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Diagnostic errors - missed opportunities to make a timely or correct diagnosis based on available evidence - occur in about 5% of adults in the U.S., according to a new study led by a researcher at Baylor College of Medicine.
In her decade-long tenure at the Gates Foundation, Sylvia Mathews Burwell learned a lot about the close links between disease, poverty, and development.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has selected Dr. Brigitta Mueller, Chief Patient Safety Officer at All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine, to serve as a member of the executive committee of the Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety .
A new study published Thursday in 'The American Journal of Psychiatry' shows harmful effects can extend decades after the initial bullying.
R oughly 12 million adults who visit U.S. doctors' offices and other outpatient settings, or one in 20, are misdiagnosed every year, a new study has found, and half of those errors could lead to serious harm.
A decades-long study on the effects of childhood bullying confirmed what many researchers, parents and victims probably know too well: The harm doesn't necessarily fade with age.
At least 1 in 20 adult outpatients receives an incorrect diagnosis from their doctor, according to a new study.
From the Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine and Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston, TX ; Human Genetics Center, University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health, Houston ; Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ; Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, ... (more)
The EyeBox , a diagnostic device developed to assess brain health through tracking eye movement, and eFormulations, software enabled therapeutics which combine prescription medicines with customized software apps for brain-related conditions, have both been funded for further development by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute .
The percentage of uninsured adults ages 18 to 64 in Texas declined from 24.8 to 23.5 between September 2013 and March 2014, according to a report released today by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation.
Opening arguments are scheduled to begin June 2 in Harris County District Court in Texas, according to a court employee.
How does space travel affect your health? What does an astronaut aboard the International Space Station have in common with a scientist that is wintering over in Antarctica? These and many other questions were answered by current and former astronauts during a recent visit by nearly 200 students to the National Space Biomedical Research Institute ... (more)
From the Winters Center for Heart Failure Research, Section of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX ; and Center for Cardiovascular Research, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO .