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U.S. Senate cannot overlook patient safety in the 21st Century Cures Act

It is very likely that you are not familiar with some rather important legislation being considered by Congress regarding the funding and approval for medication and medical device development. Unless you are in the medical field or involved in politics, you may have never even heard of the 21st Century Cures Act, much less how […]

Doctors: Spinal cord injury victim’s cell transplant a success

Accidents happen every day here in Illinois and throughout the country. After being involved in serious accidents, it is imperative that victims receive medical treatment as soon as possible. Doctors cannot always prevent accident victims from dying or from suffering permanent injuries, but doctors may be able to minimize the effects of victims’ injuries by […]

Recent Study Finds Five Characteristics Involved in Most Hospital Prescription Errors

According to one of the latest medical studies, the good news is that most prescription errors in hospitals can be narrowed down to a handful of characteristics. The bad news is that theseprescription errors continue to occur. The study, published in January’s edition of the Journal of Pain, found that for every 1,000 prescriptions written […]

Cerebral Palsy Research: Is It Rigged?

SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1 In my last blog I offered up the idea that it is common for scientific research to be taken out of context and used by special interests to promote whatever they want, in the case of chocolate, increased chocolate consumption. While common experience tells us that this picking and editing […]

Chocolate Is Good For You

As a confirmed long-time chocolate lover, this was one of my favorite headlines. And indeed, recent research has shown that eating dark chocolate (three and a half ounces or about three regular size candy bars) once a day for fifteen days can lower blood pressure and help control diabetes. But consider: three candy bars a […]