Given the health problems that come with increased age, older people in the United States represent a high percentage of healthcare patients and often end up taking an array of pills. Currently, the average 65-year-old is taking four prescription medications. Taking multiple drugs poses a risk for adverse drug-to-drug interactions that can cause serious complications, but a recent study reveals a more disturbing trend
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Advances in medical science and technology have enabled healthcare professionals to diagnose and treat diseases and conditions more effectively, but medical practitioners and the public recognize that no procedure or medication can be 100-percent guaranteed. However, when an avoidable medical error results in injury or death, the responsible party can be held legally accountable and must compensate the patient
More than a quarter of a million Americans have hip replacement surgery every year. For many, the procedure allows for greater mobility and reduces pain. Unfortunately, several of the hip implants have been defective, wreaking havoc on the lives of patients who have had to deal with infections, painful complications and additional surgeries. As a result, thousands of injury lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of these faulty medical devices.
Making a fortune in the computer industry so you can buy a football team is one version of the 21st-century American dream. For Paul Allen, who cofounded Microsoft and currently owns the Seattle Seahawks, providing funding for brain injury research is also important — especially now that medical science and the public have become aware of the dangers of head traumas, including the repeated concussions suffered by many football players