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Blog Posts in July, 2010

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  • UVA, INOVA Fairfax Hospital Awarded NHTSA Grant To Study Older Drivers
    UVA, INOVA Fairfax Hospital Awarded NHTSA Grant To Study Older Drivers

    Last week, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the awarding of a $2.5 million federal grant to the University of Virginia and INOVA Fairfax Hospital. The grant ...

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  • New Study Finds That Doctors Do Not Always Report Incompetent Colleagu
    New Study Finds That Doctors Do Not Always Report Incompetent Colleagu

    The results of a study conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital were made public earlier this month. The study looked at whether doctors report other doctors who are incompetent or impaired by ...

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  • Recovering Damages for Hospital Acquired Infections
    Recovering Damages for Hospital Acquired Infections

    Hospital-acquired infections create serious problems for patients. Data indicate that approximately 100,000 people acquire preventable infections each year while in the hospital. For many patients, ...

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  • Virginia’s New Speed Limit Laws
    Virginia’s New Speed Limit Laws

    A new law went into effect in Virginia on July 1, 2010. The state law allows Virginia Transportation officials to raise speed limits from 65 mph to 70 mph on roads in Virginia. So far, the speed limit ...

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  • Promising Lead in the Possible Cure of Spinal Cord Injuries
    Promising Lead in the Possible Cure of Spinal Cord Injuries

    Late last month, the National Institutes of Health reported an exciting development in the treatment of spinal cord injuries . An NIH-funded study found that folate, a type of B vitamin, helps spinal ...

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  • White House Unveils Patients’ Bill Of Rights
    White House Unveils Patients’ Bill Of Rights

    As part of the health-care reform package, the President recently announced a Patients’ Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights will take effect later this summer. Some of the key provisions of the new ...

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