The unintended consequences of keeping hospital patients in bed

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The unintended consequences of keeping hospital patients in bed

Dorothy Twigg was living on her own, cooking and walking without help until a dizzy spell landed her in the emergency room. She spent three days confined to a hospital bed, allowed to get up only to use a bedside commode. Twigg, who was in her 80s, was livid about being stuck in a bed with side rails and a motion sensor alarm, according to her cousin and caretaker, Melissa Rowley. “They’re not letting me get up out of bed,” Twigg protested in phone calls, Rowley recalled. In just a few days at the Ohio hospital, where she had no occupational or physical therapy, Twigg grew so weak that it took three months of rehab to regain the ability to walk and take care of herself, Rowley said. Twigg repeated the same pattern — three days in bed in a hospital, three months of rehab — at least five times […]

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Mitsubishi Mi-Tech concept has a turbine engine and no doors

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Mitsubishi Mi-Tech concept has a turbine engine and no doors

For this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, Mitsubishi went all out with the Mi-Tech concept. It’s a tough-looking open off-roader with a wild hybrid powertrain. It’s glorious, which makes it all the more sad it will likely never see the light of day. From the outside, the Mi-Tech impresses with blocky lines and fat fender flares. But its star feature is the fact that it has no roof and no doors. The only thing that comes close is the pair of cowls behind the seats. The inside has a spare design with a body-color dash and cutouts for vents. It does have modern cues such as the piano-key buttons and fullscreen heads-up display. Under the skin, it’s powered by four motors, each controlling an individual wheel. This allows it to adjust power precisely in off-road settings. It’s a plug-in hybrid, and when the battery runs down, electricity is produced by a […]

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Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS Concept Drive | Interior, technology, electric

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Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS Concept Drive | Interior, technology, electric

There is something eerie about driving concept cars. It’s not that they’re priceless one-offs, painstakingly created by a host of craftspeople. And it’s not that they’re champingly bridled, powered by a full battery array, yet only able to be driven at 5 mph for safety’s sake. And it’s not that it’s illegal to drive them on public roads, especially in Japan, so you’re forced to conduct yourself in an abandoned-looking bay-front industrial parking lot. It’s creepy because moving around in a vehicle that is, at heart, nothing but a fantasy, lends credence to the underlying delusion, makes such a car seem possible, real. Driving a concept car backfills the uncanny valley. This is especially true if the concept in question is a Mercedes-EQ sedan, an elegantly ovoid, full-size, battery-powered, ultra-luxury four-door. Mercedes has not made any secret of the fact that it plans to grow its all-electric EQ sub-brand to […]

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Why electronic medical records should be standardized

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Why electronic medical records should be standardized

How can we possibly get to standardization in medicine? And is that a good thing? Standardized checklists save lives; rigid procedures for sterilization of equipment saves lives; universal compliance with recommended beneficial treatments saves lives. And while it’s sometimes a wonderful thing to let a surgeon solve a problem creatively or to allow a patient visit to go overtime in order to let the full story come out, for many other things, standardization is worth achieving. As our massive institution moves towards a unified electronic medical record (EMR), there has been a well-meaning effort to standardize how we do things across every part, in every clinical setting. As you can imagine, this raises a lot of issues, creates a lot of resistance among those being asked to change their behaviors and how they interact with the EMR, and often an enormous amount of frustration. It is clear that as multiple […]

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Subaru WRX STI S209 financing rates announced

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Subaru WRX STI S209 financing rates announced

Subaru’s American division has come a long way since it peddled the tiny 360 during the late 1960s. The limited-edition, $65,000 WRX STI S209 unveiled during the 2019 Detroit Auto Show is its most expensive car yet, so the company is taking steps to make it a little bit more accessible. The Japanese firm sent its American dealers a bulletin announcing the S209 is eligible for 3.49% APR for up to 63 months, according to CarsDirect. The publication noted that rate amounts to monthly payments of $1,131 over 63 months, which adds up to $71,231. Buyers are still forking over more than $6,000 to the bank, but they’re saving about $4,700 compared to a 6% loan. That’s a substantial amount of money to drop on a WRX STI; it’s priced in Audi TT RS territory. For the money, enthusiasts get one of the rarest street-legal cars Subaru has ever produced. […]

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How to Retire: A Guide for Real Estate Appraisers

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How to Retire: A Guide for Real Estate Appraisers

At what age will you be able to retire? Could you retire right now? Should you? How can you know? If you are an independent appraiser, these can be particularly hard questions to answer, since you may be mostly or entirely responsible for setting up your retirement plan. Here are some insightful tips on how to retire, geared specifically toward real estate appraisers. Calculate how much you’ll have to retire on You will be able to claim your full Social Security benefits between ages 65 and 67, depending on your birth year, but they will not amount to a lot. As of the beginning of this year, the average monthly SS benefit was $1,460; the maximum monthly payout for someone retiring in 2019 is $2,860. To figure out how much money you will have to retire on, combine that with your investment income and retirement savings accounts. (You might expect […]

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This CO2 bike tire inflator can get you riding in seconds

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This CO2 bike tire inflator can get you riding in seconds

Transcript: Inflate your flat bike tire in seconds. The CO2 Inflator is a compact tool that can help you out in a pinch. It uses CO2 cartridges to fully inflate a flat tire in just seconds. The aluminium alloy valve takes a 16-gram thread CO2 cartridge. CO2 gas will dissipate from rubber over time so this tool is best used as an emergency solution. Deflate the CO2 from your tires then re-inflate with air when possible. The quick and easy CO2 Inflator is currently $19.98.  You can check it out right here. Autoblog is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. These deals are available through our affiliate partnership with Amazon.com. Deals are subject to Amazon’s schedule and availability. Source link

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4 significant misconceptions about universal health care systems

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4 significant misconceptions about universal health care systems

Recent polls show a majority of Americans support Medicare for all, but few seem to realize that no other system in the world operates like the current single-payer proposals in Congress.  I addressed the concept of single-payer health care, with Cuba’s system as an example.  Today I’m writing more about the ideas being discussed now in our country and how those compare to other nations that provide some type of universal care. There are four significant misconceptions about universal health care systems that should be addressed: 1. Most universal health care systems are not highly centralized2. Most universal coverage systems offer narrow benefit packages and incorporate cost-sharing for patients,3. Private health insurance plays a major role in most developed countries with universal coverage, and4. Countries with universal coverage have strict immigration policies to control health care expenditures. Bearing these differences in mind, the Commonwealth Fund recently compared universal health care systems […]

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Georgia driver survives when logs from truck skewer SUV front to back

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Georgia driver survives when logs from truck skewer SUV front to back

COHUTTA, Ga. — Authorities say a motorist survived after several large logs from a logging truck pierced the car’s windshield and rammed all the way through the rear hatch. The Whitfield County Fire Department says firefighters pulled the driver from the Nissan XTerra on Friday in the Cohutta area in northwest Georgia. The fire department posted photos of the wreckage on its Facebook page. WTVC-TV reports that the driver sustained only minor injuries. Cohutta is about 100 miles northwest of Atlanta, near the Georgia-Tennessee line.   Source link

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This Isn’t Your Average Woodland Cottage

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This Isn’t Your Average Woodland Cottage

Constructing these homes is like kneading dough. “We spend so much of our lives in boxes,” says Alexis Borsboom, owner of this cottage nestled among the trees on Mayne Island, BC. The unique shape is just one reason she and her husband moved in. The rest of the story lies inside its walls — and begins with the walls themselves. That’s because they’re made from cob: a combination of clay, sand and straw that’s mixed with water and then sculpted by hand. The couple fell in love after meeting in a cob-building workshop; later, they purchased the home and built a life constructing cob structures together. With soft edges throughout and a wooden staircase, the interior of their home seems like something out of a dream — but subtle nods to 70s decor make it feel familiar. Cob is a little like adobe. But unlike adobe, which is formed into […]

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