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FDA Investigates Link Between Surgical Robots And Medical Malpractice

The use of robots in California operating rooms has increased dramatically in the past few years, but some federal regulators are unsure whether robot-assisted surgeries are completely safe. CBS News reports that the so-called “da Vinci” operating room robot was used in almost 400,000 surgeries last year, a number that tripled in four years. An… read more

Whiplash And San Francisco Car Accidents

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered in San Francisco car accidents. Whiplash is a soft tissue injury that is sometimes called a “neck sprain” or “neck strain.” The injury occurs due to neck damage, including injuries to intervertebral joints, disks and nerve roots. There is a large medical consensus that whiplash is… read more

Study: Wrongful Death More Common In Rural Hospitals

A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that the wrongful death rate among rural hospitals increased during the past decade while death rates at urban hospitals have fallen. So-called “critical access hospitals” are medical facilities that provide inpatient care to Californians living in rural communities. Researchers say that these… read more

High- And Low-Tech Solutions For Preventing Teen Car Crashes

California parents are understandably worried when their teens first begin driving. Car accidents are the leading killer of San Francisco teens and most fatal teen car accidents are attributed to driver inexperience. There are an increasing number of tools that allow parents to monitor the driving habits of their teens. CBS News reports that one… read more