U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics [2022]

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the second most common cancer found among women in the United States. Each year, about 264,000 cases of female breast cancer are diagnosed and 42,000 women pass away from the medical condition. Although deaths from female breast cancer have declined over time, it… read more

Potential Long-Term Effects of Sepsis

Sepsis is the body’s response to a serious infection. Sepsis is life-threatening, and individuals must seek prompt medical care. If an individual does survive sepsis, they could still suffer from serious long-term health effects. Here, we want to review the potential long-term effects of sepsis on the human body.  What is Sepsis? Information presented by… read more

Can Kidney Cancer be Misdiagnosed as Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are hard deposits of minerals and salts that form inside the bladder and can lead to incredible pain and discomfort as they pass through the urinary tract. Kidney stones are common. However, there are times when medical professionals could misdiagnose kidney cancer as kidney stones, and this could lead to significant long-term consequences…. read more

How Can Kidney Stones Lead to Sepsis?

Most people think of kidney stones as something that involves significant but temporary pain. However, there are times when kidney stones can lead to serious infections or even sepsis. Here, we want to discuss how kidney stones can lead to infections and sepsis as well as whether or not this could indicate medical malpractice. For… read more

Possible Post-Amputation Complications

An amputation is a significant injury that can affect every aspect of a person’s life. This includes their ability to carry out day-to-day activities as well as the types of jobs they may be able to perform. The aftermath of an amputation can also lead to various medical complications that we want to review. Complications… read more

What is an Amputation’s Impact on the Human Body?

Individuals can sustain various types of amputations. An amputation can mean losing a finger or toe or something more serious, like losing a foot, hand, arm, or leg. Here, we want to delve into the impact that an amputation can have on the human body. The long-term effects extend beyond simply having to readjust to… read more

What Are the Most Common Causes of Amputations?

Amputations can lead to significant long-term disabilities for individuals, including the need to readjust to a new lifestyle. Amputations can affect a person’s ability to earn a living, and they can affect everyday quality of life. Amputation injuries occur in a wide variety of ways, some of which we want to review here. If you… read more

List of Licensed Hospitals in Oregon

There are 66 different licensed hospitals serving people throughout Oregon.  The Oregon Health Authority Health Facility Licensing & Certification Program (HFLC) is responsible for licensing and regulating hospitals and other non-long-term healthcare facilities.  The requirements are outlined in ORS 441.015 – 441.086; 441.151 – 441.192; 441.196; 441.198. The HFLC defines and categorizes hospitals in several different groups: Acute Care… read more