Tag Archives: Safety

Keep using sunscreen while FDA updates recommendations on safety of sunscreen ingredients

Media coverage of a recent study has left many people concerned about the safety of sunscreen. But while further testing appears to be warranted, we know for certain that sunscreen protects against skin cancer. Let’s take a closer look at the JAMA study, evolving FDA recommendations on sunscreen ingredients, and how you and your family… Read More »

Key Changes for Car Seat Safety

Car seat guidelines have changed, and they’ll keep your child safer, longer. Ben Hoffman, MD, lead author of the new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) statement on car seat safety, explains what’s changed and why. Shifting Focus Away From Age The AAP’s 2011 policy on car seat safety mentions 2 years old as a minimum… Read More »

EHR shortcomings harm care coordination, risk patient safety, study finds

Dive Brief: Shortcomings in EHR design and functionality, workarounds and care team communication issues are putting patient care and safety at risk, according to a new PLOS One report. Rather than improve communications within care teams, EHRs often have the opposite effect, especially while clinicians are in the patient’s room. The researchers observed care teams during… Read More »