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Month: July 2012

Nurses burnout, make medical mistakes

Hospitals have a duty to protect their patients' best interest and health, but they often do so with a cost. With strains on the healthcare system, many New York hospitals have been cutting costs by reducing their nursing staff. Now studies show that overworked and...

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Distracted pedestrians walk into dangers and injury

With our increasing dependence on cellphones and mobile technology, more pedestrians are dangerously walking into hazards. According to government officials and safety experts, distracted walking is becoming a growing problem and a hazard, especially in high-traffic...

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Improvements in robotic legs for spinal cord injury victims

Spinal cord injury victims often endure months and years of rehabilitation. In the most severe cases, patients suffer from permanent disability and paralysis. Scientific breakthroughs in robotic legs are bringing hope to spinal cord injury patients who have suffered...

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High-risk of medication errors for heart patients

Patients being treated for a heart condition may be given multiple prescriptions with complicated instructions. A recent study found that half of all heart patients made at least one medication-related mistake after they left the hospital. According to research, even...

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50 Cent injured in car crash on Long Island Expressway

Curtis Jackson, better known as 50 Cent, was injured in a car crash with a Mack truck on New York's Long Island Expressway last Monday. A Mack truck rear-ended the bullet proof SUV. The impact was so severe that it almost caused the SUV to flip over. The driver of the...

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