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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 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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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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Why You and Your Family Are Probably Not Prepared for a Disaster

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Heagele, a doctoral student in the Rutgers School of Nursing, discusses why you and your family likely aren't prepared for a natural disaster in your area.

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GW Researchers Create Conceptual Model for Acute, Unscheduled Care

Researchers at the George Washington University created a conceptual model for episodes of acute, unscheduled care – care that can be delivered in a variety of settings from emergency departments to doctors’ offices, from urgent care centers to telemedicine. The model, published in Annals of Emergency Medicine, will help researchers, policymakers, payers, patients, and providers identify and prioritize ways to improve acute care delivery.

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Health Tips for a Healthy Fourth of July

Fireworks. Parades. Outdoor sports. Barbecues. The Fourth of July holiday weekend is a time to celebrate with family and friends, not spend time in the emergency room. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 230 people go to the emergency department every day during the month surrounding the July Fourth holiday with fireworks-related injuries alone. Here are a few tips from Loyola Medicine experts to protect your health this summer holiday season:

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Firework Precautions to Help Keep Your Family Safe This Summer

Fireworks can result in severe burns, scars and disfigurement that can last a lifetime. Fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach temperatures above 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, and can burn users and bystanders. Injuries most often occur on the face or hand, and burns make up roughly 50% of firework injuries.

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Electronic Tablets Can Speed Stroke Care During Patient Transport, Study Finds

iTREAT was just as accurate as a bedside assessment by a neurologist, which would allow for better transport decisions by the EMS team and potentially faster treatment of the patient once at the hospital.

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Fireworks Safety on the Minds of Physicians

Doctors take a look at fireworks, safety issues, and concerns.

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10 Fire Safety and Burn Prevention Tips for the Fourth of July

Dr. James Gallagher, director of the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center recommends the following safety tips to avoid burns from barbecues, fireworks and other popular summer activities:

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UT/ProMedica Academic Affiliation Welcomes First Class of New Learners and Faculty

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On July 1, the Academic Affiliation between The University of Toledo (UT) College of Medicine and Life Sciences and ProMedica marks a major milestone since the signing of the affiliation as the first class of new residents, student learners and faculty begin training and clinical rotations at ProMedica Toledo and Toledo Children’s Hospitals.

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Birmingham Researchers Devise Test to Predict Sepsis in Burns Patients

Birmingham researchers have created a potentially life-saving new test that will allow clinicians to predict which burn victims will develop sepsis during their treatment.

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How to Make Fireworks and Other Explosives Safer

Making an explosive safer tends to reduce its performance, while increasing its performance typically makes it somewhat less stable. So the question is: Can you create an explosive that performs just as well as conventional explosives, but is safer?

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Visual Cloud Computing Methods Could Help First Responders in Disaster Scenarios

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Visual data created by numerous security cameras, personal mobile devices and aerial video provide useful data for first responders and law enforcement. That data can be critical in terms of knowing where to send emergency personnel and resources, tracking suspects in man-made disasters, or detecting hazardous materials. Recently, a group of computer science researchers from the University of Missouri developed a visual cloud computing architecture that streamlines the process.

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Expert Tips to Prevent Drownings Before Kids Dive Into the Season’s Water Activities

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Summer Vacation or Trauma Season: Expert Advice to Kick Off Summer with a Safe Start

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Zika Mosquitoes Differ From West Nile Mosquitoes; First Zika Vaccine to Be Tested in Human Clinical Trial; Potential Drug Target Identified for Zika, and MORE in the Zika Virus News Source

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