How Common is Cancer Misdiagnosis?

A major 2014 study found that out of 12 million US patients, approximately 5% are misdiagnosed every year. That’s a huge, scary number, and the research got tons of press. Even non-medical news sources, like CBS, picked up on the story, crafting shocking headlines like “12 Million Americans Misdiagnosed Each Year.” But unfortunately, at least for patients, the study only looked into diagnostic errors affecting outpatients.

What Alcohol Does to Your Mind and Body

Drinking alcohol has an adverse effect on your mind and body. It interferes between mind and body communication causing changes to your mood as well as your behavior. Discover how the consumption of alcohol affects the progressive health and also find out the BAC percent with this infographic.

The Upside of Sober Living Communities

Recovering from substance use or abuse can seem like a herculean task at the outset, but it’s important for those seeking relief to remember that the road to recovery doesn’t have to be lonely. In sober living communities, you commit to recovery and a better life alongside others with similar experiences and hardships. With company and community comes support, structure, and the accountability necessary to keep you and your peers focused on the future.

Post-Recovery: How Treatment Centers Can Further Help Program Alumni

From the outside, recovering from an issue like substance abuse might seem like a process that has somewhat of a beginning and end. However, the end of treatment is only the beginning of the journey to recovery. Because of this, many treatment centers maintain an open line of communication with program alumni, acting as a crucial resource should those in recovery run into any challenges.

Jaundice & Kernicterus: Brain Damage in Babies

Jaundice is a medical condition, common in infants, in which the skin, eyes and other body tissues turn yellow. While the effects of jaundice can be startling at first, the condition is thoroughly treatable in newborns. When left untreated, on the other hand, jaundice can progress to become a severe neonatal disorder, even causing brain injuries in young children.

26 Exercises for Wheelchair Users

Being a wheelchair user does not imply you have to spend a dull and boring life. Don’t let your wheelchair limit your lifestyle as even if you are disabled or have limited mobility, you can still get an active lifestyle. Here is a quick visual guide to some of the best exercises for individuals and seniors in wheelchairs to help live an active lifestyle.

Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation

According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, NIDA, young people have the highest record for drug use. The type of addiction treatment and rehab a person needs depends on the substance use and how the person is affected. However, most addiction rehabs provide comprehensive care services for substance use such as detox, residential, inpatient and outpatient programs.

An Introduction To TBI

Suffering any form of brain injury from an accident is serious, and usually tragic. When adults or children endure brain damage, doctors don’t know if their behavior will change or whether they will develop some sort of personality or cognitive disorder. The prognosis in either case can be elusive.