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Institutionalizing Gender in Emergencies: Case Study of Dominican Republic
Oxfam GB. 03/09/2017 This 20-page document is a case study that describes implementation of the project, Institutionalizing Gender in Emergencies: Bridging Policy and Practice, in the Dominican Republic. The project was piloted in four countries to enhance the capacity of humanitarian organizations to provide adapted assistance to meet the needs of women, girls, men, and boys in emergency scenarios. Issues in which significant gaps were identified included insufficient gender analysis and evidence to inform humanitarian response planning and practice; and low technical capacity in gender in emergencies across sectors and o...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Institutionalizing Gender in Emergencies: Case Study of Pakistan
Oxfam GB. 03/01/2017 This 20-page document is a case study that describes implementation of the project, Institutionalizing Gender in Emergencies: Bridging Policy and Practice, in Pakistan. The project was piloted in four countries to enhance the capacity of humanitarian organizations to provide adapted assistance to meet the needs of women, girls, men, and boys in emergency scenarios. Issues in which significant gaps were identified included insufficient gender analysis and evidence to inform humanitarian response planning and practice; and low technical capacity in gender in emergencies across sectors and organizations. ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Legal Interventions to Reduce Overdose Mortality: Naloxone Access and Overdose Good Samaritan Laws
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law. 06/08/2017 This 19-page report discusses opioid overdoses that are typically reversible through the timely administration of the drug naloxone and the provision of emergency care, and summarizes naloxone access and Good Samaritan laws in the states. Access to naloxone and emergency treatment is often limited by laws that pre-date the overdose epidemic and were developed for other purposes. In an attempt to reverse this increase in preventable overdose deaths, many states have recently amended those laws to increase access to emergency care for opiate overdose. ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Infectious Disease Playbook
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 06/19/2017 This 86-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, Information Exchange) guides the transport of patients known or suspected of having an infectious disease. Organized by type of precaution, it lists example diseases; the goal of precautions; dispatch actions; considerations for arriving emergency medical services (EMS), patient care, and transport; type and proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE); ambulance decontamination instructions; and links to resources for more ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Institutionalizing Gender in Emergencies: Final Evaluation Report
Oxfam GB. 06/23/2017 This 50-page report describes the final evaluation of the project, Institutionalizing Gender in Emergencies: Bridging Policy and Practice in the Humanitarian System, which was piloted in four countries: Pakistan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and the Dominican Republic. It assesses the overall outcome of the project, and explores the extent to which planned activities and approaches are being implemented in accomplishing changes in the institutionalization of gender in emergencies. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Institutionalizing Gender in Emergencies: Global Case Study
Oxfam GB. 06/23/2017 This 12-page case study summarizes global learning from the project, Institutionalizing Gender in Emergencies: Bridging Policy and Practice. The project was piloted in four countries: Ethiopia, Pakistan, South Sudan, and Dominican Republic, from September 2015 to March 2017, to enhance the capacity of humanitarian organizations to provide adapted assistance to meet the needs of women, girls, men, and boys in emergency scenarios. Issues in which significant gaps were identified included insufficient gender analysis and evidence to inform humanitarian response planning and practice; and low technical cap...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ob - Gyns Can Help ID Sex Workers, Improve Access to Care
Sex workers should be counseled about the health risks associated with sex work (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Risky Behavior Triggers Vicious Cycle for Vets With PTSD
Report finds reckless acts a symptom of disorder, and they increase the odds of another traumatic experience (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Dependence, Emergency Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Drug, Herb Interactions Frequent for Cancer Patients
Concomitant use of two or more drugs independently linked to high risk of clinically significant DDI (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

No on AB 263: EMS Providers Respond to Emergencies In Real Time When Minutes Matter
Sacramento, CA  - Today, American Medical Response (AMR), California’s largest provider of 911 emergency ambulance services, launched an online media campaign in opposition to AB 263, authored by Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez. AB 263 places patient care at risk by seeking to restrict or eliminate private EMS providers from operating in the state. The standard practice of EMS is that the closest ambulance to an emergency responds because patient care takes precedent to rest and meal breaks. AB 263 will prohibit that standard. The online media campaign ‘Lives Before Lunch’ highlights the onerous limita...
Source: JEMS Operations - June 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: American Medical Response Tags: Operations Industry News Source Type: news

No on AB 263: EMS Providers Respond to Emergencies In Real Time When Minutes Matter
Sacramento, CA  - Today, American Medical Response (AMR), California’s largest provider of 911 emergency ambulance services, launched an online media campaign in opposition to AB 263, authored by Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez. AB 263 places patient care at risk by seeking to restrict or eliminate private EMS providers from operating in the state. The standard practice of EMS is that the closest ambulance to an emergency responds because patient care takes precedent to rest and meal breaks. AB 263 will prohibit that standard. The online media campaign ‘Lives Before Lunch’ highlights the onerous limita...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: American Medical Response Tags: Operations Industry News Source Type: news

18 EMS Responders Complete New 'Rescue Task Force for EMS' Course at State Preparedness Training Center
The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services today announced that eighteen emergency medical services (EMS) responders from across the state recently completed a new ‘Rescue Task Force for EMS’ pilot course at the State Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany. The course provided EMS responders with tools and techniques to save civilian lives through the use of rescue task force and tactical emergency casualty care principles. Taught by a team of instructors from the State Preparedness Training Center, and the National Center for Security & Preparedness, students learne...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Tags: Training News Source Type: news

Young EMS Providers from N.J., N.Y. Participate in Annual First Aid Competition
Young emergency medical service providers from New Jersey and New York battled over bandages, splints and car wrecks all in good fun as part of the 4th Annual Keyport First Aid Cadet Competition. The day-long event held June 10 in Keyport featured 115 competitors in 33 teams, who participated in events designed to test their abilities in basic and advanced skill categories, which included taking patient’s vital signs, cardiac arrest, CPR and for some with advanced abilities, removing a patient from a mangled car. “They seem to be improving every year, really,” said Keyport First Aid Chief Ken Krohe...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Richard Huff, NREMT-B Tags: Training News Source Type: news

5 Ways The Senate Health Care Bill Is Cruel To Women
Americans finally got their first look at Senate Republicans’ proposed health care overhaul this week, a dense 142-page document that HuffPost’s Jeffrey Young and Jonathan Cohn described as a “massive rollback of the federal commitment to promote health care access.” Reproductive rights advocacy groups and non-partisan health organizations that serve women wasted no time in condemning the bill, issuing a flurry of statements on Thursday calling it an “assault on women’s health” (The Center For Reproductive Rights) “reckless” (The American College of Obstetrici...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Worried about Your Kid Watching “ 13 Reasons Why ” ? Here Are 6 Tips
If you are worried about your kid watching the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, you’re right to be. There are disturbingly graphic depictions of violence, rape and suicide. At the show’s fictional Liberty High School, kids deal with bullying, sexual harassment and assault, drugs and alcohol, depression, and suicidal feelings all under the noses of clueless and incompetent parents, teachers and school counselors. In this way, the show sends the message to its teenage audience that adults are of no help with big adolescent problems. To make matters even worse, the show itself offers no resources to assist memb...
Source: Psych Central - June 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Timothy Davis, Ph.D. Tags: Children and Teens Depression Education Family Parenting School Issues Self-Help Students Trauma 13 Reasons Why Active Listening Alcohol Abuse bullying Childhood Trauma Communication Rape school abuse school bullies Sex Source Type: news

Clinical Trial Saves Baby ’s Lungs
Treatment TermsChildren's health CategoriesClinical trialsFamily health TagsPatient story Sub-Title Baby Collier Proves He ’s a Survivor Author Burgetta Wheeler Overview Collier Hart sat smiling in his crib repeatedly saying, “Wa wa.” Given a sippy cup of water, he threw back his head and drained it. He put his hands together, fingertips touching, and made the sign for “more.” None of this is unusual for a 2-year-old, but it is for Collier. He spent the first 15 months of his life at Duke Children’s Hospital af ter being born with severely underdeveloped lungs. Hero Imageco...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - June 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: klh85 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Conference backs range of measures to build on general election result
After an inspiring speech from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, UNISON’s national delegate conference this morning backed a wide-ranging emergency motion on building on the work that brought about the general election result. Sporting a Celtic shirt for her last conference contribution, Jane Carolan for the national executive council said that Mr Corbyn had nearly proved himself an invincible, just like her football team. The media had predicted that his Labour Party would ship “loads of goals,” but teamwork had almost sunk “the Maybot.” And Ms Carolan went on to say that the Labour gains were dow...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News campaigning conference general election national delegate conference ndc 2017 public service champions Source Type: news

X-ray shows Irish woman with fishbone stuck in her throat
The woman was admitted to the emergency department of St Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. Doctors found a three-centimetre long bone stuck in the woman's throat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sri Lankan doctors on strike to demand university's closure
A strike by Sri Lankan doctors has paralyzed government hospitals, though the doctors are still treating critical and emergency cases. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UN Response Teams Underfunded as Costs Hit Staggering $23.5 Billion
A wide view of a briefing on the humanitarian affairs segment (scheduled to take place in Geneva, 21 to 23 June) of the 2017 session of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Credit: UN Photo/Manuel EliasBy Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Jun 23 2017 (IPS)UN response teams that help the most vulnerable people in the world are still largely underfunded, a new status report has revealed.The funding available to the teams is no match for the record number of people—141 million—who need assistance today. Newer and protracted conflicts have raised the bar of funding requirements to a staggering 23.5 billion dollar...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Patient race & gender are important in predicting heart attack in the emergency department
(George Washington University) Researchers at the George Washington University published research finding that certain symptoms are more and less predictive of patients' risk for acute coronary syndrome, which includes heart attack, in patients of different gender and race. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Putting others first can cost lives in emergencies
(University of Waterloo) Selfless heroism isn't the best strategy in life-and-death disaster situations involving groups of people, a new study from the University of Waterloo suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Inmates Save Fallen Deputy, Sentences Reduced
POLK COUNTY, Ga. (WXIA) -- Polk County’s sheriff said he plans on knocking some time off of the sentences of the inmates who stepped in to help when a deputy went down. The deputy, who asked not to be identified, said that when he woke up on the morning of June 12, he didn’t feel well. It was 76 degrees outside, and the humidity was at 100 percent. He was on a work detail at a local cemetery with six inmates -- men he knew well from working together seven hours a day, five days a week. “We spend a lot of time together,” the deputy said.  Read more... (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Phillip Kish and Deborah Tuff, WXIA Tags: News Videos Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Opioid Rx Too Often Given to Back Pain Patients With Depression
Researchers find these patients are also more likely to get higher doses of opioids (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

1991 - 2014 Saw Minimal Change in Health Spending Per State
Recession and recovery, implementation of health reform impacted health care coverage (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scald
The main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Medical Emergency Of Otto Warmbier
All that the doctors who treated Cincinnati, Ohio resident Otto Warmbier knew is what they had seen or maybe read in the news. They knew he had just been released on June 13 from imprisonment in North Korea where he had been held by for more than 17 months. He had been sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly removing a propaganda poster from a wall at a Pyongyang hotel where he had been staying. The University of Virginia honors student had been visiting the authoritarian state during a five-day trip with a group called Young Pioneer Tours, which is a group out of China – an important note. Ot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture found to be a safe and effective alternative to dangerous painkiller drugs in hospitals
(Natural News) A recent study published in MJA.com.au revealed that acupuncture may serve as a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for patients arriving at a hospital’s emergency room. As part of the study, a team of researchers led by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia that examined 528 patients with acute low back pain, migraine, or ankle... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Potential Is There for Container Based Sanitation and the Social Enterprise in Urban Emergencies?
Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance. 12/2016 This 13-page report discusses the serious challenges to humanitarian response agencies posed by sanitation response for urban emergencies. Urban environments present their own unique setting and often add multiple constraints that can confound response strategies. The report highlights that there are possibilities for new technologies for refugee settings, and recommends further study to build evidence and learning before they can be considered when making technology choices. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Understanding the Performance of Emergency Feeding Programmes: Save the Children's CMAM (Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition) Report
This report discusses the innovation process involved, and emerging lessons for best practices in innovation. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Longer-Term Mental Health, Developmental and Systems Impacts of Child Friendly Space Interventions in Humanitarian Emergencies
World Vision. 10/03/2016 This 16-page document reports on a three-year collaborative project to document the outcomes and impacts of Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) and develop capacity for rigorous evaluation. The project examined the longer-term impact of CFS in three locations: Uganda, Jordan, and Nepal. These longitudinal studies examined the trajectory of children's mental health, well-being, protection, and development, as well as the sustained impact of CFS on strengthening formal and informal systems essential for children's support and protection. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Evaluation of Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) in Emergencies: A Longitudinal Study of CFS Impact in Zarqa, Jordan
World Vision. 09/16/2016 This six-page summary document provides an overview of the major findings from conducting follow-up data collection from children and caregivers in Zarqa, Jordan, who participated in the previous short-term evaluation of Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) from February 2014 to June 2014. It suggests interpretations and reflections on these findings to support practice development. The CFS appeared to play a role in supporting and promoting the psychosocial well-being of younger children. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Using Participation to Improve Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Emergencies: IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies)'s MHM Kit
Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action. 02/11/2016 This 33-page case study, published with the Humanitarian Innovation Fund, explores the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies'innovation process in developing and testing a comprehensive relief item to meet more effectively and appropriately the menstrual hygiene needs of women and girls in emergencies. To address the multifaceted nature of menstrual hygiene management (MHM), grantees used a kit-based approach, including appropriate sanitary and hygiene items along with training for staff and information ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for June 22, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. pSivida seeks European regulatory nod for Durasert pSivida is looking to market its Durasert 3-year treatment for posterior segment uveitis in the European Union. Today, the Watertown, Mass.-based company submitted a marketing ...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital and Miller Children’s & Women ’s Hospital plan strategic affiliation
Two leading children ’s hospitals —UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital, part of UCLA Health, and  Miller Children ’s& Women ’s Hospital Long Beach, part of  MemorialCare Health System— announced today their intent to form a strategic affiliation that brings together their academic, clinical and research expertise, and resources to enhance children’s health care services in Southern California.The two organizations, which share similar missions and values, plan to establish a wider geographic pediatric collaboration that strengthens and broadens their ability to offer the...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Mylan shareholders vote against executive pay, re-elect board
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Mylan NV shareholders voted against the generic drugmaker's executive pay policy but re-elected the board at its annual meeting on Thursday despite a shareholder campaign in the wake of a scandal over high prices for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

First EMS Course Given in Sign Language in Israel
Jerusalem, June 22nd, 2017 - After becoming the first deaf EMT in Israel, Nechama Loebel has once again broken barriers for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in Israel by instructing the first EMS course in sign language. Loebel, who recently graduated from both a Psychotrauma and Crisis Response course as well as an EMS instructors course, is certified to instruct basic CPR and EMS classes. She wasted no time in organizing the first ever EMS course in sign language for fellow members of the deaf and hard of hearing community in Israel. “It is my dream to be able to take this lifesaving information and pay it fo...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 22, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Raphael Poch, United Hatzalah Tags: Training News Source Type: news

EMS Council of New Jersey Awards Scholarships to Young EMS Volunteers
The EMS Council of New Jersey (EMSCNJ) has awarded 16 scholarships to young EMS volunteers. Winners of the 2017 Cadet Scholarship are: Andrew Belanger – Keyport First Aid Squad Emily Davis – Colts Neck First Aid Victorian Dennison – Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance & Rescue Squad Sara Dorrothy – Milton First Aid Squad Brendan Erickson – Sparta Ambulance Squad Shannon Kuehm – Wayne Township Memorial First Aid Squad Jake Lepore – Sparta Ambulance Squad Andrew Lopuch – Sparta Ambulance Squad David Lugara – Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Bret Pine – Keyport First Aid...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 22, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: EMS Council of New Jersey Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

EMS Council of New Jersey Awards Scholarships to Young EMS Volunteers
The EMS Council of New Jersey (EMSCNJ) has awarded 16 scholarships to young EMS volunteers. Winners of the 2017 Cadet Scholarship are: Andrew Belanger – Keyport First Aid Squad Emily Davis – Colts Neck First Aid Victorian Dennison – Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance & Rescue Squad Sara Dorrothy – Milton First Aid Squad Brendan Erickson – Sparta Ambulance Squad Shannon Kuehm – Wayne Township Memorial First Aid Squad Jake Lepore – Sparta Ambulance Squad Andrew Lopuch – Sparta Ambulance Squad David Lugara – Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Bret Pine – Keyport First Aid...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - June 22, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: EMS Council of New Jersey Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Senate hews to House blueprint with new Trumpcare bill
A new U.S. Senate version of the Trumpcare bill largely hews to the structure of the healthcare reform bill that passed the House last month, reportedly handing a huge tax cut to the rich by slashing the government’s contribution to the Medicaid program for the poor. The Senate bill would create a new tax credit for health insurance purchases and would allow states to drop Obamacare benefits such as maternity care, emergency services and mental health treatment, the New York Times reported. Although the Senate version would offer more financial help for the poor than its House counterpart, like that measure it w...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Healthcare Reform Capitol Hill Source Type: news

“Big Reflection” Needed on Opioid Crisis
Intravenous drug users in Pakistan. Credit: Fahim Siddiqi/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 22 2017 (IPS)Opioids are among the most devastating drugs and are creating a crisis of epidemic proportions, said the UN drug agency. In its annual World Drug Report, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) found concerning trends in drug use around the world.In 2015, an estimated quarter of a billion people used drugs at least once. Of these, almost 30 million suffered from drug use disorders including dependence. UNODC found that opioids were the most harmful drug type, accounting for 70 percent of negative health im...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights North America TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Mylan shareholders re-elect board, vote against executive pay
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Mylan NV shareholders re-elected the generic drugmaker's board at its annual meeting on Thursday, despite a shareholder campaign to vote down most of the directors in the wake of a scandal related to its high prices for emergency allergy treatment EpiPen. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Underused cancer test could improve treatment of colon cancer
Blood test for carcinoembryonic antigen could help determine whether to use chemotherapy Related items fromOnMedica Aspirin linked to better colon cancer survival Developing and using a tool to improve outcomes in colorectal cancer Fifth of emergency bowel cancer cases had red flag symptoms Long delay after FIT linked to higher risk of cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Early Loop Diuretic Tx Tied to Lower Mortality in Heart Failure
Early - treatment group had significantly lower in - hospital mortality even after adjustment (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Sharp Rise Among Women for Opioid - Related Hospitalizations
U.S. cases rose 75 percent for females versus 55 percent for males over a decade, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA Approves New, Cheaper Rival to EpiPen Allergy Shot
There are now several cheaper alternatives to the exorbitantly priced EpiPens that should please EMS agencies. ABC News has shared this story:   U.S. regulators have approved new competition for EpiPen, the emergency allergy medicine that made Mylan a poster child for pharmaceutical company greed. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp.'s product, which should go on sale later this year. Read more... This month’s cover story on the King County Washington EMS system (click here for a link to the article) focuses on their system’s move away from Mylan’s exorb...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

FDA Approves New, Cheaper Rival to EpiPen Allergy Shot
There are now several cheaper alternatives to the exorbitantly priced EpiPens that should please EMS agencies. ABC News has shared this story:   U.S. regulators have approved new competition for EpiPen, the emergency allergy medicine that made Mylan a poster child for pharmaceutical company greed. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp.'s product, which should go on sale later this year. Read more... This month’s cover story on the King County Washington EMS system (click here for a link to the article) focuses on their system’s move away from Mylan’s exorb...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke
International study suggests patients will do as well sitting up as following doctor's orders to lie on their backs (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

UCLA neuroscientist offers game plan to better understand sports concussions
Hospital emergency rooms treat more than 170,000 children each year for sports-related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.What do parents and coaches need to know about sports concussions in order to protect their kids and players?  A commentary byDr. Christopher Giza, director of the  UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT program, about sports, concussions and neuroscience appears in the June 21 online edition of  Neuron. Here, Giza, a national leader in concussion research, offers a game plan for where concussion research is headed:Todd C...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Humana takes center stage in Walgreens/Rite Aid merger
The epic tale of Walgreens, Rite Aid and Fred ’s just took another twist. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed an emergency petition June 19 in the U.S. district court for the District of Columbia to enforce a subpoena duces tecum — meaning a subpoena to produce documents or evidence — issued in a merger investigation. That “merge r investigation” is for the proposed multibillion-dollar acquisition of Rite Aid Corp. by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. If the deal goes through, Memphis-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Meagan Nichols Source Type: news