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June 2019 Archives

Northshore psychiatrist has license to practice suspended

The psychiatrist who was accused by several patients and former staffers of taking inappropriate sexual liberties with his patients has had his license to practice medicine indefinitely suspended by the Massachusetts Board of Registration.

Is workplace fatigue a problem at your job?

How important is sleep and rest? If you ask a random person, the response may surprise you. Increasingly, society and even employers are putting an enormous amount of pressure on workers to be constantly on the go. There is a sense that, if you are not pushing your limits, then you are not fulfilling your potential. This line of thinking is not only tiring, it is extremely dangerous and even contributing to workplace fatigue, which increases the risk of workplace accidents.

Misdiagnoses are more common than you think

It's estimated that 12 million people in the United States get misdiagnosed each year. Roughly half of those cases of misdiagnosis can cause potentially serious harm to the patients. But even when a misdiagnosis doesn't result in a life-or-death emergency, there can still be serious consequences to the patient's health. Recovery can be delayed or harsh treatment like chemo can be ordered that can leave the patient infertile and suffering from many side effects.