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Wheel Chair, Wheel Chairs, Wheelchair, Wheelchair Propulsion, Wheelchairs, Veteran Health, children health, mobility research, mobility aid

UWM Professor Studies How to Reduce Injuries Among Children & Veterans Who Use Wheelchairs

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EMBARGOED AJPH Research: Tax on sweet drinks, vaccine coverage in red and blue states, public health workers’ job satisfaction

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about: the impact of Berkeley, California’s sugar-sweetened beverage tax; adolescent vaccine coverage differences in red and blue states; and public health practitioners’ job satisfaction and expected turnover.

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Disaster Zone Warning: Virginia Tech Expert Says Consider the Impact on Children

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#LAflood Victims Rescue by Citizens' Boats Similar to 9/11 Heroics @UDelaware Profs Say.

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Burn Injuries in Children Are All Too Common

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Giuliana Maggio tripped on her grandmother's slow cooker during a game of hide-and-seek, sending her to the Loyola burn icu. According to the American Burn Foundation, 136,000 children were seen in emergency rooms in 2011 for burn injuries. More than 1,100 children die each year from burn injuries.The annual cost of scald injuries is $44 million.

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Study Examines 'Weekend Effect' in Emergency Surgery Patients

Research has pointed to a 'weekend effect' in which patients admitted to the hospital on Saturdays or Sundays are more likely to die than those admitted on week days. A new study has now assessed whether a weekend effect exists in a specified population: patients admitted for emergency general surgery.

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Study Finds 1 in 3 Former ICU Patients Shows Symptoms of Depression

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A so-called meta-analysis of reports on more than 4,000 patients suggests that almost one in three people discharged from hospital intensive care units (ICUs) has clinically important and persistent symptoms of depression, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine. In some patients, the symptoms can last for a year or more, and they are notably more likely in people with a history of psychological distress before an ICU stay, the investigators say.

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New Map Details Threat of Zika Across Europe, US

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With Zika sparking anxiety at the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil, and now being transmitted in Florida through contact with mosquitoes, accurately mapping the distribution of the virus is increasingly urgent.

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Study Finds Medicaid Expansion Did Not Increase Emergency Department Use

GW researchers published a Health Affairs study finding that the expansion of Medicaid insurance coverage in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act did not increase hospital emergency department visits, as was widely predicted by policymakers and researchers.

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NICS, a Communication Platform for First Responders, Now Available Worldwide

DHS S&T has announced the Next-Generation Incident Command System (NICS,) an information sharing tool for first responders, is now available worldwide.

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UM-Madison Spinoff Gets FDA OK for Bacteria-Killing Wound Dressing

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MADISON, Wis. — Imbed Biosciences today received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to market its patented wound dressing for human use.

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Riverview Medical Center Receives Significant Donation to Support Patients in Emergent Need of Substance Abuse Treatment

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Riverview Medical Center Foundation is honored to announce a gift of $120,000 from the Tigger House Foundation that will support the addition of an Addictions Counselor in the hospital’s emergency department. The majority of patients seeking help for addiction arrive in the Alton A. Hovnanian Emergency Care Center in a state of crisis. The addition of a licensed chemical dependency counselor would provide timely and critical assessment and outreach to patients during this severe time of need.

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Hospitals That Send the Most Heart Patients to the ICU Get the Worst Results, U-M Study Finds

Patients who suffer heart attacks, or flare-ups of congestive heart failure, can be cared for in a variety of hospital locations. But a new study suggests that they’ll fare worse in hospitals that rely heavily on their intensive care units to care for patients like them.

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Coordinated Emergency Care Saves Lives, Lessens Damage During Heart Attack

Patients suffering from deadly heart attacks can be spared more extensive heart damage when emergency responders and hospitals work together to standardize their treatment processes, according to a study published August 1 in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association (AHA).

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Dr. Thomas Kirsch to lead National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Thomas Kirsch, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Refugee and Disaster Response, has been selected as the next director of the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences following a nationwide search. The announcement was made July 28, 2016, by USU President Dr. Richard Thomas.

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Childhood Illness Not Linked to Higher Adult Mortality

Childhood illness not linked to higher adult mortality

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New Surgical Tool for Mitral Valve Repair, Global Study Shows Stroke Largely Preventable, New Study Shows Differences in Blood Pressure Variation Across Ethnicity, and More in the Cardiovascular Health News Source

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GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, GW Center for Healthcare Innovation and Policy Research, Health Care, Acute Care, Health Care Delivery, Emergency Medicine, Medicare, Medicaid, ACA, Medical Malpractice, Medical Testing

GW Establishes New Center for Healthcare Innovation and Policy Research

The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences has established a new Center for Healthcare Innovation and Policy Research. The new Center will absorb the Office of Clinical Practice Innovation and Urgent Matters, expanding its reach across GW.

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Sepsis, Critical Care, ARDS, Lung Failure, Microbiome, dysbiosis, ICU

What Are Gut Bacteria Doing in Critically Ill Lungs? New Discovery Could Change ICU Care

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No one knows for sure how they got there. But the discovery that bacteria that normally live in the gut can be detected in the lungs of critically ill people and animals could mean a lot for intensive care patients.

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S&T Demonstrates Integration of First Responder Technologies

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&T’s NGFR program recently held a demonstration highlighting innovative technologies that combined to improve communications and situational awareness of first responders during disasters and critical incidents.







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