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Sit, stand or walk? The advice goes round and round

Sit, stand or walk? The advice goes round and round

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 27, 2015

Should you sit or stand at your desk? Use a standing desk or treadmill desk? Outliers gets a bit bewildered by all the advice flowing from studies and health experts on the physical benefits of getting up out of that office chair.

Skinny jeans land fashion victim in hospital

Skinny jeans land fashion victim in hospital

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 27, 2015

Anyone who's ever had to perform acrobatic contortions to squeeze into stylish skinny jeans may want to loosen up. As one woman Down Under learned the hard way, prolonged periods of “external compression” can result in unintended muscular and neurological consequences.

Mandatory fun: Argentine province requires clowns in public hospitals

Mandatory fun: Argentine province requires clowns in public hospitals

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 20, 2015

America has the individual mandate for health insurance and requires hospitals to offer emergency treatment. But Argentina's largest province, Buenos Aires, has the clown mandate: Public hospitals are now required to hire specially trained clowns to help treat child patients.

Cleveland Clinic recruits new Cavaliers fans

Cleveland Clinic recruits new Cavaliers fans

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 13, 2015

As the Cleveland Cavaliers fight to take home their first NBA championship, they have a new cohort of tiny fans cheering them on. Tiny, tiny fans.

You're going to brush your teeth with that?

You're going to brush your teeth with that?

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 13, 2015

Sharing a bathroom already has its pitfalls—and you know what they are. But a new study is flushing out more nauseating concerns lurking in those communal spaces.

Suffering in style? High-heel injuries nearly double

Suffering in style? High-heel injuries nearly double

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 06, 2015

The movie “Carol” made news last month at the Cannes Film Festival, not so much because of its content, but because of the people who weren't allowed to see it: women sans high heels.

Meet today's Six Billion Dollar Men

Meet today's Six Billion Dollar Men

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 30, 2015

Fans of cheesy 1970s TV shows will remember “The Six Million Dollar Man,” the story of Steve Austin, a critically injured astronaut who is rebuilt with bionic parts. Austin, played by Lee Majors, goes on to become a special agent who uses his superhuman abilities to help the government.

ParaDocs cover the set and more

ParaDocs cover the set and more

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 30, 2015

EMTs generally don't have a glamorous job. But some are getting a chance to rub shoulders with the beautiful people, thanks to a new business that supplies on-site medical staffing at events around the country.

Miss 'Mad Men'? Why not try Med Men?

Miss 'Mad Men'? Why not try Med Men?

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 23, 2015

The Madison Avenue adventures of Don Draper, Peggy Olson and the other denizens of Sterling Cooper & Partners faded to black this month as “Mad Men” ended its heralded seven-season run on AMC.

Bugs may hold secret to better hearing aids

Bugs may hold secret to better hearing aids

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 16, 2015

They don't really want to put a bug in your ear, just help you hear like one. Researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, say insects' sophisticated way of processing sound could help refine hearing aids.

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