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Warfarin vs. Xarelto: Is One Safer?

Well-known and widely used anticoagulants, including Xarelto and Warfarin, are used to help individuals with serious conditions including stroke and pulmonary embolism thin their blood. Among other less serious side effects, the most concerning is internal bleeding.

Pregnant Women Face Health Care Shortage

pregnant woman illustration.jpgExpecting families here in California are experiencing extreme wait and travel times to see obstetrician-gynecologists and nurse midwives. California Assemblywoman Autumn Burke has said, "there are women in California who have to drive hours in order to see an ob-gyn." Concerns have grown exponentially for the health of expectant mothers, and several states are currently considering laws to help with the problem.

Poor Label Design May Put Surgical Patients at Risk, Study Finds

When you undergo surgery, you put your trust in the anesthesiologist (or nurse anesthetist) to ensure that you do not feel any pain during the operation. Because this is a very technical area of medicine and requires several years of training, you may believe that if an error occurs, it wouldn't be an obvious one. Unfortunately, a recent study suggests, this is not always the case. The study found something as simple as the design of IV labels can greatly increase the risk of an anesthesia error.

'Superbug' Infects Patients of UCLA Medical Center

CBS Los Angeles reports that a deadly superbug - carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae - has apparently caused the deaths of two patients and has at this point infected five others at UCLA Medical Center. As per the report: "CRE germs are resistant to almost all antibiotics and are more deadly than the more widely-known superbug MRSA." Read on to learn more about this recent exposure.

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