Staying Focused on the Road Ahead
At the Eagles Conference being held this week in Dallas, a friend of mine who was at the recent JEMS EMS Today Conference asked me about my keynote talk about pride and professionalism in what we do in public safety. We chatted for a long time, and I told him that I wanted the audience to feel the great pride I had in our profession—but also I wanted the audience to recognize our many shortcomings as a result of being somewhat nearsighted as young EMS pioneers. We were so worried about perfecting our new clinical skills and focused primarily on the clinical tasks and obstacles that were immediately ahead of us, that ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - March 2, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Columns Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & amp; Immunology, Feb. 22 - 25
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Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 2, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Ophthalmology, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference, Source Type: news

AAFP Applauds Background Check Bill That Wins Swift Passage
The Academy voiced support for a House bill strengthening background checks for firearm sales, which the AAFP called " common-sense legislation. " (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - March 1, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Highlights Innovation in Skin Science at 2019 American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting
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Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & amp; Immunology, Feb. 22-25
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma& Immunology The annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma& Immunology was held from Feb. 22 to 25 in San Francisco and attracted more than 5,000 participants from around the world,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The New Old Age: Supplements Won ’ t Prevent Dementia. But These Steps Might.
Scientists still have no magic shield against Alzheimer ’ s disease and other dementias. Yet there is evidence that some strategies may help. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Vitamins Memory Preventive Medicine Blood Pressure Elderly Exercise Food and Drug Administration Journal of the American Medical Assn National Academies of Sciences Source Type: news

AAD: Isotretinoin Exposure for Acne Not Linked to Depression Risk
FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 -- For patients with acne, exposure to isotretinoin is not associated with an increased risk for being diagnosed with depression, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, held... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Understanding Liability Risks and Protections for Pediatric Providers During Disasters
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Published: 3/2019. Concepts explored in this technical report will help to inform pediatric health care providers, advocates, and policymakers about the complexities of how providers are currently protected from the professional liability risks that can occur when caring for patients and families during a disaster, with a focus on areas of unappreciated liability. In a companion policy statement, recommendations are offered on how individuals, institutions, and governments can work together to strengthen the system of liability protections during disasters so that appropriate ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Save Lives
Source: National Academies Press (NAP). Published: 3/2019. To support the dissemination of accurate patient-focused information about treatments for addiction, and to help provide scientific solutions to the current opioid crisis, this 134-page report studies the evidence base on medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. It provides a background on the public health crisis of opioid-related mortality and morbidity, examines available evidence on the range of parameters and circumstances in which MAT can be effectively delivered, and identifies additional research needed. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Re...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Building and Measuring Community Resilience: Actions for Communities and the Gulf Research Program
Source: National Academies Press (NAP). Published: 3/2019. The devastation of Hurricane Katrina brought the phrase "community resilience" into the lexicon of disaster management. This 117-page report summarizes the existing portfolio of relevant or related community resilience measurement efforts, and notes gaps and challenges associated with them. It describes how some communities build and measure resilience, and offers four key actions that communities could take to build and measure their resilience in order to address gaps identified in current community resilience measurement efforts. It also provides reco...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weekend Sleep-In Might Ruin Your Waistline And Your Health, Study Says
(CNN) — Wake up, America, and raise your hand if you try to repair your exhausted body by sleeping in on weekends. A new study says the habit may not be such a good idea for your waistline — or your health. “Weekend catch-up sleep is not protective,” said Dr. Vsevolod Polotsky, director of sleep research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “The bottom line of this study is that even if you sleep longer on weekends, if you continue to sleep poorly, you will still eat too much, and you will still gain weight.” The common behavior of “sleeping in on the weekends doesn&...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Sleep Source Type: news

Child Poverty Rate Could Be Cut in Half in Next Decade Following Proposals in New Expert Report
In light of the many costs generated by child poverty for the United States, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides evidence-based policy and program packages that could cut the child poverty rate by as much as 50 percent and increase employment and earnings among adults living in low-income families. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 28, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Understanding liability risks and protections for pediatric providers during disasters - Altman RL, Santucci KA, Anderson MR, McDonnell WM.
Although most health care providers will go through their careers without experiencing a major disaster in their local communities, if one does occur, it can be life and career altering. The American Academy of Pediatrics has been in the forefront of provi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

AAN: Professional Soccer Players Show Increased Risk for ALS
THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 -- Professional soccer players may have an increased risk for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a study scheduled for presentation at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, to be... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AAAAI: Small Amounts of Dietary Peanuts Beneficial After Immunotherapy
THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 -- Most individuals who complete peanut immunotherapy trials continue peanut consumption with few reports of reactions, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Could medical marijuana help grandma and grandpa with their ailments?
Medical marijuana may bring relief to older people who have symptoms like pain, sleep disorders or anxiety due to chronic conditions including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, neuropathy, spinal cord damage and multiple sclerosis, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4 to 10, 2019. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Could medical marijuana help grandma and grandpa with their ailments?
(American Academy of Neurology) Medical marijuana may bring relief to older people who have symptoms like pain, sleep disorders or anxiety due to chronic conditions including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, neuropathy, spinal cord damage and multiple sclerosis, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4-10, 2019. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AAFP Endorses AAO-HNS Tonsillectomy in Children Guideline
The AAFP has endorsed an updated guideline on tonsillectomy in children that was developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The guideline was published Feb. 5 inOtolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Guidelines Address Management and Treatment of Psoriasis New Guidelines Address Management and Treatment of Psoriasis
Two new joint American Academy of Dermatology-National Psoriasis Foundation guidelines address the management and treatment of psoriasis in adults, focusing on biologics and on comorbidities.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

New method may improve cell transplantation to treat diabetes
A new method to track oxygen supply in implanted insulin-producing cells may help the development of improved treatments for diabetes, according to research published inProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 27, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Seasonal Skin Care
-- Everyone is susceptible to dry skin during winter. As we age, our skin becomes thinner and drier, but harsh winters can irritate anyone's skin, the American Academy of Dermatology says. To help dry skin in the cold weather, you can: Use an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diagnosing Sacroiliac Joint Pain Diagnosing Sacroiliac Joint Pain
What are the available diagnostic options for sacroiliac joint pain, and how reliable are they?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Thirty years of fast food: Greater variety, but more salt, larger portions, and added calories
(Elsevier) Despite the addition of some healthful menu items, fast food is even more unhealthy for you than it was 30 years ago. An analysis of the offerings at 10 of the most popular US fast-food restaurants in 1986, 1991, and 2016, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, demonstrates that fast-food entrees, sides, and desserts increased significantly in calories and sodium and entrees and desserts in portion size over time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 27, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

‘You Can’t Push the Land Too Hard.’ How Mapping the Grand Canyon Shaped a Vision of Climate Trouble to Come
It’s been a century since Congress passed the act that designated the Grand Canyon in Arizona as a national park. But the centennial of that Feb. 26, 1919, law is in some ways a bittersweet anniversary: given the worsening effects of climate change, celebrations of the parks’ past are joined by serious discussions about its future and preserving it — and the wildlife that calls it home — for another hundred years and more. But while such concerns may be relatively new in the history of the land itself, they’ve always been part of the conversation about the canyon’s place in the America&r...
Source: TIME: Science - February 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

New consolidated bio-saccharification technique for lignocellulose conversion developed
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) A research group from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, has developed a novel strategy for cost-efficient lignocellulose conversion. Known as consolidated bio-saccharification, it combines cellulase production and hydrolysis, while separating fermentation from the integrated process by taking fermentable sugar as the target product to couple various downstream fermentation processes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 26, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Technology for deep water purification from uranium impurities developed in Russia
(Far Eastern Federal University) Scientists of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) have developed a new method to obtain a porous composite based on an organoelemental polymer. On the basis of this material, scientists of Institute of Chemistry of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IC FED RAS) designed and patented a promising sorbent for deep water purification from uranium impurities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 26, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Structure of fat-processing enzyme determined
FINDINGSAfter decades of work with no success, researchers have determined the high-resolution, three-dimensional structure for lipoprotein lipase, the enzyme that processes fats, or triglycerides, in the bloodstream and releases nutrients for vital tissues such as skeletal muscle and the heart. Triglycerides are the main source of fuel for most cells in the body.BACKGROUNDLipoprotein lipase is responsible for breaking down the triglycerides in lipoproteins, or fat-rich particles, in the bloodstream. In addition to releasing nutrients, or fatty acids, for important tissues, lipoprotein lipase plays a key role in generating...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Independent mental health provider to train own nurses
An independent healthcare provider has revealed plans for a new in-house training academy to secure its own pipeline of nurses in the face of national shortages. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 25, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New marine protected area established in the Batangas Province of the Philippines
(California Academy of Sciences) The global marine community has cause to celebrate a conservation milestone in the Philippines. The Municipality of Tingloy on Maricaban Island in Batangas Province recently designated 22.01 hectares (54.4 acres) of thriving coral reef habitat as a marine protected area (MPA), only the second MPA to be established in the municipality. Located within the most biologically diverse waters on Earth, the new MPA protects against localized threats while bolstering an emerging ecotourism industry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers identify possible role of Foxp1 protein in control of autoimmune diseases
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) Scientists at the Higher School of Economics, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IBCh RAS), and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center created a genetic model that helps to understand how the body restrains autoimmune and oncological diseases. The researchers published their results in Nature Immunology.https://www.nature.com/articles/s41590-018-0291-z (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eating small amounts of peanut after immunotherapy may extend allergy treatment benefits
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Regular dietary peanut consumption after completing oral immunotherapy (OIT) or sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) for peanut allergy may provide continued protection against accidental exposures to the allergen, according to a new study led by Edwin Kim, MD, who presented the findings at the annual American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) conference in San Francisco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Immunotherapy for egg allergy may allow patients to eat egg safely long after treatment
(University of North Carolina Health Care) After completing up to four years of egg oral immunotherapy (eOIT) treatment, certain participants were able to safely incorporate egg into their diet for five years. This new research was presented by the study's first author, Edwin Kim, MD, at the annual American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) conference in San Francisco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exclusive breastfeeding lowers odds of some schoolchildren having eczema
(Children's National Health System) Children exclusively breastfed for the first three months of life had significantly lower odds of having eczema at age 6 compared with peers who were not breastfed or were breastfed for less time, according to preliminary research presented during the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma& Immunology 2019 Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What's in your gut? Scientists have mapped the gut microbiome landscape
(Natural News) A recent study, which was published in the journal The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), provided a glimpse of how microbial communities in the gut – known collectively as the gut microbiome – are spatially placed, revealing an unusual degree of mixing among different bacterial members. The study was the first... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do You Know What ’ s In Your Sunscreen? FDA Proposes New Regulations
By Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez, CNN (CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration is proposing new regulations on over-the-counter sunscreens in an effort to keep up with the latest scientific and safety information. The proposal, announced Thursday, is available for public review and comment for the next 90 days and addresses the safety of common sunscreen ingredients, as well their dosage forms, sun protection factor (SPF) and broad-spectrum requirements. It also addresses labeling, aiming to make it easier for consumers to identify key product information. “Since the initial evaluation of these products, we know ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Sunscreen Source Type: news

Guideline Covers Extracutaneous Manifestations of Psoriasis
FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 -- The extracutaneous manifestations of psoriasis and guidance on use of biologic treatment for management of psoriasis are discussed in two new guidelines published online Feb. 13 in the Journal of the American Academy of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Tip: Treat Uneven Skin Pigmentation
-- Unwanted pigmentation problems, such as dark spots, can occur in all skin types. Dark spots are primarily caused by sun damage, the American Academy of Dermatology says, noting that the severity of dark spots varies with a person's history of sun... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists reveal impacts of anthropogenic nitrogen discharge on nitrogen transport in global rivers
(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Scientists found that riverine dissolved inorganic nitrogen in the USA has increased primarily due to the use of nitrogen fertilizers. In contrast, European rivers were affected mainly by point source pollution. However, both aspects are equally important for aquatic environments in China. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 22, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists find routine allomaternal nursing in an Old World monkey
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) A team of scientists led by Professor Li Ming at the Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences found widespread allomaternal nursing behavior in an Old World monkey, the golden snub-nosed monkey. Based on more than eight years of field observation of infants and their mothers at Shennongjia National Park, Central China, as well as analysis of the monkeys' reproductive histories, the study provides the first evidence of regular allomaternal nursing in golden snub-nosed monkeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 22, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

More water resources over the Sahel region of Africa in the 21st century under global warming
(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Scientists from Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences found that the projection uncertainty of Sahel summer precipitation among the climate models is closely related to the historical precipitation simulation in South Asia and the western North Pacific. They use the specified historical simulation biases to calibrate future projections and found that more water resources are available in the twenty-first century, with an increase of 119% after the calibration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 22, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tips for Healthy Nails
THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 -- Want to have attractive, well-groomed hands? Here's a guide to the right way to trim your nails. The American Academy of Dermatology notes that short, manicured nails not only look great, but are less likely to trap dirt... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Head Says the Federal Government May Have to Set Vaccine Policies If State Laws Continue to Allow Outbreaks
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said the federal government might someday regulate vaccine policies if “lax” state vaccine laws “force [its] hand” by allowing the resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles to continue. Vaccine laws are currently decided at the state level. While all 50 states require certain vaccines for students, all but three — California, Mississippi and West Virginia — allow non-medical exemptions for people who have either religious or philosophical beliefs contrary to vaccination. But with preventable diseases like me...
Source: TIME: Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Anti-vaxxer kids urged to stay home from school after teacher contracts rare infection 
A daycare worker at Pre-K & Play Academy, in Omaha, Nebraska, was hospitalized and 'intubated' with rare, bacterial infection, but health officials wouldn't reveal the exact cause. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Midlife Cognitive, Physical Activity May Cut Dementia Risk
THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 -- Midlife cognitive and physical activity is associated with a reduced risk for dementia and dementia subtypes, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in Neurology. Jenna Najar, M.D., from The Sahlgrenska Academy at... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Tip: Common Triggers for Acne
-- Acne forms when hair follicles are blocked by dead skin and oil. Bacteria then begin to grow and irritate the skin. Pimples typically occur on the face but can also surface on the back, chest, neck and arms. The American Academy of Family... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

WVU researcher explores what tumor cells and a healthy retina have in common
(West Virginia University) West Virginia University researcher Jianhai Du is parsing how the retina hijacks an energy-producing chemical reaction to churn out molecular building blocks to renew photoreceptor membranes that keep our vision sharp. His findings are published in the latest edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NJIT's Sagnik Basuray is named a senior member of the National Academy of Inventors
(New Jersey Institute of Technology) Basuray is among 66 academic inventors elected to the inaugural class of NAI Senior Members, a group that includes active faculty, scientists and administrators with success in patents, licensing and commercialization. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doing Physical and Mental Exercise When You ’re Younger May Help Ward Off Dementia
This study shows that it seems that mental activity is as important as physical activity to preserve or increase the chances of healthy aging.” Similar studies that have looked at the link between physical or mental activity and dementia have not usually included as long an observation period as the new analysis does. Most of those studies also start with people who were much older and who were potentially already affected by different types of dementia. In her analysis, Najar adjusted for the fact that some of the women in the study might already be experiencing early signs of dementia. She also found that exercise ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Brain Source Type: news

Improving EPA's Permitting Program for Industrial Stormwater Pollution
A new report from the National Academies offers guidance to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to inform the next revision of a permit program that requires industries to manage stormwater to minimize discharges of pollutants to the environment. The report recommends several ways that EPA can strengthen the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) program to provide its intended environmental protection while balancing the overall burden of monitoring on industry. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 20, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

EMS Today 2019: James O. Page, John P. Pryor Awards Presented
During the EMS Today Opening Ceremonies & General Session on Wednesday, February 20, JEMS Editor in Chief A.J. Heightman, Executive Editor Mike McEvoy, and CEO of Hartwell Medical Gary R Williams presented the EMS Today annual awards. The awards were sponsored this year by Hartwell Medical. ALSO: Photos from Day 1 of EMS Today The first award was the 2019 James O. Page Leadership Award. It encourages EMS personnel and EMS agencies to deliver quality service, gain the respect of their colleagues in the field of EMS, and fight to do what’s in the best interest of patient care. The award recognizes an indi...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care EMS Today Source Type: news