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September 12, 2020

What to Look for in a Doctor to Ensure Patient Safety

Whether you’ve moved to a new neighborhood or started a job with different insurance benefits, selecting a new doctor can be challenging. Asking for recommendations from friends, family, and co-workers is an excellent jumping-off point. However, the decision is ultimately up to you and your values. In honor of International Patient Safety Day on September …

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August 26, 2020

Five Myths About Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Sadly, medical negligence is a lot more common than many people realize. However, so are the public stigmas and misconceptions surrounding such cases. Representing medical malpractice clients for nearly 50 years, Pegalis Law Group, LLC is here to debunk five myths about medical malpractice lawsuits. Don’t let one of these common myths prevent you from …

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August 3, 2020

The Evolution of Vaccines & A COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Part of being a proactive patient is keeping up-to-date with your immunization shots or vaccinations. Immunizations aren’t merely for children. It’s equally essential for adults to get them regularly to ward off various illnesses, including the flu, measles, mumps, polio, tetanus, diphtheria, and hepatitis B. You may be wondering when and where the idea for …

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July 13, 2020

Getting Back on Track with Your Healthcare Appointments

Many Americans were forced to put their healthcare on the back burner during the first half of 2020, as doctor’s offices and hospitals were overwhelmed by attending to coronavirus patients. Now that more healthcare facilities are reopening to their standard patients, you may be wondering about the future of your care. First and foremost, it’s …

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July 6, 2020

Types of Cerebral Palsy & How It Affects Children

Examining the Types of Cerebral Palsy & How It Affects Children Commonly referred to as CP, cerebral palsy is a condition characterized by a lack of body movement coordination. Cerebral refers to the cerebrum, the part of the brain responsible for motor function development. Palsy refers to paralysis of voluntary body movement. Cerebral palsy in …

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June 24, 2020

Pledges of a Proactive Healthcare Patient

Staying Healthy in 2020: Pledges of a Proactive Patient Navigating healthcare and being a proactive patient isn’t always easy, but it’s especially challenging amid the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Although many of us are still self-isolating and social distancing to flatten the curve, it’s essential to pay attention to your health and remain up-to-date with your …

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June 8, 2020

World Blood Donor Day

The Significance of World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) Every year, thousands of volunteers come together to make World Blood Donor Day possible on June 14. The day serves as a friendly reminder about the importance of donating this precious life-saving gift. Many patients with serious medical conditions benefit from blood donation, as well as those …

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May 13, 2020

Signs to keep in mind when monitoring your child’s health

May 8, 2020

How to Be Proactive with Your Health

We all yearn to be healthy and happy, and yet for many of us, we don’t know how to achieve this. Far too many of us blindly hand over the keys to our health and well-being to our doctors. However, much of being happy and healthy is about being a proactive patient and taking the …

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April 5, 2020

What Are the Signs of a Stillborn Baby?

Losing a baby during pregnancy is one of the most difficult experiences in life. If it occurs before the 20th week of pregnancy, it’s usually referred to as a miscarriage, while anything beyond that timeframe is considered a stillbirth. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates about 24,000 stillbirths occur in the United …

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