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Newswise: Researchers find better way to detect when older adults fall at home
Released: 10-Jul-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Researchers find better way to detect when older adults fall at home
Binghamton University, State University of New York

When older adults fall at home, every second counts — especially when they are alone.

Newswise: Sleep apnea sufferers more likely to develop heart disease
Released: 9-Jul-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Sleep apnea sufferers more likely to develop heart disease
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in adults, even those younger than 40, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center found.

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Released: 8-Jul-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Nsu Offers High-Schoolers Immersive Med School Camps
Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University’s Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine is holding two medical school summer camps for academically strong high school students interested in careers in the health professions on NSU’s Davie Campus from Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 19.

   
Newswise: Take summer heat health risks seriously, UTSW experts caution
Released: 5-Jul-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Take summer heat health risks seriously, UTSW experts caution
UT Southwestern Medical Center

The scorching heat can be inescapable this time of year, and as temperatures hover around triple digits, experts at UT Southwestern Medical Center caution that uncomfortable weather can escalate to dangerous health conditions.

Released: 2-Jul-2024 6:05 PM EDT
New Algorithm Helps ER Doctors and Trauma Surgeons Identify Children With Serious Neck Injuries
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Cervical spinal injuries in children and adolescents are fortunately rare, but they can be serious, as they can lead to paralysis. Suspected injuries are diagnosed via X-rays and computed tomography (CT). But indiscriminate CT-related radiation can lead to cancers later in life. Emergency medical services (EMS), emergency department and trauma teams need better tools to determine which children have serious neck trauma needing spinal precautions, and which children have negligible injuries and don’t need the unnecessary radiation exposure.

Newswise: July 2024 Issue of Neurosurgical Focus: “Concussion and Return to Play”
28-Jun-2024 1:05 PM EDT
July 2024 Issue of Neurosurgical Focus: “Concussion and Return to Play”
Journal of Neurosurgery

Announcement of contents of the July 2024 issue of Neurosurgical Focus

Newswise: Pascack Valley Medical Center Along with Westwood Council, Mark the Accreditation of a New Ambulance to Provide Life Saving Service to the Community
Released: 26-Jun-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Pascack Valley Medical Center Along with Westwood Council, Mark the Accreditation of a New Ambulance to Provide Life Saving Service to the Community
Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center

Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center celebrated a significant milestone today with the accreditation of a new ambulance dedicated to enhancing emergency medical services for the community. The ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the official introduction of the state-certified vehicle, aimed at bolstering life-saving capabilities in Westwood.

Released: 26-Jun-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Tips on Firework Safety from Midwest's Largest Burn Center
Loyola Medicine

MAYWOOD, IL – Every Fourth of July weekend, millions gather to enjoy fireworks in cities and towns across the country. However, creating your own fireworks display can be dangerous. Emergency rooms and burn centers see a significant increase in patients presenting with firework injuries in the month around July 4, said Shannon Lovett, MD, interim chair of emergency medicine at Loyola Medicine.

Released: 25-Jun-2024 12:00 PM EDT
Expert Available: High Court to Rule on Emergency Abortions
George Washington University

The Supreme Court is expected to rule this week on some high profile cases–including one on Idaho’s near total ban on abortion and emergency abortions. ...

Newswise: Study Challenges ED Protocols for Geriatric Head Injuries and Blood Thinners
Released: 25-Jun-2024 8:30 AM EDT
Study Challenges ED Protocols for Geriatric Head Injuries and Blood Thinners
Florida Atlantic University

Out of 3,425 patients enrolled in the study, 0.4% (13 patients) experienced a delayed intracranial hemorrhage, a significantly lower rate than previously reported (7.2%).

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center Along with Westwood Mayor, Raymond Arroyo, Mark the Accreditation of a New Ambulance to Provide Life Saving Service to the Community
Released: 24-Jun-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center Along with Westwood Mayor, Raymond Arroyo, Mark the Accreditation of a New Ambulance to Provide Life Saving Service to the Community
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center Along with Westwood Mayor, Raymond Arroyo, Mark the Accreditation of a New Ambulance to Provide Life Saving Service to the Community

Newswise: Snakebites: Texas Tech Health El Paso Site for International Study
Released: 24-Jun-2024 12:00 PM EDT
Snakebites: Texas Tech Health El Paso Site for International Study
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Evaluating new novel treatment that is the first drug which can be given orally as well as IV along with antivenom to treat snakebites, especially in rural areas.

Released: 20-Jun-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Antiseizure Medications Can Produce Life-Threatening Reactions
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Health neurology, dermatology, and pharmacy researchers explain how to distinguish concerning rashes from less severe reactions.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Open water safety 101
Released: 19-Jun-2024 11:05 AM EDT
The Medical Minute: Open water safety 101
Penn State Health

At the beach or on a boat, there are extra safety considerations to keep in mind when it comes to open, natural bodies of water — like oceans, lakes, rivers and ponds. Two Penn State Health experts offer advice in this Medical Minute.

Released: 14-Jun-2024 2:05 PM EDT
With Drowning for Children on the Rise, a Rutgers Heath Expert Discusses Water Safety
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Emergency department physician Erin Muckey discusses how adults and children can stay safe while trying to stay cool this summer

Newswise: Benjamin S. Abella, MD, MPhil, Named as Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine for the Mount Sinai Health System
Released: 13-Jun-2024 10:00 AM EDT
Benjamin S. Abella, MD, MPhil, Named as Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine for the Mount Sinai Health System
Mount Sinai Health System

Benjamin S. Abella, MD, MPhil, a national leader in the study of sudden cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), has been appointed Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Mount Sinai Health System.

10-Jun-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Multicenter Randomized Trial Identifies Method of Preoxygenation That Prevents Hypoxemia and Cardiac Arrest During Emergency Tracheal Intubation
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) led the Department of the Defense-funded Pragmatic Trial Examining Oxygenation Prior to Intubation PREOXI study comparing the two most commonly used methods used to preoxygenate patients prior to tracheal intubation: preoxygenation with noninvasive ventilation and preoxygenation with an oxygen mask.

11-Jun-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Climate Change-related Disturbances Linked to Worse Cardiovascular Health, Researchers Show
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for approximately one in every three deaths, with more than 20 million deaths reported in 2021 according to a 2024 World Heart Federation report.

   


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