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November 2018 Archives

Emotional trauma after a brain injury is possible

Suffering a brain injury can greatly change your life. One of the ways that this might happen is that your emotions might be impacted. This can be difficult to live with because you might feel that you aren't in control of what you are doing. It can also make it hard for your loved ones to remain around you because you might become angry with them for no reason at all.

Placenta problems are disastrous if they aren't promptly treated

The placenta plays an important role in pregnancy, but there are serious issues that can develop if there are problems with it. The placenta forms when a woman becomes pregnant. It attaches to the uterus and carries nutrition and oxygen to the developing baby through the umbilical cord. After the baby is born, the placenta detaches and passes through the birth canal. Unfortunately, things don't always happen as they should.

Pneumonia can be fatal if not diagnosed properly

This is the season when conditions like pneumonia run rampant. For this reason, doctors should be on the lookout for the classic signs of this illness. Unfortunately, it is possible that your condition could go undiagnosed if the doctor is rushing or not paying close enough attention. A failure to diagnose pneumonia could lead to serious medical issues for the patient. In some cases, it might result in death.

Diagnostic errors are still a common problem

If you are like many people, you endure symptoms of illness for a while before seeking a medical opinion. In fact, it is possible that you make an appointment with a doctor or visit a New Mexico urgent care facility only after the pain has become too much to bear or the symptoms interfere with your daily life.

You shouldn't pay the price for medication errors in the hospital

Medications have to be handled correctly when they are being administered to patients. In a hospital setting, the in-house pharmacy provides the medications to the nurses who give them to the patients. For many patients, the drugs they are given in the hospital are the same ones that they take at home. This gives patients a safety advantage since they know what their own medication should look like. However, there might be some instances in which there are minor changes between what they take at home and what they are getting at the hospital. A smart patient will ask questions about unfamiliar-looking medications to make sure they are getting the right drugs.

Hospital-acquired infections are hard to treat, but preventable

Patients in the hospital don't expect that they are going to leave with a hospital-acquired infection; however, it is a real possibility if the workers aren't taking steps to prevent them. It is imperative for all patients to keep a close eye on what is going on in their room when people are venturing in and out.