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January 2018 Archives

Don't fall victim to preventable medical errors

Medical errors are an atrocity, especially those that are preventable. When you are a patient, you can take steps to help prevent these errors from occurring. One issue is that many patients don't feel comfortable speaking up when it seems like they are taking a stance against their doctors.

The loss of someone you love can devastate you for a long time

The death of a loved one isn't something that you can get over quickly. Instead, it will likely bring a lifetime of sadness. This sadness doesn't usually come all at once. You might find that it sort of hits you in waves. The first year, you might have a lot of grief waves as you go through the "firsts" without your family member. The following year, it might be a bit less intense, but the grief won't ever go away.

Medical staff may leave objects in bodies more often than thought

Having trust in your doctor may have come easily for you. Perhaps you have gone for regular checkups for years and created a doctor-patient relationship with which you felt comfortable and happy to have. However, when you need to undergo a serious medical procedure such as surgery, your regular physician may not have the ability to perform the necessary tasks. As a result, you may find yourself having to trust a surgeon you have only met a few times.

You have a lot to do after a loved one's death

The unexpected death of a loved one is the first event in a long line of things that you might not be prepared for. If the person who died is a loved one, you might be responsible for his or her final arrangements and other related matters. Here are a few things that you should consider if you've recently lost a loved one:

Pay attention to your finances after a brain injury

Making the right decisions after you suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be difficult, especially when it comes to your finances. There are several different things that you need to think about, but it is important for you to take the time to figure everything out and make a plan.