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Overuse of the emergency room, unnecessary hospital readmissions and poor compliance with disease screenings are stubborn problems for the nation's health care system and big contributors to rising medical spending.
Three hospitals in Western Pennsylvania have found a way to blunt these problems by connecting patients with people in their communities. Known as navigators, they help patients schedule doctor appointments, find transportation, pick up medications
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Emergency Braking Technologies Automatically Apply Brakes in Order to Prevent Car Accidents
The Transportation Department wants to help you cut down on fender benders.
The agency's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration this week said it will add two emergency-braking technologies to its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), which rates vehicles on a five-point scale of safety.
Specifically, NHTSA wants to add crash-imminent braking (CIB)
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Coating the mouth with BPA-containing food, like soup, does not lead to higher than expected levels of BPA in blood, a new study in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology shows. The study authors conclude that oral exposure does not create a risk for high exposures.
BPA, also known as bisphenol A, is used to make some plastics and to seal canned food containers against bacterial contamination. Food,