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Deaths related to childbirth on the rise

Prenatal care is an important factor in having a healthy pregnancy and successful delivery. Pennsylvania mothers may be surprised to know that the U.S. is actually seeing a rise in the maternal mortality rate. One might assume that modern technology would allow for a reduction in maternal deaths, but since 1987, the rate has climbed from eight to 18.5 maternal deaths per 100,000 births. Only eight nations in the period from 2003 to 2013 experienced increased rates, making this a matter of major concern to those who monitor these statistics. In fact, the CDC even reports that these statistics may be a bit low.

Medical conditions that are commonly misdiagnosed

When a doctor in Pennsylvania makes an incorrect diagnosis, the patient concerned may be prescribed the wrong medication or asked to undergo unnecessary tests while the true cause of the symptoms remains unidentified and untreated. While many medical ailments challenge physicians with a baffling array of symptoms, there are certain conditions that are particularly prone to misdiagnosis.

Study shows prevalence of Lyme disease being misdiagnosed

When summer arrives in Pennsylvania, many people will spend a great deal of time enjoying the outdoors. It also opens up the possibility of having to deal with various illnesses that can be contracted outside. One such problem is Lyme disease. Not only is Lyme disease a serious issue, but it is often compounded by it being misdiagnosed.

Possible misdiagnoses of COPD

Pennsylvania residents may know that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a common ailment in the United States and around the world. A recent study suggests that older men may be diagnosed too often with COPD while young women may be underdiagnosed. This problem might be related to diagnostic guidelines adopted for use in 2001 by the Global Initiative for Obstructive Lung Disease.

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