Text message surgery saves teenager’s life

From CNN.com:

A British surgeon amputated the arm of a wounded teenager in Congo, Africa, with help from instructions sent to him by text message.

David Nott texted his surgical colleague Meirion Thomas, who is one of only a handful of UK surgeons familiar with the difficult procedure of removing the collar bone and shoulder blade.

Annual ranking finds no improvement in U.S. health

From Modern Healthcare:

The health of Americans has failed to improve for the fourth consecutive year, according to an annual ranking from the United Health Foundation. First published in 1990, America’s Health Rankings analyzes 22 different health measures, which include health determinants and health outcomes. This year’s ranking included the metrics of air pollution and geographic disparity.