Nurse may have spread hepatitis by reusing syringes

Arizona readers know how important it is for hospitals to use sterile instruments. However, a Texas nurse may have infected four patients with hepatitis by reusing syringes, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2015, the Texas Department of State Health Services was notified after someone noticed the nurse… read more

Skilled workers more likely to make mistakes if interrupted

Arizona healthcare staff may be interested to learn that, according to a study, highly trained workers may be at risk for making mistakes if they are interrupted. The reasoning behind this is that skilled workers generally work much more quickly, making it difficult to recall exactly where they were after the interruption. A lead investigator… read more

Colorectal cancer notoriously difficult to diagnose early

Embarrassment delays some people in Arizona from going to the doctor when they experience gastrointestinal symptoms. When they do seek care, their symptoms might be similar to many types of digestive tract disorders, and a misdiagnosis might impede the early detection of colorectal cancer. A long list of medical problems, including hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome,… read more

Why you need an attorney for a first-time DUI

The consequences of driving under the influence have been on the rise. It is a serious offense in which you face both civil and criminal penalties. The thought of a conviction can be quite frightening; your driving privileges and freedom are at risk. Should you trust your own representation throughout the process? A DUI might… read more

DUI prevention tips

It is no surprise that college students will occasionally consume alcohol. Unfortunately, college students are more likely to binge drink and drive drunk according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Drunk driving has serious consequences. If you are a college student, learn some facts about drunk driving and how to prevent a… read more

FDA warns of dangerous vein procedure

Arizona patients who suffer from nervous system disorders such as Parkinson’s disease should be aware of a dangerous experimental procedure that is being promoted as a treatment. This procedure, called transvascular autonomic modulation, has been associated with at least one death and has resulted in multiple severe injuries. This particular procedure has been promoted to… read more

Understanding endometriosis

Endometriosis is a medical condition that affects about 10 percent of women. However, a large number of women in Arizona and the rest of the country are unaware of its symptoms. According to a representative of HealthyWomen, a nonprofit organization, many women may attribute their endometriosis symptoms to those associated with their monthly period. This… read more

3 tips to stay safe and avoid a DUI on St. Patrick’s Day

With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, there are going to be a lot of parties. Chances are you are gearing up with your green garb and are attending or hosting a party. While the spirit of this holiday is fun to celebrate, it does not come without risks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that… read more

Patients may be misdiagnosed with acute kidney damage

Arizona patients who were diagnosed with an acute kidney injury may be interested to learn that the method for diagnosing this type of injury may be misleading for patients. According to a study that analyzed patient records, the blood test used to measure a waste product that is removed from the body by the kidneys… read more

5 reasons you should hire an attorney when facing DUI

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence and it is your first time, it can be a terrifying experience, and you may feel isolated and alone. When facing the possibility that you may end up with a criminal record, you need to take advantage of every resource available under the law to… read more