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August 2014 Archives

New York head-on collision leaves 1 dead, 4 injured

Local law enforcement officials report that a two-vehicle head-on collision in Colchester at around 10 a.m. left one person dead and four others with serious injuries on Aug. 21. An ambulance transported all of the injured parties to Harris Hospital in Liberty. They were later transferred to Westchester Medical Center.

2 killed in fiery head-on crash

A local sheriff's department in New York reported that two individuals were killed in a head-on collision on Route 25 in Granville. According to a witness, the crash occurred around 5:15 a.m. on Aug. 15. The two vehicles, a gray Dodge Intrepid and a red Chevy Camaro, were in flames when police arrived to the accident. Both drivers were dead at the scene and could not be immediately identified. Both vehicles had Vermont license plates. The drivers were taken in for autopsy that may provide clues as to their identities.

Report: Common misdiagnoses in decline but still too prevalent

As many New York patients may know, a misdiagnosis is considered to be any diagnosis that was not correct or a correct diagnosis that came too late to help the patient. One may occur because symptoms may have been overlooked or were not present when a patient was first diagnosed. In some cases, the same group of symptoms may be present for a variety of different illnesses or diseases. A recent report indicates that while the overall number of diagnoses has fallen, certain common ones are still too often missed, based on autopsy studies.

Some hospital errors no longer disclosed to public

New York patients may be interested to learn that the federal government has stopped reporting when hospitals make major medical mistakes that are potentially life-threatening. According to the report, this is despite the fact that the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services stated that they were not making these changes in 2013.

Things patients need to know about healthcare

Many New York residents probably assume that doctors have all of the answers when it comes to their health. As a result, there are many things that a patient may not know when it comes to diagnosing medical problems. Here are several things that patients should know.

New York nursing home's 2nd death investigated

Medford Multicare Center is under investigation following the second death in its 40-bed ventilator unit. Both women were in their 70s, and both were on ventilators. The state attorney general's office is involved in the investigation.

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