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Surgical Training From the University of... YouTube?

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Nov 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

The process of becoming a doctor in the United States is widely recognized as one that is rigorous, challenging, and lengthy. Physicians undergo years of training, consisting of medical school and on-the-job positions with increasing authority and expertise. Those who go on to specialize in certa...

NTSB: Uber Has "Ineffective Safety Culture"

Posted by Charles Gilman | Nov 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last week, we discussed the fears surrounding the return of autonomous vehicles to city streets in the wake of a woman's death in Arizona. Uber and other companies put their vehicles back on the streets in cities across the country despite the fact that the National Transportation Safety Board (N...

The Role of Doctor Bias in Misdiagnosis

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Nov 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Doctor bias is an unfortunate reality in the medical world. It is a topic that we have addressed here several times–including the bias that LGBT+ patients may face, and the bias in pharmaceutical testing and medical treatment which affects women. Just how much do these biases ultimately affect me...

AMA Advocating for Total Vape Ban

Posted by Charles Gilman | Nov 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced that it is calling for a total ban on all e-cigarettes and vaping devices. The AMA cited a massive surge in teen vaping, the recent outbreak of lung illnesses which has been linked to vaping, and the general lack of information about the long-t...

Autonomous Vehicles Still Spark Fear

Posted by Charles Gilman | Nov 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Elaine Herzberg was struck and killed by a car, like thousands of pedestrians in the United States each year. The year she was struck, 2018, the Governors Highway Safety Association reported that about 6,227 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle crashes across the country. Her death, however, ...

$100 Million Verdict for Infant's Brain Damage

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Nov 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

A jury has awarded a Chicago mother over $100 million dollars in a medical malpractice case involving a severe birth injury. The record-breaking verdict will allow the victim's mother to remove him from a care facility and bring him home. In 2014, Tequila Snow visited the Emergency Room of the W...

Horrifying Allegations Against Virginia OB-GYN

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Nov 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

A doctor who has been charged with performing a slew of unnecessary surgical procedures is being held without bond in Virginia. Federal prosecutors announced that Dr. Javaid Perwaiz performed unnecessary and unwanted surgical procedures on his patients, some of which were performed without their ...

Maryland School Buses Affected by Safety Recall

Posted by Charles Gilman | Nov 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced a recall for more than 50,000 school buses in the United States. The Agency found that the seats of the buses may have been manufactured with styrene blocks that may not provide sufficient impact absorption in the event of a...

Cleaning Product Leads to Restaurant Death, Illness

Posted by Charles Gilman | Nov 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

A group of individuals experienced injuries related to a chemical reaction in a Boston-area chain restaurant this week. One man, an employee of the restaurant, was taken to a local hospital in serious condition and later died due to exposure to the substance. The incident occurred Thursday eveni...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Examines Statute of Repose

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Nov 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court took a closer look at a statute placing time limits on medical malpractice claims and found a conflict with the state constitution. Susan Yanakos, a Pennsylvania woman who had been diagnosed with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD), had been advised that she woul...

The True Danger of Halloween

Posted by Charles Gilman | Nov 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Razor blades in apples. Pins in candy bars. Heroin-laced lollipops. The urban legends surrounding trick-or-treating in the United States have been around for years, prompting recommendations that parents should examine all Halloween candy before letting children indulge. Are these widespread fear...

Physician Sleep Deprivation

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Nov 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

The effects of sleep deprivation on the human body can be catastrophic. A report released by the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence demonstrated that the CIA used sleep deprivation as an "enhanced interrogation technique." Sleep deprivation can have significant impacts on mental as well...

FDA Intensified Breast Implant Warning

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Nov 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

This Wednesday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended intensified warnings for certain types of breast implants due to new information about risks associated with the products.  Earlier this year, we discussed the recall of the Biocell breast implants. The implants were found to ...

New Study Examines Burnout in the Medical Profession

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Oct 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

"Burnout" is not a specific medical diagnosis in the United States, but it is generally defined as a specific type of work-related stress that results in a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity. A new study pu...

Fatal Truck Accident Shuts Down Maryland Interstate

Posted by Charles Gilman | Oct 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

A fatal truck accident in Maryland is just another example of how devastating these crashes can be to the people driving smaller cars who have the misfortune to be in the way. The crash happened in the very early morning of Thursday, October 24, 2019, on Interstate 70 in New Market, Maryland. A ...

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