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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 130,000 people die in the country each year from a stroke. However, not every stroke is fatal. There are steps that people in Arizona might be able to take to prevent a stroke or recover if one occurs.
Arizona residents may have heard about a new drill that aims to make certain types of surgeries safer for patients. The technology was developed by University of Utah researchers. It can go 50 times faster than a human, which may significantly reduce cranial procedures.
Invasive surgery introduces multiple risks, including infection, surgical error and side effects from follow-up medications. In the case of C-sections, which is the most common surgery in the U.S., women can also experience scarring, severe pain and other complications. While necessary in some cases, researchers have found nearly half of these procedures were unwarranted.
A few months ago, you met a friend you had not seen in a long time for lunch. Catching up turned out to be a lot of fun, and the lunch went on for hours. You enjoyed some wine, but you felt perfectly fine to drive.
Access to medical specialists and subspecialists is sometimes difficult for Arizona patients to obtain. A world connected by the internet, however, has resulted in the expansion of virtual medical services. With telemedicine, patients can have conversations with remote physicians, and virtual second opinion services can review medical scans and test results and prepare reports about their conclusions.