February 8, 2012

Some Hide Mistakes from Patients

1 Doctors Aren't Telling the Whole Truth

Many doctors lie to patients or fail to disclose mistakes, say researchers who studied 1,900 doctors in many different specialties. The findings, published in Health Affairs, show that 11 percent of doctors studied revealed that they told a patient or child's guardian a lie in the past year. Around 20 percent of doctors didn't fully disclose a mistake out of fear of being sued. MSNBC reports that 34 percent of the physicians didn't "completely agree" that doctors should tell affected patients about all significant medical errors. The Harvard Medical School researchers also found that 55 percent of doctors had painted a more positive picture of a patient's prognosis than was warranted, and 28 percent had revealed health information about a patient to an unauthorized person.

More at MSNBC | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Doctor Coats, Scrubs Can Carry Superbug MRSA

Tags: Doctors Hide Mistakes, Physician Mistakes, Doctors Afraid Being Sued, Charter on Medical Professionalism, Journal Health Affairs, Prognosis Too Positive, Doctors Disclose Financial Relationships Drug Companies

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Anthocyanin Is Key Nutrient

2 Tart Cherries Are Today’s Hottest Super Fruit

Tart Cherries are being promoted as today’s hottest super fruit as the results of more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific reviews are presented in The Red Report, spotlighting the fruit’s powerful antioxidant properties. Anthocyanins are the key nutritional component in tart cherries and they contain significantly more than sweet cherries or any other red fruit. These antioxidants are responsible to reducing inflammation and may be able to help reduce risk for arthritis and gout, promote cardiovascular health, and aid in muscle recovery in athletes. Experts suggest one to two servings a day can provide substantial health benefits, says Dr. Wendy Bazilian DrPH MA RD, the author of The SuperFoods Rx Diet: Lose Weight with the Power of SuperNutrients.

More at PR Newswire | Posted 6 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: Tart Cherry Juice May Be Natural Cure for Insomnia, Tart Cherries for a Heart Healthy Diet

Tags: Antioxidants, Cardiovascular Health, Cherries, Fruit, Heart Healthy Diet, Inflammation

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