Just How Safe Are “Routine” Tests & Procedures?

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Why Are Maternal Death Rates Rising?

Recent Study Shows Minorities Suffer Most The latest numbers are in, and they are not encouraging. The number of women in the United States who died because of pregnancy or maternal-related causes rose significantly in 2021. According to a report released by the CDC earlier this year, maternal death rate in the U.S. for 2021


Where is the Ambulance?

The stories are heartbreaking. In Georgia, a man died in the hospital after an ambulance failed to respond to multiple 911 calls despite dispatchers’ repeated assurances that it was on the way. In Cleveland, the victim of a hit and run died a minute before a delayed ambulance finally arrived. Ambulances are taking longer to


Are You Safe in the Hospital?

Takeaways from a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. When we are admitted to a hospital for medical treatment, we rightfully expect a certain level of care that is timely, safe, and appropriate for our condition. But what if that medical treatment presents its own risks to our health and safety? 


The Danger of Diagnosis Momentum

In November of 2021, 14-year-old Alice Tapper, daughter of well-known journalist Jake Tapper, began experiencing severe abdominal pain, chills, and vomiting. At the direction of her pediatrician, she went to her local hospital for the treatment of likely appendicitis. The hospital physicians ruled out appendicitis (because her pain was throughout her entire abdomen not just


Staffing – The Hidden Problem That May Be Impacting Your Medical Care

When you or a loved one faces hospitalization, you rightfully expect the hospital to be adequately staffed. However, in Pennsylvania, as in much of the country, hospitals are experiencing a shortage of medical staff – particularly, nurses. Recently, the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) warned of significant challenges facing Pennsylvania hospitals, notably staffing.