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December 2016 Archives

Fetal monitoring is important during labor

A woman who goes into the hospital thinking that she is in labor expects that she and her child will be cared for properly while she is there. This includes monitoring the fetal heart rate. This is very important because there are signals that might be present in the heart rate that would let doctors know that the baby is in distress and must be delivered right away.

Mistakes and errors are very different in health care cases

Many people don't stop to think about the difference between a mistake and an error. When it comes to health care, this difference is as big as the Grand Canyon. A mistake regarding your health care is putting you in exam room 3 when you should have been put in exam room 1. An error is something that can have a negative impact on your health and life.

Hypoxic-anoxic brain injury outcomes vary greatly

The human brain uses around one-fifth of the oxygen the body uses to function. This fact alone shows just how important it is for the brain to have oxygen at all times. When the brain doesn't get the oxygen it needs to function, it is likely that the person will suffer a hypoxic-anoxic brain injury. This type of brain injury is very serious.

Undiagnosed pregnancy complications are troublesome

Most pregnant women have only one focus when it comes to their pregnancy -- they want to bring a healthy child into the world. There are some instances in which pregnancy complications make that difficult. For those women, having a doctor who can properly diagnose the pregnancy complications is one step closer toward having a healthy child.


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