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Googling Symptoms Improves Patients' Experiences In The ER, According To A New Study

New research published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) has found that Googling health-related questions has a positive impact on patients' experience in emergency rooms....The researchers assessed the experience of patients using a "doctor-patient relationship" scale and found that 68% of patients who had googled their symptoms believed that it helped them communicate more effectively with their physician. Read the full article  here. 

How safe are home births?

Some women look at home births as a more positive experience than delivering in the hospital. However, home births are associated with a number of risks, and these risks can put the health of the baby and mother in jeopardy. WebMD offers the following information about home births so you can determine whether this option is right for you and your baby. 

Moving to an urban area and the risk of a traffic accident

There are a lot of auto accident risk factors to watch out for, from busy streets to bad weather. Sometimes, those who drive in urban areas are especially likely to encounter certain hazards on the road, especially in comparison to those who live in rural areas that are relatively quiet. For some drivers, such as those who do not have very much experience driving in a large city, this can make driving especially dangerous. If you have recently moved to an urban area from the countryside, or plan to do so soon, it is important to be aware of these concerns.

Report: 80% of radiology-related malpractice claims lead to permanent injury, death

A report evaluating five years of radiology-related medical professional liability claims was released this week finding that 80 percent of all diagnosis-related claims stem from the misinterpretation of clinical tests. Additionally, 80 percent of missed diagnosis claims in radiology result in either permanent injury or death. Read the full article here. 

The mental toll of a pedestrian accident

When it comes to pedestrian accidents, the physical toll of these incidents often receives a lot of attention. Media coverage may discuss the injuries a victim sustains in an accident, and these hardships may be shared extensively on social media. Unfortunately, the mental toll of these accidents can be just as difficult, or even more challenging, in some instances. Victims and their loved ones should not overlook the mental and emotional side of pedestrian accidents.

Is my OB-GYN offering quality care?

OB-GYNs are there to assist women with common health issues during every stage of their lives. That's why it's so important to choose a doctor that continually offers quality care. Poor care is frustrating, but it can also lead to a missed diagnosis or a lack of follow-up, both of which can greatly harm a patient. That's why Prevention recommends looking for the following signs, which should trigger a search for a new doctor as soon as possible.

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