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Six-year review of traumatic brain injury in a regional trauma unit: demographics, contributing factors and service provision in Ireland - Owens PW, Lynch NP, O'Leary DP, Lowery AJ, Kerin MJ.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) represents a significant burden of care for acute surgical services, particularly in the absence of on-site neurosurgical cover or sufficient post-acute rehabilitation facilities. We examine factors contributing to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Noninvasive spinal stimulation method enables paralyzed people to regain use of hands, study finds
paylessimages/iStockphotoMore than 1.2 million Americans are living with paralysis from spinal cord injuries, which results in loss of the ability to perform such tasks as opening a water bottle.The ability to perform simple daily tasks can make a big difference in people ’s lives, especially for those with spinal cord injuries. A UCLA-led team of scientists reports that six people with severe spinal cord injuries — three of them completely paralyzed — have regained use of their hands and fingers for the first time in years after undergoing a nonsurgical, nonin vasive spinal stimulation procedure the rese...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Evaluating the inter-rater reliability of the Violence Risk Scale - Sexual Offense Version (VRS-SO) in a community-based treatment setting - Howell MJ, Beggs Christofferson SM, Olver ME.
METHODS to assess risk of reoffending and guide rehabilitation efforts for offenders have been evolving over several decades, resulting in the development of a number of specialised tools. Evaluating the validity and reliability of these tools across conte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Return to sports after lower extremity injuries: assessment of movement quality - Wilke C, Pfeiffer L, Frob öse I.
Numerous high performance athletes experience further damage or recurrent injuries even after successful rehabilitation. This is often caused by an insufficient movement quality, which has been very rarely assessed by test protocols which determine the poi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Doctors prescribe opioids at high rates to those at increased overdose risk, but trends improving, study finds
The number of first-time prescriptions for opioid drugs has not risen since about 2010, according to UCLA researchers. However, patients taking a class of drug known to increase the risk for overdoses were likelier to receive a first-time opioid prescription — a combination that could be linked to the current surge in opioid-related deaths.People with chronic pain are often prescribed a class of medications called “benzodiazepines” to treat anxiety, panic attacks and other mental conditions that can be brought on by the stress of coping with their pain. But these people also are likelier to receive new op...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Unmet rehabilitation needs after hospitalization for traumatic brain injury - Fuentes MM, Wang J, Haarbauer-Krupa J, Yeates KO, Durbin D, Zonfrillo MR, Jaffe KM, Temkin N, Tulsky D, Bertisch H, Rivara FP.
In this study, we describe unmet service needs of children hospitalized for traumatic brain injury (TBI) during the first 2 years after injury and examine associations between child, family, and injury-related characteristics and unmet needs in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rehabilitation and school services following traumatic brain injury in young children - Haarbauer-Krupa J, Lundine JP, Depompei R, King TZ.
BACKGROUND: Preschool children have the highest incidence of emergency department visits for traumatic brain injury (TBI) with the majority discharged home without a single point of entry into follow-up services. This paper describes families' experience w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Muscle injuries in professional football : treatment and rehabilitation - Riepenhof H, Del Vescovo R, Droste JN, McAleer S, Pietsch A.
BACKGROUND: Muscle injuries are common in professional sports, especially in football (soccer). Recent epidemiological studies showed that muscle injuries account for more than 30% of professional  football injuries (1.8-2.2/1000 h exposure); however, e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rehabilitation in adults with severe and enduring mental illness: draft scope consultation
NHS England has asked NICE to develop a new clinical guideline on rehabilitation in adults with severe and enduring mental illness. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Many U.S. kids with brain injuries not getting needed rehab
(Reuters Health) - Many children hospitalized in the U.S. for brain injuries don't receive all the rehabilitation services needed for them to potentially make a full recovery, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Community-based interventions for adolescents following traumatic brain injury: a systematic review - Clasby B, Hughes N, Catroppa C, Morrison E.
BACKGROUND: Chronic impairment following childhood traumatic brain injury has the potential to increase risk of negative outcomes. This highlights potential value of community-based rehabilitation programs. OBJECTIVES: To identify research studies ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Evaluating the effects of delivering integrated kinesthetic and tactile cues to individuals with unilateral hemiparetic stroke during overground walking - Afzal MR, Pyo S, Oh MK, Park YS, Yoon J.
BACKGROUND: Integration of kinesthetic and tactile cues for application to post-stroke gait rehabilitation is a novel concept which needs to be explored. The combined provision of haptic cues may result in collective improvement of gait parameters such as ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Rehabilitation park planned for Natomas hospital
Building plans for a Vibra rehabilitation hospital in North Natomas include a new physical therapy park. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Kayla Webster Source Type: news

Rehabilitation park planned for Natomas hospital
Building plans for a Vibra rehabilitation hospital in North Natomas include a new physical therapy park. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kayla Webster Source Type: news

Apathy following traumatic brain injury: a review - Worthington A, Wood RL.
Apathy is a common problem after traumatic brain injury (TBI) and can have a major impact on cognitive function, psychosocial outcome and engagement in rehabilitation. For scientists and clinicians it remains one of the least understood aspects of brain-be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New York state okays three health expansions
Three area health care projects in Buffalo and Chautauqua will proceed, after receiving approvals from the state Department of Health. Together the development costs amount to about $1.5 million. The projects: • Sisters of Charity Hospital will move and expand its STAR program addictions clinic in Amherst from Sheridan Drive to John Glenn Drive, more than 4 miles away. The new site, to be known as Sisters Health Center Amherst, will provide outpatient chemical dependence rehabilitation, methadone… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Rapid access to treatment and rehabilitation for NHS staff.
Rapid access, often referred to as fast tracking, is a system which secures rehabilitation and occupational health treatment for NHS staff. This enables staff to remain in the workplace or enable a return to work which is, fast, practical, and reasonable. Our new and improved guidance provides advice and good practice examples for HR and occupational health professionals to design and manage rapid access services for staff in their organisation (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Post stroke depression: the sequelae of cerebral stroke - Das J, Rajanikant GK.
Post-stroke depression (PSD) is the most common mental health issue, afflicting around 33% of stroke survivors. PSD has a negative impact on the rehabilitation, recuperation of motor and cognitive deficits following stroke and significantly increases the c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

A rehabilitative justice pathway for war-traumatized offenders caught in the military misconduct catch-22 - Seamone E, Sreenivasan S, McGuire J, Smee D, Clark S, Dow D.
The United States and Canada, among others, have recognized that "misconduct stress behaviors" can be a "hidden" by-product of war-zone deployments. The American military's paradigm of punishment over treatment creates a "military misconduct Catch-22," in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Regional Health System Growth and Implications for Stroke Care
New research shows that stroke patients are increasingly being transferred out of smaller community and rural hospitals and sent to larger medical centers for their care and rehabilitation. While this is a positive sign for patients who need more advanced treatments, the trend has drawbacks in terms of cost and points to the need to improve the coordination of care between hospitals. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - April 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Vision rehabilitation interventions following mild traumatic brain injury: a scoping review - Simpson-Jones ME, Hunt AW.
PURPOSE: To broadly examine the literature to identify vision interventions following mild traumatic brain injury. OBJECTIVEs are to identify: (1) evidence-informed interventions for individuals with visual dysfunction after mild traumatic brain in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Spinal cord injury epidemiological profile in the Sarah Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals-a Brazilian population sample - Barbetta DC, Smanioto TR, Poletto MF, Ferreira R, Lopes A, Casaro FM, Camargo A, Ogashawara TO.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiological profile of individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI), who visited the Sarah Network in 2014. SETTING: Brazil, Bras ília-Federal District. METHODS:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mental health history-a contributing factor for poorer outcomes in burn survivors - Li F, Coombs D.
BACKGROUND: A pre-morbid mental health history is common in patients with severe burn injuries. This creates challenges in providing rehabilitation. The aim of this study is to cross examine the possible impact of psychological co-morbidities on outcomes. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The feasibility and positive effects of a customised videogame rehabilitation programme for freezing of gait and falls in Parkinson's disease patients: a pilot study - Nuic D, Vinti M, Karachi C, Foulon P, Van Hamme A, Welter ML.
BACKGROUND: Freezing of gait and falls represent a major burden in patients with advanced forms of Parkinson's disease (PD). These axial motor signs are not fully alleviated by drug treatment or deep-brain stimulation. Recently, virtual reality has emerged... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Effects of driving skill training on safe driving in older adults with mild cognitive impairment - Shimada H, Hotta R, Makizako H, Doi T, Tsutsumimoto K, Nakakubo S, Makino K.
BACKGROUND: Driving cessation is strongly associated with adverse health outcomes in the older adults. Although there were numerous documentations of driving rehabilitation in disabled adults, the effects of interventions on safe driving were not clear in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

With or without them: improving self-control in juvenile offenders - Sroka IM, Isemann SD, Walther E.
Increasing self-control is a key-factor in the rehabilitation process of young criminals. Based on two well-established theories of self-control, we tested a short mindfulness training and the motivational effect of group identification on a standard self-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Regional health system growth and implications for stroke care
(University of Rochester Medical Center) New research shows that stroke patients are increasingly being transferred out of smaller community and rural hospitals and sent to larger medical centers for their care and rehabilitation. While this is a positive sign for patients who need more advanced treatments, the trend has drawbacks in terms of cost and points to the need to improve the coordination of care between hospitals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Low-Vision Rehab Improves Several Elements of Visual Function
FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 -- Low-vision (LV) rehabilitation is associated with improvement in several dimensions of visual function, according to a study published online April 12 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Kevin T. Stroupe, Ph.D., from the Edward Hines... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Respiratory nurses highlight staffing concerns in COPD care
Nurses and others working for pulmonary rehabilitation services have seen staffing levels drop and their workload increase amid fears they are struggling to offer timely support to those who desperately need it. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Searching for effective components of cognitive rehabilitation for children and adolescents with acquired brain injury: a systematic review - Resch C, Rosema S, Hurks P, de Kloet A, van Heugten C.
AIM: Cognitive rehabilitation is of interest after paediatric acquired brain injury (ABI). The present systematic review examined studies investigating cognitive rehabilitation interventions for children with ABI, while focusing on identifying effective co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sex, racial disparities found in cardiac rehab referral
Researchers have found substantial sex and racial differences for cardiac rehabilitation referrals by hospitals, which leads to lower survival rates. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tai Chi Helps Improve Respiratory Function in COPD
Tai chi found to be as effective as pulmonary rehabilitation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Tai Chi Helps Improve Respiratory Function in COPD
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- Tai chi is as effective as pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published online April 10 in CHEST. Michael I. Polkey, Ph.D., from Imperial... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High-risk violent prisoners' patterns of change on parole on the DRAOR's dynamic risk and protective factors - Polaschek DLL, Yesberg JA.
Few studies have examined change after treatment completion; such investigations can enhance our understanding of how a rehabilitative intervention leads to reduced recidivism. The current study uses growth curve modeling to investigate change in dynamic r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Good Intentions, Bad Habits: Reforming Mental Healthcare In LatAm
The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region is a vast patchwork of countries, cultures and ethnicities with a total population of more than 645 million, ranging from 209 million-plus in Brazil to islands with fewer than 100,000 inhabitants.The diversity is also economic; recent years have seen marked improvements in income distribution and a burgeoning middle class, particularly in countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Nicaragua. Yet, LAC remains the region with the highest levels of income inequality worldwide.All of this has a significant bearing on the state of mental health, where good intentions and...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Arkansas Prescription Drug Users Seek Addiction Recovery
Rehabilitation centers and ministries like Restoration House Ministries in Harrisburg are prevalent in northeast Arkansas and around the country as communities fight back against the opioid problem. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New ACC/AHA Performance, Quality Measures for Cardiac Rehab New ACC/AHA Performance, Quality Measures for Cardiac Rehab
Notable new performance measures advise referral to cardiac rehabilitation for patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and include measures to assess enrollment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CRMP2-binding compound, edonerpic maleate, accelerates motor function recovery from brain damage
Brain damage such as stroke is a devastating neurological condition that may severely compromise patient quality of life. No effective medication-mediated intervention to accelerate rehabilitation has been established. We found that a small compound, edonerpic maleate, facilitated experience-driven synaptic glutamate AMPA (α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole-propionic-acid) receptor delivery and resulted in the acceleration of motor function recovery after motor cortex cryoinjury in mice in a training-dependent manner through cortical reorganization. Edonerpic bound to collapsin-response-mediator-protein 2 (CRMP2)...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Abe, H., Jitsuki, S., Nakajima, W., Murata, Y., Jitsuki-Takahashi, A., Katsuno, Y., Tada, H., Sano, A., Suyama, K., Mochizuki, N., Komori, T., Masuyama, H., Okuda, T., Goshima, Y., Higo, N., Takahashi, T. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Neuroscience r-articles Source Type: news

Practicing Tai Chi helps improve respiratory function in patients with COPD
(Elsevier) Currently, pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is used where available to improve exercise capacity and quality of life, but the treatment requires access to trained staff and specialized facilities. A new study in the journal CHEST ® looked at Tai Chi as a lower cost, more easily accessed treatment option. Investigators found that this slow, methodical form of exercise is equivalent to PR for improving respiratory function in patients with COPD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Elmcroft pays $5 million to settle dispute with federal government
Elmcroft Senior Living Inc. will pay millions to the federal government to settle a lawsuit that alleges fraudulent Medicare billing at a Louisville facility. The company agreed to pay $5.2 million by April 6 to resolve a case that alleges Elmcroft violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims for payment to Medicare, according to a news release from U.S. Department of Justice. The false claims to Medicare allegedly happened at the 128-bed Oaklawn Health and Rehabilitation Center,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Early childhood incarceration is linked to high rates of severe physical and mental health issues in adulthood
When children are placed in juvenile detention centers, jails or prisons before their teenage years, they are much more likely to experience serious physical and mental health issues as adults, according to a new study by UCLA researchers.The UCLA researchers reported that more than 21 percent of people who had been incarcerated as children reported poor general health in adulthood, compared with 13 percent for those incarcerated later in life and 8 percent for those never incarcerated. Thestudy appears in the  International Journal of Prisoner Health.“Those at risk for imprisonment during childhood need special...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Fatalities Associated with Human Adenovirus Type 7 at a Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Facility — New Jersey, 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

State asks to take over five local nursing homes
New Jersey-based Skyline Healthcare, the operator of 15 nursing homes in Kansas, is struggling to make ends meet. According to The Kansas City Star, Skyline Healthcare informed the state that it couldn't make its upcoming payroll. Now, the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services is seeking permission from several courts to take over operations of the nursing homes, which Skyline acquired in 2016. Five local nursing homes are affected: Edwardsville Care& Rehabilitation Center, 751 Blake … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Andrew Vaupel Source Type: news

Economic evaluation of the juvenile drug court/reclaiming futures (JDC/RF) model - McCollister K, Baumer P, Davis M, Greene A, Stevens S, Dennis M.
Juvenile drug court (JDC) programs are an increasingly popular option for rehabilitating juvenile offenders with substance problems, but research has found inconsistent evidence regarding their effectiveness and economic impact. While assessing client outc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dimensionality and scaling properties of the Patient Categorisation Tool in patients with complex rehabilitation needs following acquired brain injury - Siegert RJ, Medvedev O, Turner-Stokes L.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the scaling properties of the Patient Categorisation Tool (PCAT) as an instrument to measure complexity of rehabilitation needs. DESIGN: Psychometric analysis in a multicentre cohort from the UK national clinical database.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Effective rehabilitation in COPD
(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) By 2020, COPD will be the third most common cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In the current issue of Deutsches Ä rzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2018; 115: 117-23), the group of authors led by Rainer Gloeckl investigates the question to which extent pulmonary rehabilitation can contribute to improving the quality of life of persons with COPD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

mHealth Program Increases Peak VO2 After Cardiac Rehab
WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 -- After cardiac rehabilitation (CR), a 12-week mHealth program involving physical activity trackers and health coaching can increase absolute peak VO2 and moderate-high physical activity, according to a study published in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

When Young Athletes Need Sports Injury Care
Treatment TermsSports medicine Author Sarah Avery Sub-Title Know What to Expect at the Visit Overview When young athletes get hurt, the best option for care is often an orthopaedic doctor who specializes in sports-related injuries. However, the criminal conviction of a USA Gymnastics team doctor who used his position to abuse children and teens for decades has raised concerns among parents and athletes. Content Blocks Header Sports Medicine Experts Can Be Essential to Injury Recovery ContentParents might question the value and appropriateness of a sports medicine visit, but Duke Health orthopaedic surgeonJocelyn ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Alert Stepping Up Transformation Efforts
[Ethiopian Herald] All African Leprosy, Tuberculosis and Rehabilitation and Training Center (ALERT) said it is on the right track to achieve its plan to be a specialized teaching hospital by 2025. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In Wake of Fla. Nursing Home Deaths, Gov. Scott Signs Bills Mandating Backup Power
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation Monday requiring backup power sources in Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities, months after the deaths of several residents from a sweltering nursing home that lost power in a hurricane. The legislation require the facilities to have a generator capable of keeping nursing homes and assisted living facilities at 81 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius) or lower for at least four days. All of Florida's 685 nursing homes and 3,089 assisted living facilities must be in compliance by the June 1 start of hurricane season. State agencies can grant...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joe Reedy, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents Patient Care News Source Type: news