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  • Deaf Patients and Their Right to Effective Communication and Access to Medical Attention
    Deaf Patients and Their Right to Effective Communication and Access to Medical Attention

    When someone is going through a medical emergency, it can be an overwhelming time. What makes a situation even more terrifying is when there is little to no information and the person’s life is on the ...

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  • Lead-Poisoning of Children and Maryland's Lax Laws
    Lead-Poisoning of Children and Maryland's Lax Laws

    In Baltimore and the surrounding areas, it has been estimated that over the last twenty years, at least 37,500 children have been poisoned due to lead exposure in their homes. Another study shows that ...

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  • Multiple Sclerosis Misdiagnosis is Occurring More and More Regularly
    Multiple Sclerosis Misdiagnosis is Occurring More and More Regularly

    Multiple Sclerosis Misdiagnosis is Occurring More and More Regularly Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects the central nervous system of the person affected. Though there are no specific ...

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  • Study Suggests Diagnostic Tools for Depression May Lead to Misdiagnosis in Children and Adolescents
    Study Suggests Diagnostic Tools for Depression May Lead to Misdiagnosis in Children and Adolescents

    In the United States, depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States, claiming more than 40 million adults, almost 18% of the population, ages 18 and older, as its victims. ...

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  • Genetic Testing Could Lead to Misdiagnoses Due to Non-Diverse Genetic Databases
    Genetic Testing Could Lead to Misdiagnoses Due to Non-Diverse Genetic Databases

    A well-known adage has stated that knowledge is power. Many believe that the more he or she knows, the better the decisions can be made for how he or she lives life. This is especially true when it ...

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