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November 2016 Archives

Four Ways Doctors' Treatment of Obese Patients Can Result in Malpractice Claims

Those with obesity are having trouble fitting into more than their clothes. In many cases, they are finding it difficult to fit into a healthcare system that often does a better job of serving patients who are thin. Treatment of obese patients by hospitals, doctors, and nurses could be considered malpractice if proper treatment is not provided. Here are some common concerns.

Can Antidepressants Help After A Traumatic Brain Injury?

If someone is suffering from depression or an anxiety disorder, antidepressants are often part of the first- line treatment in order to manage symptoms. According to the results of a clinical trial recently published in JAMA Psychiatry, antidepressants may also be able to help people who have had traumatic brain injuries as well, as depression is fairly common in this population.

10 Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse is an unfortunate reality for many families in America. Nursing homes are reluctant to disclose it when it happens. In some cases, it is difficult to tell if the resident's injuries were due to abuse or simple mishap. According to ABC News, 30 percent of nursing homes were cited for abuse of all degrees between 1999 and 2001. In another study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, 73 percent of nurses in Indiana had observed a resident being abused. It falls on families to look out for their loved ones by investigating potential injuries and medical neglect in the nursing home.

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