Daily Rounds: Hands-Only CPR; Health Care Lawsuits; Nurses' Vs. Doctors' Jobs; Mass. Medical Examiner Challenged; How Not To Fight Colds

The Associated Press: Hands-only CPR saves more lives in cardiac arrests "It's the first large American study to show more adults survived cardiac arrest when a bystander gave them continuous chest presses to simulate a heartbeat, compared to traditional CPR with mouth-to-mouth breathing." (

Lawsuits over health care law heat up - "The burst of litigation has the framers of the law and the Obama administration playing defense. Many scholars, such as Charles Fried of Harvard Law School, argue that the law is on firm legal footing. But there is no quick resolution in sight, and it may take a year or two, and a trip to the U.S. Supreme Court, for all the lawsuits to get sorted out." (USA Today)

Report Says Nurses Have Bigger Jobs To Do, But Doctors Say Not So Fast : Shots - Health News Blog : NPR "Nurses will need to be better educated, says a report just issued by the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine. In 10 years, 80 percent of nurses should have bachelor's degrees. Twice as many nurses should get PhDs and all nurses should do residencies, the sort of practical training that new doctors do."(

Medical examiner’s credentials are challenged by predecessor - The Boston Globe "The state medical examiner’s office, which has been rocked by repeated controversies, now faces another embarrassing mess: One of the agency’s former top officials is accusing the current chief medical examiner of having falsified credentials." (Boston Globe)

And last but not least: This came out yesterday and is making the rounds like, well, a cold — a nice debunking of supposed immune-boosters:
Op-Ed Contributor - How Not to Fight Colds - (The New York Times)

This program aired on October 6, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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