A curious phenomenon took place at a Rhode Island nursing home. A young stray cat took up residency there and unsettled the medical staff with his unerring accuracy of predicting patient deaths within hours or days.
Just like anyone, doctors can and do make mistakes on occasion. If you feel doubtful about a doctor's diagnosis of your condition for any reason whatsoever, there is nothing wrong with seeking a second opinion from another doctor. Even if a confirmation of the same diagnosis is what you ultimately receive, a second doctor might provide more information about additional or alternative treatment options.
Earlier this year, a Boston woman's long life ended in a manner that completely contradicted her clearly stated intentions. The octogenarian was a victim of a medical kidnapping.
The multiple gas explosions in nearby Essex County on Thursday, Sept. 13, caused at least one death. According to Andover authorities, there was at least one firefighter who got injured fighting the infernos that broke out.
Last month in Boston, a construction worker on the job at the Landmark Center was injured in the underground site on Park Drive in the Fenway neighborhood after suffering an accident on the job.
You go to the doctor, get a clean bill of health and then move on with your life. Nothing to worry about, right? Maybe, but what if you are still experiencing troubling symptoms despite a Massachusetts doctor reassuring you that nothing is wrong? You could be the victim of a missed diagnosis.