Study shows better patient outcomes with female physicians

Posted On December 27, 2016 I Medical Malpractice

The gender of primary care physicians for elderly Arizona hospital patients could influence the likelihood of death or hospital readmission. A research team from Harvard analyzed the Medicare records of over 1.5 million patients age 65 and older. The data for people receiving non-surgical care revealed that 11.49 percent of people cared for by male physicians died within one month of treatment.

How to prevent your guests from driving drunk

Posted On December 22, 2016 I Drunk Driving

Drunk driving is one of the major causes of car accidents across the nation. In a concerted effort to crack down on such incidents, states have passed comprehensive drunk driving laws. In many locations, these include so-called social host liability laws.

Follow-up MRIs could help detect fetal brain abnormalities

Posted On December 21, 2016 I Medical Malpractice

An MRI scan following a mid-pregnancy ultrasound could help doctors in Arizona and around the world diagnose a potential fetal brain abnormality, according to British researchers. Their study, which was conducted at the University of Sheffield, was published in The Lancet on Dec.

NFL star facing drunk driving charges after traffic incident

Posted On December 21, 2016 I Drunk Driving Charges

Arizona Cardinals fans are likely familiar with Michael Floyd. The 27-year-old wide receiver set seven school records at Notre Dame before being selected by the Cardinals in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft, and he went on to play in 63 of the team’s 64 regular season games over the next four campaigns including a breakout 1,000 yard season in 2014.

Synthetic drugs pose a challenge for lawmakers

Posted On December 19, 2016 I Drug Charges

Media outlets in Arizona and across the country have reported on the growing popularity of synthetic cathinones, also called bath salts, and cannabinoid substances with street names like K2 and spice. These drugs are often formulated using legal substances in order to skirt federal narcotics laws, and they can sometimes be found on the shelves of the nation’s grocery or convenience stores.

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