Medical errors can often be fatal

Medical errors are a leading cause of death in Arizona and across the U.S., according to a study. Further, the authors of the study say that they are on a mission to inform Americans about the depth of the problem. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that more than 250,000 people died from preventable medical… read more

Marijuana DUI rates rise while drunk driving declines

A new study indicates that there may be an increase of drivers influenced by marijuana on the Arizona roadways. While marijuana-impaired driving is on the rise, alcohol-impaired driving is on the decline, according to the 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey of Alcohol & Drug Use by Drivers. AAA’s senior research scientist from its Foundation for Traffic… read more

Surgery for early-stage prostate cancer could be unnecessary

Many men in Arizona have to deal with the affects of prostate cancer every year. According to the American Cancer Society, it is the second-most common type of cancer diagnosed in men. For those people contemplating treatment, a study that tracked men with early-stage prostate cancer has yielded informative results. The researchers concluded that surgical… read more

Alzheimer’s diagnosis is often wrong

Arizona doctors who are examining patients who present with symptoms of dementia could experience difficulty with making a definitive diagnosis. Patients with delusions and hallucinations complicate matters because those symptoms strongly suggest the presence of Parkinson’s disease and other forms of dementia, but psychosis could also be part of Alzheimer’s disease. The director of a… read more

Former Knicks coach facing DUI charges

DUI charges can impact people in Arizona regardless of fame or status. These charges can hit hard, even when there were no injuries. Former New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher had a one-car crash in early June in California. His car collided with a guardrail and flipped upside down. Fisher, who also played with the… read more

Ovarian cysts can pose misdiagnosis risk

Many women in Arizona suffer from ovarian cysts and other health concerns related to the female reproductive system. The ovaries are small, walnut-sized organs that are part of the female reproductive system. They store and release eggs (ova) during ovulation; this monthly egg release begins the monthly menstrual cycle. Each ovum is enclosed inside a… read more