The seemingly innocuous rubber duckies that delight tots at bath time could harbor a nasty surprise: bad bacteria.
A broad range of researchers studied data on 333 diseases and injuries and 84 risk factors and found that while the U.S. saw improvement in outcomes between 1990 and 2016, there's still wide state-level variation.
When Patricia Morrill's mother, Clara, was 81, she underwent total knee replacement surgery that lead to months of complications. As part of the series "No One Is Free From Harm," Morrill tells her mother's story, and why she now believes Clara should never have had the surgery.
U.S. health officials are placing new restrictions on a permanent contraceptive implant that has been subject to reports of painful complications from thousands of women. But the metal implant called Essure will remain on the market.
Starting this week, healthcare facilities in California must have comprehensive plans in place to protect clinicians from workplace violence.
The American Dental Association announced a new policy Monday that "essentially says eliminate opioids from your arsenal if at all possible," said Dr. Joseph Crowley, the group's president. The Chicago-based group represents around 161,000 dentists.
About two years ago, Dr. Gregory Welch's pregnant niece Jennifer was scheduled to go to a prestigious women's hospital for an induced delivery at 37 weeks. She asked him to be there when she delivered. Welch's story is part of the series "No One Is Free From Harm."
Dr. Tejal Gandhi's parents' experiences at two different community hospitals show that everyone needs to have an advocate to ask questions if something doesn't look right. Gandhi's story--part of the series "No One Is Free From Harm"--sends the message, "Don't go alone."
If the culture of healthcare and medicine were more focused on creating a better balance between pursuing a cure and healing, the American experience of healthcare would be transformed, said Mark Ganz. His story, examining care at the end of life, is part of the series "No One Is Free From Harm."
While helping her mother, father and one of her brothers, Lenys Alcoreza found it can be difficult to navigate the healthcare system when facing a language barrier. Alcoreza's exploration of language barriers in healthcare is part of the series "No One Is Free From Harm."
No One Is Free From Harm: Doctor who broke hospital rules offered a lasting lesson in patient-centered care
Maureen Bisognano is the oldest of nine children in a big Irish family. When she was a young nurse, her brother Johnny was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. Bisognano recalls two family experiences with the healthcare system as part of the series "No One Is Free From Harm."
No One Is Free from Harm: Dazzled by coordinated care, frazzled by navigating the post-acute wilderness alone
After enjoying a lifetime of radiant good health, Jeff Goldsmith underwent five complex surgical episodes in the last 2½ years. In all five encounters, he got superb surgical care. He learned the patient's journey does not end at the hospital door. Goldsmith's story is part of the narrative series...