Finding Your MS Support Community
Finding a support community can help with many aspects of life with MS. Learn how one woman did it, and what might work for you. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which Foods Should You Avoid if You Have Lung Cancer?
It’s key to eat the right foods when you have lung cancer. But there are some foods you should stay away from, too. Learn which ones and why. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virtual Methods Symposium: Advanced Methods and Innovative Technologies for Evidence Synthesis
TheUS Agency for Healthcare Research Quality has prioritized a crucial need to disseminate health research findings. As such, a grant was awarded toDr. Tianjing Li to convene a conference on “Innovative Methods Research to Increase the Utility of Systematic Reviews.”  Dr. Li has met this challenge by bringing together some of the world’s top methods researchers to present their work and help disseminate how systematic reviews can improve the quality, effectiveness, and appropriat eness of healthcare by synthesizing the evidence and facilitating the translation of research findings. Due to COVID1...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 22, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Can Apps Help People With Crohn ’s?
An app may help you manage your Crohn’s disease, but there are things to keep in mind. Learn about the pros and cons of Crohn’s apps and how to choose one that’s right for you. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Advocate for Yourself With UC
When you have ulcerative colitis (UC), you have to be able to stand up for yourself when it comes to getting the proper medical care and making sure you’re taking care of yourself. Learn how -- from doctors who treat UC every day. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Georgia educators die from Covid on the same day
More than 100 teachers, students and community members pushed for remote-only learning following the deaths. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane ENT vs COVID-19 - Providing targeted evidence for clinicians
Healthcare workers supporting people with ear, nose and throat (ENT) issues needed to know how COVID-19 may impact on their care and how to protect themselves from infection when providing this.Cochrane ENT wanted to use their team ’s skills to curate and deliver targeted evidence to support healthcare professionals and patients.Cochrane ENT drew together an online repository of guidance and evidence about caring for people with ear, nose, throat, hearing and balance problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also worked with Cochrane Oral Health to fast-track three systematic reviews, are undertaking living systema...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 22, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

South Africa: Media Statement - Committee Chair Saddened By Passing On of Minister Mthembu
[Parliament of South Africa] The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Communications, Mr Boyce Maneli, is saddened to learn of the passing of the Minister in the Presidency, Mr Jackson Mthembu, who reinvigorated government communication, among many other accolades. Mr Maneli extended heartfelt condolences to Mr Mthembu's family, friends, the Cabinet and employees of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Insight: Issue 7, CQC (published January 2021)
This report shares further data on the designated settings scheme for adult social care, and also look into more detail on data on deaths from COVID-19, in terms of learning disability and ethnicity. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protecting Mental Health of Families in a Pandemic
Credit: Unsplash /Melanie Wasser. By Ifeanyi Nsofor and Shubha NageshABUJA, Jan 22 2021 (IPS) Dealing with COVID-19-related city lockdowns has been exceptionally stressful, particularly for those parents who have had to balance work, personal life, children and elderly, providing home schooling or facilitating virtual learning, managing infection control within the home, and more, all while being disconnected from support services. Beyond all this, other mediators and moderators play a key role in outcomes for parents and children, including their function and adaptation – sociodemographic, exposure, negative events,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor and Shubha Nagesh Tags: Education Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Uganda: Shortage of Ppes Hinders Fight Against Covid-19
[Monitor] Many health workers in hospitals across the country are grappling with a shortage of Covid-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) despite the country continuing to register more cases of the disease, Daily Monitor has learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Growing up in a bilingual home has lasting benefits
(Anglia Ruskin University) New research has found that growing up in a bilingual home can provide unexpected cognitive benefits later in life. The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, demonstrates for the first time that adults who acquired their second language as a young child (early bilinguals) are quicker at shifting attention and quicker at detecting visual changes compared to adults who learnt their second language later in life (late bilinguals). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of CABENUVA (rilpivirine and cabotegravir), the First Long-Acting Regimen for the Treatment of HIV
TITUSVILLE, N.J., January 21, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved CABENUVA (consisting of Janssen’s rilpivirine and ViiV Healthcare’s cabotegravir), the first and only once-monthly, long-acting regimen for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in adults. The novel regimen was co-developed as part of a collaboration with ViiV Healthcare and builds on Janssen’s 25-year commitment to make HIV history. In the U.S., ViiV Healthcare is the marketing authorization holde...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Coronavirus Vaccinations In Massachusetts: New Groups Of Phase 1 Health Care Workers Now Eligible
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Coronavirus Vaccine Source Type: news

Can a Stem Cell Transplant Help With MS?
Learn how a stem cell transplant put one woman’s MS into remission. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Link Between Chronic Inflammation and Lung Cancer
Learn more about the link between ongoing inflammation and lung cancer, and what you can do to fight it. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How I Found My Lung Cancer Community
Many people who have or had lung cancer say they wouldn’t have made it through the early days of the disease without the support of people who have been there. Learn more about what support groups offer, what to look for, and how to find the best one for you. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viz.ai launches image software for clinical trials
Artificial intelligence software developer Viz.ai has launched an application...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Machine learning helps find vessel occlusions on CTA AMVC Fall 2020: AI can improve efficiency, reduce stress CMS approves payments for Viz.ai software Viz.ai debuts new stroke care AI platform Medtronic, Viz.ai team up on stroke care (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Canon's wide-bore CT for radiation therapy clears FDA
The extra-wide-bore Aquilion Exceed LB CT scanner from Canon Medical Systems...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon touts wide-bore CT, AI for PET/CT at RSNA 2020 Deep learning gives a boost to CT image reconstruction Machine learning boosts chest CT's performance Canon 1.5T MRI rivals 3T in head-to-head challenge Canon launches CT scanner with 90-cm bore at ASTRO 2020 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Plastic Surgery Complications: A Review for EM Clinicians Plastic Surgery Complications: A Review for EM Clinicians
Learn more about the postoperative complications associated with cosmetic surgeries and find out how to manage these conditions.Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Study: Mesothelioma Survival Rates Rise with SMART Protocol
Using accelerated high-dose radiation prior to surgery produced an unprecedented 65.9-month median survival for a cohort of pleural mesothelioma patients who were part of a larger clinical trial at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. Lancet Oncology recently published results of the study, named SMART, an acronym for Surgery for Mesothelioma After Radiation Therapy. The SMART study involved 96 patients with pleural mesothelioma who were treated in Toronto from 2008 to 2019. All received the intensity-modulated radiotherapy before extrapleural pneumonectomy surgery, an unconventional treatment regimen. Among the...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 21, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

UNISON voices concern at post-18 education proposals
Conclusion of the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding today, and called instead for “a comprehensive set of proposals that place the interests of students and staff at their heart”. The proposals follow the review of post-18 education, which was carried out by Philip Augar in a report commissioned by then prime minister Theresa May in 2018. The report focuses on creating greater parity between academic and skills-based education and aligning technical education and training with employers’ needs. The government is introducing a lifetime skills guarantee, underpinned by a lifelong loan entitlement...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 21, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article further education higher education Source Type: news

The U.S. Fumbled Its Early Vaccine Rollout. Will the Biden Administration Put America Back on Track?
On a frigid morning in January, Trudy Ronnel settled into her favorite sofa chair at the Westminster Place senior-living community in Evanston, Ill., pulled down the neckline on her red blouse and braced herself for a shot she’d anticipated for almost a year. At 92 years old, with multiple medical conditions, she spent most of 2020 fearful of contracting the COVID-19 plague that ravaged the world outside her first-floor window. To protect herself, for the past few months she’d avoided Westminster’s communal rooms, which had provided a means to stay active and engaged but risked becoming a pathogenic petri...
Source: TIME: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: W.J. Hennigan, Alice Park and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

How the brain learns that earmuffs are not valuable at the beach
(University of Tsukuba) A collaboration between the University of Tsukuba and the NEI in the US has discovered that fast-spiking neurons in the basal ganglia allow monkeys to associate different values with the same objects based on the surrounding environment. Blocking input from these cells inhibited learning of new scene-based values, but did not erase already learned associations. This could help understand clinical conditions such as Tourette syndrome, which is characterized by reduced input from these cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SHEA releases COVID-19 research agenda identifying gaps in knowledge
(Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) Massive amounts of COVID-19 research has been published since the pandemic began, but much more study is needed to understand how to prevent, identify, and treat the virus. The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is publishing a COVID-19 research agenda outlining 10 areas where we need to learn more to fight COVID-19 and future pandemics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Demi Lovato health: Singer discusses her bipolar disorder and how she copes with symptoms
Demi Lovato was thrust into the limelight from a young age when she starred in Barney and Friends as a child. Acting turned to singing and then touring and the immense pressure took a toll on her. The singer discusses her mental disorder bipolar and how she learns to cope and deal with the symptoms associated with it. What is bipolar and what are the symptoms to spot? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evaluation of automated cephalometric analysis based on the latest deep learning method
Conclusions: This latest AI seems to have superior performance compared to previous AI methods. It also seems to demonstrate cephalometric analysis comparable to human examiners.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 21, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Treating cervical cancer
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about treating cervical cancer. If your health care provider determines that you have cervical cancer, you'll have further tests to determine the extent, or stage, of your cancer. Treatment for cervical cancer depends on several factors, including the stage of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 21, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

COVID-19 guide for care staff supporting adults with learning disabilities or autistic adults, SCIE (updated 20th January 2021)
This is a guide to help care staff and personal assistants supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults through the COVID-19 crisis. Its aim is to assist high-quality care and support during the pandemic. It is aimed at supporting staff to work as safely and proactively as possible. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 guide for social workers and occupational therapists supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults, SCIE (updated 20th January 2021)
This guidance aims to help occupational therapists and social workers keep people with learning disabilities and autistic adults safe, and to help them play their part in getting through this national emergency. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some schools to return to in-person learning as Ontario sees 2,655 new COVID-19 cases
Ontario reported another 2,655 cases of COVID-19 and 89 more deaths of people with the illness on Wednesday, as the government said it is expanding its workplace enforcement effort to include farming operations and essential businesses in the service sector. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

DfE stats reveal high level of COVID infections among school staff
Statistics from the Department of Education (DfE) have revealed that the rate of COVID-19 infection among school staff in England is noticeably higher than the rate of infection in the general population – and even higher than it is for teachers. One report has suggested that rates for school staff could be three times higher in primary schools and almost seven times higher in special schools than in the general population. There are estimates that, in the current lockdown, although the government has said that everyone should work from home where possible, 39% of teachers and school leaders and 51% of...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article Covid-19 school staff schools Source Type: news

Here ’s What Joe Biden Can Do About the COVID-19 Pandemic Starting On His First Day as U.S. President
Every pandemic starts as a squall—a localized disturbance in a single city or town, causing all manner of problems there, but sparing the larger world outside. Squalls become storms, however, and storms become tempests and before long the entire world is being lashed by winds of disease and death that no one saw coming just a few months before. As President Joe Biden takes office, he is facing nothing short of a pathogenic typhoon, with COVID-19 raging around the world, nowhere more so than in the U.S., with some 24 million cases and 400,000 deaths—more than 20% of the global toll. If the pandemic unfolded in ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

COVID-19 model reveals key role for innate immunity in controlling viral load
(American Chemical Society) Since SARS-CoV-2 was identified in December 2019, researchers have worked feverishly to study the novel coronavirus. Although much knowledge has been gained, scientists still have a lot to learn about how SARS-CoV-2 interacts with the human body, and how the immune system fights it. Now, researchers reporting inACS Pharmacology& Translational Science have developed a mathematical model of SARS-CoV-2 infection that reveals a key role for the innate immune system in controlling viral load. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility vs COVID-19: Collaborating to produce the ‘PregCov-19’ living systematic review
COVID-19 is especially dangerous for at risk populations, such as pregnant women. It is critical to determine how COVID-19 affects pregnant women and their babies. A regular systematic review methodology is not sufficient to synthesise the overwhelming amount of evidence produced daily worldwide.Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility needed to carry out a living systematic review, meaning the review would be continually updated, incorporating new studies as they become available.The ‘PregCov-19’ living systematic review project commenced at the beginning of April 2020, and latest results from the living systematic ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

MS and Head Trauma
Studies have linked head injuries and MS. Learn about the connection and find out what you can do to protect your child. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane statement to the 148th WHO Executive Board meeting on strengthening global emergency preparedness
The World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board is meeting virtually this week (18-26 January).The Executive Board, which is made up of 34 elected members from WHO Member States, is responsible for implementing the decisions and policies of the World Health Assembly (WHO ’s decision-making body) and to advise and facilitate WHO’s work.Our statement highlights the ongoing contributions of the Cochrane community to the international COVID-19 response, and pledges support for WHO ’s efforts in preparing for future health emergencies.The full statement is below:The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrat...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Use Difficult Conversations to Provide Better Healthcare
Pretend you are a dust bunny behind the couch. Your life has meaning there, and you find happiness even though this is not what you expected. Times have been better, but things could be worse after all. The default in this world though is to be the fur on the back of a cat, not just some collection of fur, dust and house plant debris. Today, you have a problem and you need help. You aren’t exactly clear on what you want to happen, you just know that you need help. What arrives to your plea is a broom and a dustpan. The broom does not ask many questions – it just sees you as a dust bunny.  Unfortunate...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 19, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Justin Porter, RN, EMT-P Tags: Commentary Exclusives Patient Care EMT Healthcare Paramedic Source Type: news

Join FameLab UK to improve your science communication and public engagement skills
Register to join FameLab UK, a free public engagement training event for anyone over 21, currently working in STEM. Learn how to improve your communication skills, engage a public audience with your current research, and join a global network of researchers who enjoy talking about science. You will need to prepare a 3-minute talk on your research and attend the training and heat session in yourchosen UK location. Participants can take part in FameLab as many times as they like, and keep improving each year until they become a UK finalist! Winners will participate in the FameLab UK final at Cheltenham Science Festi...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 19, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Imprisoned Saudi Activist and Other Rights Defenders Seek Justice in 2021
By Mandeep TiwanaNEW YORK, Jan 19 2021 (IPS) Two events generated significant interest and global solidarity in the final days of December 2020. A court in Saudi Arabia handed down a five years and eight months sentence to activist Loujain Al-Hathloul for publicly supporting women’s right to drive. Nicholas Opiyo, Ugandan human rights lawyer and defender of persecuted members of the LGBTQI community and political opponents of the president was arbitrarily detained on trumped up charges of ‘money laundering.’ Nicholas Opiyo was granted bail on 30 December following an outpouring of global support for his a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mandeep Tiwana Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Crime & Justice Democracy Economy & Trade Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour LGBTQ Middle East & North Africa TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nothing to Learn from East Asia?
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 19 2021 (IPS) Covid-19 infection and death rates in the Western world and many developing countries in Asia and Latin America have long overtaken East Asia since the second quarter of 2020. Perhaps unsurprisingly, considering prevailing Western accounts of the Asian financial crises, there have been no serious efforts to draw policy lessons from East Asian contagion containment. Jomo Kwame SundaramLockdowns necessary? Although most East Asian economies have successfully contained the pandemic without nationwide ‘stay in shelter lockdowns’, many governments have...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

South Africa: Remote Learning Is Set to Dramatically Change the Academic Landscape
[Daily Maverick] The future of work has been irreversibly altered. Some version of a hybrid remote-office-industry working model is here to stay, depending on the industry. Universities will do well to create curricula that nurture the next level of skills to allow students to succeed in a hybrid working environment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

It's never too late to boost your grey matter: How to keep your brain sharp and reduce dementia risk
Neuroscientist Dr Sanjay Gupta explains best ways to keep your brain sharp with tips including taking online classes, learning a new language as well as volunteering. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA proposal to relax 510(k) rules on AI raises eyebrows
A proposal by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to eliminate 510(k)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA publishes action plan for medical AI software Feedback on FDA's proposed AI rules had industry ties FDA relaxes rules on imaging modifications for COVID-19 FDA recognizes AI-based image acquisition software FDA eyes new framework for AI that continuously learns (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI, radiomics predicts prostate cancer recurrence
A diagnostic model that incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) analysis...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA makes history with approval of Ga-68 PSMA-11 PET Federated learning may boost AI generalizability Radiation therapy takes toll on prostate cancer patients' finances PSMA-PET reveals new salivary glands SNMMI 2020: AI analysis of PET could help classify prostate cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Counting elephants from space
(University of Bath) For the first time, scientists have successfully used satellite cameras coupled with deep learning to count animals in complex geographical landscapes, taking conservationists an important step forward in monitoring populations of endangered species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 19, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Technique Talk: Troubleshooting Quantitative PCR (qPCR)
In this workshop, you will learn about the critical factors that ensure qPCR accuracy and success. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 18, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist University Source Type: news

Cochrane Ireland vs COVID-19: iHealthFacts.ie ‘fact checking’ claims in a pandemic
In March 2020, in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic,Cochrane Ireland,Evidence Synthesis Ireland and the HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network (HRB-TMRN), worked with partners to set up the Emergency Evidence Response Service at NUI Galway. As part of this initiative, they creatediHealthFacts, an online resource where members of the public can check the current evidence for health claims.iHealthFacts helps the public to use evidence to make informed decisions about their own health while also providing a platform where members of the public can submit health claim questions to be ‘fact checked’ by a tea...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 18, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

New Innovation to Address System Overload by Systemizing the Field Triage and Treatment of Non-Emergent Patients
Introductory Note from JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P JEMS has prided itself on introducing countless groundbreaking concepts and innovations to the EMS community since its inception in 1980. As an example, in May 1980, JEMS introduced Jack Stout’s Public Utility Model and System Status management which changed the way many EMS Systems operated. His concepts introduced new ways to maximize resources and revenue through changes in the deployment of crews and resources. In Feb. of 1981, Dr. Jeff Clawson’s dispatch priority training and the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS); the impact...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marc Eckstein, MD, MPH Tags: Administration and Leadership Communications & Dispatch Exclusives California EMS Prehospital Telemedicine Source Type: news

New Innovation to Address System Overload by Systemizing the Field Triage and Treatment of Non-Emergent Patients
Introductory Note from JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P JEMS has prided itself on introducing countless groundbreaking concepts and innovations to the EMS community since its inception in 1980. As an example, in May 1980, JEMS introduced Jack Stout’s Public Utility Model and System Status management which changed the way many EMS Systems operated. His concepts introduced new ways to maximize resources and revenue through changes in the deployment of crews and resources. In Feb. of 1981, Dr. Jeff Clawson’s dispatch priority training and the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS); the impact...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marc Eckstein, MD, MPH Tags: Administration and Leadership Communications & Dispatch Exclusives California EMS Prehospital Telemedicine Source Type: news