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Clinical Challenges: Team Care for Diabetes

High-risk diabetes patients would benefit from getting team-based care from multiple physicians in an approach that would optimize their treatment for cardiac and metabolic issues, experts said. In the U.S., only 15% of all diabetes care is provided by endocrinologists, who often defer to cardiologists for cardiovascular protection. With the arrival of SGLT-2 inhibitors as… Read More »

When Safe Drugs Become Risky: The Clinical Danger Zone

Each year in the U.S., approximately four billion prescriptions are filled.  That’s a big number.  But perhaps an even “bigger” number is the four to eight million of those dispensed that will potentially involve life-threatening errors. Going to the pharmacy for a necessary medicine is not supposed to be a high-stakes game.  But, even physicians and… Read More »

Clinical Negligence in Its Most Fearsome Form: 5 Facts About Birth Injury

Birth injury of any kind is a heartbreaking ordeal for any family. While every mother wants to leave the delivery room without incident, each year more than 25,000 infants in the United States suffer some kind of birth injury. Birth injuries take different forms and can feature a number of complications. Whether the injury is… Read More »