The brutal heat of Summer is over! Everyone looks forward to cooler temperatures, the leaves changing color and the upcoming holidays of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. But it’s not all good news. This time of year also brings its fair share of health problems with it. Do you know what the Fall’s most common diseases are? Some, you’ll get right away, but one or two might surprise you.
Take a guess as to what the leading cause of disability in America is? Go ahead. We can wait. The title of this post is a clue, of course. But if someone stopped you on the street and asked, what would you answer? Heart problems and cancer are certainly up there as reasons to miss work, along with diabetes. But the actual answer is arthritis. 54 million people in the United States have some form of the disease. Are you one of them? Do you have arthritis?
Doctors are not infallible. It may seem like a controversial statement but it’s a simple fact. They’re human and can fall prey to the same workplace mistakes as the rest of us. However, a doctor’s mistake can have serious repercussions, especially when it comes to the diagnosis – or misdiagnosis – of medical conditions. It can be a case of life and death in the most literal sense, which is why doctors are held to such rigorous standards. And even then, mistakes do happen.