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July 2018 Archives

Birth injuries can take an emotional toll on the mother

Many people don't realize just how much having a difficult birth can impact the mother. This is a time that should be joyous; however, when you are having to deal with an injury to your newest family member, this isn't going to be so happy. These women often deal with emotional trauma that can seep into every aspect of their lives.

How does a misdiagnosed heart attack lead to brain damage?

Chest pain can be scary, especially as you get older. Most people equate it with having a heart attack, and it is one of the possible signs, along with pain in the jaw and pain, numbness or tingling in the left arm. At least that's how Hollywood most often depicts a heart attack. However, other signs and symptoms such as vomiting, heavy sweating and shortness of breath, among other things, may also indicate heart attack.

Appendicitis is life-threatening if not diagnosed promptly

Appendicitis is a serious medical condition that is caused by the inflammation of the appendix. If it is left without appropriate treatment, which is likely going to include surgical removal, there is a chance that it will swell until it bursts. This can lead to infectious fluid being spread throughout the abdominal cavity, which can lead to a fatal condition known as peritonitis.

Weight control is crucial for traumatic brain injury survivors

People who have suffered from head injuries have a host of things that they have to worry about. According to a new study that was published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, obesity is now a concern for these individuals. It found that people who are obese or overweight after suffering a traumatic brain injury classified as moderate to severe have a greater risk of chronic diseases.

Doctors who make errors can harm or kill patients

We trust doctors with our health each time we seek out medical care. We don't expect that they will be perfect but we don't ever want them to make an error that can put us in danger. When a doctor does make an error, there is a chance that it can be easily corrected without harm to the patient; however, it is also possible that great harm might occur. This can completely change the direction of your life after the incident.