Misdiagnoses Frequent Cause of Malpractice Suits

When your child grows ill, you take it seriously and may head to the hospital for help. But a 6-year-old New York girl’s trip to the doctor resulted in a tragic misdiagnosis, one that led to wrongful death litigation. We rely on doctors to know what to do when someone is sick or in pain.

Cancer Awareness – Depiction on TV and in the Movies

Killing over a half million people every year, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Organizations such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation, raise hundreds of millions of dollars each year for cancer research. But, what about the media? More specifically, what is Hollywood- that all powerful entity capable of

Make Your Voice Heard: Write Your State Rep. & Demand Road Safety

Distracted driving, impaired driving and speeding are the main causes of car accidents on U.S. roads. But, there’s something else at play, too – road hazards. Covered or missing street signs, unmarked ditches, potholes, and intersections that would benefit from a stop light are all common safety concerns. Fortunately, there is something you can do

Is New York Failing its Seniors?

Is it really safe to place an elderly parent or relative in a nursing home in New York?  New York received a failing grade in a recent survey of elder care facilities nationwide. This – based partly on poor staffing and the frequency of injuries to nursing home residents. Only five states ranked lower than

Understanding Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is the sixth most common type of cancer in the United States, with 72,570 new cases occurring in 2013, and more than 15,000 deaths in the same year. Though most types of bladder cancer are diagnosed early and can be treated, the disease has a high rate of recurrence, and patients in remission

Does the Alcoholics Anonymous Model Really Work?

Although we focus primarily on Cancer issues the purpose of our blog is to be an online beneficial resource. Because of this, and because of the prevalence of alcoholism, we thought it was important to look at this issue closer. Alcoholism is a serious disease that affects thousands of individuals around the world each year.

Is a Living Will Right for the Cancer Patient?

Battling against cancer can often be a long and arduous process. Research suggests that those who have the most positive outlook often experience the best results when it comes to the treatment of cancer. And while most cancer patients do try to stay upbeat, it is hard not to think about death. Men and women

Scooters Across America To Raise Awareness For Breast Cancer

In an unprecedented trip from Oceanside, CA to New York City a couple of young men will be riding small freestyle scooters all the way across the country. Seth Groce and Adam Amick are both professional scooter riders who decided to take a 5 week journey with the support of a small crew and an

Cancer Treatment Options

Cancer is a serious health condition that afflicts millions of men and women around the United States each year. While it is not the “death sentence” that it was several decades ago, it can still be risky if not treated early. Fortunately, there are currently a number of cancer treatments available to those who have

Managing “Chemo Brain”

Men and women who hear the words “you have cancer” often feel like the floor is being swept out from under their feet. Being diagnosed with this condition is often described as one of the most difficult and stressful events that can occur in one’s life. For some, it is not the cancer diagnosis—but rather