These hidden costs can take the form of resources such as time and money. Most egregiously, they can infringe upon our rights. The quarantining of healthcare workers possibly exposed to Ebola was out of an abundance of caution.

This past year, more than any other, we have all become acquainted with risk, a concept that has had a significant role in my chosen career as a surgeon. What is the source of that word we so casually toss about these days?

Escalators are pretty hazardous too – the husband of a former boss of mine worked on escalators.

Let’s take a closer look at rising food prices – as always, it is complicated.

In the mediocre but strangely prescient James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies, the villain is a media mogul named Elliot Carver who tries to instigate a war between the UK and China to grow his empire.

By Dr. Matt Grawitch, Saint Louis University

As we continue to wrestle with COVID-19, the world has become even more polarized than it was during the last election cycle.

We are living in a very scary time.

Alliance for Risk Assessment (ARA) Presents: Beyond Science and Decisions: from Problem Formulation to Comprehensive Risk Assessment

Last week, I spoke at the 9th European Beer and Health Summit in Brussels,* an academic conference that discusses the latest research into the effects of moderate alcohol consumption on health.

Surgical risk is a here and now proposition; you get the outcome of your surgical management right away; the acuity of the timing makes it difficult to claim an adverse result was solely due to the disease or the patient.