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2011-02-25 06:25:00

A new survey, published in the Archives of Surgery, finds that 6 out of 10 surgical residents work more hours than safety regulations allow. The results found that more than a third of 144 new doctors did not take long enough breaks between their shifts. And one in five worked more than 90 hours per week. Doctors who are completing their training -- known as residents -- should limit their workload to 80 hours per week or less, take a 10-hour break between shifts, and take a day off once a...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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