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Newswise: First Aid for Severe Trauma Curriculum Being Developed for High Schools

First Aid for Severe Trauma Curriculum Being Developed for High Schools

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

A life-saving course is in development to train high school students around the country how to to deliver the first aid skills for severely injured trauma victims. The education and training course is being created by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) and The American Red Cross (Red Cross). Students who successfully complete the course will receive certificates documenting their first aid training.

Channels: Blood, Education, Trauma,

Released:
28-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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    13-Oct-2019 8:00 PM EDT

Blood vessel damage, not nerve damage may be cause for side effects of traumatic brain injury

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

The effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are pretty clear – problems with memory, headaches, and emotions – but what’s unclear is the underlying pathological causes for those symptoms. According to new research led by researchers at the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in collaboration with the Uniformed Services University (USU), those underlying pathological causes may actually involve more extensive blood vessel damage than previously known. These findings could help target better treatment of these common injuries.

Channels: All Journal News, Blood, Neuro, National Institutes of Health (NIH),

Released:
11-Oct-2019 11:30 AM EDT
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    13-Oct-2019 3:00 PM EDT

Bereaved families of 9/11 victims largely show strong resilience, more than 15 years later

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

More than 15 years after Sept. 11, 2001, a majority of bereaved family members who lost a loved one in the terrorist attacks that day appear to be healthy and are not reporting symptoms of a mental health condition, while one-third still likely meet the criteria for depression, grief, and anxiety, according to a recent collaborative study led by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry,

Released:
11-Oct-2019 6:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Antibiotic-laced Bandages, Knee Cartilage, Surgical Tools Successfully 3D Printed in Desert Deployment Zone

Antibiotic-laced Bandages, Knee Cartilage, Surgical Tools Successfully 3D Printed in Desert Deployment Zone

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

A recent pilot program conducted by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in collaboration with the U.S. Military Academy at West Point has shown that a 3D printer capable of biofabrication could expedite repair or perhaps replace damaged tissues for troops injured on the battlefield, an advancement that could potentially change the way care is provided to the nation’s deployed warfighters.

Channels: Military Health, Surgery,

Released:
3-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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3-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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    25-Sep-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Common TB Vaccine May Lower Lung Cancer Risk

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

A common tuberculosis (TB) vaccine could decrease the risk of lung cancer if administered during early childhood, according to a study published Sept. 25 in JAMA Network Online.

Channels: Cancer, Chemistry, Pharmaceuticals, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, JAMA, All Journal News,

Released:
24-Sep-2019 3:45 PM EDT
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Newswise: Facility Dog ‘Shetland’ Helps Next Generation of Health Care Providers

Facility Dog ‘Shetland’ Helps Next Generation of Health Care Providers

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Future military health care providers are learning new ways to care for patients thanks to the help of a two-year-old Golden Labrador Retriever mix named Shetland. The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) recently welcomed Shetland as its very own facility dog – making its F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine the first medical school to have a permanent, live-in facility dog.

Channels: Healthcare, Pets, Military Health,

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20-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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DoD-funded study to develop algorithms to predict surgical complications for life-threatening illness and injury enrolls 1000th patient

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

A DoD-funded study collecting clinical and biomarker data from critically ill patients enrolled at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Duke Medical Center, and Emory University/Grady Memorial Hospital, has just enrolled its 1,000th patient.

Channels: Healthcare, Surgery,

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5-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Disaster Mental Health Resources Available Now for Hurricane Response and Recovery

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Catastrophic natural disasters, such as hurricanes, cause extreme disruption and can be distressful for individuals, families and communities. Those receiving assistance as well as those involved in disaster management efforts can be affected. The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress has released 12 new resources to aid in the response and recovery efforts for affected communities.

Channels: Environmental Health, Mental Health, Hurricanes, Natural Disasters,

Released:
2-Sep-2019 12:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: USU’s Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) Transforms Their Human Performance Optimization Educational Website

USU’s Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) Transforms Their Human Performance Optimization Educational Website

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

The Uniformed Services University's Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) has updated one of its websites, hprc-online.org, as well as re-named it Human Performance Resources by CHAMP, still using the familiar acronym HPRC. Formerly known as the Human Performance Resource Center, HPRC provides resources and evidence-based information for Military Service Members on how to perform at their best. This newest version of the HPRC website offers a mobile-friendly format as well as easy access to specific Service-branch content for the latest Total Force Fitness information for each Service.

Channels: Military Health, All Journal News,

Released:
29-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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