Relaunching the fight against medical errors

As science invents new cures and tools to fight disease, an intractable problem continues to plague American health care: medical errors by doctors and hospitals.  The issue of medical error is hardly a new one: We have just passed the 20th anniversary of the release of “To Err is Human,” a landmark government report that exposed the shocking toll of medical error in the United States. It sparked widespread media attention, public hearings and action by the Clinton administration….

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend | Football

1) A tough debut for Fernandes at Watford? Gedson Fernandes started only three league games in 2019 – and was substituted at half-time in one of those – and though he is richly talented there is no guarantee he will enjoy more success at Spurs than his largely underwhelming compatriots Ricardo Rocha, Pedro Mendes (he of the disallowed goal from the halfway line at Old Trafford), Helder Postiga and José Dominguez, the entertaining if only occasionally effective winger who…

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Saranac Waterfront Lodge could finish this year | News, Sports, Jobs

Saranac Riverfront Lodge is seen on Tuesday SARANAC LAKE — After more than six-and-a-half years of planning and development under multiple owners and names, the Saranac Waterfront Lodge could be a finished product within the year. The hotel — formerly the Saranac Lake Waterfront Resort, and the Lake Flower Resort & Spa before that — will have 93 queen- and king-sized rooms, a 120-seat lakeside pub with dedicated restaurant docking, a 24-seat upscale restaurant, a…

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2019: Prairie Grove In Review

EDITOR’S NOTE: Lots of news happened in Lincoln, Farmington and Prairie Grove in 2019. The Enterprise-Leader is highlighting some of the top stories from each community over a three-week period. New Businesses The following businesses opened in 2019: Coyles Restaurant, Primary Health Clinic, Cutting Up Quilt Shop, Sweetwater Creek Antique Shop, Honed In Knife Sharpening, Dr. Alan Clark dentist office. Holmes Named School Superintendent Prairie Grove School Board decided in January to remove the word “interim” from Reba Holmes’…

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Meet the Ibiza Weekender 2020 reps

Ibiza Weekender is back for its 2020 series with David ‘El Jefe’ Potts at the helm and regular rep Jordan Davies by his side. The ITV series has faced various changes over the years and is completely different to how it initially launched in 2013 as the Magaluf Weekender. Imagine actually going on holiday to Magaluf now! The revamped format packs not only more drama, snogging and drunken nights out but a revolving door of reps. Ibiza Weekender used…

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Ditch the Booze and Book a Cruise

For many people, the New Year means a commitment to give up drinking for a while. It also heralds the start of Wave season offers where people can bag a great-value cruise. Taking part in Dry January — or abstaining for even longer — means money saved from giving up alcohol can be put to a cruise excursion, spa treatment or even a once-in-a-lifetime voyage. Foreign exchange company Caxtons FX worked out that a couple drinking eight pints of…

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Body transformation: from ‘dad bod to rad bod’ in just seven weeks | L…

Sarah Lindsay recites numbers as she pinches my folds. She does this under her breath, the way a dentist uses that odd numerical language to gossip about your molars right in front of you. “Chin 11.8, Mid aux 22, Supra 45.” I shudder from the touch of cold callipers on my skin as this last measurement is taken from my suprailiac area. Closer acquaintances would, I suppose, call them my love handles, but Sarah is good enough to keep…

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Need a New Year’s exercise resolution? Here’s what the latest science …

If you’re looking to get back on the fitness wagon after a holiday season of overindulgence, consider making this year’s goal to exercise for optimal health, rather than weight loss. But what does that actually look like? ABC News spoke with cardiologists, physicians, sports medicine experts and researchers to try to pin down an exercise formula for boosting your health in 2020 and beyond. Even the tiniest bit of exercise is health protective With the caveat that optimal physical…

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Memphis high school launches program to fight youth obesity

CLOSE Buy Photo Jakavian Burks, 15, runs through an agility obstacle Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the launch of a healthy living campaign at Craigmont High School in Memphis. (Photo: Max Gersh / The Commercial Appeal) A new pilot program starts this month with the goal of helping youth in Memphis and Shelby County lead healthier lives. The Craigmont High School Healthy Habits Program is a new curriculum designed to educate ninth-graders participating in the school’s Lifetime Wellness classes about…

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When Hiking a Long-Distance Trail is the Road to Recovery

While serving in Iraq in the early 2000s, Will Robinson was rummaging through a box of books when he found an unlikely distraction: A guide to hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Raised in Louisiana, Robinson had never been interested in hiking. But after reading the book over and over, he set a goal of hiking the trail. More than a decade later, living with post-traumatic stress disorder, he’d forgotten both book and goal. “I no longer interacted with people…

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