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Study: Future cancers tied to high rate of CT scans in kids today

A central point that prominently emerges in research that was published recently in the journal JAMA Pediatrics is that X-ray errors and other types of scanning problems can derive from many sources, which makes cancer risks -- especially for young patients -- particularly problematic.

Doctor's view on medical mistakes: greater transparency needed

An experienced infectious-disease physician who often writes articles on medical topics recently addressed the subject of surgical mistakes and other medical errors, noting both a culture of nondisclosure surrounding the admission of error and the need for doctors and medical administrators to more often speak up.

NJ company false claims settlement highlights MD conflict risks

A New Jersey-based medical technology company has just been slapped hard in a settlement reached with the U.S. Department of Justice. C.R. Bard Inc. -- headquartered in Murray Hill -- will pay out more than $50 million to settle charges that it violated the federal anti-kickback law by providing various forms of remuneration to doctors and medical facilities in exchange for them purchasing its radiation treatment for prostate cancer.

AMA Journal article says medical errors actually enrich hospitals

Here's a business model that would certainly seem to reward laxity and discourage innovation geared toward a higher level of accuracy and efficiency: Reward mistakes.

Hospital disclosures highlight electronic records' growing pains

The push across the medical industry in recent years that has focused upon supplanting paper records with electronic health records (EHRs), with New Jersey providers being no exception, has often been touted as revolutionary.

AARP and patient-advocacy group team up to spotlight best hospitals

The Leapfrog Group, with its very special and narrow focus, is an entity likely never heard of by most people in New Jersey and throughout the rest of the country.

Sponges, other items left in patients: Inexcusable and preventable

So-called "never events" in the realm of health care are aptly termed and well hinted at in just those two words: Certain patient outcomes are so egregiously wrong that they should simply never happen.

Researchers: Communication problems leading cause of misdiagnosis

Millions of people across the country routinely say that they do not like going to a clinic to see a doctor. The reasons for that certainly vary, but a number of studies and accounts readily reveal that many persons receiving out-patient care find the clinical experience to be somewhat rushed and frenetic, as well as incomplete.

Pediatric stroke: Not uncommon, yet diagnosis often missed or delayed

In the realm of birth injuries, certain conditions or occurrences seem to be reported and receive media coverage more often than other adverse outcomes. Those commonly include things like cerebral palsy, bone fractures, spinal cord injuries, fetal asphyxia and hospital-acquired infections.

$7.4 Billion Medicaid Recovery

Breslin and Breslin, PA, Donald A. Caminiti, Esq., was one of six law firms selected by the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey to act as special counsel to represent it in its lawsuit against the tobacco industry to recover Medicaid and other health related costs incurred by the state resulting from tobacco related illnesses.