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What Firefighters Can Tell US About PTSD Risk

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Firefighters are exposed to a range of potentially traumatic stressors in their jobs, and many cope perfectly fine. However, a not-insignificant percentage of them develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Texas A&M researchers are trying to figure out why—and what they can do to help.

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Parents Grade Themselves, Signals from Fat, Getting Teens to Exercise, and More in the Obesity News Source

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ICU Care for COPD, Heart Failure and Heart Attack May Not Be Better

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Does a stay in the intensive care unit give patients a better chance of surviving a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or heart failure flare-up or even a heart attack, compared with care in another type of hospital unit? Unless a patient is clearly critically ill, the answer may be no, according to University of Michigan researchers who analyzed more than 1.5 million Medicare records. Their study, “ICU Admission and Survival among Older Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Heart Failure, or Myocardial Infarction,” is published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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Fragile X Syndrome, Steven Tyler's Janie's Fund Wins Big, Untreated Water Making Our Kids Sick, and More in the Children's Health News Source

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Premier Conference for Critical Care Nurses Opens Registration

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) invites nurses and other healthcare professionals who care for high-acuity and critically ill patients and their families to its 2017 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) in Houston, May 22-25, with preconferences May 21.

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1 in 4 ER Visits for Eye Problems Aren’t Actually Emergencies, Study Finds

Pinkeye isn’t a medical emergency. Neither is a puffy eyelid. But a new study finds that nearly one in four people who seek emergency care for eye problems have those mild conditions, and recommends ways to help those patients get the right level of care.

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Ice Fishing as Extreme Sport: Burns, Broken Bones, Concussions Among Injuries Chronicled

Ice fishing might seem like a benign sport – for everyone except the fish. Sitting in a cozy shanty waiting for a bite, what could go wrong? A lot, Mayo Clinic surgeons have found. The ice fishing injuries they have chronicled seem more like a casualty list from an extreme sport: burns, broken bones, concussions and more. The findings are published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

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Social Work Professor and Burn Survivor Develops App to Help Burn Victims

Burn patients need support to transition to burn survivors. That's why Thereasa Abrams, an assistant professor in UT's College of Social Work and a burn survivor herself, has developed an app called the Bridge.

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Preventing Hospital-Related Deaths Due to Medical Errors – 'We Can and Must Do Better'

How many patients die in the hospital as a result of preventable medical errors? While debate continues over estimates based on flawed data, the US healthcare system can and must implement effective strategies to reduce adverse events and deaths, according to a special perspective article in the March Journal of Patient Safety. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Could You Be Having a Heart Attack? Stony Brook Expert Shares Important Early Warning Signs to Recognize

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The Heavier the Person, the Lower the Chance of Getting Hospice Care or Dying at Home, Study Finds

– The heavier someone is, the less likely they are to have what many people might call a “good death”, with hospice care and a chance to die at home, a new study finds. And that difference comes with a financial, as well as a personal, cost, the research shows.

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Northwestern Enhances Local Safety with New CERT Training

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Northwestern University will enhance its commitment to the safety of its students, faculty, staff and visitors by launching a new training session of its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program for volunteers this April.

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The Brain Injury Research Center at Mount Sinai Appoints New Director

Clinical neuropsychologist Kristen Dams-O’Connor, PhD, has been named Director of The Brain Injury Research Center (BIRC) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS)

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Research Connects Overeating During National Events to Medical Problems

People who overeat during national holidays and national sporting events – like this weekend’s Super Bowl – are 10 times more likely to need emergency medical attention for food obstruction than any at other time of the year, according to a new study led by a University of Florida researcher.

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Increased Food Assistance Benefits Could Result in Fewer ER Visits

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According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, SNAP benefits reduced the incidence of extreme poverty by 13.2 percent and child poverty by 15.5 percent between 2000 and 2009. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri have found that SNAP benefits also may be beneficial in reducing visits to the emergency room, saving money for families, health care facilities and taxpayers.

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Dr. Brian Cole Treats the Pros and Can Offer Medical Insights Into Super Bowl Injuries and Post-Injury Performance

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Penn/CHOP Study Helps Inform Interventions for Global Road Traffic Injury Crisis

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A research team led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) worked with a major United States multinational corporation to investigate employee perceptions of road risks and strategies to reduce road traffic injuries. This research was conducted in two Indian cities with some of the highest road traffic injury rates worldwide that are also centers for multinational corporations in the software and technology sectors.

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Can Big Data Help Cancer Patients Avoid ER Visits?

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What if doctors could look into a crystal ball and predict which of their patients might be at risk of getting sick enough to go to the emergency room? For at least one group of patients, that’s exactly what researchers at Penn Medicine are trying to do.







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