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Ways to avoid mistakes in the operating room

If you have had surgery, it can be quite a stressful experience to know that you will have anesthesia and a doctor operate on you. While a surgical procedure is not always something to look forward to, it is often necessary for a person’s health. You trusted that your doctor would provide the care you […]

Racism tied to rising maternal death rates

Something is going wrong in America when it comes to the health care services provided to pregnant women and new mothers — and many people think that racism is partially at fault. Maternal mortality rates have been dropping all over the world — except in the United States. Here, they’ve been steadily increasing — particularly […]

What is behind the rise in pedestrian accidents?

Fatal car accidents are on the decline. In 2018, almost 36,600 people died in a car accident, but that rate is 2.4% lower than the rate in 2017. Advancements in technology, coupled with public awareness campaigns about intoxicated driving, speeding and other risky driver behavior, have all contributed to the reduction. However, that is only […]

Be especially cautious at New York intersections

Have you experienced the fright of stepping into a crosswalk only to have to jump back onto the curb when a car comes barreling past? Those kinds of close calls happen all the time in New York. If you’re the one behind the wheel, you’re obligated to be on the lookout for nearby pedestrians. Intersections […]

Identifying a birth injury

When you hear the words “birth injury,” most people assume that the injuries are obvious immediately after the baby is born. But that’s not always so. Here’s what parents need to know about birth injuries: 1. The possibility of a birth injury starts during pregnancy. There are warning signs during pregnancy that a birth injury […]

Your doctor should be on the look out for premature labor issues

When you went to your first prenatal visit, you likely talked to your New York obstetrician about your current health condition. A nurse and your doctor may have measured your baby or, perhaps, let you see your little one on a sonogram screen. Throughout the approximately nine months of pregnancy you will navigate, such discussions, […]