Pilot Fontenot To Be Laid To Rest

Lieutenant Colonel Morris “Moose” Fontenot Jr. of the 104th Fighter Wing at Barnes Air National Guard Base died in an August 27 plane crash in Virginia.

Hospitals Step Up Apology Process Around Medical Errors

Patient safety advocates say the best way to reduce medical errors is for hospitals to openly acknowledge mistakes and learn from them. But the fear of malpractice lawsuits has gotten in the way of that. A couple years ago, Massachusetts passed a law that supports a more open apology process. Now, two hospital systems are taking that process one step further.

Study: Anesthetic Gas Could Help Treat PTSD

New research out of McLean Hospital suggests that Xenon gas, when administered to rats after a fearful event, can interfere with memory consolidation. Scientists hope these results can eventually lead to a treatment for PTSD in humans.

Mall Offers Sensory-Friendly Shopping for Autistic Children

One in 68 children are thought to have autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The disorder varies widely in severity. But one common trait is the tendency to get overstimulated by noise, lights, and other trappings of modern life. A recent effort tried to bring down the sensory stimulation — just in time for back-to-school shopping.