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Fluconazole Presents Dangers During Pregnancy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the anti-fungal drug Fluconazole can cause birth defects when taken in large doses during the first trimester of pregnancy. Fluconazole, which also goes Read More

New Mammogram Standards Bring Confusion

Breast cancer remains the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths for women in the United States. One of the leading weapons in the fight against breast cancer is mammography. Recently, the Read More

Cancer Patients Face Dangerous Risk with Cell Booster Use

Cancer is second-only to heart disease-as one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Unfortunately, some treatment protocols may be as dangerous as the disease if they Read More

Beating Cancer: Can Genes be Used to Develop Treatment Plans?

For many years, patients who received a cancer diagnosis faced long odds against survival. While much advancement has been made in the treatment of certain cancers, research continues in an Read More

Ready to Practice Medicine?

For young doctors, one of the rights of passage is working long shifts during their residencies. Having to spend days at a time at the hospital trained student doctors how Read More

How to Reduce Your Risk of a Wrong-site Surgery

Although surgeons receive years of intense training and perform hundreds or even thousands of procedures for which they are trained, they can and do make surgical errors that may lead Read More

FAQ on Birth Defects: Focus on Cerebral Palsy

According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), one in every 33 babies born in the United States is born with a birth defect; the leading cause of death in Read More

Link Between Pain Killers and Birth Defects Shown

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, shows a link between prescription pain medications and birth defects. Read More

New Jersey Legislature Considers Emergency Medical Services Reforms

Two identical bills currently before the New Jersey legislature are intended to enhance patient safety by changing how emergency medical services (EMS) are regulated, funded and delivered. Senate Bill 818 Read More

Report Shows Many Are Leaving Hospital Against Their Doctors’ Advice

A report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality indicates that between 1997 and 2008 there was a 40 percent increase in the number of patients who checked themselves Read More

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