Healthcare workers are about four times more likely than other workers to be attacked on the job, usually by patients or family members, and most often in the emergency department. Experts discuss how and why attacks occur and how hospitals and health care workers can do a better job preventing them.
Lisa Wolf, Director, Institute for Emergency Nursing Research, Emergency Nurses Association
Dr. Christopher Michos, Connecticut emergency medicine physician
Dr. Ronald Wyatt, Medical Director, Division of Healthcare Improvement, The Joint Commission
Egg donation can solve infertility, but it can be a minefield of emotional risks, especially if the donor and recipient are family or friends. An author/journalist who has donated twice with vastly different results discusses the technology and what to look out for when approaching egg donation.
Alicia Young, author, Two Eggs, Two Kids: An Egg Donor’s Account of Friendship, Infertility and Secrets
Young women are at relatively low risk of heart attacks, but when they have one, a much greater proportion die than among men of the same age. Surveys show young women are often unaware of their risk and are much less likely to go to the emergency room when a heart attack occurs. Experts discuss.
Dr. Judith Lichtman, Associate Professor and Chair of Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health
Dr. Holly Andersen, attending cardiologist and Director of Education and Outreach, Perelman Heart Institute, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Mega-storms such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria disrupt uncounted lives and leave psychological scars that can last for decades and recur every hurricane season. Experts who have tracked survivors of Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago explain what survivors of new storms can expect in their lives.
Dr. Howard Osofsky, Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Dr. Thomas Hauth, Medical Director, Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority