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Symptoms and risk factors of Erb's Palsy

During childbirth in New Jersey, newborns face a number of risks that could result in birth injuries. Some of these birth injuries are minor and temporary while others can have an impact on the infant for the rest of his or her life. Erb's Palsy, for example, has symptoms that could result in damaged nerves and a lifelong condition.

Reasons for delayed HIV diagnosis

According to the US Centers for Disease Control, patients may live with HIV for an extended period of time without being diagnosed with the condition. This may be true even for New Jersey residents and others who see their doctor. As of 2015, it took an average of three years to get diagnosed, but that is better than the three years and seven months it took to diagnose the condition in 2011.

Study shows third type of diabetes often misdiagnosed

New Jersey readers have likely heard of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. However, there is a third category of diabetes that is lesser known, and research shows that it may be prone to misdiagnosis by doctors. The study was recently published in the journal "Diabetes Care."

Differences in breast cancer survival rates

New Jersey breast cancer patients may be interested to learn that although advances in medication and treatment have lowered the death rates of breast cancer in women, black women are still more likely to die from the disease than white women. In fact, a 2015 study showed that white women were 39 percent more likely to survive breast cancer than black women.

Some facts about tongue cancer

Tongue cancer is a disease that can occur to any New Jersey resident. It is an oral cancer that is created in the squamous cells that make up the surface of the tongue and affects the front two-thirds portion of the tongue. Cancer that develops in the back portion of the tongue, however, is classified as a head and neck cancer.

Failure to diagnose can make skin cancer much more dangerous

For New Jersey patients suffering from squamous cell skin cancer, one of the most important aspects of successful treatment is early detection. Squamous cell carcinoma has a very high cure rate with minimal damage when it is detected and removed.

Fat shaming by doctors could be hazardous to patient health

New Jersey residents rely on their doctors to be honest, informative and accurate when giving them medical advice. But some psychologists believe that medical doctors may do harm if they cross the line from advising lifestyle changes to what could be classified as shaming their patients. At issue is fat shaming, which, according to research presented to the American Psychological Association, can damage patients mentally and physically and may be a form of malpractice.

Medical error statistics

New Jersey residents might be surprised to learn about how deadly medical mistakes are. Heart disease, cancer and respiratory disease were believed to be the top three leading causes of death in 2013, but a study from Johns Hopkins University reports that the third leading cause of death in 2013 was actually medical errors.

Surgery for early prostate cancer may not be beneficial

Some New Jersey residents may be among the 160,000 or so men who have been or will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017. It has also been estimated that more than 26,000 will die from this form of cancer. Because the majority of those who are diagnosed are in the early stages, one common treatment has been surgery. However, a study showed that this treatment provided few benefits.

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