Our mental wiring makes it difficult to own up to our mistakes, but there are ways to make it a little easier—and research suggests we can all stand to benefit from acknowledging our errors, Kristin Wong writes for the New York Times' "Smarter Living."
Inspired by notes new interns wrote to their future selves, physician Suzanne Koven wrote an open letter to young doctors everywhere, filled with the advice she wished she'd received as an intern—and as a woman entering the field of medicine.
Jack Gilbert, a microbial ecologist who led the study, says the findings show that patients who are diagnosed with hospital-acquired infections most likely "already had those bacteria when they were admitted."
When does a reliance on your smartphone become a dependency? Here are five questions experts say you can ask yourself to determine whether your phone usage is a problem—and three simple steps you can take to change your behavior for the better.
To help older patients with chronic conditions transition from hospital to home, Aurora West Allis Medical Center launched an innovative program with the West Allis Fire Department that not only cut readmission rates, but curbed overall hospitalizations and boosted patient satisfaction.