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4 preventable medical mistakes you should know about

When you visit a doctor or hospital, you expect to receive timely care that addresses your medical condition. However, a 2013 report in the Journal of Patient Safety states that there are 210,000 to 400,000 people killed in hospitals each year due to preventable safety failures.

Study: Childbirth and endurance sports injuries both traumatic

Most mothers will tell you that having a child was one of the hardest things they have done to their bodies. A recent study from the University of Michigan found that childbirth caused pelvic injuries that don't heal in 15 percent of postpartum women. The damage to the pelvic region is as traumatic as the damage caused to the pelvic region by endurance sports, the researchers reported.

Brain injuries and amnesia

As children, many people have seen cartoons where a character is hit in the head, gets amnesia and is returned to normal after suffering another hit to the head. While it may be a source of laughter in a cartoon, there are serious issues that can arise -- and often do -- with a brain injury. Concussions, which have been in the news a lot over the past few months, can lead to amnesia.

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