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Technology and Radiology Errors

Since the Institute of Medicine released the path breaking To Err is Human report more than two decades ago, much has changed in the practice of medicine.   The error rate for radiologists, however, still remains stubbornly high. Technology has made many diagnostic processes much easier, but the overall radiology error rate still hovers at around […]

Beware of Faulty Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Winter

Winter is when cases of carbon monoxide poisoning increase. That’s because this is the time of the year, when heaters and other appliances are used extensively, increasing the risks of accumulation of these toxic fumes and the threat of exposure to persons in the vicinity. Carbon monoxide is one of the deadliest gases, and can […]

The Role of Physician Mental Health in Medical Errors

The state of a physician’s mental health could very strongly influence his risk of committing medical errors. According to the results of a new study conducted by a group of psychiatrists, symptoms of depression in doctors are often not identified or treated, and this places patients at risk of injury or harm as a result […]

High-Risk Drunk Drivers Involved in Most Fatal Accidents

A disproportionate number of high-risk drunk drivers, including repeat offenders, are involved in most fatal drunk driving accidents. The Governor’s Highway Safety Association recommends an “individualized justice” approach to reduce the risk of high- risk offenders being out on Indiana streets, endangering lives. There is no denying that there has been a lot of progress […]

Watch Out for Drowsy Driving Risks This Holiday Season 

This holiday season, watch out for drowsy drivers who may be behind the wheel in a sleep-deprived state. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine in a new study estimates that as many as half of all Americans have fallen asleep behind the wheel, indicating that the drowsy driving threat is more widespread than we may […]

A Patient’s Guide to Anesthesia Safety

Going under anesthesia for medical procedures is very common. Advancements in medical and anesthetic technology have now made it fairly routine for Americans to have procedures under general or regional anesthesia. There are possible risks with anesthesia that you must know of and discuss with your anesthesiologist. An informed patent is the safest patient. There […]

Psychological Safety Could Help Minimize Medical Error

A researcher who spoke at the recent Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting discussed how a culture of “psychological safety” can help make for better and higher- performing surgical and medical teams. According to Amy Edmondson, psychological safety exists when every member of a team, right from the lowest- ranking member to the highest […]

The Autumn Driving and Crash Risks You Must Know About

Autumn can be a beautiful season to drive in with the changing colors of foliage and the pleasant weather. It can also make motorists complacent because no one really thinks of the kind of crash risks that could be lurking behind weather that is typically known more for pumpkin picking and beautiful hues than for […]

Simple Drug Could Help Limit Severity of Traumatic Brain Injury

A simple, inexpensive drug, if administered soon after a person suffers a traumatic brain injury could help limit the severity of the injury, and increase survival chances. A new study finds that the drug, tranexamic acid, if administered in the critical first hours after a brain injury could be effective in limiting the severity of […]

2018 was Deadliest Year for Bicyclists in 30 Years

More bicyclists died in traffic accidents in 2018 than any other year over the past three decades. According to new statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, bicycle accident fatalities in 2018 increased, even as there was an overall dip in the number of motor vehicle accident deaths across the country. It was […]