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Safer Shooting and Brain Training

 

While an “itchy trigger finger” is thought to be the cause of unjustified shootings, scientists say that the problem may indicate an “itchy brain” instead.

The finding, by researchers from Duke University, was published in the journal Psychological Science.

Taking a Vacation with Your Hearing Aids

By Dr. Leanne Powers

Healthcare Workers Not Removing Protective Garments Correctly

Fewer than one in six (4/30) healthcare workers (HCW) followed all CDC recommendations for the removal of personal protective equipment (PPE) after patient care, according to a report published in July 2015 in American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

Lower Risk Treatment for Blood Clots

Potentially fatal blood clots account for thousands of emergency room visits each year and often those patients are admitted to the hospital, treated with an injectable anticoagulant and monitored for a few days. In companion studies published in July 2015 in Academic Emergency Medicine, an alternative approach was found to be more effective, less costly and allowed patients to go home the same day.

Solve the Medical Riddle: She Kept Losing Her Balance and She Had Memory Lapses, Fourth Week

By Marie Savard MD

Editor’s note: Welcome to our ThirdAge feature that gives you a chance to play medical sleuth as we share the details of what happened when a patient presented with a problem that stumped the physician at first.

The first week of this riddle, the patient reported her symptoms to her PCP. The doctor gave her a complete examination using the components of the classic S-O-A-P notes, which are as follows:

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