A recent study found that physicians using electronic health records that give alerts about appropriate clinical trials experience alert fatigue.

My next door neighbor has a dog that likes to roam the streets, so to confine him without having to erect a fence, he put one of those electronic collars on Fido. Whenever the dog gets near the boundary of his master's property, the dog is sent a "message" in the form of a mild electric shock. The dog has learned not to leave the yard, but I can see it in his eyes that he would dearly love to roam the streets once again.

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