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How common are diagnostic errors?

The first professional Wilmington residents usually see when they are ill or injured is their doctor. They rely on physicians to properly evaluate their symptoms, complaints, test results and medical history to diagnose their conditions and provide treatment. No one goes to the hospital, medical office or emergency room with the expectation that the health care workers they rely on will make diagnostic mistakes that ultimately cause them harm. 

3 apps to stop you from texting while driving

Smartphones have been around long enough for most people to be aware of the fact they should never text while behind the wheel. In one survey conducted by AT&T, nearly 75 percent of respondents said they texted while driving. This can involve a person reading a text while stopped at a red light or sending a text while the car is actually in motion. 

How to tell if you are a distracted driver

Delaware police will crack down on distracted drivers in the near future. Law enforcement will begin the "Don't Be the You You Hate" campaign, which aims to enforce the notion that distracted driving is incredibly dangerous. A first offense for driving while using a mobile device can result in a fine up to $100. 

Dumping patients from the ER is more common than you think

When your loved one goes to the hospital, you want only the best care for him or her. It would be appalling to find out that your relative received substandard treatment or was released before he or she was ready into an environment that might result in harm. Unfortunately for many patients in Delaware and elsewhere, this scenario is all too common.

Note to Tesla drivers: Autopilot does not mean self-driving

The Autopilot driver assistance program that is present in Tesla vehicles is an amazing piece of technology. Tesla owners in Delaware and across the country can enjoy such conveniences as assistance with parallel parking and backing out of spaces, as well as safety features such as assisted braking and improved accuracy in changing lanes. However, some Tesla owners may falsely think the Autopilot feature lets them divert their attention from driving. Whether you own a Tesla or share the road with one of these innovative vehicles, it is important to understand the intention behind the use of this technology.

Risks for birth injuries in Delaware newborns

Giving birth in Delaware is a process that requires many important decisions. In all the choices you make leading up to your baby's birth, the one thing you likely feel confident about is that you will have a safe birth in which you and your newborn will receive excellent care.

What you should know about brain injuries after a car crash

When you hear about internal injuries, you may think primarily of organs in your chest or abdomen. However, after a car accident, an internal head injury may be more likely than a damaged kidney or punctured lung. Not only that, but you could also sustain a serious brain injury without even hitting your head if the force of the collision causes your brain to hit the inside of your skull.

Birth injuries resulting in permanent injury in Delaware

The time from pregnancy to birth often contains joy and excitement. However, when something goes wrong during pregnancy or delivery, a dream can easily become a nightmare. With many hospital professionals involved in a delivery, from nurses to OB/GYNs and other hospital staff, a mistake on anyone's part can result in permanent injury or damage to the mother or newborn.

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