Basal Insulin Doesn't Cut Hypoglycemia Risk Vs NPH in T2D
(MedPage Today) -- Similar hypoglycemia-related emergency department and hospital admissions (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - June 24, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Package rates in Ayushman Bharat scheme will put patient safety at stake: IMA
In an emergency meeting, the IMA said the package rates were "unacceptable" but appreciated the government's decision to empanel the hospitals from 10 beds onwards. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘They Are Coming With Little to Nothing.’ How New York City Doctors Are Treating Migrant Children
As migrant children arrive at New York City hospitals without their parents or medical records, area doctors say they are doing whatever they can to ease their transition into the United States. “We try to give them more gifts and teddy bears because we know that they are coming with little to nothing upon entrance to the country,” says Dr. Daran Kaufman, director of pediatric emergency services at North Central Bronx Hospital. “You do see that some of these kids — not all of them, but some — are a little bit more withdrawn and sad, so showing that extra bit of kindness could make some differe...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Immigration onetime Source Type: news

New AMA Policy Calls for Physician Training on Suicide New AMA Policy Calls for Physician Training on Suicide
The American Medical Association encourages physician training on suicide risk assessment and prevention and how to counsel patients on gun safety.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The New Old Age: Breathing Tubes Fail to Save Many Older Patients
One-third of patients over age 65 die in the hospital after they are put on ventilators. Doctors are beginning to wonder if the procedure should be used so often. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Emergency Medical Treatment Hospitals Elderly Elder Care Source Type: news

Outpatient Care Less Efficient for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 -- In infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) outpatient pharmacotherapy is associated with longer length of therapy and higher rates of emergency department utilization than exclusive inpatient treatment, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bed shortages causing dangerous surgery delays, report finds
Just one third of providers for a specialist surgery are meeting waiting times standards and one in 10 patients don’t receive timely emergency surgery, a new report shows. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Head injury: Symptoms, concussion, and treatment
Head injuries range from mild to severe. Some are treatable at home with ice and rest, while others are life-threatening and require immediate medical treatment. In this article, learn about the types of head injuries, common symptoms, how to recognize a concussion, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Keeping the doors open: Rural hospitals across WNY buck closure trend
Western New York's rural hospitals are struggling, but they've managed to keep their doors open. Elsewhere, closures of rural hospitals have left dozens of communities with limited access to care, forcing some residents to drive an hour or more for emergencies and hospitalization. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Keeping the doors open: Rural hospitals across WNY buck closure trend
Western New York's rural hospitals are struggling, but they've managed to keep their doors open. Elsewhere, closures of rural hospitals have left dozens of communities with limited access to care, forcing some residents to drive an hour or more for emergencies and hospitalization. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Hospitalizations and emergency department visits due to opioid poisoning in Canada - O'Connor S, Grywacheski V, Louie K.
The rise in opioid-related harms is an issue of increasing public health importance in Canada. This analysis used data from the Hospital Morbidity Database and the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System to determine the number of opioid poisoning hospit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A 66-Year-Old Man Who Is Short of Breath: USMLE Question A 66-Year-Old Man Who Is Short of Breath: USMLE Question
A 66-year-old man presents to the emergency department with a 2-week history of shortness of breath. What is causing his symptoms?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Reducing emergency admissions
A parliamentary report warns that hospitals, GPs, community services and social care need to work together more effectively to prevent emergency admissions to hospitals. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

More Cash - Pay Patients Means Docs Need Billing Strategies
Trend is requiring providers to proactively develop comprehensive policies (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Source Type: news

HOPE Recuperative Care Center offers exactly that – hope and care
At the end of a quiet and unassuming neighborhood street in Pontiac, Michigan, a red-brick church stands forlorn. No sign indicates whether the tired building continues to hold Sunday-morning services; however, it respectfully stands erect. It’s here that I met Misa Mi on a warm October morning last fall. As the Director of Curriculum Evaluation and Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, as well as the school’s health information specialist, she received a GMR grant in 2016 to fund a health literacy project for the HOPE Recuperative Care Center, a n...
Source: The Cornflower - June 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: Blog Consumer Health Funding News from the Region Outreach Success Stories Source Type: news

Survey: Majority don't use prescribed epinephrine in emergency
A majority of people with potentially life-threatening allergies don't use their epinephrine auto-injectors in an emergency, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Are Using a New Weapon to Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria —Viruses
A new medical research center in San Diego is embracing an innovative way to treat antibiotic resistant infections called bacteriophage therapy—phage therapy for short—which uses viruses as weapons against hard-to-treat infections. Antibiotic-resistant infections are part of a growing global health problem. Each year in the United States, at least two million people contract drug-resistant infections, and 23,000 die from those illnesses. Bacteria naturally grow resistant to the drugs used to treat them, and for people with especially tough infections that aren’t responding to the usual medications, the op...
Source: TIME: Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine Source Type: news

ACA Provisions Tied to Change in Profile of Frequent ER Users
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- Following implementation of several major coverage expansion provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the profile of frequent emergency department users changed, according to a study published in the June issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kentucky sues WALGREENS for promoting opioid epidemic
(Natural News) On October 26, 2017, President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency, and with good reason: Overdoses linked to opioid abuse are the leading cause of death among Americans younger than 50, killing over 64,000 people in 2016 – more than either gun or vehicle accident deaths, and taking lives... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Countries are Using Domestic Laws to Criminalize Health Care
Dr. Dainius Pūras is UN Special Rapporteur on “the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health”.By Dr. Dainius PūrasGENEVA, Jun 21 2018 (IPS)Ambulance drivers attacked, nurses detained, doctors tortured, pharmacists arrested, dentists facing more than a decade in prison—all for delivering healthcare to people considered enemies of the state. There is a disturbing global phenomenon of governments using domestic laws, policies, and practices to punish health professionals for doing their job to treat those in need. Whether it’s vague counter-te...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dainius Puras Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Clinical Ultrasound for Acute Appendicitis Clinical Ultrasound for Acute Appendicitis
Can emergency physicians safely and accurately diagnose acute appendicitis utilizing clinical ultrasound?Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Majority of US adults prescribed epinephrine report not using it in an emergency
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) A new study shows in an emergency, 52 percent of adults with potentially life-threatening allergies didn't use the epinephrine auto-injectors (EAI) they were prescribed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: How to tell if someone is drowning
A sunny day at the beach or pool can take a dark turn in seconds. "Drowning in this country remains one of the leading causes of accidental death in children and affects adults, as well," says Dr. Michael Boniface, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician. But Dr. Boniface says drowning usually doesn't look how people [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Venomous caterpillar sends teen to emergency room
15-year-old boy from Florida comes in contact with southern flannel moth caterpillar, immediately getting rash, experiencing "the worst pain he ever felt" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency management: it starts with a question in the design stages "What can go wrong?" - Murphy JF.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Police Video from Las Vegas Shooting Shows Chaos, Confusion
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police body camera videos released Wednesday show the chaos and confusion Las Vegas police officers and first responders faced at a mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip as waves of wounded and fleeing concert-goers sought help. One 30-minute video shows an officer inside the venue as hundreds of people are fleeing and volleys of gunfire can be heard overhead. A dozen people are piled against each other seeking shelter behind a tall sign. The officer joins them, hiding behind the sign until there's a break in the shooting and he and another officer yell for the group to start running. "I have a g...
Source: JEMS Operations - June 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Regina Garcia Cano and Michelle L. Price, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents Operations Source Type: news

New Website Design for the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center
The National Library of Medicine released a new design for the Disaster Information Management Research Center website and the Disaster Lit ® database.  The new design improves access to key resources on natural and man-made disasters, as well as public health emergencies such as emerging infectious diseases.  (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - June 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Engaging Faith-based and Community Organizations: Planning Considerations for Emergency Managers (June 2018)
This guide provides a foundation for emergency managers to engage with faith-based and community organizations that can be partners in building a culture of preparedness and enhancing the security and resiliency of our nation. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HHS emPOWER Map 3.0
gives every public health official, emergency manager, hospital, first responder, electric company, and community member the power to discover the electricity-dependent Medicare population in their state, territory, county, and ZIP Code. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Namibia:President's Relief Avails U.S.$73 Million War Chest Against HIV/Aids
[New Era] Windhoek -The United States of America President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programme in Namibia will provide US$73.6 million, equivalent to over N$1 billion, for HIV/AIDS programmes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Commissioners look again at trust's 'fragile' services
NHS England and local commissioners want to look again at “fragile” clinical services run by Bedford Hospital Trust – less than a year after the provider committed to retaining its emergency and obstetrics departments. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Namibia:HIV/AIDS Deaths Drop From 10 000 to 4 000
[Namibian] FIGURES released by the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief have revealed that the number of people dying of HIV-AIDS has dropped from 10 000 per year to 4 000 between 1991 and 2016 in Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

City of Berkeley demands forced depopulation to halt climate change "crisis" that it claims is worse than the Holocaust
(Natural News) Leave it to the liberals to not only engage in mass hysteria over purported climate changes, but to also call for a host of ridiculous, overbearing government efforts to put a band-aid on the problem. Berkeley City Council members just put forth a motion, proclaiming that there is a global climate emergency —... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Create a Food Allergy Plan
-- If you've been diagnosed with a food allergy, it is important to develop a food allergy plan so you and others know what to do in an emergency. Milder symptoms of food allergy include itching, sneezing, hives or rashes. More severe symptoms, such... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Integrating evacuation research in large infrastructure tunnel projects - experiences from the Stockholm Bypass Project - Nilsson D, Frantzich H, Ronchi E, Fridolf K, Lindgren Walter A, Modig H.
Large infrastructure projects often involve important decision about evacuation safety measures, e.g., emergency exit portals, alarm systems, etc, that need to be taken in spite of limited information and knowledge about the topic. This has been shown to s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Using survival analysis to improve pre-emptive fire engine allocation for emergency response - Yeboah G, Park PY.
Municipal fire districts with only one fire engine face challenges when responding to multiple concurrent emergency calls. The problem appears to arise more often than might be expected. The pre-emptive allocation of fire engines for predetermined short-te... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

A framework for occupancy tracking in a building via structural dynamics sensing of footstep vibrations - Poston JD, Buehrer RM, Tarazaga PA.
Counting the number of occupants in building areas over time---occupancy tracking---provides valuable information for responding to emergencies, optimizing thermal conditions or managing personnel. This capability is distinct from tracking individual build... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Egress, Escape, Evacuation, Crowds Source Type: news

Emergency department patients want to be invited to share in medical decision-making
(Society for Academic Emergency Medicine) Most emergency department patients want to be involved in some aspects of medical decision-making, but they need to be invited. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Considerable Costs Associated With Switching EHR
Costs include time needed for research and testing, maintenance and other fees, hardware updates (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 20, 2018 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

Better continuity of primary care could lower emergency department visits for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - June 19, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Apple taps RapidSOS to help emergency responders pinpoint iOS users' locations
Apple has announced a partnership with RapidSOS that will allow iPhones to more easily send detailed location data to first responders in the event of an emergency, the Cupertino tech giant announced yesterday.   “Communities rely on 911 centers in an emergency, and we believe they should have the best available technology at their disposal,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. “When every moment counts, these tools will help first responders reach our customers when they most need assistance.” (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

ZipLine Medical raises another $9m for wound closure line
ZipLine Medical said today that it raised a $9 million funding round for its surgical skin closure line. The round was led by existing backer MVM Life Science Partners, joined by HighCape Partners and Bridge Bank. Campbell, Calif.-based said it plans to use the proceeds to commercialize the Zip closure portfolio and to back the launch of its ZipStitch and PreLoc products. “This financing provides ZipLine Medical with additional capital to continue our strong revenue growth in the U.S. and internationally. We are excited about the strong market acceptance of our Zip surgical skin closure devices in many surg...
Source: Mass Device - June 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Wound Care ZipLine Medical Source Type: news

Severe Stress May Send Immune System Into Overdrive
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Immunology, News, Source Type: news

Good primary lowers ED use for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities
(St. Michael's Hospital) One in three adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) visit the emergency department annually but effective primary care could reduce these numbers, suggests a new study led by St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

RFK's assassination: A medical analysis of his injuries and neurosurgical care
(Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group) Covers the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. The authors 'review the eyewitness reports of the mechanism of injury, the care rendered for three hours prior to the emergency craniotomy, the clinical course, and, ultimately, the autopsy.' The discussion of autopsy findings is supplemented by an artist's depiction of the extent of Senator Kennedy's head injury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rental costs price public service staff out of housing, says UNISON
High rental costs mean many public service employees in England are spending more than a third of their wages on rent, according to research published today (Tuesday) by UNISON. Hospital porters are struggling the most, with rents effectively unaffordable for them in all nine English regions. The most expensive areas for porters are London, the South East and the East of England where housing costs swallow up over half their take home pay. Teaching assistants do not fare much better – in half a dozen English regions, rental costs are more than a third of their monthly wage. The same is true for refuse drivers in five...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: News Press release housing Source Type: news

Apple Sets up iPhones to Relay Location for 9-1-1 Calls
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is trying to drag the U.S.'s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century. If it lives up to Apple's promise, the iPhone's next operating system will automatically deliver quicker and more reliable information pinpointing the location of 911 calls to about 6,300 emergency response centers in the U.S. Apple is trying to solve a problem caused by the technological mismatch between a 50-year-old system built for landlines and today's increasingly sophisticated smartphones. An estimated 80 percent of roughly 240 million emergency calls in the U.S. this year will come from mobi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Liedtke, Associated Press Tags: News Communications & Dispatch Source Type: news

Apple Sets up iPhones to Relay Location for 9-1-1 Calls
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is trying to drag the U.S.'s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century. If it lives up to Apple's promise, the iPhone's next operating system will automatically deliver quicker and more reliable information pinpointing the location of 911 calls to about 6,300 emergency response centers in the U.S. Apple is trying to solve a problem caused by the technological mismatch between a 50-year-old system built for landlines and today's increasingly sophisticated smartphones. An estimated 80 percent of roughly 240 million emergency calls in the U.S. this year will come from mobi...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - June 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Liedtke, Associated Press Tags: News Communications & Dispatch Source Type: news

3 Big Ideas Emerge from the 2018 World Health Assembly
June 18, 2018Is the World Health Organization reembracing its original principles?As the World Health Assembly (WHA) ended last month, I was left wondering: is this a new and improved World Health Organization (WHO), or is it simply becoming what its founders intended all along?Here are a few things that made this annual meeting of the WHO different from past years, and offer us some insight about how the organization might be evolving.A physical focus on noncommunicable diseasesThe day before WHA officially began, hundreds of participants and curious locals followed the WHO ’s new Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Stroke symptoms: These three short-lived signs could indicate a medical emergency
STROKE symptoms can vary from person to person but the main signs are usually seen in the face, arms and speech. The main signs can be remembered with the word FAST, but there are some short-lived symptoms you should also be aware of. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news