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Research Finds Allergan Textured Breast Implants Linked to Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Several health organizations have been scrutinizing the link between breast implants and the development of a condition called Breast-Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). This condition is a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma — a type of cancer that starts in the lymphatic system and produces excessive lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). BIA-ALCL is...

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Study: Type 1 Diabetes Misdiagnosed in 25% of Patients

People who suffer from type 1 diabetes face a lifetime of managing blood sugar levels due to loss of insulin. This disease is incurable and the onset can begin during childhood. While some researchers point to genetics, the cause of type 1 diabetes remains unknown. According to a study published in the July 2019 issue...

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Wrong Side Surgery: When Left Is Right and Right Is Wrong

Surgeries on the “wrong side” of a patient’s body – also known as “wrong site surgeries” or “never events” – may be more common than you think. In the United States, from 1990-2010: “Never events” were the subject of 9,744 malpractice settlements. Payments totaled $1.3 billion. About 6 percent of patients died. 32.9 percent suffered...

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Kansas Hospital Gets Bad Grade From National Non-Profit Group

When being treated at a hospital for an injury, illness, or health condition, the last thing any patient or visitor wants to deal with is further complications. Unfortunately, it does happen, sometimes due to the poor practices of hospital staff or cleanliness of a facility. And sometimes the consequences are fatal. These risks should not...

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Hospitals partner with nursing homes on $8M project to fight superbugs

An $8 million program featuring a special soap is being aimed at combatting a “nightmare” bacteria found in hospitals and nursing homes. The goal of the mission, funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is to stop antibiotic-resistant superbugs that kill thousands yearly, according to National Public Radio. The program involves...

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Nearly 20,000 die from preventable staph infections in hospitals

When being treated at a hospital, we’d like to think that medical professionals are providing the best treatment possible, but hospital-acquired infections remain a serious health risk to patients. Over 119,000 people suffered from bloodstream staph infections in the United States in 2017 and nearly 20,000 died, said a report from the U.S. Centers for...

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A Wichita Lawyer Explains the Best Ways to Avoid Anesthesia Errors

It’s not unusual to receive anesthesia for a medical procedure. Patients may receive local anesthesia for minor surgery. They remain alert. In surgeries that are more complicated, patients may be given general anesthesia and become unconscious. If administered properly, anesthesia does the critically important job of removing the natural response to pain. Sometimes, anesthesiologists make...

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