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Lower Readmissions Not Linked to Post-Discharge Mortality Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Concerns that hospitals might not readmit patients out of fear of financial penalties are unfounded (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

10 Questions to Challenge Your Medical News Savvy
(MedPage Today) -- Weekly News Quiz: July 14-20 (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Aftermath of United Airlines Debacle
(MedPage Today) -- Common sense still seems in short supply (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Report: Mental illness 'major public health concern in the United States'
Nearly 1 in 5 American adults deals with a mental illness or substance abuse problem each year, a U.S. government study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safety and Respect for All: Providing a Supportive Environment for LGBT Individuals and Families During a Disaster
Region II Public Health Training Center. 09/21/2016 This 58-minute course addresses the unique needs of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) community, and suggests ways in which public health can work to provide a safe environment for members of that community during disasters. It discusses how to distinguish between sexual orientation and gender identity/expressions and identity terminology currently being used; identify and promote protective factors for sexual minorities; and list knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to create a safe and inclusive environment. (Video or Multimedia) (Sou...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

D.C. Week: McCain's Health Tops News
(MedPage Today) -- Also, CBO scores Senate's undead healthcare bill (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

An overview of the challenges facing death investigation systems in certain resource limited countries - Obenson K, Enow Orock G.
A properly operated death investigation system (DIS) serves multiple stakeholders. Law enforcement, public health departments and members of the public, benefit in various ways from the information that it provides. This information must be collected syste... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Evacuation of pets during disasters: a public health intervention to increase resilience - Chadwin R.
During a disaster, many pet owners want to evacuate their pets with them, only to find that evacuation and sheltering options are limited or nonexistent. This disregard for companion animal welfare during a disaster can have public health consequences. Pet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Now or never: "public health issues requiring urgent attention" - Ulhaq I.
Pakistan is a developing country and most of its population is based in rural areas. Over the last two decades' significant changes have occurred in the health system in an attempt to improve the health care in general with a particular emphasis in the hea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Prescription drug misuse and arrest history - Ford J, Wright L.
BACKGROUND: Prescription drug misuse is widely acknowledged as a major public health issue in the United States. Surprisingly little research examines the association between prescription drug misuse and history of arrest among adults. METHODS: We ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Health needs, access to healthcare, and perceptions of ageing in an urbanizing community in India: a qualitative study - Bhan N, Madhira P, Muralidharan A, Kulkarni B, Murthy G, Basu S, Kinra S.
BACKGROUND: India's elderly population is rising at an unprecedented rate, with a majority living in rural areas. Health challenges associated with ageing, changing social networks and limited public health infrastructure are issues faced by the elderly an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Psychometric evaluation of an abbreviated version of the intragroup marginalization inventory - Llamas J, Holmes LM, Lisha NE, Ling PM.
Tobacco and marijuana use among U.S. young adults is a top public health concern, and racial/ethnic minorities may be at particular risk. Past research examining cultural variables has focused on the individual in relation to the mainstream U.S. culture; h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Leveling and abuse among patients with bipolar disorder at psychiatric outpatient departments in Ethiopia - Belete H.
INTRODUCTION: The World Health Organization (WHO) clearly states the importance of psychological well-being in the definition of health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". Howe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Integrating agricultural injury prevention with rural pediatrics: a pilot assessment - Kaprelian J, Berg RL, Barnes KL, Marlenga B.
BACKGROUND: Childhood agricultural injuries are an important public health problem. Pediatricians are a trusted source of expertise in children's health and safety and could serve as a sphere of influence to augment child agricultural injury prevention eff... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dental injuries in younger emergency department patients - James V, Vandersluis YR, Zhang EWJ, Scolnik D.
BACKGROUND: Dental trauma is a relatively common occurrence in childhood, with an impact exceeding that of periodontal diseases. It places a significant burden on the public health system because of its high frequency, impact on quality of life and consump... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Advancing Concussion Assessment in Pediatrics (A-CAP): a prospective, concurrent cohort, longitudinal study of mild traumatic brain injury in children: protocol study - Yeates KO, Beauchamp M, Craig W, Doan Q, Zemek R, Bjornson B, Gravel J, Mikrogianakis A, Goodyear B, Abdeen N, Beaulieu C, Dehaes M, Deschenes S, Harris A, Lebel C, Lamont R, Williamson T, Barlow KM, Bernier F, Brooks BL, Emery C, Freedman SB, Kowalski K, Mrklas K, Tomfohr-Madsen L, Schneider KJ.
The objective of the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The role of attitudes to, and the frequency of, domestic violence encounters in the healthcare professionals' handling of domestic violence cases - Zorjan S, Smrke U, Sprah L.
BACKGROUND: Domestic violence is recognized as a public health problem with a high prevalence in the general population. Healthcare professionals play an important role in the recognition and treatment of domestic violence. Hence, conducting research on fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Detecting, reporting, and analysis of priority diseases for routine public health surveillance in Liberia - Frimpong JA, Park MM, Amo-Addae MP, Adewuyi PA, Nagbe TK.
An essential component of a public health surveillance system is its ability to detect priority diseases which fall within the mandate of public health officials at all levels. Early detection, reporting and response to public health events help to reduce ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

' The time to act is now;' end children's suffering in Iraq and across the Middle East – UNICEF
Calling for“immediate care and protection” for children caught up in violence in Iraq's war torn Mosul and other Middle East conflicts, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today warned that the lives and futures of some 27 million across the region and parts of Africa are at risk. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patients taking opioids prior to ACL surgery more likely to be on pain medications longer
(American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) More than 130,000 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgeries take place each year with the majority of patients not requiring pain medication after three months post-operatively. However, researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting today in Toronto, Ontario, Canada found that those patients who were filling opioid prescriptions prior to surgery were 10 times more likely to be filling prescriptions five months after surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How To Make Social Media Work For You
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Risk factors for heat related deaths during the June 2015 heat wave in Karachi, Pakistan - Saleem SG, Ansari T, Ali AS, Fatima S, Rizvi MH, Samad MA.
BACKGROUND: Mortality as a consequence of heat related illness is a public health concern. Emergency department (ED) experiences increased patients' flow and decreased survival as a consequence of heat stroke during the episodes of heat wave. The present s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

2017 Hooley Awards Winners Announced at ImageTrend Connect
LAKEVILLE, MINN. - ImageTrend, Inc. announced the winners of the 2017 Hooley™ Awards. Nominees were narrowed down to a field of nine finalists – three in each of three categories – from which the winners were selected by a panel of third-party judges. Judges cast votes via secret ballot for each category. ImageTrend extends congratulations to the nominees, finalists and winners of the Third Annual Hooley Awards. The Fourth Annual Hooley Awards will be presented during ImageTrend Connect in 2018. For more details, visit www.ImageTrend.com/Connect. Innovation Award To recognize those who are serving in a ne...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - July 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ImageTrend Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

2017 Hooley Awards Winners Announced at ImageTrend Connect
LAKEVILLE, MINN. - ImageTrend, Inc. announced the winners of the 2017 Hooley™ Awards. Nominees were narrowed down to a field of nine finalists – three in each of three categories – from which the winners were selected by a panel of third-party judges. Judges cast votes via secret ballot for each category. ImageTrend extends congratulations to the nominees, finalists and winners of the Third Annual Hooley Awards. The Fourth Annual Hooley Awards will be presented during ImageTrend Connect in 2018. For more details, visit www.ImageTrend.com/Connect. Innovation Award To recognize those who are serving in a ne...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ImageTrend Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: This Week's Top Apps
(MedPage Today) -- For nurses, personal health records, and rheumatology ed (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

' Eventually They Will Stop Digging': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Yemen ’s deadly cholera outbreak puts pregnant women in danger
Language UndefinedSANA ’A, Yemen – The cholera outbreak in Yemen is spreading at an unprecedented rate, with an average of 5,000 people infected every day, and nearly one person dying every hour, accordingreporting from the United Nations. In less than three months, more than 330,000 suspected cases of cholera have been reported, with nearly 1,800 deaths.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Doctors are Getting Older
(MedPage Today) -- Should policies evolve to require mandatory evaluations at a certain age? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Eye on Repeal/Replace: High Risk Pools
(MedPage Today) -- Do they help or hurt patients? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

American Indian Health Information Resources
August 24, 2017 2:00-3:30pm ET. Free registration is required. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Substance Use Disorders Webinar Series: Alleviating Stigma, Treatment Strategies, Community Resources & Stories from the Front Lines
August 3, 2017 - January 9, 2018. This four-part webinar series will look at substance use disorders and the opioid epidemic. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Workers Gaining Health Insurance Coverage Under the ACA
This brief highlights the ACA's impact on insurance coverage in working families using data from the American Community Survey and the Current Population Survey. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Western Kentucky Leveraged Medicaid Expansion to Increase Access to Health Care
Case study examines how Western Kentucky improved on a range of health care measures, fueled by the Medicaid expansion. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Building Skills for a More Strategic Public Health Workforce: A Call to Action (2017)
Report describes how the changing landscape of public health will require strategic skills that transcend traditional public health disciplines and provides recommendations to develop these skills. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Self-Injectable Benlysta Approved in Lupus
(MedPage Today) -- Subcutaneous belimumab OK'd based on placebo-controlled trial (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medicare Fee-For-Service Beneficiaries with Disabilities, by End Stage Renal Disease Status, 2014 (July 2017)
Using data from the CMS Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse (CCW), this report describes Medicare beneficiaries by disability and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) status. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EndoBreak: Steady Diabetes Rates; Lantus Copy Semi-Approved
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Iraq: Babies Suffering from Severe Malnutrition in Mosul Region
MSF teams have treated more than 450 severely malnourished children in its hospital 35 miles south of Mosul since March.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Dying of AIDS in 2017
VideoDying of AIDS in 2017July 21, 2017 (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Yemen cholera outbreak to spread with monsoon rains, 600,000 cases expected
As Yemen's rainy season begins, the World Health Organization and Oxfam are worried that the country's citizens will be affected by the worst outbreak of cholera in recorded history. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Babies Impacted by Violence in Mosul, Iraq
VideoBabies Impacted by Violence in Mosul, IraqJuly 21, 2017 (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Education and Innovation Take Center Stage at ImageTrend Connect
The second day of the ImageTrend Connect conference, held this week at the Saint Paul (Minn.) RiverCentre, kicked off on Thursday with a two-part keynote address that educated attendees on the EMS aspects of protecting the homeland. First up was Eric Chaney, Medical First Responder Branch chief in the Office of Health Affairs (OHA), which leads biodefense, health and medical efforts at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The OHA sits at a unique intersection between law enforcement, homeland security and public health, playing a role in everything from disaster response to managing federal efforts in treating a...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - July 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ryan Kelley, NREMT Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Education and Innovation Take Center Stage at ImageTrend Connect
The second day of the ImageTrend Connect conference, held this week at the Saint Paul (Minn.) RiverCentre, kicked off on Thursday with a two-part keynote address that educated attendees on the EMS aspects of protecting the homeland. First up was Eric Chaney, Medical First Responder Branch chief in the Office of Health Affairs (OHA), which leads biodefense, health and medical efforts at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The OHA sits at a unique intersection between law enforcement, homeland security and public health, playing a role in everything from disaster response to managing federal efforts in treating a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ryan Kelley, NREMT Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

No Justice, No Peace for Yemeni Children
'Zuhoor_Yemen' : One-year-old Zuhoor was forced to have the fingers of her right hand amputated after being seriously injured by an airstrikes near Sana'a. Credit: Mohammed Awadh/Save the ChildrenBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jul 21 2017 (IPS)Human rights groups are urging the UN Secretary-General to include the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) in a child rights’ “shame list” after documenting grave violations against children. Save the Children and the Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict have documented at least 23 SLC airstrikes which injured or killed children, prompting an urgent call for the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Pope Francis Donates to FAO for Drought, Conflict-Stricken East Africa
Children in the town of Embetyo, Eritrea. Credit: OCHA/Gemma ConnellBy IPS World DeskROME, Jul 21 2017 (IPS)As an unprecedented gesture, Pope Francis has donated 25,000 euro to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope Francis said the funds are “a symbolic contribution to an FAO programme that provides seeds to rural families in areas affected by the combined effects of conflicts and drought.” See: East Africa’s Poor Rains: Hunger Worsened, Crops Scorched, Livestock DeadPope Francis speaking at FAO in 2014. Credit: FA...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Partnerships to Conduct Research within PCORnet (PaCR) Applicant Town Hall - Cycle 2 2017
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm EDT (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Experiences and disclosures of sexual assault among Nigerian undergraduates in a tertiary institution - Adejimi AA, Sabageh OA, Adedokun OP.
The objective of this study was to assess and compare the experiences and disclos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news