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Patients should be aware of the prevalence of wrong diagnosis

Visiting a medical professional and being misdiagnosed is a dangerous issue that is far too common. Texans and people across the U.S. might be vaguely aware of how frequently a failure to diagnose or other medical mistakes occur. However, they need to understand the danger of delayed treatment resulting in spread of disease and worsened condition. These errors can cause long-term damage and even death. With medical errors being the third most common reason for death, it is imperative to be cognizant of the possibility and take steps to prevent them.

Am I at risk for Wernicke's encephalopathy?

Wernicke's encephalopathy is a long and complicated name for a brain disorder caused by something as simple as a vitamin deficiency. However, while the cause may be simple, the effects are anything but. The scariest part is that if a doctor does not diagnose and treat the condition early enough, some of the devastating symptoms may be permanent or even fatal.

Study shows doctor errors found by families might not be recorded

Texans who seek treatment for themselves or a loved one at a medical facility will be under the impression that they are getting the best care possible and mistakes will not be made. If they are, they will be recorded and rectified. Since a negligent physician can commit a failure to diagnose and this can lead to delayed treatment, it is exceedingly dangerous for those who are subjected to these mistakes. A recent study has shown that when medical mistakes are made and there are negative reactions to treatment in children, they are frequently omitted from the hospital records. This is important to remember if the condition worsens and it is necessary to pursue a legal filing.

Actor's death highlights dangers of undiagnosed conditions

Even if they didn't know his name, many American movie lovers were familiar with the face of actor Bill Paxton. Known for appearing in such blockbusters as "Titanic," "Twister" and "Aliens," Paxton did not always have the lead role, but often left a lasting impression. The recent news of his death came as a shock.

When can you hold a doctor responsible for a missed diagnosis?

We expect nothing but the highest level of professionalism and expertise when we walk into a doctor's office or hospital. And while a vast majority of times we are properly diagnosed and our problems are addressed and we heal, there are times when a doctor or medical facility may fail their patient.

Are you getting enough vitamin B-1?

Without vitamin B-1, also called thiamine, you open yourself up to serious illness. Vitamin B-1 produces the molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which makes energy within your body's cells. If you fall into a risk group, your doctor should test you to make sure that your levels remain within a certain range.

Minnesota group suggests "granny cams" in nursing homes

Many people would agree that nursing homes do not always get a seal of approval when it comes to elite care and customer, or in this case, patient service. While of course there are good and bad examples in every industry, it seems that all too often nursing homes are in the headlines for the wrong reasons.

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