New York City readers are likely aware that a heart attack is a serious medical condition that must be dealt with appropriately. If not, serious complications and even death can occur.
Researchers have found that children with chronic illnesses are more likely to be exposed to medical errors. Numbers from 2006 indicate that 1.3 percent children with no chronic illnesses were exposed to medical errors, whereas more than 5 percent of children with chronic illness were affected by a medical error.
A family in a nearby state recently got the help they need to care for their 7-year-old daughter with cerebral palsy. The young girl is not able to walk or talk and spends her days in a wheelchair. Through the Habitat for Humanity "Brush With Kindness" program, the family had $70,000 worth of renovations done to their home to accommodate their daughter's needs.
Doctors in New York City and beyond have an important job to do. However, a survey of more than 7,000 doctors from across the country shows that more than four out of 10 experience burnout.