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Medical Notes: Increased Pedestrian Fatalities, How Law Enforcement Contributes To Overdose Deaths, and the Dangers of Gas Stoves
Are crosswalks as safe as you think? The war on drugs may be making things worse. Should your stove be gas or electric?
Experts explain how this technology is helping police track down the guilty – and why your genetic privacy is still safe.
Dr. Marilyn Wooley helps first responders work through their trauma – proving that a PTSD diagnosis is not the end of their careers.
Studies show that law enforcement is the most sleep deprived of all professions, with potentially damaging and even fatal consequences for decision-making and reaction time, as well as long-term health damage. Experts discuss the unique challenges in having a poorly rested police force and in fixing it.
Up to 15% of calls to 911 involve people having a mental health breakdown, yet many call centers, especially in rural areas, have no one with any training on what to do or who to dispatch in those cases.
Many people in prison have a mental illness that keeps them from following the rules of society. Prison, its rules, and often its punitive intent may be the worst place for them, especially since treatment is often lacking there. A noted prison psychiatrist and behavioral scientist discusses this, and alternatives that may produce less recidivism when these …
Many patients arrive in the emergency room as a result of violence or car crashes—events in which police have an investigative interest. Sometimes, police needs clash with trauma care, and priorities are hashed out case by case. Experts discuss which priorities come first and when, and the procedures needed to smooth out sometimes contentious interaction.
Two experts discuss the changing theory of how to survive an active shooter incident through what’s called “run, hide, and fight."
Experts and a former inmate running a new program for moms in prison discuss barriers and ways to overcome them.
With thousands of people demonstrating in the streets after the death of George Floyd, health experts are concerned that the crowds, shouting, and lack of masks may contribute to a spike in Covid-19 cases.
With recreational marijuana use legal in eight states there are more drivers on the road who are potentially under the influence of marijuana but police have no way to measure it.