Imperial Valley News Center
Rochester, Minnesota - Andrew Harrison could have been a musician or a physicist or a biologist. But he fell for medicine and clinical informatics: using systems to organize data to improve care for patients. “I love it,” he says. And patients will too. Because although he followed an unconventional route in his training, Harrison is a prototype for medical students trained to heal both patients and the health care system.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about the risks of Halloween costume contacts.
Seen by some as the finishing touch to a ghoulish getup, the FDA says the poorly fitted contacts could be the beginning of serious eye problems.
Scottsdale, Arizona - If you're having chemotherapy treatment, should you get a flu shot? I was recently asked this, and the answer's yes. It's important for cancer survivors to prepare for the flu season.
Rochester, Minnesota - More than a half million kids play hockey in the U.S., and there’s an ongoing effort to keep them from getting hurt. The national governing body for the sport, USA Hockey, places a priority on educating players, coaches and parents on how to enjoy the sport safely.
Rochester, Minnesota - Most nosebleeds aren't serious and will stop on their own or by following self-care steps.
Scottsdale, Arizona - More than half of Halloween injuries involve pumpkin carving, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Each year, thousands of people end up in emergency departments with cuts, lacerations and puncture wounds suffered during pumpkin-carving activities.