Summary: According to a USA Today review of government records and medical databases, tens of thousands of patients undergo unnecessary surgery each and every year• Among the most commonly performed unnecessary surgeries are cardiac angioplasties,...Read More
By MELISSA BAILEY, for STAT. Hospitals and doctors’ offices nationwide might have avoided nearly 2,000 patient deaths — and $1.7 billion in malpractice costs — if medical staff and patients communicated better, a report released… Read More
By Ivan Oransky, MD for Medscape Medical News. The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) last year suspended seven grants to Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, “to assure the welfare and safety of research… Read More
Health Care Industry Spends $30B A Year Pushing Its Wares, From Drugs To Stem Cell Treatment By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News. Hoping to earn its share of the $3.5 trillion health care market, the… Read More
Hospitals are exploiting desperate patients by marketing controversial stem cell procedures without any proven benefits. By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News. The six-minute segment in an online video mimics a morning talk show, using a… Read More
How Pharmaceutical Industry Dollars Reach Your Doctors. By Mike Tigas, Ryann Grochowski Jones, Charles Ornstein, and Lena Groeger, ProPublica. Drug companies spend $30 billion annually on marketing. More than $2 billion in payments to doctors, other medical providers and...
By J. Klein, for APRA. Hospitals Everyone who seeks treatment at a hospital emergency room or an urgent care center associated with a hospital in America risks unnecessary admission, financial ruin and even death. Preventable...
From the George Washington University School of Public Health. In 2013 a report in the Journal of Patient Safety stated that preventable medical errors that occur in hospitals are the third leading cause of death in… Read More
From NHS Choices. Whether your pain has just come on or you’ve lived with it for years, these tried-and-tested self-help steps can bring you relief. Get some gentle exercise Simple, everyday activity like walking, swimming, gardening...
By Anne Harding. July 5, 2017. Reuters. Nexium is one of the drugs that research has tied to an increased risk of death. Widely used heartburn drugs are associated with increased risk of death, and… Read More