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Texas nursing homes

New Data on Texas Nursing Homes Raises Concerns

Each week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) collects data on Texas nursing homes.  With this data, CMS analyzes the current state of nursing homes, including their response to, and management of, COVID-19. …

nursing home neglect

Feds Say New Jersey Nursing Home Neglect Missed by Inspectors

Federal officials with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General say that nursing home neglect in New Jersey nursing homes was missed by inspectors.  According to reports, the nursing homes…

risk factors for sepsis

UK Study Identifies Greatest Risk Factors for Sepsis

A new study from researchers at King’s College London identifies the greatest risk factors for sepsis among patients seeking primary care for certain infections.  This sepsis research was published in PLOS Medicine and was funded…

medical malpractice

5 Medical Malpractice Terms Patients Should Know

When you go to a doctor or hospital for treatment, there are certain forms that you fill out and sign.  These forms often contain “legalese” or legal terminology.  Most patients know that this terminology is…

Houston medical malpractice attorney

Tips for Hiring the Best Houston Medical Malpractice Attorney

Every year, thousands of lives are affected by medical negligence.  Medical errors, misdiagnosis, birth injuries, medication errors – these are all unfortunate events that result, not from a poor medical outcome, but the negligence of…


How do Hospitals Prevent Bedsores?

Bedsores – also called pressure sores, pressure injuries or decubitus ulcers – are one of the biggest challenges for hospitals.  Bedsores are a preventable injury, yet sadly, they affect more than 2.5 million people each…


Sepsis a Significant Factor in COVID-19 Deaths

We often refer to COVID-19 as the novel coronavirus.  That’s because this virus – SARS-CoV-2 – is a new type of coronavirus affecting humans.  But now, a new report says that there is nothing novel,…

racism a public health emergency

Is Racism a Public Health Emergency?

Racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare are well documented.  These disparities existed long before COVID-19 or the death of George Floyd.  However, COVID-19 and current calls for an end to systemic racism are drawing attention…

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