Can Video Games Hone ER Docs’ Skills?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Emergency room doctors must think fast — and video games might help boost their decision-making, new research suggests. A study led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found an adventure video game improved ER doctors’ ability to assess the level of care needed by trauma patients.…

Friday Is the Deadline for Obamacare 2018

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — This coming Friday marks the end of the shortened sign-up period for most Americans to buy health insurance through the federal Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) marketplace. Dec. 15 is the last enrollment day for people living in 39 states served by the HealthCare.gov website. At the site, people…

Dinosaurs Dealt With Pesky Ticks, Too

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Dinosaurs probably didn’t do “tick checks,” but even they had to put up with the blood-sucking critters, a piece of fossilized amber reveals. Researchers say they’ve found a 100-million-year-old piece of Burmese amber that contained an extinct type of tick grasping a dinosaur feather. It’s the first direct…