Patient Safety

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us

By Steven Brill. Routine Care, Unforgettable Bills When Sean Recchi, a 42-year-old from Lancaster, Ohio, was told last March that he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his wife Stephanie knew she had to get him to MD… Read More


Healthcare Myths

Top Myths about Diagnostic Errors Held by Patients. From the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. No news is good news. My doctors are talking to one another. My doctor is different. Somebody is in...

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Hand Washing

By CBSNews.com.   You’ve seen those restaurant washroom signs that say employees must wash hands. And you also know the reason is to prevent the spread of germs to customers. With that in mind just… Read More


Worried About Cholesterol? Order Your Own Tests

By Anna Wilde Mathews Wall Street Journal.  Cheryl Lassiter likes to keep a close eye on her cholesterol levels, but with a high-deductible insurance plan, she doesn’t want to pay the fees for repeated checkups...

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The Battle Against Misdiagnosis

By Hardeep Singh – The Wall Street Journal.   American doctors make the wrong call more than 12 million times a year. There are times when a single, unexpected death sparks a change in medical...

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Procedures to Avoid

Epidural Corticosteroid  Injections. FDA Warns Epidural Corticosteroid Injection Associated with Serious Neurologic Problems Washington, DC. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that injection of corticosteroids into the epidural space of the spine may...

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Is your hospital failing?

​By Jessica Firger, CBS News.   Many people are aware that visiting a hospital can put their health at risk in a number of ways. But even a patient who knows what to look out...

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Why Don’t Patients Report Medical Errors?

By Marshall Allen, ProPublica. I was recently browsing through the nearly 200 stories we’ve compiled with our Patient Harm Questionnaire, when I was reminded again of a troubling truth. Many of the people who suffer harm while… Read More