A stroke victimizes an American every 40 seconds. For many, a stroke will cause patients to lose abilities and independence. Rehabilitation can make a big difference, but it involves repetitive, arduous tasks proving difficult for patients to stick with. A new stroke rehabilitation instrument aims to help address this problem.
On Wednesday, a man in Dallas died from Ebola. In the days before his death the victim told hospital staff he recently visited West Africa, but it appears they erred by not sufficiently considering the Ebola virus as the cause of his symptoms.
The presence of skin moles may creates more than a fourfold increase in your chance of developing melanoma, according to a new Australian study.
The practice of medicine is challenging and difficult. Most of us understand that physicians are not 100 percent accurate and will sometimes make a mistake. However, there are some types of mistakes that should never be made.
Many people rely on injections to give them medicine, therapy or anesthesia. Patients should be warned about the small risk of infection, so they can seek immediate medical help should the symptoms of infection manifest.
American health care is gripped with multiple problems, but none is bigger than medical misdiagnosis.
In a story so disturbing it's hard to believe, a man was misdiagnosed as delusional and spent 20 years wrongly confined to a state mental rehabilitation center.
Proper diagnosis of a stroke is crucial, as timely anti-clotting medication and other precautions can have a huge impact on the patient's outlook. While stroke diagnosis of the elderly has improved, other segments of the population commonly suffer from misdiagnosis.
A timely diagnosis is a crucial component of good healthcare, but it is vital for the diagnosis to be accurate, too. That is why it is so disturbing that some physicians purposefully misdiagnose patients.
In a disturbing story so horrible it has previously been considered only an urban myth, a patient allegedly died in a Los Angeles hospital morgue after regaining consciousness.