When good air traffic controllers are focused on doing their jobs fully and expertly, they are saving lives and providing an increased level of safety. With significantly reduced air traffic since 2000 (no matter how you measure it), the rise in FAA budgets and personnel cannot be justified. The cold hard statistics cannot spare them from the five percent sequestration cuts faced by all government agencies.

An estimated 1.7 million people will sustain a brain injury this year. Of these are nearly 475,000 children who will sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the United States. March marks the Brain Injury Association of America’s (BIAA) Brain Injury Awareness Month.

After hearing about the recent incident at Glenwood Gardens, an independent living facility in Bakersfield, Calif., I was reminded that making a clear decision early on regarding measures such as CPR or a do-not-resuscitate order (DNR) can avoid confusion when an emergency arises.

On 9/11, aviation security was looking for bombs. They had tunnel vision. The attackers knew the screeners were primarily looking for bombs and not weapons such as knives and box cutters.