Medical Malpractice

Dressing burned wound

Symptoms of Post-Surgical Infection

All surgery carries some risk, which is why surgeons and hospitals require patients to sign forms prior to surgery indicating that they are giving “informed consent.” In other words, the patient has been told of the things that can go wrong and t… Read More
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Hospital Ward: Professional Black Head Nurse Wearing Face Mask Does Checkup of Patient's Vitals, Checking Heart Rate Computer, Intravenous or Iv Fluids Drip Bag. Caring Nurse Monitors Person Recovery

Is For-Profit Healthcare Hurting Patients?

In TV medical dramas, it often happens that a patient comes into the hospital with troublesome, mysterious symptoms. She is immediately seen by a world-class doctor, who involves the other exceptional doctors at the facility in the medical mystery. E… Read More
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Psychotherapy session, woman talking to his psychologist in the studio

Should Counselors Share Their Personal Stories?

Counseling is a deeply personal process. In order for therapy to be effective, you need to feel comfortable with your therapist and trust him or her. Ordinarily, we build comfort and trust in relationships by sharing increasingly more personal inform… Read More
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Vertigo illness concept. Man hands on his head felling headache dizzy sense of spinning dizziness,a problem with the inner ear, brain, or sensory nerve pathway.

Don’t Overlook These Less-Common Stroke Symptoms!

Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States, and one out of every six deaths due to cardiovascular disease is due to stroke. Each year, about 795,000 people in this country have a stroke, and 610,000 of those are first strokes. In other w… Read More
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Female patient talking to therapist on sofa

Can My Therapist Also Be My Friend?

A good listener. Reliable. Smart. Interested in your well-being. Empathic. Helpful. These are traits that we all value in a friend. These are also things that describe an effective therapist. It’s no wonder, then, that so many people wish that they… Read More
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Stressed young woman patient at the hospital

What is Chorioamnionitis?

As anyone who has been pregnant knows, there are many things, large and small, that can go wrong with a pregnancy or birth. Fortunately, most pregnancies don’t involve serious complications, and many complications that do occur can be successfully… Read More
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Mental health professional taking notes during a counseling session

Can I Sue a Therapist for Breaking Confidentiality?

When you talk to a therapist, psychiatrist, or other licensed mental health professional, you probably do so with the understanding that what you say will not be shared with others—that it will be kept confidential. Client confidentiality is import… Read More
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Newborn Baby Sleeping In Hospital Bassinet

What is Umbilical Cord Prolapse?

Umbilical cord prolapse is a complication that can occur during labor, either during delivery or just prior to delivery. The umbilical cord that has carried nutrients and oxygen to the baby throughout the pregnancy drops through the mother’s dilate… Read More
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Rear view of senior Asian man suffering from backache, massaging aching muscles while sitting on bed. Elderly and health issues concept

How Long Does It Take to Recover From Cauda Equina Syndrome?

If you are reading this article, there is a good chance that you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cauda equina syndrome (CES). “Cauda equina” is Latin for “horse’s tail,” and the syndrome got its name because it affects the bundl… Read More
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What’s the Difference Between a Concussion and a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

Which would you rather have: a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury? The correct answer, of course, is “neither.” But most people, if forced to choose, would pick a concussion. Most of us know someone who has had a concussion, and most of… Read More
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