Weekly review: Hospitals pick up the pieces after a devastating tornado

Key news from May 20 to May 24

Missed a day of the Daily Briefing? Here's a quick roundup of top stories and research highlights from last week's issues.

Boston Globe: The nine nurses who cared for the bombing suspect (May 20)
The Boston Globe told the story of the nine trauma nurses who spent "an extraordinarily draining six days" treating Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

Doctors treat unusual injuries after Oklahoma tornado (May 22)
Although trauma clinicians were ready for a stream of patients with head wounds and other tornado-related injuries in the wake of the EF-5 twister that destroyed much of Moore, Okla., they say the injury patterns were surprising, Modern Healthcare reports.

Hospital destroyed in direct hit from Oklahoma tornado (May 21)
Moore Medical Center took a direct hit from the two-mile-wide tornado that barreled through Moore, Okla., last week, forcing the evacuation of all staff and patients at the 45-bed facility.

Doctors 'print' airway splint to save baby's life (May 23)
Physicians at the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital last year saved the life of a baby boy by using a 3-D laser printer to create an airway splint out of plastic particles.

Doctors offer 'survival tools' to avoid affiliations with hospitals (May 24)
Three Texas physician associations have joined forces to develop new care models and give doctors the "survival tools" they need to maintain "clinical and financial autonomy" and avoid affiliations with hospitals.

What your coffee habits say about you (May 20)
Coffee rituals—from the morning wake-up to the afternoon pick-me-up—have become an integral part of workplace culture, and each person's coffee rituals reveal a lot about his or her personality, the New York Times' Phyllis Korkki writes.


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