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Patient Safety Concerns for 2020 – Part 2

No one wants their healthcare to make them sicker. And no medical professional wants their patients to get sicker under their care. However, there are some common, potentially dangerous patient safety concerns that you should know about. It was just Patient Safety Awareness Week – a good time to think about patient safety. Although we […]

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Patient Safety Risks for 2020

Everyone needs medical care at some point in their lives. And no one wants to be harmed by their healthcare. So, on the heels of Patient Safety Awareness Week, it’s a good time to consider common, dangerous patient safety risks. Of course, you can’t consider patient safety without mentioning the COVID-19 pandemic – a top […]

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Reduce Your Risk of Medication Errors

Medications can make you feel better and can save your life. However, medications can also make you sicker – particularly if you take the wrong medication or take a medication differently than your doctor prescribed. Medication errors occur in hospitals, care facilities and at home. Learning how to reduce your risk of medication errors can […]

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Medical Errors in Outpatient Settings

There’s been quite a bit in the news lately about medical errors in hospitals. And hospitals are making concerted efforts to reduce errors (although there is still much room for improvement). But you don’t often hear about the dangers patients face in doctor offices, urgent care centers, day surgical centers and even their homes. Do […]

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Protect Yourself from Superbugs

No one wants to get sicker during a hospital stay. Whether you (or a loved one) are in the hospital for a serious illness or a straight-forward surgery, developing an infection from a dangerous superbug can leave you clinging to life. The bad news: superbugs in hospitals are common and dangerous. And you don’t have […]

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Communication Gap Among Doctors

Do you see specialists? Do you use urgent care clinics? Have you been hospitalized? In all of these scenarios, doctors other than your primary care doctor provide care. Do you realize that your primary care doctor does not always receive information from these other providers? Clearly, it’s beneficial for your primary care doctor know how […]

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Researching Clinical Trial Results

Have you thought about researching clinical trial results? When you, or a loved one, have a serious medical condition, it is natural, and important, to want to learn as much as you can about the condition and potential treatments. When traditional, often-used treatments are not promising, or not working for you or your loved one, […]

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