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Reducing medical errors in surgery by eliminating inexact language

If you’re mowing the lawn and your spouse asks you to “cut it a little shorter,” any discrepancy resulting from your different interpretations of “little” is harmless. In an operating room, however, it can mean the difference, if not between life and death, then between successful healing and injurious failure. That’s why a multidisciplinary team […]

Pet Care

Helping a Pet Owner in Miami, One Cat at a Time

Like many of his animal-loving neighbors in Liberty City, Miami, Anthony “Tony” D. watched eagerly as the ASPCA Community Veterinary Center (CVC) was being constructed. “I’ve lived in the Liberty City area for a number of years and watched the Center go up,” says Tony. “I looked forward to its opening.”  Recommended: Study shows positive […]

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Merkel says jabs in Germany will remain voluntary

Germany is not planning to follow France and other countries in introducing compulsory COVID-19 vaccinations for parts of the population, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday. “We do not intend to go down this road,” Merkel said in Berlin after visiting the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) public health agency. “We are at the beginning of the […]

Pet Care

Where’s Wally? In a New Home!

Cat and Justin were looking to expand their family by four paws but were having trouble finding the right canine to fit their family. After months of looking for a mellow, older companion for their five-year-old Labrador-mix, Finn, they remained optimistic and hoped that the right dog would eventually cross their path. One fateful day […]

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Drop seen in physician work hours during COVID-19 pandemic

Physicians’ working hours and full-time status declined significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online June 23 in JAMA Network Open. Xiaochu Hu, Ph.D., and Michael J. Dill, both from the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, D.C., analyzed the Current Population Survey basic monthly data from January 2019 to December […]

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Subconscious changes in movement may predict Alzheimers disease

As people go about their daily activities, complex fluctuations in their movement occur without conscious thought. These fluctuations—known as fractal motor activity regulation (FMAR)—and their changes are not readily detectable to the naked eye, but FMAR patterns can be recorded using a wristwatch-like device known as an actigraph. A new study, led by investigators at […]