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18

Nov2016
Doing Research with “Dr. Google” You have probably seen the coffee mug floating around the Internet that reads: “Please Do Not Confuse Your Google Search with my Medical Degree.” Although many individuals may chuckle and not give the mug another thought, others find it quite bothersome. Many doctors, unfortunately, carry this attitude ... Read More

17

Aug2015
The Importance of Effective, Respectful Communication with Your Doctor It is easy to overlook your doctor’s poor bedside manner. After all, his or her medical knowledge and expertise is what you are ultimately relying on, not demeanor or conversational skills. However, it is important not to discount the role of effective ... Read More

23

Apr2014
Although that is indeed alarming, the findings of an even more recent study present even more troublesome findings regarding misdiagnosis. Here's the crux of what the research team ... Read More

16

Apr2014
According to a recent study, far too many patients who show up at emergency rooms in Ohio and across the country with symptoms of a headache or dizziness are not being sufficiently checked for signs of stroke.... Read More

17

Jan2014
In a recent post, we discussed some of the patient injuries that might result from negligent medical record keeping. The advent of electronic health records was widely perceived as a potential remedy to that problem. Federal officials apparently also shared that view, ... Read More

09

Oct2013
The human body operates using an extremely complex combination of systems. That's why we depend on highly-trained physicians to determine what is wrong when we are suffering from concerning symptoms. The problem is that these ... Read More

31

Jul2013
As we have reported in the past, misdiagnosis is the most common medical mistake that occurs in hospitals throughout Ohio and the rest of the United States. In fact, researchers recently confirmed that misdiagnosis was the reason for close to three out ... Read More

10

Jul2013
Hospitals have a tendency to use the most expensive equipment for tests, both because these medical devices tend to work well and also to justify the cost of obtaining the machine. But is it possible that equipment to diagnose illnesses and injuries ... Read More

26

Jun2013
If you think you have been misdiagnosed by a doctor or another health care provider, you are not alone. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 percent of Americans believe they have been a victim of ... Read More

12

Jun2013
As much as we would like to think otherwise, diagnostic errors are common in Ohio and the rest of the United States. When these errors involve the failure to diagnose a heart attack, cancer, or ... Read More

27

Mar2013
As we often discuss, a medical misdiagnosis can be a life-threatening mistake. Not only can a misdiagnosis put a person at risk physically, it can also cause emotional damage to a patient. According to ... Read More

13

Mar2013
The failure to diagnose a serious condition can threaten a patient's chances of succesful treatment. Research shows that mistakes occurring at primary care clinics are some of the most common causes of misdiagnoses in ... Read More

06

Mar2013
Doctors and other hospital staff members are trained to take stroke symptoms extremely seriously because time is of the essence when a stroke has occurred. There is a narrow margin of error, and if mistakes are made, a patient's vital brain functions ... Read More

13

Feb2013
When a person is diagnosed with cancer, it's extremely important that the person is treated right away to increase his/her chances of survival. Unfortunately, it is common in Ohio (and the rest of the country) for a cancer diagnosis to be missed ... Read More

30

Nov2012
When a person suffers a stroke, there is only a short window of time that medical personnel have to act before the results can be catastrophic.  Luckily, imaging technology like CT scans make it much easier for doctors to determine when a ... Read More

31

Oct2012
Few things in life are more devastating than a medical misdiagnosis. Oftentimes, victims of misdiagnosis go through painful and expensive treatments for illnesses they never had. In recent years, studies in the United States ... Read More

10

Oct2012
When people go to their doctors, they trust the physician to give them good care and to do what's best for them. Far too often, however, that trust is violated by a doctor, and the patient suffers and sometimes pays the ultimate ... Read More

20

Sep2012
You might remember a post we wrote earlier this month about a study that determined the most vulnerable patients in a hospital -- those in the ICU -- are more at risk of life-threatening medical misdiagnoses than patients in other areas of ... Read More

13

Sep2012
Each year, hundreds of women in Ohio receive the devastating news that they have ovarian cancer. What's perhaps even worse is that many of these women don't actually have the disease and go through unnecessary operations with high complication rates.... Read More

05

Sep2012
Unfortunately, many people in Ohio and the rest of the United States die each year when physicians fail to correctly diagnose the symptoms of heart attack or another life-threatening condition. What's even scarier is ... Read More

22

Apr2012
Ohio residents may be interested in a Canadian investigation which found more than a hundred cases of breast cancer that had been missed in thousands of mammograms in the Quebec Province. Apparently the failure to diagnose breast cancer in the vast majority ... Read More