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The Stress in EMS: Effects of Stress on the Unsung Heroes of the EMS Profession
You might be an EMT if…you are willing to take on a high-stress profession that requires state-mandated training to respond to life and death decision-making calls and be willing to accept a lower-than-normal salary than other first responders. EMTs are often the lifeline for patients between the location of the incident and the hospital. The hours are long and the job often requires 24-hour shifts. EMT training is essential life-saving instruction. What EMS personnel often share with other first responding professions is that their chosen profession also comes with a high dose of stress. EMTs Are Low in Pay—H...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 9, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark W. Lamplugh, Jr. Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

The Stress in EMS: Effects of Stress on the Unsung Heroes of the EMS Profession
You might be an EMT if…you are willing to take on a high-stress profession that requires state-mandated training to respond to life and death decision-making calls and be willing to accept a lower-than-normal salary than other first responders. EMTs are often the lifeline for patients between the location of the incident and the hospital. The hours are long and the job often requires 24-hour shifts. EMT training is essential life-saving instruction. What EMS personnel often share with other first responding professions is that their chosen profession also comes with a high dose of stress. EMTs Are Low in Pay—H...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 9, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark W. Lamplugh, Jr. Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Is Health Insurance A Right Or A Privilege?
Now more than ever, health insurance is a staple story in the 24-hour news cycle. Opinions vary widely on the issue, as do politician’s thoughts on the matter. Debates rage, tensions grow, and deeper divides are formed as our government wrestles with this colossal dispute. Nestled at the heart of it all though is a basic question: Is health insurance a right or a privilege in the United States? I’m alive today because my school district, where I’ve now taught for 20 years, offers the ‘Cadillac of insurance plans.’ On April 26, 2006, I checked into the hospital for a scheduled C-section. Due to...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients with colds get inappropriate antibiotics in nearly half of visits to doctors, study suggests
Nearly half of Canadian seniors who go to a family doctor about a cold or other non-bacterial respiratory infection leave with a prescription for an unnecessary antibiotic, say researchers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Later-Career Physicians Most Likely to Overprescribe Antibiotics Later-Career Physicians Most Likely to Overprescribe Antibiotics
Almost half of elderly patients with nonbacterial respiratory infections received an antibiotic prescription; mid- and late-career physicians were most likely to prescribe them, a new study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 8, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Frates Family Applauds FDA For Approving New ALS Drug
BOSTON (CBS) – There is new hope for ALS patients like Pete Frates. The FDA just approved a new drug for treatment and as Dr. Mallika Marshall explains, while it is not a cure, it could help put the brakes on this fatal illness. In 2012, Boston College baseball star Pete Frates was diagnosed with ALS. He was only 27 years old. “It’s the cruelest of the cruel,” says Nancy Frates, Pete’s mother. “It just continues to ravage your body until there’s nothing else to be taken away.” ALS attacks nerve cells, causing people to lose muscle function over time. Most patients die from r...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local ALS Dr. Mallika Marshall Ice Bucket Challenge nancy frates Pete Frates Radicava Source Type: news

Meningitis Suspected In Unexplained Cluster Of Deaths In Liberia
Four of the 13 patients who died of a mysterious illness in Liberia since April 23 have tested positive for Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C, a bacterial form of meningitis, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The news confirmed what Dr. Francis Kateh, Liberia’s deputy health minister and chief medical officer, told HuffPost Sunday. Additional testing is ongoing to determine if the other deaths and 30 other illnesses in Sinoe County, Grand Bassa County and the capital city of Monrovia following the wake and funeral of a religious leader in Sinoe County are also due to this type of infe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research Supports Pulmonary Benefits for ACEIs, ARBs
Higher doses independently linked to slower change in emphysema, especially among former smokers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Take Control of Your Asthma
Title: Take Control of Your AsthmaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - May 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Take Control of Your Asthma
If you use an inhaler more than twice weekly, you may need help managing the condition, allergist says (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Asthma, Allergy, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cheyne-Stokes respiration: What you need to know
In this article, we look at an abnormal breathing pattern called Cheyne-Stoke respiration, including its symptoms, treatment, and possible prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Even ‘ Social Smoking ’ Negatively Affects Cardiovascular Health
Lighting up occasionally as damaging to blood vessel health as regular smoking (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Disability Reduced When Bystander CPR Is Performed
Good Samaritans can help prevent brain damage, nursing home care for cardiac arrest victims (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Social smokers at same cardiovascular risk as regular smokers
Social smokers are in the same danger as current smokers for cardiovascular problems, a new study has revealed.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - May 5, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: aharrold Tags: Children ' s health Men Smoking cessation Women Family health Substance misuse Cancer Cardiology Professional Respiratory care Lifestyle Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases: Critical Developments and Global Forecast
New York University, International Center for Enterprise Preparedness. 04/18/2017 This six-page document is the summary of a discussion on infectious diseases, including recent developments and the global forecast for 2017. It details how understanding emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases is critical given their potential role as global disruptors of business. It discusses the Zika virus, chikungunya, influenza, Ebola, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). It also illustrates the Disruptor Outbreak Dashboard, which summarizes and color-codes information about health ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

The Importance of Complete, High-Quality Patient Handoff Reports
This study occurred in a large, busy inner-city ED that sees more than 100,000 patients annually. Over the course of a few months, the bedside patient handoff (report) of critically ill and injured patients was recorded by anonymous scribes and audio recorded for later review. Neither the medical staff nor the EMS providers were aware that the handoff was being monitored. Ninety patient handoffs were evaluated. EMS providers relayed the patient's chief complaint 78% of the time. The patient's initial presentation was reported in 57% of handoffs and a complete set of vital signs in 47% of reports. EMS providers gave an ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 4, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

Appropriate Selection of Corticosteroids in Treating Asthma and COPD
You're dispatched to the scene of a residential facility for a patient with difficulty breathing. You and your partner arrive to find an elderly male on his living room couch in clear respiratory distress as indicated by tripod positioning with accessory muscle use, pursed lip breathing, and paradoxical chest wall/abdominal movements (positive Hoover sign). Initial impression of your patient reveals he has difficulty speaking due to his increased respiratory effort and explains that recently he's unable to catch his breath. He says he recently ran out of his home DuoNeb (ipratropium bromide/albuterol sulfate) treatments. F...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 4, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: William Heuser, PharmD, AEMT-CC Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

The World Is Not Ready for the Next Pandemic
Across China, the virus that could spark the next pandemic is already circulating. It’s a bird flu called H7N9, and true to its name, it mostly infects poultry. Lately, however, it’s started jumping from chickens to humans more readily–bad news, because the virus is a killer. During a recent spike, 88% of people infected got pneumonia, three-quarters ended up in intensive care with severe respiratory problems, and 41% died. What H7N9 can’t do–yet–is spread easily from person to person, but experts know that could change. The longer the virus spends in humans, the better the chance that i...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bryan Walsh Tags: Uncategorized CDC Disease ebola Gates Foundation MERS outbreak pandemic Zika Source Type: news

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus
(MERS-CoV) in the U.S. (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 4, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Medtronic ’ s NewPort Medical recalls ventilators over shutdown issues
The FDA today released information on a select recall of Medtronic‘s (NYSE:MDT) Newport HT70 and HT70 Plus ventilators over software issues which could cause unexpected shutdowns. The Newport HT70 and HT70 plus ventilators are designed to provide breathing support for patients in need of mechanical ventilation. The devices can be used with infant, pediatric or adult patients who weigh more than 11 pounds, and are used in hospitals, healthcare facilities, home care environments and can be used during transport and emergency response situations, according to the FDA. The recall is due to software issues which may ...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Recalls Respiratory Medtronic Source Type: news

Whoever Fills The Role, The New WHO Director-General Has A Rocky Road Ahead
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pieris, AstraZeneca ink $45m deal for inhaled respiratory drugs
Pieris Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:PIRS) inked a $45 million deal with AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) to develop a group of inhaled drugs for respiratory diseases. According to the deal, Pieris will get $45 million up front to bring an experimental asthma drug into human clinical trials. The drug is slated to begin Phase I testing this year, which will bring the company another $12.5 million. AstraZeneca plans to fund the development of that program and up to 4 other drugs for respiratory diseases. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Pieris, AstraZeneca ink $45m deal for inhaled respiratory drugs...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Allergan Inc. AstraZeneca plc pierispharmaceuticals Roche Source Type: news

Many Survivors Jobless After Respiratory Distress Syndrome
At 12 - month follow - up, 44 percent of previously employed ARDS survivors were jobless (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Bucks County biotech firm seeking a buyer, merger partner, by year's end
Craig Fraser needed just one word to describe what ’s happening at the Bucks County biopharmaceutical he was brought in to lead early last year. “It’s a reboot,” said Fraser, who was named president and CEO of Discovery Laboratories — now Windtree Therapeutics — 16 months ago. In addition to a new CEO and name change, Windtree also has rebuilt its management team; continued advancing Aerosurf, its lead drug-device combination being developed to prevent respiratory distress syndrome in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Boston-based Pieris adds AstraZeneca as R & D partner in $45M deal
Shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals soared on Wednesday after the tiny Boston biotech announced yet another collaboration with a big pharma company, this time grabbing $45 million upfront from AstraZeneca to develop inhalable respiratory disease drugs. Under the agreement, Pieris (Nasdaq: PIRS) will get $45 million plus an additional $12.5 million once it begins a Phase 1 trial of its lead drug, a potential asthma treatment called PRS-060. Like others in its pipeline, the drug is an "anticalin" —… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Western Food Goes Mouldy and its .... Good!
News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

AstraZeneca boosts early respiratory medicine with Pieris deal
LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca boosted its early-stage respiratory medicine pipeline on Wednesday by signing a deal with Pieris Pharmaceuticals to develop novel inhaled drugs that could fight asthma in new ways. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for May 2, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Advanced Cardiac Therapies lands $45m round led by new PE shop Ajax Health Ajax Health, the medical device portfolio management company newly formed by KKR and Aisling Capital, led a $45 million round for Advanced Cardiac Thera...
Source: Mass Device - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

World Asthma Day 2017: Promoting Awareness and Improved Care
News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Becton Dickinson ’ s Q2 tops forecasts as it plots new course for U.S. dispensing business
Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) beat the consensus forecast with its fiscal 2nd-quarter earnings and said it plans to shift the business model for its U.S. medication management business. The Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based healthcare giant posted profits of $344 million, or $1.58 per share, on sales of $2.97 billion for the 3 months ended March 31, boosting the bottom line by 1.8% despite a -3.2% sales decline. BD said cited the divestiture of the controlling stake in its respiratory solutions business for the top-line reversal. Adjusted to exclude 1-time items, earnings per share were $2.30, 7¢ ahead...
Source: Mass Device - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Becton Dickinson & Co. Source Type: news

Thunderstorms Can Trigger Asthma Flares, Study Finds
Title: Thunderstorms Can Trigger Asthma Flares, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/1/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/2/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - May 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

CNM receives another large donation
Central New Mexico Community College received its second large donation within one month in late April, courtesy of one of its former program leaders. Dr. Diane Klepper, former medical director of CNM’s Respiratory Therapy program, gave Central New Mexico Community College a $500,000 donation April 26. The money is meant to help ensure respiratory therapy is available throughout the state, particularly in its rural areas, according to a releas e from the school. “We are greatly honored to accept… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: May Ortega Source Type: news

CNM receives another large donation
Central New Mexico Community College received its second large donation within one month in late April, courtesy of one of its former program leaders. Dr. Diane Klepper, former medical director of CNM’s Respiratory Therapy program, gave Central New Mexico Community College a $500,000 donation April 26. The money is meant to help ensure respiratory therapy is available throughout the state, particularly in its rural areas, according to a releas e from the school. “We are greatly honored to accept… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: May Ortega Source Type: news

Malaria Is On The Rise Among American Travelers
More than 2,000 people in the U.S. return from visits abroad with malaria every year, a new report says. The report supports data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicating that malaria is on the rise in the U.S., and should serve as a warning to travelers who visit countries where the disease is common, experts said.  “Malaria, in the world right now, is still the leading cause of death by parasitic disease,” said the study’s lead researcher, Diana Khuu, an epidemiologist at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. “It&rs...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 1, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Malaria Is On The Rise Among American Travelers
More than 2,000 people in the U.S. return from visits abroad with malaria every year, a new report says. The report supports data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicating that malaria is on the rise in the U.S., and should serve as a warning to travelers who visit countries where the disease is common, experts said.  “Malaria, in the world right now, is still the leading cause of death by parasitic disease,” said the study’s lead researcher, Diana Khuu, an epidemiologist at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. “It&rs...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ventec Life Systems raises $7m
Ventec Life Systems raised $7 million in a new round of equity financing, according to an SEC filing posted this week. Ventec produces the VOCSN portable life support system. The system provides 5 different respiratory therapies, including ventilation, oxygen, cough, suction and nebulization. Money in the round came from 56 unnamed sources, according to the SEC filing, with the 1st sale recorded on April 4. The company is not seeking any more sales in the round. The Bothell, Wash.-based company won FDA 510(k) clearance for the system early last month, claiming it to be the only device cleared by the FDA which provides all ...
Source: Mass Device - May 1, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory Ventec Life Systems Source Type: news

Featured Review: Asthma education for school staff
In this blog, GP  Dr Robin Carr discusses the latest Cochrane evidence on whether asthma education for teachers and other school staff could improve the care of children with asthma in schools and reduce asthma deaths. Reposted with permission fromEvidently Cochrane blog.  “You can’t be serious, kids still die of asthma in your country?” my shocked friend said. “Actually, they still die in yours too,” I replied.I remember as a GP when I first arrived in Somerset that they were still talking about the 12-year-old child who had died from an asthma attack some years ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 1, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Feature Review: Asthma education for school staff
In this blog, GP  Dr Robin Carr discusses the latest Cochrane evidence on whether asthma education for teachers and other school staff could improve the care of children with asthma in schools and reduce asthma deaths. Reposted with permission fromEvidently Cochrane blog.  “ You can’t be serious, kids still die of asthma in your country?” my shocked friend said. “Actually, they still die in yours too”, I replied.I remember as a GP when I first arrived in Somerset that they were still talking about the 12 year old child who had died from an asthma attack some years...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 1, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Savara inks $15m loan agreement
Savara (NSDQ:SVRA) said today that it inked a $15 million loan agreement with Silicon Valley Bank. According to the deal, Savara can draw $7.5 million from the $15 million debt facility immediately. The company said it plans to use its newly-acquired capital to repay the pre-merger debt of $3.7 million it owes to Hercules Technology Growth Capital. The rest of the funds are slated to support ongoing development programs and general corporate activities. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Savara inks $15m loan agreement appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - May 1, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Funding Roundup Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Savara Inc. Source Type: news

Late Preterm and Early Term Birth: At-risk Populations and Targets for Reducing Such Early Births
The risks of late preterm (LPT) and early term (ET) birth have been recognized during the last decade. Increased awareness accompanied by efforts to reduce elective delivery before 39 weeks of gestation have led to a decline in LPT/ET births. Despite this success, strategies to identify and reduce preventable LPT/ET births using traditional and novel prevention methods are still needed. Because preterm birth is a common endpoint associated with many different preventable and nonpreventable causes, the efforts for reducing such early births must be multifaceted. For neonates born LPT/ET, there is an inverse relationship bet...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - May 1, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kardatzke, M. A., Rose, R. S., Engle, W. A. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

Case 1: A Term Infant with Respiratory Distress
(Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - May 1, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Shridhar, L. C. G., Kumar, L. C. R., Sodhi, C. K. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Index of Suspicion in the Nursery Source Type: news

Meeting Organizers Overlooking Qualified Female Scientists
Active generation of lists of potential speakers, assessment of qualifications can address bias (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

FDA Approves ALK-Targeted Drug for NSCLC
(MedPage Today) -- Brigatinib for disease that progressed on crizotinib (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - April 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Survivors of acute respiratory distress syndrome often experience delays in returning to work
FINDINGSForty-four percent of people who held jobs before contracting a condition called acute respiratory distress syndrome were jobless one year after they were discharged from the hospital, costing them an average of about $27,000 in earnings. After one year, fewer of them had private health insurance (30 percent, down from 44 percent) and more of them were enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid (49 percent versus 33 percent). There was little change in the number of jobless survivors who were uninsured.The study found that the people who experienced the longest delays in returning to work tended to be older and non-white, a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nasco Healthcare Releases New 2017-2018 Healthcare Catalog
Fort Atkinson, WI - The 2017-2018 Healthcare catalog, featuring Life/form® and Simulaids highly specialized skills trainers, manikins, and simulators for Nursing and Medical, EMS, Fire, and Rescue, is now available from Nasco Healthcare in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin and Saugerties, New York. The 252-page catalog includes Nasco Healthcare’s Life/form® and Simulaids lines, as well as many other teaching aids and models of outstanding quality. The catalog’s major emphasis is to provide more effective training tools for educators to train their students, who are facing an increasingly demanding ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nasco Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

H & T Presspart, Hovione ink commercialization deal for inhaler tech
H&T Presspart said this week that it acquired the global rights to Hovione Technology‘s capsule-based dry powder inhaler. The company launched a next-gen version of the inhaler called PowdAir Plus at this year’s Respiratory Drug Delivery Europe. The PowdAir Plus device is made of plastic and its 4-component design lessens manufacturing, assembly and production costs, according to H&T Presspart. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post H&T Presspart, Hovione ink commercialization deal for inhaler tech appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 28, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat H&T Presspart Hovione Technology Source Type: news

12 interesting wearables you should know
Wearable technology is probably one of those things you probably didn’t need but still wanted because people were always talking about the devices. Fitbit, Apple and Garmin are some of the main providers of health and wellness wearables. Each of them touts being able to track your fitness activity or measures your heart rate. However, consumer wearables are not regulated by the FDA and therefore are not intended to be used as a medical device. Wearables, though, are now coming into their own in medtech, with a bunch of devices going through the regulatory and approval process at FDA. Academic researchers, meanwh...
Source: Mass Device - April 28, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Biotech Cardiovascular Diabetes mHealth (Mobile Health) Patient Monitoring Research & Development Respiratory Cardiac Insight Devices Hill Rom Klick Labs MedTech Nemaura Medical wearables wireless devices Zoll Medical Corp. Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tonic water compounds prevent allergic asthma in mice
A new study reveals that two compounds used to flavor tonic water - chloroquine and quinine - prevented airway inflammation in mice with allergic asthma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news