Category Archives: safety

Stand Up and Learn the Tradeoffs
Of Using Medical Imaging for Your Kids

Tweet My last post raised questions about the overuse of CT imaging in children, which researchers projected could prove hazardous to kids in the form of excess solid tumors at some point in the kid’s lifetime. It’s one study, but … Continue reading

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Warning Signs No. 2: Metal-on-Metal Hips,
Lung Cancer Death Rates, Ecigarette and Food Safety

Tweet It’s a new year and here’s another segment on warning signs. I am glad to see that this month, the hazards of metal-on-metal hips, covered in the first warning signs issue, are being examined. 40% Failure Rate of Johnson … Continue reading

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Lung Cancer Death Rates, Ecigarette and Food Safety

Preventing Falls in Hotel Bathtubs

Tweet I wouldn’t have considered posting this, except that I am in the WordCount Blogathon and don’t want to miss a day. I fell in a hotel bathtub in a “boutique luxury” hotel this morning, arrive late to a meeting, … Continue reading

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