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Grill with Caution: Wire Bristles from Barbecue Brushes Can Cause Serious Injuries

While many people view Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of the summer grilling season, they may not be aware of the dangers of eating food cooked on grills cleaned with wire-bristle brushes. A new study conducted at the University of Missouri School of Medicine identified more than 1,600 injuries from wire-bristle grill brushes reported in emergency rooms since 2002. Loose bristles can fall off the brush during cleaning and end up in the grilled food, which, if consumed, can lead to injuries in the mouth, throat and tonsils. Researchers advise individuals to inspect their food carefully after grilling or consider alternative grill-cleaning methods.

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Security Threat at Manchester United, Wildfires in Alberta, and How the Public Responds to Authorities in a Crisis

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Top Stories 5-17-2016

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From Front Lines to the OR, How do Military Surgeons Return to Civilian Medicine?

New paper published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons lays out what military surgeons need to sustain surgical skills for both environments.

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Military Surgeons Develop Framework to Sustain Surgical Skills in a Changing Environment

Study authors propose new education and training paradigm that will benefit military surgeons and their patients in combat and non-combat environments.

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Sex Disparity in Statin Therapy, New Treatment for PAD, How Atherosclerosis and Osteoporosis Are Linked, and More in the Cardiovascular Health News Source

Sex Disparity in Statin Therapy, New Treatment for PAD, How Atherosclerosis and Osteoporosis Are Linked, and More in the Cardiovascular Health News Source

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Imodium for a Legal High Is as Dumb and Dangerous as It Sounds

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The over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medication Imodium®, or its key ingredient loperamide, is increasingly being abused by people attempting to self-treat their opioid addiction, with sometime fatal results. Two case studies outlining the phenomenon were published online Friday in Annals of Emergency Medicine.

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When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine; Food Allergies of Low-Income Kids Are Poorly Managed; Flowers Not to Blame for Allergies, and More in the Allergies Channel

When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine; Food Allergies of Low-Income Kids Are Poorly Managed; Flowers Not to Blame for Allergies, and More in the Allergies Channel

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Vitamins May Protect Against Nerve Damage in Breast Cancer Treatment, and more Cancer News in the Newswise Channels

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Taking the Fight Against Risky Pain Pill Use to the ER: Study Shows Promise

As the U.S. battles an epidemic of deaths from misused pain pills, a new study suggests an inexpensive way to cut risky use of these drugs by people with a high chance of overdosing. And it could happen exactly where many patients get those drugs in the first place: the ER of their local hospital.

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Resuscitation Drugs Can Be Beneficial to Restoring Heart Rhythm After Cardiac Arrest in Certain Instances

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Administering heart resuscitation drugs to patients whose cardiac arrest is witnessed at the time of the attack can improve survival, but needs to be done through an IV line rather than directly into bone marrow as is more commonly done by paramedics, a new study involving UT Southwestern Medical Center emergency physicians and Dallas-Fort Worth Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies reveals.

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Suicide Risk Can Be Intercepted in the Emergency Department

Screening nearly doubled detection of patients who were considering or had attempted suicide.

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Most Civilians Support Wider Access to Training and Equipment to Stop Severe Bleeding in Victims of Mass Casualty Events

Many civilians have expressed interest in taking a bleeding control training course that would empower them to immediately assist victims of intentional mass casualty events, according to results of a new national poll published online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

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New Law Doesn’t Spell the End of Paper Prescriptions for Nursing Homes, Vets or Emergency Rooms, Says UB Pharmacy Law Expert

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Despite the perception that medical prescriptions are now completely electronic in New York State, we haven’t seen the last of paper prescriptions, according to University at Buffalo pharmacy law expert Karl Fiebelkorn.

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Most Kidney Transplant Recipients Visit the Emergency Department After Discharge

• Among 10,533 kidney transplant recipients, 57% visited an emergency department within 2 years after transplantation. • Risk factors for emergency department visits included younger age, females, black and Hispanic race/ethnicity, public insurance, depression, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and use of emergency departments prior to transplantation.

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Datacasting Technology Gives First Responders More Secure, Better Information During Emergencies

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Datacasting — a research program led by APL for the First Responders Group of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology Directorate — is a new way for public safety agencies to get the information they need during a crisis.