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Texting During Surgery?! The Risks of ‘Distracted Doctoring’

Posted on 12/15/2011 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthTo help prevent medical errors and give doctors and nurses speedy access to patient records, doctors’ offices and hospitals are using more portable computers and smartphones. It’s a good idea, with many benefits, but there’s also been an unexpected downside, reports the New York Times: A state of “distracted doctoring,” in which surgeons have made personal calls during an operation, a nurse has used her phone to check airfares during surgery, and half of technicians running heart bypass machines have …

Texting While Mowing? No Wonder Injuries Are Up

Posted on 07/11/2011 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthYes, we know that mowing the lawn can be boring and sweaty and slow. But really, drinking beer while you mow? Talking on the phone? Texting?? People, those mowers can be dangerous! A new poll by Consumer Reports unveiled some of our most dangerous mowing habits —  just in time for a frightening tally of how many Americans suffer lawn mower-related injuries each year, a large percentage of them to older adults. More than 250,000 Americans are treated for lawn mower …