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U.S. docs rarely test for parasite that causes miscarriage, premature birth and birth defects

Scientists have identified the strains of the Toxoplasma gondii parasite most often associated with miscarry, premature birth and birth defects, but testing of pregnant women in the United States…

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Patient Safety Advice

Surgery, of any kind, can be worrisome. But, how can concerned consumer find out how their doctors and hospitals are ranked in terms of safety? Below are some helpful links to sites that can help…

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CVS pharmacy mix-up causes kids to get breast cancer drug instead of fluoride pills

State authorities are investigating how a CVS pharmacy dispensed a breast cancer drug in place of fluoride tablets for nearly three months.

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has…

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NJ dentist under investigation after second child dies during dental work

A dentist on probation for the death of a child during dental care is facing investigation after a second child has died.

Dr. Patrick Bamgboye, a 64-year-old dentist with Dental Health…

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Allergan stops selling Lap-Band to 1-800-GET-THIN doctors

Allergan Inc., maker of the Lap-Band Adjustable Gastric Banding System, has announced it will no longer sell the weight loss device to troubled California surgical centers affiliated with the…

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Woman’s face catches fire during routine outpatient procedure

A Florida woman is recovering from serious burns to her face and neck after a flash fire occurred in the operating room during a procedure.

29-year-old Kim Grice of Holt, FL suffered from…

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Man dies from hospital medication error, receives execution drug instead of antacid

November 20, 2011

A family is grieving after a nurse at a South Florida hospital allegedly gave their loved one the wrong medication, causing his death.

Local10.com reports that North…

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Government Shuts Down Public Access to Physician’s Discipline and Malpractice Database

November 6, 2011
A government health agency has revoked the public’s access to a database of healthcare practitioner’s malpractice and other negative history, even though its records…

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Too Much Blood Taken for Hospital Tests Can Cause Anemia, Increasing Risk of Complications and Death

August 9, 2011
A new study has found that if hospitals draw too much blood for diagnostic testing from patients admitted for heart attacks, they place those patients at risk for hospital-acquired…

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5-Year-Old Girl Dies from Local Anesthesia Overdose at Urgent Care Clinic

August 2, 2011
A coroner has found that an overdose of anesthesia caused the death little girl at an Atlanta area urgent care clinic.
ABC News reports that the parents of 5-year-old Kensley Kirby…