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Study Shows Medical Errors Are Commonplace In Surgery
2012-12-21 09:29:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While surgery is something you hope you never have to go through, it is something you expect will go smoothly when you do have it. And while nine times out of ten it does go smoothly, you should keep in mind that surgeons are people, and people are not perfect. Surgeons, who usually subscribe to the philosophy of “never events,”–certain medical mistakes that should never occur–often do make mistakes in the...

2012-10-07 23:01:35

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Michigan medical malpractice lawyers representing victims of medical negligence discuss new study that reveals death increase from misdiagnosis in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in U.S. hospitals. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 The Michigan medical malpractice lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. recently came across a new study done by John Hopkins University School of Medicine that revealed an increase in death of hospital patients caused from...

Painkillers May Lead To More Headaches, Trapping People In A “Vicious Cycle”
2012-09-19 09:56:52

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Painful headaches that affect nearly a million people in the UK, and many more millions worldwide, may be partly caused by overuse of common painkillers such as aspirin, paracetamol and triptans, according to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). The watchdog estimates that one in 50 people who experience headaches are suffering because they overuse their medications. The warning comes as the group,...

2012-07-17 15:07:19

Consumers who self-diagnose are more likely to believe they have a serious illness because they focus on their symptoms rather than the likelihood of a particular disease, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. This has significant implications for public health professionals as well as consumers. "In today's wired world, self-diagnosis via internet search is very common. Such symptom-matching exercises may lead consumers to overestimate the likelihood of getting a...


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Electrocardiography
2013-04-30 09:55:53

Electrocardiography, sometimes called ECG or EKG, is a measurement of the electrical activity of the heart as the linear process unfolds. With the use of electrodes that are attached to the skin, this non-invasive test can provide vast information as to the patient’s status. By leaving the electrodes attached, the patient’s status can be monitored over intervals of time and recorded on the device. This data can be sent electronically for consults about potential treatments without delay....

Auscultation
2012-11-18 19:26:05

Auscultation performed by a physician during a physical exam can give the physician clues whether the body is performing as it should or help pinpoint problems that may be occurring. Immediate auscultation was a procedure used to assist the physician with diagnosis and dates back to possibly Ancient Egypt. This is where no instrument is used and the sounds are heard with the ear being placed upon the patient. History Ascultation is based on a Latin verb auscultare, which means to listen....

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2010-09-24 17:35:29

The stethoscope is an acoustic medical device used for listening the internal sounds of the body. It can be used to listen to lung, heart, and intestines as well as blood flow in the arteries. With a sphygmomanometer it can be used to measure blood pressure. Along with listening to bodies a stethoscope might be employed to listen to automobiles to diagnose any damage as well as used to check scientific vacuum chambers for leaks. A phonendoscope is a stethoscope that intensifies sounds. In...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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