World Cerebral Palsy Day 2018: Here’s What You Need to Know Before Getting Involved
Posted on October 5, 2018

Tomorrow is World Cerebral Palsy Day, a campaign to support people with cerebral palsy that spans more than 65 countries. But it’s more than just an awareness day. World CP Day is a social movement to ensure the 17 million…


Here’s How Artificial Intelligence Is Used in Healthcare – and What Happens When It Makes a Mistake
Posted on October 4, 2018

If your doctor makes a mistake, the question is usually when, not who, to sue. But what happens when the doctor is a robot? From the wrong diagnosis to wrong-site surgery, medical errors are made outrageously often by humans. As…


Posted on October 3, 2018

In a surprise inspection last Friday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seized “over a thousand pages” of documents from e-cigarette maker Juul Labs’ headquarters. Juul, the largest e-cigarette company in the U.S., has seen its profits soar by $14…


NY Times: Hundreds of Nursing Homes Closing Each Year After Steep Drop in Occupancy
Posted on October 3, 2018

When San Antonio-based nursing home Chandler Estate closed in early 2018 after 40 years in business, about 30 staff members lost their jobs. Worse, more than 40 elderly residents were forced to relocate. But the board of directors had no…


Elderly Man Pulled Alive from Rubble of D.C. Senior Complex Destroyed in Fire
Posted on September 27, 2018

At Washington, D.C.’s Arthur Capper Senior Apartments last week, a fire occurred that left more than 100 residents displaced. Parts of the building threatened to collapse. But at least all apartments were evacuated on time, District officials announced, with all…


How to Avoid Becoming the Next Victim of a Doctor’s Misdiagnosis
Posted on September 25, 2018

If you’ve ever experienced an inaccurate or delayed diagnosis, you’re not alone. Nearly everyone will at some point in their lives, according to new research. But you’re also one of the lucky ones, because for some people, the consequences are…


This World Alzheimer’s Month, Let’s Talk about Misunderstood (and Mistreated) Elders
Posted on September 21, 2018

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a critical time for numerous reasons. The campaign unites people affected by dementia from all around the world. It recognizes Alzheimer associations for the work they do, so they are better positioned to persuade governments…


California Lawsuit Alleges AbbVie’s Humira Was Pushed onto Patients Illegally
Posted on September 20, 2018

Biopharma giant AbbVie Inc. illegally bribed healthcare providers to prescribe its best-selling but deadly arthritis drug, Humira®, alleged a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The case, filed by the California Department of Insurance on behalf of the state of California, alleges that…


No More Fatal Doses: Changing Medication Administration to Reduce Deadly Errors
Posted on September 20, 2018

Each time medicine is administered incorrectly, the odds of a patient being harmed – or even killed – skyrocket. New research suggests that some nursing students are not getting the preparation they need to carry out safe medication practices. Obviously,…


FDA Chief Announces Controversial Plans to Stop an ‘Epidemic’ of Youth Vaping
Posted on September 17, 2018

Amid mounting reports of e-cigarette dangers, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has declared youth vaping an epidemic. In a statement released Wednesday, Gottlieb addressed the 5 major manufacturers (makers of popular devices Juul, Vuse, MarkTen XL, Blu,…