Every year in teaching hospitals at the start of July, medical students become interns, interns become residents and each successive class of residents moves up a level. These new doctors are immediately thrust into direct patient care. In July, U.S. death rates in these hospitals surge between 8 and 34 percent.
Hotel rooms have occupancy limits, as do elevators, and even taxi cabs in New York City, but few laws in the United States regulate or even monitor the number of patients that any one hospital nurse can be responsible for at a given time.
People diagnosed at 18 or older were more than four times likely to die young, compared to the general population. And, startlingly, the death rate for women with ADHD was about double that of men with the disorder.
It's possible to have a "silent" heart attack without experiencing all the obvious symptoms, such as chest pain and overwhelming anxiety. Symptoms include discomfort in the jaw, upper back or arms.
At prescription strength, proton-pump inhibitors are associated with a potential 25% increased risk of early death from any cause. This study did not examine over-the-counter proton-pump inhibitors or particular brands of prescription-strength drugs.
By the time Elvis Rosado was 25, he was addicted to opioids and serving time in jail for selling drugs to support his habit. "I was like, 'I have to kick this, I have to break this,' " he says.
Hospitals and some nursing groups want to do away with requirements that nurses be licensed in each state but opponents see risks to patient safety
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