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My Insights into Stroke PreventionThis article is by Richard W. Besdine, MD who talks about the stroke experience of a neuro-anatomist named Jill Bolte Taylor. While most people who have had a stroke would certainly describe it as life-altering, few would see it as a creative journey into the workings of the brain as...Myths and Truths about Indiana Medical MalpracticeHere are some of the myths and truths from David A. Hyman, M.D., J.D, and Charles Silver’s, J.D. article titled “Five Myths of Medical Malpractice.” Myth #1: “Malpractice crises are caused by sudden rises in payouts and claim frequency.” Nearly $1B of Medical Malpractice Payouts to Veterans Not Paid By VAThousands of payouts to veterans who have been victims of medical malpractice have recently been uncovered, and the money may not be coming from where you might expect. Neonatal, Pediatric and Flextend Tracheostomy Tubes RecallNeonatal and pediatric tracheostomy tubes by Smiths Medical are part of a class 1 recall because of connectors that are difficult to disconnect accessories. Excessive force must be used to make a disconnect which can result in the tracheostomy tube being dislodged from the patient. Tracheostomy tubes are used to...New England Compounding Center’s Other Drugs May be Causing Illness, FDA WarnsNew England Compounding Center of Framingham, Massachusetts manufactures and distributes a pharmaceutical known as methylprednisolone acetate that is used as an injectable treatment for back pain. This drug is contaminated with a fungus that has caused 214 people to be infected with meningitis and 15 have died so far in...New Jersey Compounding Center Recalls All Products, Fearing Mold ContaminationMed Prep consulting, Inc. is a compounding pharmacy in New Jersey that specializes in intravenous pharmaceuticals. Recently they joined the ranks of compounding center notoriety that began with the meningitis outbreaks last fall from contaminated products distributed by a Massachusetts compounding center. Med Prep has voluntarily recalled lots of compounded...New System for Patients to Report Medical MistakesNew System for Patients to Report Medical Mistakes This article outlines a new agency that the Obama administration will start to provide consumers a place to report patient safety events and concerns. Some research and reports suggest that up to a quarter of hospital patients experience “adverse events” with their...Outpatient Care Must Be Looked At, Along With HospitalsWhen most people think of medical care, they think of hospitals and nursing homes and other inpatient facilities. However, many people forget that many people need outpatient care as opposed to inpatient care and that medical errors can occur outside the hospital as well.Over testing due to Defensive MedicineUnnecessary health risks are being generated in patients because doctors are afraid of someone accusing them of not doing everything possible for a condition or “just in case” procedures and testing. Doctors order unnecessary tests out of a fear of missing something.These unnecessary tests are expensive for patients and health...Patient Sues After Surgeons Unable to Reattach TesticleSalisbury District Hospital is being sued by a 48 year old male patient after they removed the wrong testicle and failed at a reattachment attempt. This “never event” occurred in June of 2012. Similar incidences of wrong testicle surgeries happening in West Suffolk, England and West LA VA Medical Center,...