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September 2012 Archives

Dental procedure ends in 22-month-old boy's death, trial begins

North Carolina parents only want the best for their children, which is why they trust doctors to provide care that will improve their child's quality of life. This is likely what motivated the parents of a 22-month-old boy who passed away after a relatively simple outpatient dental procedure went horribly wrong.

Constant hospital mistakes have patients and medical community worried

Patients in North Carolina hospitals expect that the doctors and medical staff will take care of them at any cost and would never put them into harm's way. After all, with malpractice suits on the rise, wouldn't hospitals be extra careful to avoid as many mistakes as possible?

Pregnant women given hypertension drugs without knowing effects

Pregnant women across the country are receiving or refilling prescriptions to treat hypertension. While this fact alone is not alarming, a new study revealed that an increasing number of women are taking these prescription drugs, even though the potential side-effects are unknown. This is news all expecting North Carolina parents may be interested to know.

Intensive care unit common place for fatal misdiagnosis

When someone is admitted to the intensive care unit of a hospital, they assume that they are in good hands. While their injuries are often very severe, one would believe that healing could begin in the unit. One meta-analysis by researchers with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine shows that the intensive care unit may itself pose a danger to its patients.

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