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Weekend surgery has no impact on death risk, study shows
Day of the week did not affect the survival chances of people undergoing emergency surgery, research in Scotland has found. The findings challenge the results of previous studies, which had suggested that those who undergo elective surgery at the end of the week are at a greater risk of dying. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Risks of Thrombosis, Bleeding Vary by Procedure in Urological Noncancer Surgery Risks of Thrombosis, Bleeding Vary by Procedure in Urological Noncancer Surgery
Different types of urological noncancer surgery carry different risks of thrombosis and bleeding, suggesting a range of appropriate prophylaxis practices, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Mental health crisis in Seattle requires better training, more funding
Our community faces a mental health crisis. While 26 percent of people nationwide suffer from psychological illness or addiction, studies put the number in the Puget Sound area closer to 30 percent. When these patients are at their most vulnerable, our community ’s emergency departments (EDs) are used as dumping grounds and holding areas due to the shortage of appropriate resources. While any treatment is better than none, EDs are often unequipped to treat these specific patients, especially in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 21, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Teri Oelrich Source Type: news

Health tech startup hiring to keep up with growth spurt
A four-year-old Denver telemedicine startup has been hiring to catch up to growth that saw its technology platform attract investors and win customers with 1 million Colorado patients. CirrusMD makes texting and video-chat software that lets healthcare providers get patients in-touch with physicians for advice and follow-ups after emergency room visits. A physician texting with patients on CirrusMD can realistically help a dozen patients per hour, which is more than triple the volume doctors normally… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 21, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Greg Avery Source Type: news

Texas Senate Passes Bill Allowing OBs To Keep Info From Pregnant Women
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Erie County Medical Center reports record performance as 2017 begins
Hospital CEO Thomas Quatroche Jr. said a strong start to 2017 should help Erie County Medical Center Corp. gain approval on a loan to support more than $110 million in improvements at its Grider Street campus. In the first two months of the year, the Buffalo trauma hospital has seen historic numbers, with overall discharges up 5 percent compared to last year. Through February, ECMC saw inpatient surgeries grow by nearly 6 percent, outpatient visits grew by 3.1 percent and emergency department visits… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Sea Turtle Named 'Bank' Dies After Surgery To Remove 915 Coins
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Time limit on ambulance dispatch set to be quadrupled
The time taken by the emergency service to decide whether to dispatch an ambulance is likely to be extended from the current one minute window to four minutes as part of wide ranging reforms, an NHS England director said yesterday. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘ They ’ re not waking up ’: Four children call 911 after their parents ’ suspected drug overdose
The four children woke up and were about to start getting ready for school when they found their parents, Brian and Courtney Halye, unresponsive and cold in their bedroom. The children, ages 9 to 13, dialed 911. “My mom's on the floor and my stepdad's basically pale and they're not waking up,” Courtney Halye's daughter told an emergency dispatcher through […]Related:Tobacco leaders call for immediate action to curb smoking in the U.S.Poison control centers receive 32 calls a day about children exposed to opioidsWeb-based counseling reduces blood pressure, according to a new study (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Japan Gives U.S.$ 33.3 Million Grant to End Polio in Nigeria
[Daily Trust] In an effort to protect millions of children from polio in Nigeria, the Japanese government yesterday announced a grant of $33.3 million in humanitarian emergency funding to the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Asks Unicef's Help to Improve Capacity of Health Extension Workers
[Premium Times] Nigeria has asked the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, UNICEF, for support in building capacity of health extension workers working at the primary health care centres in communities across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Weekend surgery has no impact on death risk, study shows
(University of Edinburgh) Day of the week did not affect the survival chances of people undergoing emergency surgery, research in Scotland has found. The findings from the University of Edinburgh challenge the results of previous studies, which had suggested that those who undergo elective surgery at the end of the week are at a greater risk of dying. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Emergency Use Authorization - Gene-RADAR & #xae; Zika Virus Test (Nanobiosym Diagnostics, Inc.)
On March 20, 2017, the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for emergency use of Nanobiosym Diagnostics, Inc.'s (Nanobiosym) Gene-RADAR® Zika Virus Test for the qualitative detection of RNA from Zika virus in human serum from individuals... (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - March 21, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Already in Peril, Rural Hospitals Unsure on Health Care Bill
CLAXTON, Ga. — Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and opened a box of pecans when he let out a gasp that could have been his last breath. He'd gone into cardiac arrest in his office, a co-worker called 911, and an ambulance drove him two miles to the small hospital that serves this rural community in southeast Georgia. "I would have never lasted to get to Savannah or Statesboro," Yarbrough said of the biggest cities near Claxton — each 30 to 60 miles away. "I firmly believe if that hospital wasn't here, I wouldn't be here." But like Yarbrough, the 10-bed Evans Memorial Hospital has fought to survi...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

France's Orly Airport Shut Down After Would-Be Attacker Steals Soldier's Rifle
ORLY, France (AP) — Yelling that he wanted to kill and die for Allah, a suspected Islamic extremist attacked a French soldier Saturday morning at Paris' Orly Airport and wrested away her assault rifle, a French prosecutor said. Two colleagues on her patrol shot and killed the man before he could fire the military-grade weapon in the busy airport terminal. The attack forced the airport's terminals to shut down and evacuate, sent passengers and workers fleeing in panic and trapped hundreds of others aboard flights that had just landed. It was the violent climax of what authorities described as a 90-minute spree of destruct...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: NICOLAS GARRIGA, JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News WMD & Terrorism Source Type: news

North Central EMS Hires Mobile Intensive Care Unit Director
Registered nurse James Garber recently joined North Central EMS as the director of the newly created mobile intensive care unit. He began his career in EMS when he was sixteen years old, and acquired his RN license in 1993. James holds multiple certifications in advanced cardiac, trauma, adult, pediatric, and neonatal life support, and has an advanced practice certification as a Certified Emergency Nurse. Read More at thebeacon.net (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News imported Mobile Integrated Healthcare Source Type: news

London Ambulance Crews to Carry DNA 'Spit Kits' After Rise in Assaults on Paramedics
London Ambulance crews have become the first in the UK to be provided with DNA "spit kits" after a rise in assaults on front-line medics. The kits - which include a swab and test tube - are being carried on every ambulance and fast-response car, and will enable saliva to be gathered for matching against police records. Read More at Yahoo News (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News imported Operations Source Type: news

Seething EMTs Crowd Courtroom As Suspect Appears Before Judge In Colleague ’s Slaying
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A suspect appeared in court on murder and other charges after authorities say he hijacked an ambulance and then struck and killed a FDNY emergency medical technician in the Bronx. As CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco reported, Jose Gonzalez, 25, is charged in the death of EMT Yadira Arroyo, 44, on Thursday evening in the Soundview section of the Bronx. Gonzalez lived in an unsupervised residence on Creston Avenue in the Bronx run by Volunteers of America. In a heartbreaking twist, the building happens to be on the same block as Arroyo lived. (Source: JEMS Operations)
Source: JEMS Operations - March 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: CBSNewYork Tags: News Videos Operations Source Type: news

Suspect Accused of Killing FDNY EMT is Mentally Ill, Defense Attorney Says
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a New York City emergency medical technician who was fatally struck by a stolen ambulance (all times local): 6:50 p.m. A defense lawyer says a man accused of fatally running over an emergency medical technician with a stolen ambulance is severely mentally ill and didn't act deliberately. Attorney Alice Fontier (FAHN'-tee-ay) spoke after Jose Gonzalez was arraigned Friday on murder and other charges. Fontier says "whatever may have happened here, none of his actions were intentional." She calls EMT Yadira Arroyo's death a terrible tragedy but says the truth about Gonzalez and his hi...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: COLLEEN LONG, JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Suspect Accused of Killing FDNY EMT is Mentally Ill, Defense Attorney Says
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a New York City emergency medical technician who was fatally struck by a stolen ambulance (all times local): 6:50 p.m. A defense lawyer says a man accused of fatally running over an emergency medical technician with a stolen ambulance is severely mentally ill and didn't act deliberately. Attorney Alice Fontier (FAHN'-tee-ay) spoke after Jose Gonzalez was arraigned Friday on murder and other charges. Fontier says "whatever may have happened here, none of his actions were intentional." She calls EMT Yadira Arroyo's death a terrible tragedy but says the truth about Gonzalez and his hi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: COLLEEN LONG, JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Mom Shares Postpartum Medical Struggles With Powerful Instagram
A powerful Instagram post is shedding light on the medical challenges that can follow childbirth and celebrating moms’ scars. Eighteen months ago, Kari Horn gave birth to her son via emergency C-section. Though becoming a parent has been a joyful experience for the Virginia mom, her postpartum journey involved umbilical hernias, more surgery and further complications. While recovering from these complications, Horn posted a striking photo of her abdomen on Instagram to share her story and remind other struggling moms that they are not alone. In the caption, Horn described her photo as one of “the part...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis:   Ocular Abnormality
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: An adult male patient presents to the emergency department 8 hours after ashes from the cigarette he was smoking flew into his eye. He has no loss of visual acuity and his fields of vision are both intact. However, examination revealed the eye abnormality seen here. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology)
Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology - March 20, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) 2017 Annual Meeting American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) 2017 Annual Meeting
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAPMR 2017.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

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Health emergencies Research and development for potentially epidemic diseases (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Tweeting in times of emergency
US researchers have assessed the impact of Twitter on the reach and efficacy of information sharing by a global disaster response organization, the Red Cross/Red Crescent. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Help Restock Emergency Room Refrigerators with Lifesaving Blood
This picture of a refrigerator located in an emergency room may not appear particularly interesting, but its contents help save hospital patient lives every day. Emergency room refrigerators in... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Blood blood donor emergency room hospital patient platelet donor RapidPass type AB plasma Type O negative blood Source Type: news

Safety-net hospital wants bigger annual subsidy from Metro
The leaders of Nashville General Hospital want to increase Metro ’s annual subsidy to the facility by nearly 60 percent. The Tennessean reports that the Nashville Hospital Authority has asked Metro to increase its annual subsidy from $35 million to $55.7 million for the 2017-18 fiscal year. The request came on Friday, during Metro’s weeklong budget hearings. The request comes on top of $26 million in emergency funding the hospital has required over the past two years, in addition to its annual… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Eric Snyder Source Type: news

Ready, willing and able? A survey of clinicians' perceptions about domestic violence screening in a regional hospital emergency department - Saberi E, Eather N, Pascoe S, McFadzean ML, Doran F, Hutchinson M.
BACKGROUND: Domestic violence (DV) has significant health impacts for victims and their families. Despite evidence that routine screening increases the identification of DV and opportunities for support; routine screening is uncommon in Australian emergenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Predictors of poor outcomes in patients with wild mushroom-induced acute liver injury - Kim T, Lee D, Lee JH, Lee YS, Oh BJ, Lim KS, Kim WY.
AIM: To identify early predictive markers of poor outcomes in patients with acute liver injury from wild mushroom intoxication. METHODS: This observational, retrospective record review involved adults aged ≥ 18 years admitted to emergency departm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Curious Coma and CT
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 59-year-old man with a history of hypertension presents to the emergency department in an acute coma. His wife reports that he collapsed that morning at the breakfast table. Examination reveals a Glasgow coma scale of 3, pinpoint pupils reactive to light, and absent horizontal eye movement with head rotation. After resuscitation and stabilization, he is sent for further investigations. Which finding will likely appear on the CT scan? (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - March 20, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Bewildering Black Gallstones
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 45-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with abdominal pain and vomiting. She reports constant pain radiating to her right shoulder for about six hours. She is febrile and the right upper quadrant of her abdomen is tender. Laboratory tests reveal leukocytosis, and an abdominal ultrasound reveals a thickening of the gallbladder wall and gallstones. She undergoes a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and several black stones are removed. What medication is associated with the diagnosis behind the black gallstones? (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 20, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R01)
Funding for research focused on palliative care in geriatric populations. This FOA covers studies in a variety of settings including hospitals (and specific sites within hospitals including specialty medical or surgical wards, intensive care units, and emergency departments), post-acute care settings, outpatient clinics and doctors ' offices, patients ' homes and other residential settings, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospices, and other healthcare or community settings. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Tweeting in times of emergency
(Inderscience Publishers) US researchers have assessed the impact of Twitter on the reach and efficacy of information sharing by a global disaster response organization, the Red Cross/Red Crescent. They provide details in the International Journal of Emergency Management. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How to create an at-home survival kit on a budget
(Natural News) Difficult and unpredictable circumstances such as calamities and disasters have driven more households in the U.S. to gear up their emergency preparedness. A 2015 report by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development showed that more than half of American households reported having an emergency evacuation kit. Housing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO rejects false reporting regarding counterfeit medications to Iraq
WHO rejects erroneous and fabricated reports published on Friday 17 March 2017 in some online media claiming that a spokesperson from the organization made a statement regarding "counterfeit medication donated to Iraq." (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - March 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Iraq [country], Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Recovery, Relapse, and Episodes of Default in the Management of Acute Malnutrition in Children in Humanitarian Emergencies: A Systematic Review
Oxfam GB. 03/16/2017 This 38-page systematic review represents the first attempt to apply systematic review methodology to establish the relationships between recovery and relapse, and between default rates and repeated episodes of default or relapse in the management of acute malnutrition in children in humanitarian emergencies in low- and middle-income countries. It seeks to establish whether there is a relationship between recovery and relapse or a relationship between default rates and/or repeated episodes of default or relapse following treatment for severe and moderate acute malnutrition in children aged 6-59 months ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Antidote availability in the municipality of Campinas, S ão Paulo, Brazil - Rodrigues Fernandes LC, Galvão TF, Toledo Ricardi AS, De Capitani EM, Hyslop S, Bucaretchi F.
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE:: The lack of availability of antidotes in emergency services is a worldwide concern. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the availability of antidotes used for treating poisoning in Campinas (SP). DESIGN AND SETTING:: This w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths - United States, 2007 and 2013 - Taylor CA, Bell JM, Breiding MJ, Xu L.
This report des... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Improving Data Quality in Mass-Gatherings Health Research - Guy A, Prager R, Turris S, Lund A.
Mass gatherings attract large crowds and can strain the planning and health resources of the community, city, or nation hosting an event. Mass-Gatherings Health (MGH) is an evolving niche of prehospital care rooted in emergency medicine, emergency manageme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Minor injury crashes: prevalence of driver-related risk factors and outcome - Brubacher JR, Chan H, Purssell E, Tuyp BJ, Ting DK, Mehrnoush V.
This study aims to determine the prevalence of driver-related risk fact... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Union Boss Calls on Alberta Health to Increase Ambulance Funding
The union that represents Alberta’s ambulance workers says the provincial government is risking the stability of the service by refusing to provide a funding increase in the latest health budget. ‘This budget fails to respond to current response levels … with no growth of any kind,” Mike Parker, president of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta, said Friday. Read More at Ottawa Citizen (Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership)
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - March 18, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News imported Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

New York Man Charged with Murder after EMT Killed by Ambulance
Jose Gonzalez was charged Friday afternoon with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and first-degree robbery. His next court date is scheduled for Wednesday. Read More at Fox43 (Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership)
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - March 18, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News imported Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Connecticut Bill Aims to Reduce Emergency Room Visits through Community Paramedicine
HARTFORD, CT - Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr. (D-Branford) led passage of Senate Bill 317 in the General Assembly's Public Health Committee. This bill, which received unanimous, bipartisan support, establishes a pilot program to allow paramedics to provide the expanded medical care they are trained to administer, rather than being limited to transporting patients to a hospital. Read More at www.branfordseven.com (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 18, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News imported Mobile Integrated Healthcare Source Type: news

Union Boss Calls on Alberta Health to Increase Ambulance Funding
The union that represents Alberta’s ambulance workers says the provincial government is risking the stability of the service by refusing to provide a funding increase in the latest health budget. ‘This budget fails to respond to current response levels … with no growth of any kind,” Mike Parker, president of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta, said Friday. Read More at Ottawa Citizen (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 18, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News imported Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Paramedic Saves Baby in Bone-Chilling Waters
Paramedic Todd Zobrist is being hailed a hero after saving a baby from a vehicle that went into Silver Lake in Highland, IL, on Thursday morning. Police say the baby’s mother, Cristy Campbell, 32, of Glen Carbon, IL, drove a blue-gray Nissan Armada SUV, with the 3-month-old baby inside, off a two-lane highway and into Silver Lake, which is located in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.  Read More at Ft. Worth Star-Telegram (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 18, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News imported Operations Source Type: news

New York Man Charged with Murder after EMT Killed by Ambulance
Jose Gonzalez was charged Friday afternoon with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and first-degree robbery. His next court date is scheduled for Wednesday. Read More at Fox43 (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 18, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News imported Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

FDNY EMT Killed by Carjacker Who Stole Ambulance
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An FDNY emergency medical technician was killed Thursday night when a man got into her ambulance and struck her with it in the Bronx, according to authorities. NYPD Deputy Chief Jason Wilcox said around 7:05 p.m., the two EMTs – both women – were responding to a call when a passing driver said someone was riding the back bumper of the ambulance.   (Source: JEMS Operations)
Source: JEMS Operations - March 18, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: CBSNewYork Tags: News Videos Operations Source Type: news

' An Extra Base Hit ' : What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today ' s sources (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - March 17, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

I Suppressed My Periods To Save My Health
This piece by Michelle Marie Wallace originally appeared on The Establishment, an independent multimedia site founded and run by women. “Maybe I should stop my periods.” It wasn’t something I had ever before considered and I had, in fact, wondered if there could be potential, unknown, long-term ramifications when friends of mine stopped theirs. I had never considered my periods an inconvenience or gross or annoying; in fact, I had liked the rhythm of them. The times I had been on birth control I resented how it made me feel divorced from my body. When I asked this question, I was sitting in...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news