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January 2017 Archives

Dangers motorcyclists face

Pennsylvania motorcyclists face many dangers as they share the road with other motorists, the foremost being the fact that they have little protection in the event they collide with a vehicle. This can leave them with catastrophic injuries that can sometimes be fatal. In fact, bikers are five times more prone to becoming injured and 26 times likely to be killed in an accident compared with vehicle occupants.

Aggressive malpractice environment may result in more harm

Pennsylvania patients who suffered harm during a surgery or medical procedure may be eligible to seek compensation by filing medical malpractice claims. There are supporters who argue that medical malpractice laws should be more strict in order to make it easier for patients to do so.

Mild brain injuries could mean trouble later

Pennsylvania residents might like to know about a study linking brain injury, mental decline and Alzheimer's. The report published in a peer-reviewed medical journal suggests that even mild head injuries should be taken seriously as they could lead to brain diseases in those who are genetically at risk for Alzheimer's.

U.S. cancers rates have dropped 25 percent since 1991

Cancer death rates in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. have declined steadily over the last few decades, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society. The organization credits improved cancer screening guidelines, falling smoking rates, colonoscopies and other factors for the drop.

Women with endometriosis are frequently misdiagnosed

Many Pennsylvania women who suffer from endometriosis do not know that they have the disease. Because endometriosis is so difficult to diagnose, the disease may be confused with other conditions, and diagnosis is often delayed. Medical researchers have found that the best method to confirm an endometriosis diagnosis is surgery.