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August 2014 Archives

What you should look for in a good doctor

Anyone who tells you about finding a doctor who’s right for you knows how difficult it can be.  Indeed, doctors are qualified to practice their respective crafts, but they may not have the bedside manner or the natural empathy that makes patients feel secure with their advice.

Johnson & Johnson recalls hysterectomy machines over cancer risk

Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson announced recently that it would stop selling and distributing its power morcellators, after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that its use in hysterectomies and myomectomies could lead to cancer in women. A report in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 27 of every 10,000 women who underwent a hysterectomy using a morcellator machine could develop cancerous tumors that could spread to other parts of the body.

Survey: Parents may not be setting the best driving example

As you made your way to work this past week, there's a very good chance that you observed some fairly reckless conduct behind the wheel from speeding and tailgating to running red lights and, of course, distracted driving.

Fatal truck accidents rise as fatal car accidents fall

Trucks have always been dangerous on the road. And really, any vehicle has the potential to be dangerous -- but with trucks, the threat is more unique than other vehicles. They are so big and powerful, not to mention a bit hard to control, that when they are involved in a wreck, the results are usually disastrous.

If you ever wondered why doctors don't criticize each other

New York is one of a few states that has yet to pass a law that will enable doctors to apologize to patients when procedures go wrong without fear of reprisal in the form of a medical malpractice suit. In the past, many doctors would not say anything or register any form of regret out of fear that it would be construed as an admission of guilt.

Liability still to be established in Times Square bus crash

By now, many of you may have heard about the serious bus accident in Times Square that injured at least 15 people. The crash occurred just days ago when a Gray Line bus crashed into a double-decker tour bus then jumped the curb, travelling along the sidewalk before coming to rest at the edge of the plaza.

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