Could Medical Scribes Help Slow the Steep Climb in Medical Errors?
Posted on November 7, 2018

When was the last time you left a doctor’s appointment feeling truly heard? Many of us are familiar with the awkward pauses in conversations as our doctor takes notes on our symptoms and condition. Communicating on either side of a…


Synergy Health Centers to Close 2 Nursing Homes Due to Resident Neglect, Abuse, and Deaths
Posted on November 6, 2018

New Jersey-based company Synergy, which operates 10 nursing homes in Massachusetts, is closing 2 of its facilities and being forced to sell the rest due to long-standing problems with debt and resident negligence. The company has been repeatedly fined as…


Roundup-Cancer Verdict Finalized at $78 Million – 8,700 Cases Still Waiting Trial
Posted on November 5, 2018

The former Northern California groundskeeper who won a massive Roundup®-cancer lawsuit against Monsanto (now a part of Bayer), has accepted the reduced $78 Million verdict after San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos slashed the original $289 Million in damages….


Judge Upholds Monsanto Weed-Killer Verdict but Reduces Damages to $78.5 Million
Posted on October 25, 2018

On Monday, October 22, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos elected to uphold an August verdict against Monsanto, makers of the weed killer Roundup®, alleging the product can cause cancer. Monsanto, now owned by multinational pharmaceutical giant Bayer, was…


For-Profit Nursing Homes Have Lower Quality of Patient Care and Poor Staff Morale, According to Recent Study
Posted on October 24, 2018

A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois-Chicago finds that residents of for-profit nursing homes are at a greater risk of neglect than elderly people in other types of care environments. This study adds to previous research that…


Dying Nursing Homes Residents Increasingly Subjected to Excessive Rehab, Study Shows
Posted on October 18, 2018

Dying nursing home residents often find themselves living out their final days in rehab, where they are subjected to grueling treatment, according to a new study by the University of Rochester Medical Center. From the study’s results emerged interesting patterns:…


Posted on October 16, 2018

According to a report by Bloomberg News, more than 2,500 insurance claims by American patients may have been affected by former orthopedic surgeon Spyros Panos, who for several years fraudulently reviewed medical records on behalf of insurance companies. Panos had…


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…