.

At a quarter million every year, they’re so prevalent that if you were to add them all up, they most likely would be at least No. 1,645 more words


Docs vastly outperform computer algorithms in diagnostic accuracy

Nice study design from what I can tell from the synopsis on HDM. It was good that the authors used common symptom checker already available. I think this study tells us what lay persons and physicians already know… the grid through which fact are filtered is an important determinant in prioritizing meaningful information.

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Honesty Really Is The Best Policy

I spent all day friday last week at a risk management seminar for doctors. The main reason I signed up? Because all doctors are required to do a certain amount of formal learning, and a certain amount of that needs to be in risk management. 334 more words


Do No Harm : Stories Of Life, Death, And Brain Surgery / Henry Marsh

In Do No Harm, Henry Marsh, an eminent British neurosurgeon, looks back at a number of unique cases he has been involved in over his long career. 403 more words

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