Medical Care

(Photo source: iStock) According to a seminal 2015 report on diagnostic errors by the Institute of Medicine, “It is likely that most of us will experience at least one diagnostic error in our lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences.” Indeed, studies on diagnostic error in the U.S. have suggested overall misdiagnosis rates from 5% to 15%,
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Because osteoporosis may be a “silent” disease, a fragility fracture may be the first obvious sign of the disorder. (Photo source: iStock) About two weeks, after I fractured my shoulder a few years ago, I got a phone call from Kaiser Permanente, the health system where I get my care. The woman on the line identified
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(Photo source: iStock) Over the past 10 years, electrocardiography (ECG) has become a mainstay for heart rhythm detection for remote patient monitoring. The sensor technology and filtering capabilities of connected medical devices and wearables have become more and more sophisticated. Many now rise to the level of medical-grade devices. And, increasingly these devices are being
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The COVID-19 pandemic has made the already complicated process of assisted family building even harder. (Photo source: iStock) The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on couples who are already having difficulties with family building. These couples have legitimate concerns about receiving in vitro fertilization treatments during a public health crisis. These concerns include
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