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Are Japan's Emergency Rooms in Trouble?

In the late evening of Jan. 20, an elderly man bicycling in Itami, a town outside Osaka, Japan, collided with a motorcyclist. After receiving first aid from the...

Are Microchip Tags Safe?

You may not know what RFID stands for, but you're probably using the technology on a daily basis. RFID (that is, radio frequency identification) is in passports,...

Minding the Emergency Rooms of Iraq

Dr. Ali Shuwetij cannot remember the last night no patients arrived in the emergency room of his small hospital in eastern Baghdad. Just two years ago, when the...

Another Breakdown in New Orleans

For decades, everybody in New Orleans knew the drill, from police and emergency medical responders to the patients who managed to get there on their own. In a...

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