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Reasons why women's cardiovascular disease often goes undiagnosed

Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women. It claims as many as 333,000 of their lives across the world each year. It kills more women than diabetes, respiratory disease or cancer. A woman is less likely to survive their first heart attack than a man is. Although most doctors know this information, they often diagnose them with something else other than heart disease before settling on it.

A fear of being sued motivates doctors to order more tests

A study recently published by researchers at both Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Duke suggests that doctors' fears of being sued for medical malpractice may motivate doctors to order 5 percent more tests than they otherwise would. They apparently do this even though the research shows that the added testing has failed to yield a reduction in the filing of medical malpractice cases.

What are some of the more common misdiagnosed medical conditions?

As patients, one of perhaps our greatest fears is going to see the doctor and him or her not being able to make a definitive diagnosis of what ails us. The other is likely hearing that we're suffering from some type of debilitating or terminal illness and having to confront the unknown.When it comes to medical conditions that are often misdiagnosed, there quite a few.

Arizona prison officials accused of delaying inmate medical care

A physician who formerly worked within the Arizona state prison system was called to testify about the quality of care it offers inmates. The doctor spoke at a hearing in Phoenix on Tuesday, Feb. 27. During that hearing, she recounted how, in numerous instances, requests for inmates to receive urgent medical attention or consultations with specialists were denied.

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