Are Medical Mistakes the Leading Cause of Death in the US?

This happens to the tune of about 40,000 events every single day, with approximately 250,000 lives lost each year (about 1 in 10 patients), making it the third leading cause of death in the US. Worse, you don’t even need to be sick or do anything wrong to become a victim of this astonishing trend. STORY AT-A-GLANCE According to a 2011 Health Grades report, the … Continue reading Are Medical Mistakes the Leading Cause of Death in the US?

It’s Official: Poor Diets Kill & Are the #1 Cause of Death

According to findings from a recent systematic analysis published in The Lancet, an estimated 11 million deaths per day (1 in every 5 deaths) are directly due to eating a poor diet. As CBS News sums it up, “Unhealthy diets now kill more people than tobacco and high blood pressure.” While it’s no surprise that eating an unhealthy diet increases your risk for a number of chronic diseases, this large scale … Continue reading It’s Official: Poor Diets Kill & Are the #1 Cause of Death

A NEW Public Health Crisis: Preventable harm in healthcare

The National Patient Safety Foundation called for greater collaboration and nationwide adoption of a public health framework to help guide efforts to prevent patient harm. Preventable harm in healthcare is now a public health crisis and requires a nationwide, coordinated response, said a leading patient safety organization. Indeed, studies point to medical errors as a leading cause of death in the United States, and the … Continue reading A NEW Public Health Crisis: Preventable harm in healthcare