Show: May 20, 2012:
- Tasers on the job: Do they pose an unnecessary risk?
- Individuals with Longer Commutes Prone to Poor Health
- “Pink Slime”: Why is it a problem?
- Overeating Leads to Weight Gain Regardless of Diet Composition
- Displaced Auto Workers for Nursing (DAWN) Program
- How do Breast Cancer Treatments Affect the Ability to Exercise?
- Author discusses “Mindfulness for Beginners”
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Tasers on the job: Do they pose an unnecessary risk?
Interview: Douglas P Zipes MD, professor emeritus at the Indiana University School of Medicine
Tasers are commonly used devices among law enforcement officials to temporarily stun and are capable of delivering shocks up to 50,000 volts. Douglas P Zipes MD, professor emeritus at the Indiana University School of Medicine, studied the use of these devices and discovered that Tasers are capable of inducing abnormal heart rhythms and even cardiac arrest.