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When a cough isn’t a cough: Signs and symptoms of heart failure

Residents of North Adams, Massachusetts, rely on their doctors to provide them with the right diagnoses and treatments. However, when symptoms are low-level or do not seem all that troubling, a doctor may dismiss them as nothing to worry about. At first, the symptoms of heart failure might not seem like a big deal, but failure by a medical professional to diagnose heart problems leads to complications down the road. Here are a few signs that you should talk to your doctor about heart failure.

Informed consent: A must for all patients

Informed consent is a crucial component in Massachusetts doctors’ relationships with their patients. In fact, the code of ethics for health care providers demands that doctors and nurses make every effort to ensure that their patients understand their potential plans of treatment as well as any other options that may be available. This is true even when patients lack the ability to make their own decisions.

Risk factors for cerebral palsy from labor complications

Giving birth always comes with some degree of risk, but many women in Massachusetts put their trust in modern medicine to get them through labor and delivery safely. Unfortunately, even seemingly simple issues that are neglected can lead to devastating long-term effects for both mother and child.

Infection during pregnancy: A risk factor for cerebral palsy

Prenatal health is tremendously important to infant health, and even seemingly minor events may cause great harm to an unborn child in North Adams, such as cerebral palsy. While there are many factors that have a clear connection to the cause of this condition, one is infection.

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