The Case of Kelli Rowlette When Kelli Rowlette submitted her DNA test kit for Ancestry.com, there was no reason to suspect her parentage. Probably she was like many of us, and just wanted to see if she was related to someone famous. When the test revealed a separate father from her own, she wrote itREAD MORE
If wearable medical technology wasn’t enough to throw your imagination into the blender, we may now be seeing the rise of ingestible medical technologies. In other words, swallowing tiny mechanical objects is no longer The Magic School Bus territory. Instead it’s a real-life medical industry that has just begun to explore its potential. WhatREAD MORE
The Blood Test that Can Detect Cancer with 99% Accuracy
Slate published an article a few years ago entitled “Where Do the Millions of Cancer Research Dollars Go Every Year?” The article was an oncologist’s response to the question posed by the title, which was originally posed by a user on Quora. The article points out the staggering amount of cancer detection research dollars spentREAD MORE
Robotic Surgery a Reality
Believe it or not, surgery has been performed by robots since March of 1997. The robot’s name was Mona, after the Mona Lisa, and the surgery that she/it performed was a gallbladder operation. 21 years later, and progress has been strangely slow. As cited by General Surgery Today, experts blame this slowness on a numberREAD MORE
Could 2019 be the Year of Intermittent Fasting?
Medical News Today noted in its recent 2018 roundup, one of the site’s most popular topics was intermittent fasting diets. For those who are unfamiliar, an intermittent fasting diet is a diet that includes a regular fasting protocol, where the dieter abstains from all but fluids during a set period of time. And dieters areREAD MORE
Medical Malpractice and Fertility Treatment
There is no stopping the growth of the U.S. fertility treatment market. According to BCC Research, a market research firm that specializes in healthcare, the market will grow by about $1 billion in the next 5 years. This growth is related to both technological advances and social and cultural change. The increasing prevalence of obesityREAD MORE
Addiction and Depression Research
New Research Shows a Key Link According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, “about half of people who experience a mental illness will also experience a substance use disorder at some point in their lives and vice versa.” The relationship may seem obvious to the casual observer. After all, someone who is depressed wouldREAD MORE
Should Active Duty Military be Allowed to Sue the Military for Malpractice?
Walter Daniel had already experienced his worst nightmare. His wife, Lt. Rebekah Daniel, who served as a nurse in the military, had just died of severe post-partum hemorrhage just two hours after giving birth to their first child. She died in the same naval hospital where she worked as an active-duty nurse. But worse, becauseREAD MORE
Medical Technology Affecting Malpractice Claims?
These are the types of questions that rely on hard data in a court of law. If Charlie’s primary care physician misdiagnoses Charlie’s heart condition, and then refers him to a specialist who suggests a treatment based on the misdiagnoses, both might be liable for the resulting damages, but for different amounts. But could accessREAD MORE
Malpractice in Connecticut’s Prisons
Medical Malpractice Scandals Rock the State’s Prison System In Connecticut, an extraordinary medical malpractice scandal has citizens up in arms. The Hartford Courant reports that the Connecticut prison system, which has already had to replace its correction commissioner over his inability to handle what is a growing scandal, has come under scrutiny once again afterREAD MORE