Your heart pumps life through your veins, delivering oxygen and nutrients to each organ and system. You live to the beat of your heart, and when it stops, so do you. For some people, the cessation of the heartbeat or an irregular rhythm is an issue that can be corrected through surgery alone, yet others need the implantation of a device like a pacemaker. Whether you need corrective or implant surgery, you have to trust your surgeon and you also have to trust the manufacturer of the medical device. Continue reading “Medtronic Recalls Heart Function Equipment”
Our pets are our friends and members of our family. They wake us up in the morning and greet us when we come home at night. From the tips of their cold noses to the ends of their tails our animal family members are important to the health and emotional balance of our homes. We trust pet food manufacturers to make their products using ingredients that are nutrient rich to promote a healthy, active life for our animals. What we don’t expect, is for those producers to be negligent about the ingredients that go inside of them. Continue reading “Euthanasia Drug Found in Popular Dog Food”
In 2015, Medtronic, a medical equipment supplier, recalled a line of their surgical staplers for failing to fire or firing incompletely.
Surgical staplers typically sever blood vessels and simultaneously staple both ends closed. If the stapler misfires, the severed blood vessel may bleed uncontrollably.
Continue reading “Could A Stapler Be Harmful For Your Health”
Most people set New Year’s resolutions to improve their appearance. For some, this means eating healthier or exercising more. But others are interested in saving up for quicker fixes such as body augmentation.
Body augmentation is nothing new, but there are new techniques constantly emerging on the market. One of the methods for filling out areas on the body to create a desired shape is injecting silicone oil.
Some practitioners have provided injectable silicone treatment while claiming that it is an FDA-approved product. In fact, the FDA has not approved any injectable silicone product for augmenting the body, as a November 14, 2017 Safety Communication states. Continue reading “FDA Warns Public of the Dangers of Injectable Silicone Fillers”
You’ve visited your doctor feeling lethargic and weak. You’re diagnosed with depression, but you only find out much later that you actually have a thyroid disease.
Or perhaps what you were told was acid reflux turns out to be a serious case of throat cancer.
In both of these cases, starting the necessary treatment could have lessened or even prevented a much more serious problem – if you only found out in time. Continue reading “What if You Have Been Misdiagnosed?”
The FDA has issued an official warning on the use of sleep positioners meant to keep infants under the age of six months from rolling over.
Such devices are often marketed as reducing the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). However, the FDA states that it has never approved any item for such use. There is no evidence that any product claiming to prevent SIDS can actually do so.
Baby sleep positioners may be labeled as “nests” or “anti-roll” supports or devices. Continue reading “FDA Issues Warning on Infant Sleep Positioners”
Faulty insulin infusion sets have been identified due to an error in which a vent membrane gets blocked with fluid. The membrane is intended to release pressure inside the pump. But when it blocked, it resulted in excessive doses of insulin.
The risk of getting a high insulin dose is greatest when the infusion set is changed out.
Fortunately, this flaw hasn’t resulted in any fatalities. Affected individuals noticed that their blood sugar was way too low and took action to counter it. Continue reading “Medtronic Diabetes Infusion Sets Recalled, FDA Reports”
Many unfortunate victims of medical malpractice lost out on the chance to see compensation for their suffering because they didn’t know what to do.
Don’t make the same mistakes. Do follow this list of the dos and don’ts for filing a medical malpractice claim.
A Gwinnett County movie theater was the site for a credit card scam involving two employees may have compromised hundreds of bank and credit cards.
Eight people have already been confirmed to be affected by this scam.
Have you visited this theater complex any time from May through July of this year? You should seriously consider contacting your bank or credit card company to get new cards and numbers issued. Continue reading “Think You Might be a Victim of Credit Card Fraud? Here’s What to Do”
A weight-loss procedure involving inserting a silicone balloon into the stomach has been associated with five deaths within the past year.
According to the FDA, Orbera Intragastric Balloon System and ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System were linked to the five deaths. Continue reading “FDA Issues Safety Alert on Balloon Surgery for Obesity Treatment”