Stem cells are cells that have the ability to divide for indefinite periods in the laboratory and to give rise to specialized cells. Stem cells are different from other types of cells because they are unspecialized cells that can renew themselves through… Read More
Acknowledging and responding to many consumers who were purchasing their prescription medications over the internet, the FDA produced a brochure to help consumers safely use the numerous websites, located both in the United States and internationally, offering to sell prescription drugs directly… Read More
For 2009, the top ten deficiencies found in nursing homes in the United States were: 10. Housekeeping (21% of certified nursing facilities in the United States were cited for housekeeping deficiencies in 2009); 9. Pressure sores (21% of certified nursing facilities in the… Read More
Many times when people think about health care providers, they are referring to doctors, nurses, physicians assistants, and therapists such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, and the like. Direct caregivers are usually easier to identify than those health care providers who work behind the scenes… Read More
Has The Fear Of Medical Malpractice Claims Resulted In Fewer Medical School Applications In The U.S.?
If there is any truth to the anecdotal threats of doctors leaving their profession and closing their medical practices because of their fear of medical malpractice claims, is there any evidence that the fear of medical malpractice claims is affecting… Read More
One of the many complaints lodged by medical malpractice tort reformists is that doctors are fleeing the practice of medicine because of their fear of “frivolous” medical malpractice lawsuits. The fear-mongers warn that there will soon be not enough doctors in the… Read More
An analysis of employed medical specialists (which excludes self-employed specialists) in the United States based on a survey conducted in 2010 is revealing. The total number of employed medical specialists was 592,410 (the largest numbers were in California (65,500), New York… Read More