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Through Tic Tac 'Prescriptions,' Students Gain Patient Insight

Just a few months before they start clinical rotations, second year students at the UC College of Medicine got a glimpse into ...

New Study Finds 2.5 Million Basketball Injuries to High School Athletes in Six Seasons

Study calls for more access to on-site athletic trainers to properly assess injuries ...

Serious violence in England and Wales drops 12% in 2013

Numbers of people injured in serious violence dropped by 12% in 2013 compared to 2012, according to an England and Wales study by Cardiff University. ... Full story

Computer screening could help patients and healthcare

A trial of a new patient care model, which uses over-the-phone consultations and computers to help better understand the needs of the patient, has begun this week, led by researchers at the University of Adelaide. ... Full story

Remote Surveillance May Increase Chance of Survival for ‘Uncontacted’ Tribes, MU Study Finds

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Lowland South America, including the Amazon Basin, harbors most of the last indigenous societies that have limited contact with the outside world. Studying these tribes, located deep within Amazonian rainforests, gives scientists a glimpse at what tribal cultures may have been like before the arrival of Europeans. ... Full story

American Indian and Alaska Native death rates nearly 50 percent greater than those of non-Hispanic whites

A patient gets more information about a colonoscopy from his provider at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Photo is courtesy of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium ... Full story

Provision for mental capacity in Assisted Dying Bill 'not robust enough'

New research suggests that the Assisted Dying Bill for England and Wales, due for a second reading in May 2014, is not robust enough in its definition of mental capacity, and therefore may not sufficiently protect patients. ... Full story

New study finds outpatient diagnostic errors affect 1 in 20 U.S. adults

Diagnostic errors—missed opportunities to make a timely or correct diagnosis based on available evidence—occur in about 5 percent of adults in the United States, according to a new study led by a researcher at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston. The study, published in the April 21 issue of BMJ Quality & Safety and partially funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Department of Veterans Affairs, estimates that approximately 12 million adults in the U.S. could experience an outpatient diagnostic error each year. ... Full story

Long-Term Effects of Battle-Related “Blast Plus Impact”

Concussive Traumatic Brain Injury in U.S. Military ... Full story

Pinpointing Utah highway hotspots on the road to zero fatalities

Fatalities down 41 percent since 2000; BYU aiming to lower that even more ... Full story

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