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Florida’s Neurological Birth Injury Compensation Fund Q&A

How does the new legislation impact children who suffer birth injuries in Florida Hospitals? Recently the Florida Legislature revised an archaic government program called NICA, which impacts families whose children have suffered a neurological birth injury during delivery. In this article, DCW attorney Michelle...

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Palm Beach County Comprehensive Stroke Centers

If someone in your family suffers a stroke, your first reaction will be to get them to the best possible treatment center as quickly as possible. Your main priority should be to call EMS at the first sign of stroke and your second priority...

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Why Are Women Often Misdiagnosed When Having a Heart Attack?

The month of February is American Heart Month which aims to raise awareness of the number one killer of men and women in the US, heart disease. Heart health has proven to be even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic, as people diagnosed with...

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Unregulated Stem Cell Therapy Brings More Harm Than Help

In September 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to consumers: “Watch out for unapproved stem cell therapies!” The warning comes from the agency in response to the mounting concern of patients seeking cures and pain remedies who are vulnerable...

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Genetic Misdiagnosis Results in Significant Injuries to Family

After the Mathes family heard about a genetic test that could check for increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer, several of them underwent the evaluation offered by Myriad Genetics, Inc. The Mathes family, whose relatives have a history of cancer, were shocked to...

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What Causes Cervical Cancer?

The cervix is the lowest portion of a woman’s uterus and connects to the vagina. When cells grow abnormally on the cervix and invade other tissues and organs of the body, it is known as cervical cancer. Of course, the best form of treatment...

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Understanding Cervical Cancer Screening Results

There are two tests that can help detect cancer in its early stages and even prevent it altogether. The Pap test – also known as the Pap smear – looks for precancerous cells on the cervix that could become cancerous if not treated. The...

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Does Someone Vaccinated Against HPV Still Need to be Screened for Cervical Cancer?

The HPV vaccine is intended to prevent the most common types of human papillomavirus (HPV). These viruses are most known to cause cancers in the rectum, vulva, vagina, and oropharynx. A vaccine can also prevent many types of genital warts. It is recommended that...

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What Every Woman Should Know About Cervical Cancer Screenings

The two tests women can get to screen for cervical cancer are the Pap test and an HPV test. Both tests use the same process and can be completed in a doctor’s office. However, the guidelines of each pertaining to when and how often...

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What are the Limitations of the Pap Test?

The Pap test is an important part of a woman’s overall health. It helps detect precancerous cells in the cervix before they develop into cancer. However, the Pap test as a cervical prevention tool has its limitations, so women should speak to their doctor...

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