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Blue stethoscope and wooden gavel

Even with all the medical training and education doctors go through in order to be able to treat patients, and with all the advanced medical technology available, it’s still very common for doctors to have a difficult time properly diagnosing their patients. Sometimes, they might not recognize a patient’s symptoms, underestimate the severity of their

Anesthesiologist administering epidural shot to patient

Giving birth is an extraordinarily difficult process, even under the best circumstances, and it’s extremely common for women to use epidural anesthesia to help them cope with the pain that comes along with it. According to the American Pregnancy Association, epidurals are used by over 50% of women who give birth in hospitals. Epidurals are

Female doctor talking to female patient in exam room

When people aren’t feeling well, they trust that their doctors will provide them with a diagnosis and will know how to treat it. But when it comes down to it, reaching a correct diagnosis isn’t always easy and, since doctors are human, are prone to making mistakes. Sometimes, the symptoms of one illness are extremely

MRI scan of brain injury in premature baby

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

Doctor appearing frustrated while looking at clipboard

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

Red emergency sign on side of building

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

Mother holding baby in towel after birth

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
Female scientist looking through microscope

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

Mother holding baby in towel after birth

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

Mother in hospital gown kissing infant on the forehead

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

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