Safety Concerns Arise Amidst the Booming E-Bike Industry

The popularity of e-bikes has surged in recent years, offering a convenient and eco-friendly mode of transportation. However, this rapid growth has raised concerns about their safety, particularly for teenagers. As e-bikes become more prevalent on the roads, accidents involving young riders are on the rise. The lack of appropriate regulations and speed restrictions for […]

Doctors Created a Primary Care Clinic as Their Former Hospital Struggled

GALLUP, N.M. — About a year ago, Valory Wangler, a family medicine doctor, invited a handful of former co-workers to her backyard. During the early months of the covid-19 outbreak, Wangler and her colleagues had worked at a hospital in this former railroad hub of about 21,000 residents just a few miles from the Navajo […]

Study shows Hmong Americans Experience Strokes at Younger Ages

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association sheds light on the striking disparities in stroke incidence and characteristics between Hmong American adults and their white counterparts. The research, conducted by Dr. Haitham Hussein and his team at the University of Minnesota, highlights the urgent need for tailored healthcare outreach and […]

AI Might Put Humanity in Danger?

AI Foundation executives in the United States warn against installing kill switches in machine systems, claiming that doing so could enhance the likelihood of a superintelligence hostile to human civilization. A recent Yale CEO Summit poll found that 42% of CEOs thought AI would wipe out humanity within the next five to 10 years. Fox […]

AI May Be on Its Way to Your Doctor’s Office, But It’s Not Ready to See Patients

What use could health care have for someone who makes things up, can’t keep a secret, doesn’t really know anything, and, when speaking, simply fills in the next word based on what’s come before? Lots, if that individual is the newest form of artificial intelligence, according to some of the biggest companies out there. Companies […]

California Debates Extending PTSD Coverage to More First Responders

If you or someone you know may be experiencing a mental health crisis, contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing “988” or the Crisis Text Line by texting “HOME” to 741741. A paramedic for about 30 years, Susan Farren knew all was not well with first responders: Eight of her colleagues had died […]

On the Night Shift With a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

MISSOULA, Mont. — Jacqueline Towarnicki got a text as she finished her day shift at a local clinic. She had a new case, a patient covered in bruises who couldn’t remember how the injuries got there. Towarnicki’s breath caught a familiar feeling after four years of working night shifts as a sexual assault nurse examiner […]

Sloth Fur Yields Potential Antibiotic Compounds for Human Medicine

Antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” have emerged as a significant global health issue. On the other hand, a discovery by researchers at the University of Costa Rica gives us reason to be optimistic about our ability to tackle these deadly diseases. Antibiotic-producing bacteria have been discovered in the fur of Costa Rican sloths, which could lead to the […]