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Why surgeons struggle with alcohol

There are few things as concerning as seeking treatment from a surgeon who has been drinking when you go in for even minor surgery. Alcohol abuse makes accidents and mistakes far more common. On top of that, studies have found that the rate of alcohol problems among surgeons is greater than that among the general population.

What is failure to diagnose an injury or illness?

Going to the doctor can wrack your nerves. Even if you are going for a well visit, you never know what might be found by the doctor. On the other side of things, you might schedule a sick visit and the doctor says nothing is wrong with you. This can be very disheartening, especially if you know there's something not right. This is known as failure to diagnose. So, what exactly is failure to diagnose an illness?

What are the first steps in a case of medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a common occurrence in today's world despite the best efforts of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. These cases can be very complicated, which is why it's always important to work with a medical malpractice attorney. So, what are the first steps you will encounter in a medical malpractice case?

You don't have to decide on prostate cancer treatment instantly

You've heard the reports about prostate cancer treatment. You know that surgery, while most common, does increase your risk of unwanted side effects, pain and suffering, and even medical mistakes and malpractice. You also know that some studies have found that older men who don't get any treatment have roughly the same outcomes as those who do have surgery.

Do longer residents' shifts help or harm patients?

For decades, the number of hours that medical residents are required to work in one shift has been a source of debate and controversy. A study conducted by Harvard University found that residents made more than one-third more serious medical areas when they work a 24 or more hour shift.

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