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David Geffen School Medicine at UCLA presents award for excellence in basic science research
Dr. Huda Zoghbi, a Baylor College of Medicine professor whose work holds promise for treating a range of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, received an annual award for excellence in biological and biomedical sciences research from theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.The medical school ’s dean, Dr. Kelsey Martin, presented Zoghbi with the 2017Switzer Prize during a Feb. 16 ceremony. Zoghbi received a $25,000 honorarium and a statuette.“Her story is a beautiful illustration of the connection between medicine and science, and a lesson in the value of maintaining curiosity and open-mindedness,&rdq...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Emergency Manager Law Primer: Protecting the Public's Health During Financial Emergencies: Lessons Learned from the Flint Water Crisis
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law. 01/2018 This 12-page fact sheet addresses the purpose of emergency manager laws; how they operate; the emergency manager's powers, duties, and limitations; the role of citizens and elected officials while under emergency management; transition after emergency management; and the intersection of emergency manager laws with other laws. It illustrates the variety of state emergency manager laws based on key features, and examines differences in their implementation, including in Michigan. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Public Health Handbook for Communities Under Emergency Management - A Case Study of the Flint Water Crisis
This handbook is intended to help policymakers and practitioners incorporate the lessons learned from this preventable disaster to avert and/or mitigate future crises. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: A lesson from Carillion
HSJ’s must read stories and debate from Friday (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

FT Health: Lessons from the Oxfam scandal
UK chief for Pasteur Institute, cognitive prosthetics, fighting diabetes via hip hop (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lessons learned, strides made towards consumer-focused care
As new technologies and consumer-focused strategies continue their takeover of the healthcare industry, health systems will have to adjust their care models or be left in the dust. Rewiring an incumbent healthcare enterprise is no easy feat, however, and nearly every decision and assumption made along the way is a potential pitfall that requires an open mind. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Amish People Stay Healthy in Old Age. Here ’s Their Secret
Many people think of the Amish as living without. These devout communities, predominantly located in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, go without cars, TVs, computers, phones or even the electricity needed to run so much of 21st century gadgetry. But what researchers who have studied them have found is what the Amish have a surplus of: good health in late life. The average American life expectancy is currently just under 79 years. Back in 1900, it was only 47, but for early–20th century Amish it was already greater than 70. Over the decades, most Americans have caught up in overall life expectancy, but the Amish still ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized amish communities healthytime Source Type: news

Public Health Handbook for Communities Under Emergency Management: A Case Study of the Flint Water Crisis: Legal Mapping Tools and Lessons Learned
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law. 01/2018 This 28-page handbook is intended to help policymakers and practitioners incorporate the lessons learned from the Flint water crisis to avert and/or mitigate future crises. It provides guidance for implementing several overarching recommendations produced through extensive research and analysis aimed at answering a key legal question with respect to the Flint water crisis: Given the emergency manager's appointment, what legal authority could state, local, and federal public health and environmental agencies use to avert or mitigate the crisis? (PDF) (So...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

PCORnet Best Practice Sharing Session - Lessons Learned in ADAPTABLE: Recruitment, Retention, and Endpoint Ascertainment
March 7, 2018. 2:00 pm EST - 3:00 pm EST (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zika Virus and Emerging Mosquito-Borne Diseases: The European Emergency Risk Communication Challenge; A Response Guide
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. 09/2017 This 46-page manual and the associated app are designed to assist public health authorities in the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region communicate in response to possible outbreaks of the Zika virus, and other mosquito-borne diseases. The main objective of the guide is to enable European countries to learn from the experience of other regions on how to communicate about Zika, and apply these lessons to the European context. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

How Suneel Gupta hopes to bring lessons from the digital health world to Congress
When Suneel Gupta founded Rise Health in 2013, his inspiration was his father. He shared with MobiHealthNews  that he started the digital health company after seeing his father struggle with making lifestyle changes after a triple bypass surgery. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Susan Dentzer Discusses ACA Changes and Challenges
On Tuesday morning, Susan Dentzer D '77, president and CEO of the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, and a member of Geisel’s Board of Overseers, gave an informative presentation at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to Geisel fourth-year medical students, faculty and Dartmouth-Hitchcock staff entitled, “Not Dead Yet: Policy Lessons from the Effort to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).” (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - February 14, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: Insider News Source Type: news

New Project to Improve Health and Nutrition in Nine West African Francophone Countries
February 14, 2018IntraHealth International will implement a new regional project to improve nutrition and reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) in the nineOuagadougou Partnership countries of West Africa, thanks to a three-year, $7 million award from the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation.Francophone West Africa has among the highest maternal, neonatal, and child mortality rates in the world. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 303,000 women died in 2015 due to complications of pregnancy or childbirth, more than one-third of them in West and Central Africa. The global maternal mortali...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Could a Disinfecting Robot Help Tackle HAIs?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that “on any given day, about one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection.” Given such risk to patients, let alone the cost of treatment, hospitals and healthcare systems are looking to for ways to reduce these numbers. One solution, a disinfecting robot employing short-wavelength ultraviolet radiation (UVC), is designed to disinfect an entire room in one cycle. A recent study explored some of the challenges to implementation and strategies to overcome them. “The CDC recently stated that C. diff rates are at an...
Source: MDDI - February 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Efficacy of the I-SOCIAL intervention for loneliness in old age: lessons from a randomized controlled trial - Cohen-Mansfield J, Hazan H, Lerman Y, Shalom V, Birkenfeld S, Cohen R.
Loneliness is common among older persons and is associated with adverse health and wellbeing outcomes. We investigated a theory-based intervention that addresses barriers to social contacts and aims at increasing social self-efficacy. Individuals that met ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

3 Reasons Trump ’s Plan to Privatize the International Space Station Won’t (and Shouldn’t) Happen
Dabbling in real estate and looking for a way to invest hundreds of millions of dollars with virtually no chance of return? Then the International Space Station (ISS) is for you. Discontinuing funding for space station operations after 2024 and turning the job over to the private sector after that is something the Trump Administration is currently contemplating, the Washington Post reports. The good news is this will surely never happen. The bad news is that the White House is even considering a plan that fails on so many levels. Here are the three big ones. Privatizing the Space Station is a fiscal loser The Internationa...
Source: TIME: Science - February 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized budgets Government international space station NASA Science trump Source Type: news

Applying Lessons Learned from the Master Settlement Agreement with Big Tobacco to Other Industries
February 14, 2018 4:30-6:00pm ET; Boston, MA or via livestream. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lessons From the Front Lines of the Influenza Outbreak Lessons From the Front Lines of the Influenza Outbreak
As the 2017-18 flu season rages on, experts discuss the best ways to help vulnerable patients.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Stronger foundations: international lessons for the housing-with-care sector in the UK
This report discusses how the housing-with-care sector varies across countries and the current state of the sector in the UK. It focuses on three areas fundamental to the sector: legislation, financing and planning (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Checklist for Pandemic Influenza Risk and Impact Management: Building Capacity for Pandemic Response (2018)
World Health Organization. 01/2018 This 59-page checklist, updated in 2018, is a tool to help national authorities to develop or update national pandemic influenza preparedness plans for managing the risk and impact of an influenza pandemic under the guiding principles of the 2017 World Health Organization (WHO) framework for Pandemic Influenza Risk Management. It updates and replaces the 2005 WHO Checklist for Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Planning. It includes lessons learned from the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic; and updated WHO guidance on topics related to pandemic influenza and public health emergency planning. ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Empatica wins FDA nod for Embrace seizure-tracking wristband
Wearable med device firm Empatica said today it won FDA clearance for its Embrace seizure-tracking wristband. The Embrace device is designed to detect and monitor stress signals and detect seizures that could potentially be deadly, the Cambridge, Mass.-based company said. The wrist-worn Embrace looks like a fitness tracker and is equipped with temperature sensors to detect changes in body heat, gyroscopes and accelerometers to detect movement and an EDA sensor to detect electric changes in the skin. The system also uses advanced machine learning to monitor for grand mal seizures and sends alerts to caregivers. &l...
Source: Mass Device - February 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Empatica Source Type: news

AMA Opposes APRN Independent Practice: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, does success of Medicare Advantage hold lessons for ACA redesign? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

3 Real-Life Fire Safety Lessons From Jack Pearson ’s Death on This Is Us
Spoilers ahead for This Is Us. NBC’s This Is Us, America’s highly-watched primetime tearjerker, finally revealed how a house fire killed one of its main characters, Jack Pearson, in a post-Super Bowl episode Sunday. This Is Us had been teasing Jack’s death over the course of its two seasons, dropping breadcrumbs and twists that kept viewers agonizing over what exactly happened. Before Sunday night’s episode, fans knew the fateful fire was sparked by a faulty Crock-Pot slow cooker and the Pearson house’s smoke detectors needed a battery replacement. The final piece of the puzzle revealed on Su...
Source: TIME: Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized onetime Television Source Type: news

Sun Safety May Not Be a Top Priority in Daycare Sun Safety May Not Be a Top Priority in Daycare
Kids in daycare may not always learn about sun safety because their teachers are more focused on lessons about healthy food choices, brushing teeth and getting plenty of exercise, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

2017 Kermanshah earthquake; lessons learned - Ahmadi A, Bazargan-Hejazi S.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Sun safety may not be a top priority in daycare
(Reuters Health) - Kids in daycare may not always learn about sun safety because their teachers are more focused on lessons about healthy food choices, brushing teeth and getting plenty of exercise, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Best Practices for States to Identify and Address Breast Cancer Disparities
Post outlines best practices, lessons learned, and resources to assist health departments in addressing breast cancer disparities. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lessons on Partnerships in EMS
Lessons on working together from a constant companion I lost a great partner in December; perhaps the best I've ever worked with. He was strong and smart; he was always ready and eager to go to work (early); he was a quick and eager learner; he loved being a mentor to others; he took pride in his appearance and uniform; he loved working with and calming the fears of children, the elderly and the infirm; he always followed orders and suggestions presented to him; and he performed in accordance with protocols and standard operating procedures. Most importantly, he was in constant sync with me—mentally, visually and a...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Columns Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Reflections on the'Moral Monsters' Dominating the News Reflections on the'Moral Monsters' Dominating the News
Dr Robert Berezin on the lessons that high-profile cases of abuse have for parents and psychiatry.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Expert Column Source Type: news

Even One Cigarette a Day Poses Health Risks
1 day ago ... “We also show that women who smoke only a couple of cigarettes per day have a higher risk of heart disease (than men) when compared to never smokers,” Hackshaw told AARP. The findings apply to smokers of all ages, and the key lesson for those who light up and the health professionals who trea t ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New Survey Process Features Retooled Regulations, F-Tags
The new federal Long-Term Care Survey Process began Nov. 28, 2017, with a main objective of ensuring residents ’ needs are met, they are kept safe, and they can attain or maintain their highest possible level of well-being. It is designed to address the lessons learned from traditional and quality indicator survey (QIS) processes, including best practices and opportunities for improvement, quality of life/ care issues, and hot-button topics such as antibiotic stewardship. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - January 31, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

Why Humanitarian Assistance Needs Rigorous Evaluation
Residents of the camp of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) receive food rations distributed by the World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with an international non-governmental organization, CARITAS. North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Credit: Flickr/UN Photo/Marie Frechon.By Dr Anastasia AladyshevaSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan 31 2018 (IPS)According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the Financial Tracking Service (FTS), the number of people in need of humanitarian aid in 2017 rose to 141.1 million and they were located in 37 countries. The Global Humanitar...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anastasia Aladysheva Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Partnerships for Health: Lessons for Bridging Community-Based Organizations and Health Care Organizations
Brief outlines characteristics of effective HCO-CBO partnerships and provides recommendations to guide the development of successful collaborations between health care and social service organizations. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Provision of mental health care to adults in the emergency department
This report outlines the broader lessons to be learnt from an investigation of the care pathway of a mental health patient who died by suicide. It also discusses systemic safety issues around the assessment and care of adult patients with mental health problems who present at emergency departments. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Effects of Wildfire Smoke and Ash: Lessons From California Health Effects of Wildfire Smoke and Ash: Lessons From California
Dr Robert Glatter speaks with environmental health expert Dr John Balmes about the health risks to the population during and after a major wildfire.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Failure tests on concrete bridges: have we learnt the lessons? - Bagge N, Popescu C, Elfgren L.
Full-scale failure tests of bridges are important for improving understanding of bridges' behaviour and refining assessment methods. However, such experiments are challenging, often expensive, and thus rare. This paper provides a review of failure tests on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

VICTIMHOOD lessons: Law professor tells black students to claim "blackness" is a disability... instead of "I have a dream," it's now "I have a disability"
(Natural News) If any white person were to openly declare that having black skin is a disability, he or she would immediately be dubbed a racist and would probably end up blacklisted from the labor pool. But a black law professor from Fordham University in New York City has reportedly made such a claim as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three decades after the Challenger disaster, Christa McAuliffe's lessons will finally be taught
Christa McAuliffe never got to realize her dream of teaching from space. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lessons from a Legend: Dr. Joseph Ornato's Impact on Resuscitation Research
Triple-board-certified, Dr. Joseph Ornato was one of the authors of the seminal ‘chain of survival’ paper 26 years ago. Published in 1991 in Circulation, "Improving survival from sudden cardiac arrest: the "chain of survival" concept. A statement for health professionals from the Advanced Cardiac Life Support Subcommittee and the Emergency Cardiac Care Committee, American Heart Association,"1 was authored by Drs. Richard Cummins, Joseph Ornato, William Thies and Paul Pepe. The term 'chain of survival' provides a useful metaphor for the elements of the Emergency Cardiac Ca...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Source Type: news

The Worst Flu Pandemic of the 20th Century Has an Urgent Lesson for Today
If you’ve been reading about how bad the flu is this year, it’s hard not to worry, and with good reason. The 2018 influenza season has hit hard in the U.S. and elsewhere, spreading far and wide and leading to the deaths of at least 30 children. But when Laura Spinney hears the news about this flu season, she has an extra layer of context. Spinney’s recent book Pale Rider explores the legacy of the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, a devastating episode 100 years ago that killed perhaps as many as 100 million people across the globe. “Although this does seem to be a particularly bad flu, it is still season...
Source: TIME: Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized health healthytime Source Type: news

Swatting Teaches Mosquitoes a Lesson They Won't Forget
THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2018 -- Those pesky mosquitoes may be smarter than you thought: Turns out that swatting them away may actually teach them to leave you alone. Researchers found mosquitoes can be taught to associate the odor of a person or animal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Federal Agencies Investigate Tesla "Autopilot" Crash
DETROIT (AP) — Two federal agencies have dispatched teams to investigate the California crash of a Tesla Model S electric car that may have been operating under its semi-autonomous "Autopilot" system. It's the second time the National Transportation Safety Board and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have investigated the performance of Autopilot, which keeps a vehicle centered in its lane at a set distance from cars in front of it and also can change lanes and brake automatically. The safety board sent two investigators to Culver City on Tuesday, according to spokesman Peter Knudson, while ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tom Krisher & Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Federal Agencies Investigate Tesla "Autopilot" Crash
DETROIT (AP) — Two federal agencies have dispatched teams to investigate the California crash of a Tesla Model S electric car that may have been operating under its semi-autonomous "Autopilot" system. It's the second time the National Transportation Safety Board and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have investigated the performance of Autopilot, which keeps a vehicle centered in its lane at a set distance from cars in front of it and also can change lanes and brake automatically. The safety board sent two investigators to Culver City on Tuesday, according to spokesman Peter Knudson, while ...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tom Krisher & Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Toronto collaborators repeat lessons of 'transformative' project to help people in poverty stop smoking
A project to help street-involved people in Ottawa cut back on smoking is coming to Toronto. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Family Planning Evidence Brief: Improving Family Planning Service Delivery in Humanitarian Crises
World Health Organization. 07/2017 This three-page brief discusses how meeting family planning needs in humanitarian emergencies is challenging, but feasible, and could present opportunities for reaching marginalized, remote, or otherwise underserved populations. It describes possibilities, challenges, and lessons learned for improving family planning service delivery in humanitarian crises. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

3 secrets of medtech success from a true industry pioneer
From stents to TAVR, Stanton Rowe has built a medtech legacy out of accomplishing the seemingly impossible. Here are three lessons from his career. MDO’s executive editor Brad Perriello (left) interviews Stanton Rowe (right), chief scientific officer and corporate VP at Edwards Lifesciences, at DeviceTalks West, December 2017 in Orange County, Calif. “The impossible is the most fun you can have in medical device development,” Rowe said. Stanton Rowe has played a major role in two of the top medtech innovation success stories of recent decades: stents and transcatheter valve replacements. Listening to him ...
Source: Mass Device - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular DeviceTalks Q&A Replacement Heart Valves Stents DeviceTalks West Edwards Lifesciences tavr Source Type: news

Reducing car dependence in the heart of Europe: lessons from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland - Buehler R, Pucher J, Gerike R, Gotschi T.
Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, and Zurich - the largest cities in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland - have significantly reduced the car share of trips over the past 25 years in spite of high motorisation rates. The key to their success has been a coordi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Water resources development considerations for civilian and military institutions working in highly insecure areas: lessons from Afghanistan - Groninger JW, Ruffner CM, Christenson L.
Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan included an unprecedented level of international civilian and military cooperation to address water insecurity within violence-prone rural communities. However, water development projects often fell short of expect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Researchers borrow from AIDS playbook to tackle rheumatic heart disease
(Case Western Reserve University) Billions of US taxpayer dollars have been invested in Africa over the past 15 years to improve care for millions suffering from the HIV/AIDS epidemic; yet health systems on the continent continue to struggle. What if the investments and lessons learned from HIV could be used to improve care for those with other serious chronic conditions? (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news