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Yelp is a very popular source of recommendations for food, activity, physicians and now the people weigh in on Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centers. Patients have different expectations for these facilities and it influences their "satisfaction."
One of our core missions is to spread the good news about science as far and wide as possible. Obviously, we do plenty of that on the ACSH website, but we also regularly appear in various media outlets across the country. Here's where we appeared recently.
Did you know all falls are not alike, and why that is the case? Or why every rib fracture is not the same? Here are a few factors that influence prognosis.
It's ironic that a great science fiction story could be responsible for some of the science fiction passed off as health and science news today. The effect of that radio broadcast on our citizenry continues to be felt today.
In New Zealand, the Chief Censor adjusted the movie's rating due to "triggering" content. Is this a reasonable health-based decision to protect moviegoers?
As your mother probably told you, "It's better to give than to receive." While we know it to be true for surgery, a new study suggests it's true for advice, as well. Can it help explain the value to support groups?
Only about 37% of American adults bothered to get a flu shot this past flu season. That's actually a decrease from the previous season, when about 43% got one. Partially as a result, 80,000 Americans died from the flu. On the flip side, we did buy more organic food than ever before.
In an ill-advised Twitter ad, the candidate offers a teachable moment on the importance of not driving while distracted.
The FDA and 23andMe announced a newly approved report on consumer's individual ability to metabolize commonly used medications. What a treat! But the trick was that it has, at this point, no clinical value.
A new study finds that more than 15 percent of blood donations often don't make it to shooting victims or other hospital patients at a later time, and must be poured out. In addition, when local officials announce a well-meaning call for donations after such a tragedy, many times it's unnecessary. But we have a suggestion that can address these issues.
Could it be that where we go to medical school makes us better, or worse, physicians? Or rather, is the old joke true? "Q: What do you call the student graduating at the bottom of their medical school class? A: Doctor."
Loss of bone density can be a significant issue for adults later in life. A new study found that those who regularly played sports as children and teens had stronger bones as an adult, as compared to those who gave up sports or never played them to begin with.