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JOAN RIVERS' DEATH: SOMEONE SCREWED-UP, SAYS INSIDER

Late Joan Rivers’ throat procedure which led to her death on September 4 this year was already completed before her brain started losing oxygen and there were no underlying causes to explain the star’s death, a source close to the investigation has told TMZ. 195 more words

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Of Oxymorons, Glass Cockpits, and EMRs...

Five years ago, I was surprised by the elegance of a surgical resident’s comment about electronic medical records (EMRs).  “Turn off the sound with every activity in this hospital but the computer mouse,” he said, “and you will be deafened by the solitary sound of mouse clicks.” 2,074 more words

The binomial distribution and the virus

An interesting article in Forbes on human error in a very unforgiving environment, i.e. treating ebola patients, and an excellent use of basic statistics to prove that cumulative risk tends to do just that, accumulate. 131 more words