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September 2018 Archives

Ovarian cancer misdiagnoses and facts

Ovarian cancer is sometimes referred to as a silent killer because many women are initially misdiagnosed or diagnosed too late. The symptoms of the disease in the early stages can be confused with the symptoms of less serious conditions by doctors and other health care professionals. People in New Jersey might gain from learning a few facts about ovarian cancer.

RED program's realistic elements may boost drivers ed for teens

New Jersey residents with fears about their teenage children's driving habits will want to know about a study from Baylor University. Researchers there focused on a supplemental drivers' education program called the Texas Reality Education for Drivers program, and they found that its interactive, reality-based elements could help increase teens' risk awareness.

Potential for misdiagnosis with prostate cancer imaging tool

When New Jersey men develop prostate disease, their physicians will determine appropriate treatments based on the stage and progression of the cancer. A commonly-employed medical imagining tool is called the prostate-specific membrane antigen positron emission tomography. Although PSMA PET is very useful for measuring the stages of prostate cancer and metastases, researchers have identified shortcomings with the imaging procedure that could lead to a misdiagnosis.

Malpractice cases involving durotomy: an overview

Incidental durotomy is a condition that anyone in New Jersey planning to undergo spinal surgery should learn about. It refers to the small tears that surgeons can unintentionally cause on the dura mater, the tough outer membrane of the spinal cord. These tears can usually be recognized and repaired during the surgery, leading to no long-term effects. However, if they remain unrecognized or reopen after surgery, complications will ensue.

How drivers can safely share the road with school buses

When the school season starts in New Jersey, residents need to be more careful behind the wheel. Children can dart out into the street, and not always at a crosswalk; school buses will become a fixture on the roads; and school zones will require drivers to slow down. With the following tips, safety-minded drivers will be able to reduce their chances of an accident.

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