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Huge Variation In C-Section Rates At American Hospitals

The Cesarean section is an enormously important tool for delivery room physicians. Under certain circumstances, it becomes crucial to deliver a baby through C-section – and doctors need to know when those circumstances exist. In many cases, however, doctors prematurely order a C-section that is not yet medically necessary. Sometimes

FDA Suspends Pediatric Trial Of Common Drug

In a concerning development, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ended a clinical trial of a common calcium receptor drug known as Sensipar or cinacalcet hydrochloride. While the FDA approved this drug years ago for several uses in adult patients, the company’s manufacturer was undertaking further trials to determine whether

Brain Injury Awareness Month

March 2013 is Brain Injury Awareness Month. The Brain Injury Association of America is promoting this opportunity to recognize the risks and consequences of a brain injury. Its slogan for this year’s event is “Brain Injury: Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone – Brain injuries do not discriminate.” This slogan is particularly accurate

"Sloppy" Copy and Paste Errors Exist in Many Medical Records

Electronic health records or “EHRs” have taken over American hospitals in the last ten years. Proponents hoped that using electronic documentation would improve patient safety – all caregivers would have immediate online access to all of the patient’s medical information in the same place. According to a recent study, however,

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