Civil rights group releases report on law enforcement hacking

Huge government surveillance programs have been the subject of many media stories and political debates in recent years, but Arizona residents may be unfamiliar with one of the latest forms of electronic surveillance used by federal law enforcement agencies. A report released recently by several civil rights groups reveals that government agents are now able… read more

Identifying kidney disease in diabetes patients

When Arizona residents have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, they are often at greater risk for developing chronic kidney disease or end-stage renal disease. Unfortunately, the tests for determining if a patient has either of these conditions is not completely accurate. Most tests are based on people’s albumin to creatinine ratio and their estimated… read more

Prepping your college kid for safe summer partying

As the spring term comes to a close, your college kid is undoubtedly looking forward to summer fun. This means vacations, graduation parties and weekend trips to numerous destination sites in Arizona. These social gatherings are likely to include alcohol consumption. Now is the time to sit down with your adult child and review important… read more

High rate of misdiagnoses

A study indicates that the rate of misdiagnoses by health care practitioners in Arizona and around the country may be between 10 and 20 percent. The study, which was published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, involved data from 286 patients who visited the Mayo Clinic to get a second opinion after seeing… read more

A failure to diagnose lupus

Arizona patients who suffer from lupus are at risk of having the illness misdiagnosed if they have a mild form of the condition, are exhibiting minimal symptoms and have extended periods between the onset of their symptoms. Also, the symptoms of lupus, which can include the loss of hair, mouth lesions, swollen joints, fever and… read more

Driving under the influence of drugs

Arizona drivers as well as those throughout the country might be increasingly getting behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs. Law enforcement and various organizations dedicated to driving safety report an increase in the number of people testing positive for drug use and overdosing while behind the wheel. Various photos and videos have… read more

Misdiagnosing liver cancer

Liver cancer is a condition that can be misdiagnosed because its symptoms tend to surface when the disease is in the advanced stages. Arizona residents should also know that some of the symptoms can be vague or can mimic those of other medical conditions, particularly those related to the digestive system. According to one study,… read more