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  • Ultrasound Ineffective in Fracture HealingUltrasound is ineffective for speeding fracture healing, a meta-analysis has found; guidelines sponsored by the BMJ recommend against using ultrasound for fractures.
  • Life Expectancy Nears 90 Years in Some CountriesAverage life expectancies in developed countries are predicted to increase through 2030, and female life expectancy in some countries may break the 90-year barrier, a study has shown.
  • 'Killer' Surgeon Gets Life for Maiming PatientA jury found that neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch, MD, chose to operate on an elderly woman knowing he had a track record of seriously injuring his patients.

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  • Tell Patients When Religion Will Affect a Hospital's Care?   Religious hospitals may not consent to abortion, contraception, infertility treatment, or physician-assisted dying where it is legal, and patients may not know it. Is it your job to inform them?
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