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7 Ways Medical Malpractice Can Occur That You May Not Be Aware Of

According to the National Institutes of Health, about one in 5 Americans will experience a medical error in their lifetime. And at the same time, less than 10% of all medical errors are reported. Because health care has many moving complexities, unfortunately, it leaves a lot of room for error, especially when systems are overworked and understaffed, leaving room for technology mistakes and miscommunication. While three of the most frequent incidences of medical negligence are related to medication, surgeries, and misdiagnosis, this is a broader look at seven ways medical malpractice can also occur.

  1. Medical Devices

Researchers Identify Connection Between Treating Depression and Onset of Diabetes

Researchers Identify Connection Between Treating Depression and Onset of Diabetes

Long-term use of antidepressants isn’t breaking news, but now the overuse of the prescription drugs has been linked to diabetes. According to a National Institute of Mental Health study published in Diabetes Care in February 2020, long-term antidepressant use increases the risk for type 2 diabetes onset in a “time- and dose-dependent” manner.

The researchers evaluated 90,530 participants for associations between the risk for new-onset type 2 diabetes mellitus and the duration of antidepressant use and the antidepressant dose. The group also reviewed general antidepressant use and clinical outcomes after diabetes onset, revealing that:

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