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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

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

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

The Challenge I Face Being A Parent To Children Both On Earth And In Heaven
It’s a busy morning as I race around the house, stashing piles of laundry and picking up week old cheerios that are scattered about. My daughter’s fourth birthday is approaching and company will soon be arriving, ready to celebrate our miracle child. As I search the couch crevices for lingering crumbs, my daughter grabs my attention from the other room. Next to her play kitchen, she quietly sits, assembling her pretend cake. I walk towards her and squat down, inquiring about her colorful wooden cake. “I’m practicing for my birthday! Let’s sing Mommy,” she exclaims. Right at that moment, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Device helps ICU patients by filtering out noise from medical alarms
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) A team of investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) wants to improve patient outcomes in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) settings by silencing audible medical alarms in hospital rooms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Soaring Health Costs - Poor Caught in Death Trap
[Zimbabwe Independent] It is hard to imagine the country's health services were once free. However, 37 years after then Prime Minister Robert Mugabe at Independence in 1980 promised people free access to healthcare, millions of Zimbabweans can no longer afford basic medical remedy due to high treatment costs. Even public health institutions are now in intensive care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Miles to go: From Mississippi to Boston for life-saving care
Whether he’s riding with his family on their all-terrain vehicle (ATV) at home in Mississippi, learning how to fish or playing with his cousins, Ethan Claborn is happiest when he’s outdoors. Simple things like a blade of grass or drop of rain are even more special for this almost four-year-old, considering he spent the first year of his life within hospital walls. Ethan’s parents, Holly and Gary, knew even before he was born that he would face several health challenges. But it still felt like a shock when, not long after birth, he was rushed into surgery to treat an intestinal blockage. Diagnosed with ile...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation Dr. Biren Modi Dr. Mark Puder ileal atresia Omegaven total parenteral nutrition Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Country Gets First Ever Maternal ICU
[Ethiopian Herald] Gandhi Hospital has opened the first Maternal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 15, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Country Gets First-Ever Maternal ICU
[Ethiopian Herald] Gandhi Hospital has opened the first Maternal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Boston Nurse Has Donated 16 Gallons Of Blood Over Last 30 Years
BOSTON (CBS) – Wednesday is World Blood Donor Day and we’re recognizing a man who has donated more than 16 gallons of blood over the last 30 years. He says it’s easy and a great habit to get into. And he’s not done yet. “I have a goal of 20 gallons,” says Jim Gosnell. He’s the MVP of Boston blood donors. “I donate about every 56 days. That’s when I’m eligible to donate.” Jim Gosnell, a nurse at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (WBZ-TV) Wednesday marks the 136th time he’s donated since starting work as a nurse at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Watch Listen Brigham and Women's Hospital Jim Gosnell Source Type: news

Staffing gaps a factor in patient's death
Staffing gaps in an intensive care unit run by the largest NHS trust directly affected the care of a patient who died at a hospital in east London, a coroner has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Art Medical gets $20M for smart intubation devices
Israel and Palo Alto-based Art Medical, developers of smart intubation devices for use in intensive care, has raised $20 million in a round led by Advanced Medical Technologies. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Diet Therapy Appears to Induce Remission in Some With Biologics-resistant Crohn ’ s Diet Therapy Appears to Induce Remission in Some With Biologics-resistant Crohn ’ s
Some Crohn ’ s disease (CD) patients who are not helped by biologics go into remission when treated with diet alone, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 9, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Epidemiology and clinical analysis of critical patients with child maltreatment admitted to the intensive care units - Lee EP, Hsia SH, Huang JL, Lin JJ, Chan OW, Lin CY, Lin KL, Chang YC, Chou IJ, Lo FS, Lee J, Hsin YC, Chan PC, Hu MH, Chiu CH, Wu HP.
Children with abuse who are admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) may have high mortality and morbidity and commonly require critical care immediately. It is important to understand the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of these critical cases ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Linked through sister cities, Rotarians save newborns in Brazil
Brazilian Rotarians raised $172,500 by partnering on a Rotary Foundation global grant with two clubs in Nakatsugawa, Japan. They funded equipment including five incubators for the hospital ’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which nearly doubled the hospital’s capacity to care for fragile newborns. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 9, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Vanessa Glavinskas Source Type: news

Crunch Time Comes for an Understaffed Specialty Crunch Time Comes for an Understaffed Specialty
An aging workforce in pulmonology and an aging population spell trouble, says the recruiting firm Merritt Hawkins.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 8, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Massive Transfusion Ratios May Be Less Useful in Nontrauma Setting Massive Transfusion Ratios May Be Less Useful in Nontrauma Setting
Massive transfusion ratios commonly used in trauma settings might not be appropriate for nontrauma patients, a retrospective analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 7, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Uganda: Moroto Hospital Gets Neonatal Care Unit
[Monitor] Moroto -Moroto Regional Referral Hospital has received a neonatal intensive care unit. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO's New Essential Medicines List Includes a 40-Year First WHO's New Essential Medicines List Includes a 40-Year First
Experts announce three categories for antibiotics to guide clinicians in their use. The list also contains two new cancer drugs and a combo drug for hepatitis C.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 6, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nigeria: RCCG Renovates Intensive Care Unit At Lasuth
[Guardian] As part of efforts to revamp the health sector and reduce medical tourism, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) on Sunday commissioned the newly renovated Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Surgical Emergency building of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Family Migraine History Tied to Higher Migraine Risk After Concussion Family Migraine History Tied to Higher Migraine Risk After Concussion
Adolescents with a family history of migraine are nearly three times as likely to present with post-traumatic migraine (PTM) after sports-related concussion (SRC), new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 5, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Frailty is key factor for survival after critical care discharge
Frailer patients treated in intensive care have a much greater risk of requiring institutional care and dying after being discharged from hospital, regardless of age, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 5, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

BABYLUX: The light that brightens the lives of premature babies
(ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences) Since 2014, the European Project- BabyLux- has had the goal of reducing the risk of brain lesions in extremely preterm babies and eventually decreasing the number of children with disabilities through the creation of a new biomedical device based on non-invasive advanced biophotonic technologies that allow clinicians to monitor oxygenation levels and cerebral blood flow.Tested prototypes were installed in the neonatology intensive care units in Copenhagen and Milan and used by clinical doctors for six months. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

IU and Regenstrief studying decreasing dementia after delirium for older ICU survivors
(Indiana University) Indiana University Center for Aging Research and Regenstrief Institute reseachers are developing and testing nation's first program to deliver via telemedicine specially designed cognitive training and physical exercise programs to the homes of hospital intensive care survivors who have experienced delirium while in the ICU. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When Loved Ones Die At Home, Family Caregivers Pay The Price
    Are you forgetful?   Research Study enrolling Patients with Early-Stage Alzheimer’s. Help now.       Increasingly, people are dying at home, which sounds like a good thing. For years, Americans have told researchers and anyone else who would listen that this is how they want to go: surrounded by loved ones in the familiarity of their own house. But is dying at home really best for everyone? About one-quarter of all U.S. deaths now occur at home. That reflects a 29.5 percent increase from 2000 to 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neonatal Hypertension
This article reviews the parameters defining normal and elevated blood pressures in neonates using current available data, etiology and risk factors, approach to investigation, and management of neonatal hypertension. (Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - June 1, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Mistry, K., Gupta, C. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

Older mums more likely to end up in intensive care
Women who leave it late to have children are at a much greater risk of severe complications, experts warn. A new study found those over 44 are more than twice as likely to die or suffer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BTG's PE Device Works Faster and at Lower Doses in Study BTG's PE Device Works Faster and at Lower Doses in Study
British pharmaceutical firm BTG said its EKOS combination therapy device for pulmonary embolism (PE) was effective using smaller drug dosages and shorter treatment periods than the current standard.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 30, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

RSV Often Severe in Preemies Not Receiving Immunoprophylaxis RSV Often Severe in Preemies Not Receiving Immunoprophylaxis
espiratory syncytial virus (RSV) illness is often severe, requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission and invasive mechanical ventilation, in infants born between 29 and 32 weeks gestational age (wGA) who do not receive immunoprophylaxis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Vietnam dialysis: Seven patients die in hospital
One woman remains in intensive care and the health ministry begins a criminal investigation. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seven dialysis patients die in Vietnam hospital
One woman remains in intensive care and the health ministry has begun a criminal investigation. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grand Savings, Citizens Banks Add Execs in Rogers (NWA Movers & Shakers)
Jared Gabriele has been hired as an assistant vice president and loan officer at Grand Savings Bank for the bank’s Rogers market. He previously was a mortgage closer at Arvest Bank. Ron Branscum has been hired as city president for Rogers at Citizens Bank. He previously was the president of Regional Therapy Services Inc. in Rogers. Don Moseley has been hired as a business development associate for national accounts at Entegrity in Fayetteville. He was previously senior manager of sustainable facilities at Wal-Mart. Nicole Reid has been hired at Sparks Clinic Lung Center in Fort Smith as an advanced practice regist...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 29, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Who Has Your Vote? Evening With The Stars Nominations Now Open
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - May 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Modified HELP Intervention Staves Off Postoperative Delirium Modified HELP Intervention Staves Off Postoperative Delirium
Consistent and daily application of a multicomponent delirium intervention in elderly abdominal surgery patients significantly reduced the incidence of postoperative delirium and hospital length of stay.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Repeal Of Medicaid Expansion Threatens Rural Hospital
When Arkansas expanded Medicaid in 2014, Mike Haynes signed up for health insurance for the first time in his adult life. "Before that, I really couldn't afford it," he said. "One income in the state of Arkansas is very tough when you're raising two children. I did it, but I couldn't afford fringe benefits, so to speak. I had to feed my kids and put clothes on them." Haynes, 63, is a real estate agent in Mountain Home. His children are grown now, but things remain tight. "We're eating bologna, not steak," he said. His wife has multiple sclerosis and can no longer work (she qualifies for the tr...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 25, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Accuracy of ICU Predictions Often Varies Accuracy of ICU Predictions Often Varies
Clinicians should tell families that patients in ICU may be in a prognostic'gray zone,'one expert warned in an editorial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Aggressive care at end of life for advanced lung cancer patients linked to poorer outcomes
(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) For patients with advanced cancer, aggressive care -- chemotherapy, mechanical ventilation, acute hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions -- at the end of life is commonplace. Yet until now, little is known about the relationship between patients' and families' satisfaction with this aggressive care within the last 30 days of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Home Noninvasive Ventilation Beneficial After Acute COPD Exacerbation Home Noninvasive Ventilation Beneficial After Acute COPD Exacerbation
Home noninvasive ventilation (NIV) added to home oxygen therapy prolongs the time to rehospitalization after an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to randomized-trial results.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Characteristics of the injuries of Syrian refugees sustained during the civil war - Kocamer Şimşek B, Dokur M, Uysal E, Çalıker N, Gökçe ON, Deniz İK, Uğur M, Geyik M, Kaya M, Dağlı G.
BACKGROUND: During a war, many civilians are severely injured by firearms, bombs, and shrapnel. The triage of war injuries involves difficult and complicated processes requiring surgical procedures and patient monitoring in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

ATS: Lower ARDS Mortality at High - Volume Intensive Care Units
Lower ICU mortality, hospital length of stay for acute respiratory distress syndrome at high - volume ICUs (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Emergency Preparedness in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)
American Academy of Pediatrics. 05/12/2017 This one-hour webinar presents key issues in preparing to respond to a disaster that affects the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and presents case studies and best practices that can help healthcare providers to prepare. The webinar is presented in concert with the release of the report on Disaster Preparedness in Neonatal Intensive Care Units, authored by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Fetus and Newborn and the Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

UF Health North tower opens for patients in North Jacksonville
UF Health North's 92-bed hospital tower opened for patients Today at 15255 Max Leggett Pkwy. The five-story tower has a 20-bed unit dedicated to labor and delivery and other women's services, a 24-bed floor dedicated to intensive care, two 24-bed floors dedicated to general medical inpatients and one floor for administrative services. The administrative floor also has a chapel and a cafe teria. The tower connects to a medical office complex that opened in 2015 "and has been a major success, earning… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Derek Gilliam Source Type: news

TrumpCare And My Daughter's Wheelchair
When a child is born ill or with disabilities, there is love, but there is also fear. Fear of what will happen during the endless medical procedures, what kind life the child might live, how life will be different than what was imagined and fear of paying for it all. When my daughter Claire was born almost 11 years ago, her health and future were uncertain. Born with a rare genetic disorder that affects nearly every part of her body, Claire spent time in the neo-natal intensive care unit, had heart surgery when she was 4 months old, and endured test after test after test to figure out the extent of the impact of her extra ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My 11-Year-Old Daughter’s Life Depends On Medicaid
When a child is born ill or with disabilities, there is love, but there is also fear. Fear of what will happen during the endless medical procedures, what kind life the child might live, how life will be different than what was imagined and fear of paying for it all. When my daughter Claire was born almost 11 years ago, her health and future were uncertain. Born with a rare genetic disorder that affects nearly every part of her body, Claire spent time in the neo-natal intensive care unit, had heart surgery when she was 4 months old, and endured test after test after test to figure out the extent of the impact of her extra ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Death Following Wrong Blood Transfusion - Part I
[Monitor] On February 6, 2010, a 38-year-old mother of four breathed her last in the intensive care unit of Mulago hospital. Her youngest child was only a day old. The mother had been operated on the previous day to remove the premature baby of eight months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Accuracy of physician and nurse predictions for survival, functional outcomes after an ICU admission
(The JAMA Network Journals) Physicians were more accurate in predicting the likelihood of death and less accurate in predicting cognitive abilities in six months for critically ill intensive care unit (ICU) patients; nurses' predictions were similar or less accurate, according to a study published by JAMA. The study is being released to coincide with its presentation at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Shaken baby syndrome: a hospital-based education and prevention program in the intermediate care and the newborn intensive care nurseries - Lopez-Bushnell K, Torrez D, Robertson JV, Torrez C, Strickler L.
This study was an educational prevention program on SBS. Parents whose infants were hospitalized participa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Woman Spends 3 Weeks In Intensive Care After Eating Gas Station Nacho Cheese
(Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spain's Smoking Ban Tied to Drop in Preterm and Underweight Babies Spain's Smoking Ban Tied to Drop in Preterm and Underweight Babies
One year after a nationwide ban on smoking in public took effect in Spain, women had significantly fewer premature or underweight infants, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Wash. Hospital Conducts Ebola Simulation at New Special Pathogens Unit
Spokane, Wash. - Sacred Heart Medical Center was the hospital selected for the Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho region to receive a $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to build a new special pathogens unit. Hospital staff can care for two Ebola patients or up to 10 patients with other highly infectious diseases. Paramedics wore waterproof suits with respirators as they unloaded a patient at the Sacred Heart Medical Center parking garage Wednesday morning. The back of the ambulance had been covered in plastic from floor to ceiling, and the patient was zipped into a plastic isolation ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 18, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Rachel Alexander, The Spokesman-Review Tags: Training News Source Type: news