North Carolina residents who have children who routinely suffer from pain in the thigh or knee may be interested to know that researchers have determined that there is a strong link between pre-disease obesity, slipped capital femoral epiphysis and area-level socioeconomic deprivation. The researchers found that children who have pain in their thigh or knee, instead of in their hip, had a reduced likelihood of receiving a diagnosis of slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
A new study has found that patients in North Carolina and across the United States who are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes after the age of 50 may actually be displaying an early symptom of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is currently one of the deadliest types of cancer with an average five-year survival rate of 8 percent.
The cancer death rate throughout North Carolina and the rest of the nation has been falling for the past few decades. According to some medical experts, however, many patients continue to be overtreated for the disease.
People in North Carolina might be interested in learning about a Georgia doctor who is being sued by seven women for medical malpractice. The doctor, a dermatologist, posted several videos of herself dancing and singing while standing over her patients when they were sedated.