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    • Congress Seeks Answers amidst VA Malpractice Claims

      Congress Seeks Answers amidst VA Malpractice Claims

      The Veterans Affairs Health Administration is America’s largest integrated healthcare system, with close to 1,300 healthcare facilities—including 170 medical centers—that serve 9 million enrolled veterans each year. Yet, negligence and malpractice committed on behalf of the VA is a long-standing […]

    • Why Medical Malpractice Suits Don’t Always Lead to Doctor Discipline

      Why Medical Malpractice Suits Don’t Always Lead to Doctor Discipline

      While it might come as a surprise to many, doctors who face medical malpractice lawsuits—and even those who are found negligent—don’t always receive disciplinary action from state health regulators. Often, repeat offenders can still be practicing both during and after […]

    • Increasing Patient Safety with Biometric Identification

      Increasing Patient Safety with Biometric Identification

      Patients deal with a host of risks whenever they enter a hospital for treatment. Hospitals have a duty by law to ensure that their facilities and practices provide a safe environment for patients. And while most safety errors are made […]

    • New Study Shows that Brain Injury Can Cause Intestinal Damage

      New Study Shows that Brain Injury Can Cause Intestinal Damage

      Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is actually one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. It is estimated that 1.7 million people sustain a TBI each year, and of that number, as many as 275,000 will […]

    • Problematic Hospital Fires Doctor Who Pointed Out Issues

      Problematic Hospital Fires Doctor Who Pointed Out Issues

      Dr. Julian Craig has practiced internal and pulmonary medicine for almost 30 years, he is a past president of the Medical Society of D.C. and he has overseen clinical care as the chief medical officer at United Medical Center (UMC) […]

    • New Therapy Could Allow Spinal Injury Sufferers to Breathe Easier

      New Therapy Could Allow Spinal Injury Sufferers to Breathe Easier

      Scientists have recently released data which shows that a drug-based therapy might actually restore breathing to individuals who are paralyzed from the neck down due to a spinal injury—until now, such patients often had to rely on a ventilator to […]

    • Medical Errors: They’re More Common than You Think and You’re Often Paying for Them

      Medical Errors: They’re More Common than You Think and You’re Often Paying for Them

      In 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report called To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System that brought to light the issue of hospital patients dying from medical errors; at the time is was guesstimated to […]

    • Personal Data: What’s Being Done to Protect Us from Another Equifax Disaster?

      Personal Data: What’s Being Done to Protect Us from Another Equifax Disaster?

      As the world becomes more advanced and consumers become more invested in technology, there has been a greater increase in the number of data breaches involving consumer information. While we posted a blog discussing the ramifications of the Equifax breach […]

    • Reducing Anger and Aggression in Recovering Brain Injury Patients

      Reducing Anger and Aggression in Recovering Brain Injury Patients

      Aggression and anger are common emotional and behavioral symptoms experienced by traumatic brain injury patients, making the rehabilitation process extremely difficult as relationships with rehabilitators, family and friends are strained—making readjustment to their normal lives even harder. Now, there may […]

    • Residents Seek Solution as D.C. Area Highway Declared Dangerous by AAA

      Residents Seek Solution as D.C. Area Highway Declared Dangerous by AAA

      John Townsend, a spokesman for American Automobile Association (AAA) mid-Atlantic recently declared Indian Head Highway in Prince George County (Maryland Route 210) as one of the most dangerous stretches of road in the Washington D.C. area. He continued by saying […]