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Violence Against Healthcare Workers Shouldn’t be “Part of the Job”

In November of 2014, on an otherwise ordinary day at St. John’s hospital in Maplewood, MI, 68-year-old Charles Logan wrested a bar from his hospital bed and attacked several nurses. Surveillance video shows Logan’s rampage through the nurse’s station, as panicked workers flee and try to help one another escape, but Logan manages to strike four of …

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Controversial New Study Finds Medical Error as Third Leading Cause of Death

We’ve all heard the horror stories — a surgeon accidentally amputates the wrong leg, or open-heart surgery is performed on the wrong patient — and while these are the ones that grab the headlines, medical errors are a far more common occurrence than many believe. A controversial new study published in BMJ by researchers at Johns Hopkins …

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