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Like many other medical conditions, the symptoms of epilepsy can be very similar to the symptoms of other types of illnesses, leading to many cases of misdiagnosis. Since it can be so difficult for medical professionals to determine whether or not a person is having epileptic or non-epileptic seizures, a 2014 study by UCLA found

It’s not always easy for doctors to arrive at a correct diagnosis right away. Many medical conditions have symptoms that are very similar to other conditions, but in some cases, the consequences can be very serious if a correct diagnosis isn’t reached. Unfortunately, some types of serious conditions tend to be misdiagnosed more frequently than

From time to time, everyone experiences health issues that just can’t wait for a scheduled doctor’s appointment. Even if it isn’t an actual emergency, it might still be a problem that can’t be ignored until your doctor’s usual business hours. Emergency rooms and urgent care clinics provide vital services to patients, but it’s also important

Even under the best of circumstances, the process of giving birth isn’t easy for anybody involved. Medical science has come a long way in helping make labor and delivery safer for both mother and child, but it’s still very easy for something to go wrong. Sometimes, even women who have had healthy and normal pregnancies

The Reality About IVF Mix-Ups

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 by

Struggling to conceive a much-wanted child is an absolutely heartbreaking experience for millions of people every year. While advances in medical technology has helped make the dream of parenthood a reality for many people, medical errors can leave people feeling absolutely devastated. Recently, a case of an IVF lab mix-up in California made headlines when

When the time comes to welcome a new child into the world, mothers aren’t necessarily limited to giving birth in a hospital. Some expectant parents like the idea of delivering their new child in the comfort of their own home with the assistance of a midwife and doula while others might be interested in heading

Taking care of a newborn baby can be very overwhelming, particularly for first-time parents. Newborns are so tiny and their bodies look so delicate, so it’s very common for new parents (and their friends and family members) to be very nervous that they might drop the baby and hurt it, especially if they don’t have

When people talk about medical errors, it’s very common to see the terms “medical malpractice” and “medical negligence” being used interchangeably. After all, medical malpractice doesn’t generally happen when doctors and other medical professionals are being diligent and careful, right? While these two terms are similar and often are related, and in most cases, it’s

How many times have you been handed a slip for a prescription by your doctor, looked at it, and had a hard time reading the doctor’s handwriting? Millions of people have had this exact experience and being a pharmacist doesn’t necessarily make it easier to read those prescription slips. Pharmacists incorrectly reading a prescription slip

Cesarean section deliveries are very common in the United States. According to the CDC, nearly 32% of all deliveries in 2016 were made via Cesarean and they can occur for a very wide range of reasons. Some mothers choose to give birth with a C-section, but in many cases, they’re the result of problems like

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