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According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is the third leading killer of people nationwide. However, it often has no symptoms in its early stages, and the signs that do appear can be easily mistaken by Arizona patients or their doctors for less serious conditions, such as hemorrhoids.
A study conducted by one of the country’s leading medical malpractice insurance companies about patient outcomes and legal actions following orthopedic surgeries revealed steps surgeons and their staffs can take to reduce complications. The study singled out improper surgery performance as the leading type of allegation in medical malpractice suits arising from orthopedic surgeries.
Arizona residents likely remember a 2013 drunk driving case that created a media frenzy when attorneys defending a Texas teen claimed that their client suffered from affluenza and should not be jailed for causing an accident that killed four people. Recently released deposition tapes connected with a civil lawsuit have put the case in the news once again, and they reveal previously unknown details about the teen’s privileged upbringing.
According to a study recently published in a leading medical journal, early detection of breast cancer can play a role in an Arizona patient’s prognosis. This finding seemingly negates another study that credited better treatment as the reason why breast cancer patients were experiencing higher survival rates.
Students in colleges and universities throughout Arizona are studying for midterms and looking forward to fall and Thanksgiving break. However, college students should be just as wary of DUI enforcement while on campus as they are going home. Those meetings at home over break with old friends and family at bars and restaurants could unfortunately turn into a drunk driving charge.