Doctor Seeks To Learn Lessons From San Bernardino Shooting
Dr. Michael Neeki has been studying the timeline of a terrorist attack that killed 14 people and left 22 wounded, and wonders if more lives could have been saved. In other public health news, new findings linking health care conditions to diabetes could help doctors better determine what patients get screened.
The Los Angeles Times:
After San Bernardino Shooting, One Doctor Seeks Ways To Turn The 'Golden Hour' Of Treatment Into Minutes
The mass shooting by Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, at the Inland Regional Center caused Neeki to reflect, sometimes with frustration, on whether more lives could have been saved. Since the Dec. 2 attack, much thought has gone into what could have been done better. San Bernardino police were widely commended for their quick response. But even the department's chief, Jarrod Burguan, said not everything went smoothly. (Parvini, 2/16)
New Research Finds Surprising Type 2 Diabetes Links
UCLA researchers mined patients' electronic health records to uncover some surprising risk factors for Type 2 diabetes. First, the good news: being prone to migraines reduces your risk for diabetes by the same amount as being 29 years younger. But having a history of viral infections and chlamydia increases your risk for diabetes by almost as much as having a high body mass index. (Plevin, 2/16)