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October 18, 2021

Nightmarish Stories About Common Medical Errors

According to Johns Hopkins University studies, medical errors account for approximately 250,000 deaths in the United States per year. This makes them the third-leading cause of death among adults, right after heart disease and cancer. While we’ve all probably heard the horror stories of surgical instruments being left inside a person’s body or the wrong …

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October 4, 2021

What to Expect During a Breast Cancer Screening

Sponsored by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this time, the foundation raises funds for ongoing breast cancer research while increasing public awareness about the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women. People of all ages wear pink to remember and honor loved ones lost to this …

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September 27, 2021

Tips for Having a Healthy Autumn

Are you ready for hayrides, hoodies, Halloween, pumpkin patches, and other activities associated with autumn? Soon, the leaves will change color, the temperatures will start to drop, and the days will become shorter as Daylight Savings Time begins in many regions. While you might be tempted to hibernate indoors as Old Man Winter approaches, Pegalis …

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September 16, 2021

Five Ways You Can Improve Your Cholesterol This Year

Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), September is National Cholesterol Education Month. Cholesterol is a fat-like substance used by your body to make vitamins and hormones and build cells. There are two types of cholesterol: LDL (bad) and HDL (good). Your liver creates enough cholesterol for you. However, certain foods you …

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August 30, 2021

An Overview of the Most Common Types of Medical Lawsuits

You may have heard terms such as “medical negligence” or “medical malpractice” thrown around in the media but aren’t entirely sure of their meaning. Below, Pegalis Law Group, LLC provides an overview of the most common medical lawsuits we have witnessed over the past 50 years to educate our clients and the public as a …

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August 10, 2021

Legal Tips for Parents Sending Their Kids Off to College

If you’re a parent getting ready to send your child off to college for the first time, you’ve probably been advised from many well-meaning friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors. Be sure to give your child plenty of space as they enter adulthood. Try not to freak out about their first semester’s grades or if they …

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July 20, 2021

Why It Pays to Ask for a Second Medical Opinion

Humans make mistakes daily due to fatigue, misinformation, errors in judgment, and many other factors. Doctors are not immune to making mistakes. The reality is medical errors make up the third leading cause of death in the United States. Whether you’ve received abnormal test results or a seemingly risky surgery recommendation to treat a rare …

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July 10, 2021

Five Ways You Can Protect Your Skin This Summer

Skin cancer continues to be among the most common types of cancer in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates more than 100,000 new cases of skin melanomas are reported every year. Exposure to the sun’s invisible ultraviolet (UV) rays is one of the leading causes of skin cancer. While …

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June 27, 2021

Making Reopening Workplaces Feel Safe & Welcoming

Making Reopening Workplaces Feel Safe and Welcoming As more Americans are getting vaccinated for COVID-19, more workplaces are beginning to reopen across the nation. Below, Pegalis Law Group, LLC offers tips for making your workplace feel safe and welcoming to your employees. Making the transition as seamless as possible is in your best interest to …

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June 10, 2021

Focusing on Men’s Health Month

Focusing on Men’s Health Month: Empowering You This Year June is Men’s Health Month, and it’s never too early or too late to prioritize your health. As advocates for healthy, proactive patients of all ages, Pegalis Law Group, LLC is shining a spotlight on ways men can feel empowered about making healthy lifestyle choices this …

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