Siberia’s Spectacular Garbage Beach

It’s Memorial Day Weekend – the unofficial start of the beach season. Although no one is likely to be swimming in the icy water of Ussuri Bay in Siberia many will visit it because of “garbage” on the beach. But it’s not typical garbage....

You Think Tranq Was Bad? Meet Medetomidine.

The “iron law of prohibition” is alive and well. An animal anesthetic related to, but worse than, xylazine (Tranq) called medetomidine is starting to be detected in samples of illicit fentanyl. Just what we don’t need – another adulterant in an...

Driving with Dementia

The silver tsunami, America’s aging population continues to flood the roads. For seniors who might be truckin’ with a bit of physical or cognitive impairment, there may be a rising tide of concern about road safety. Only a handful of states bother to make...

Thinking Out Loud: Electronic Health Records

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) were once hailed as the solution to streamlining healthcare processes, but their implementation has brought forth a host of challenges. From increased work burden and clinician burnout to facilitated medical errors, the journey of EHRs...

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