Medical errors are No. 3 cause of U.S. deaths, researchers say
A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine says medical errors should rank as the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. — and highlights how shortcomings in tracking vital statistics may hinder research and keep the problem out of the public eye. Read more
A concussion can lead to sleep problems
People who sustain a concussion or a more severe traumatic brain injury are likely to have sleep problems that continue for at least a year and a half. Read more
Teen birth rates drop for black, Hispanic girls
The nation’s falling teen birth rate saw an even bigger drop over the past decade, with dramatic declines among Hispanic and black teens. Read more
Need exercise? Go to the mall
The CDC has put out a guide saying the mall is a perfect place for seniors to get in their steps. Read more
Grouchy, error-prone workers need more sleep
Apparently about a third of Americans are sleep-deprived, and their employers are probably paying for it, in the form of mistakes, productivity loss, accidents and increased health insurance costs. Read more

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