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WTF is Wrong With Medicine? | Tedx

Is medicine killing you? Lissa Rankin, MD at TEDxFargo

Third leading Preventable cause of DEATH is Medical Error
“Stress is feeling disconnected from source.”
“Medicine is being unapologetically you.” 47 more words

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Keeping Patients Safe: What you and your baby are up against

The Journal of Patient Safety (2013) says that each year between 210,000 and 440,000 patients who go to the hospital for care suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death. 221 more words

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Get Well Wednesday: Dr. Albert Wu Says Vigilant Parents Make A Difference in Children's Health

Dr. Albert Wu is an internist at John Hopkins University who is well versed on positive health care outcomes. He received his medical degree from Cornell University and his Master’s In Public Health from Columbia University. 587 more words

Health & Wellness

Writing Safer Prescriptions

This week, I’ll be spending a few hours with second year medical students. As part of the Advanced Family Practice curriculum, family doctors take time from their own practices to meet with small groups of medical students to discuss topics including the management of diabetes, headaches and congestive heart failure. 522 more words

Patient-doctor Relationship

NURSES’ CARING BUG? | Charge Nurse Series

After dinner, with outside temperature hovering at -13 degrees (blame it on the Polar Vortex?) and howling snow projected by the excited weathermen at 13 to 15 inches by daybreak, the family was enjoying a TCM classic movie about Thomas Edison. 1,224 more words



There are a lot of debates on the number of people dying every year due to preventable fatal errors in hospitals. The numbers vary from 98,000 based on the analysis by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) called… 741 more words


Class I Recall Alert: Oxygen Resuscitation System for Newborns, GE Healthcare Resuscitation Systems: Class I Recall - Oxygen and Air Inlet Fittings Reversed During Assembly

The FDA just announced a Class I Recall for GE Healthcare Resuscitation Systems typically used for newborns.  The oxygen and air wall inlet fittings on the back panel of the resuscitation systems were reversed during assembly, causing interference with oxygen delivery.  58 more words

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