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Considerations for the Use of Temporary Surge Sites for All-Hazards Incidents
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 2/2020. This 23-page tip sheet from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) describes the major considerations healthcare facility emergency planners should account for when developing patient surge management solutions. It provides information and additional resources about Prevention/Mitigation, Use of Temporary Surge Sites on Facility Property, Behavioral Health Considerations for Staff and Patients, Operationalizing a Surge Site, Maintenance of ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2019 Novel Coronavirus (OSHA)
Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration [U.S. Department of Labor] (OSHA). Published: 2/2020. This web page provides information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus outbreak first identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. It includes links to interim guidance and other resources for preventing exposures to, and infection with, 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCov). Guidance information is provided for Hazard Recognition, Standards, Medical Information, Control and Prevention, Background, and Additional Resources. (Text)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Tool Empowers Local Leaders to Take Action Against Rural Drug Addiction
The Office of National Drug Control Policy announced the release of the Community Assessment tool to assist rural communities in taking action against drug addiction in rural America. Includes information on the Rural Community Action Guide, which complements the tool and provides additional resources.
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - January 31, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Carterra ® Closes Financing Round for Continued Growth of the LSA ™...
Additional Resources Will Support New Product Development and Global Expansion.(PRWeb January 14, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/carterra_closes_financing_round_for_continued_growth_of_the_lsa_platform_for_next_generation_antibody_discovery/prweb16833116.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Preparing Child Care Programs for Pandemic Influenza
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Published: 2020. These strategies are useful in helping child care programs to prepare for a pandemic or seasonal influenza outbreak. Topics are Training, Communication, Steps for Improving Preparedness, Strategies, Disaster Preparedness Standards, and Additional Resources. (Text)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strong Data, Local Relationships: The Future of HIV Care in Tanzania Starts Here
By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth International ; Lucy Mphuru, Country Director& Project Director, Tohara Plus Project Lucy Mphuru (center left) talks with health workers and clients at an IntraHealth-supported mobile clinic in Shinyanga that provides voluntary male circumcision services. Photo by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International.November 26, 2019Lucy Mphuru has a big job.Every day, she and her team at IntraHealth International in Tanzania work with frontline health workers and government partners to improve health services in a country of 58 million—1.6 million of whom live...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: HIV & AIDS Community Engagement Leadership and Governance World AIDS Day Health Workforce Systems Source Type: news

As 'Nightmare' Harvest Continues, State Reports Uptick in Calls to Rural Helpline
The Department of Agriculture reports an increase in calls to its Farm and Rural Helpline and more visits on the web version in the past few months. Describes how this year's harvest season has affected the mental health of farmers and their families and includes additional resources for support.
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - November 25, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Gov. Baker Urges Residents To Take Precautions Against EEE
LAKEVILLE (CBS) – Gov. Charlie Baker and health officials urged residents to take precautions as about half of the state has been impacted Eastern Equine Encephalitis, known as EEE. Worcester, Middlesex and Norfolk Counties have been at highest risk for EEE this summer. Seven people have contracted EEE in the state, including a 5-year-old girl in Sudbury. “It’s not a statewide issue at this point,” said Baker. Check: Map Of Communities At Risk Baker said all residents in the state should still take precautions to avoid mosquito bites. People are asked to wear bug repellents, wear long sleeves and pants when in woo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local EEE Gov. Charlie Baker Source Type: news

NIHR Signal: Packages of care interventions ' not effective ' to reduce repeat admissions for COPD
An expert commentary on this study suggests that care bundles are only likely to work if they are actually implemented, though this is likely to require additional resources and additional prioritisation of care for this group of patients.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wildfire Smoke: Considerations for California ’s Public Health Officials
Source: California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Published: 8/2019. This 92-page document provides information to California ’s public health officials and interested parties about wildfire smoke, health effects, sensitive populations, strategies to reduce exposure, and potential public health actions. It discusses how California has faced an increasing number of wildfires in the last decade, and this trend may continue into the foreseeable future. Chapters also cover regulatory air monitoring, the Air Quality Index, low-cost air sensors, and additional resources and links. (PDF)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Current Ebola Outbreak and the U.S. Role: An Explainer
This report provides information about the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and U.S. engagement, which has been limited compared to the 2014-2015 West Africa outbreak where the U.S. played a leading role and mobilized an unprecedented amount of funding and personnel. The report discusses the current situation, role of the U.S., global response activities, and key issues going forward; and provides a table for the Timeline of Key Events in Current Ebola Outbreak, and a list of additional resources. (Text)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Poland: Health System Review.
Authors: Sowada C, Sagan A, Kowalska-Bobko I, Badora-Musial K, Bochenek T, Domagala A, Dubas-Jakobczyk K, Kocot E, Mrozek-Gasiorowska M, Sitko S, Szetela AM, Szetela P, Tambor M, Wieckowska B, Zabdyr-Jamroz M, van Ginneken E Abstract This analysis of the Polish health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. In late 2017, the Polish government committed to increase the share of public expenditures on health to 6% of GDP by 2024. If the GDP continues to grow in the years to come, this will present an oppo...
Source: Health systems in transition - July 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

US Leads Donor Funding to Fight HIV/AIDS Amidst Overall Decline
By Caley PigliucciUNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 2019 (IPS) Since 2010, donor funding to fight HIV/AIDS in low-and middle-income countries has dropped significantly, according to a new report released here. The study, Communities at the Centre, released July 16 by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), points out a $1.0 billion decline in funding from 2017-2018. This most heavily affects low-income countries in East and South African countries (except South Africa), which rely on donor funding for 80% of HIV responses. However, seven of 14 donor governments increased thei...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Caley Pigliucci Tags: Africa Development & Aid Education Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Minnesota Pediatric Surge
Source: Minnesota Department of Health. Published: 7/2019. This web page provides resources to ensure the State of Minnesota is capable of responding to a statewide pediatric surge disaster. Resources are the Minnesota Pediatric Surge Plan, Pediatric Surge Toolkit, Assessment Tools, Planning Tools and Templates, Education and Training Tools, Exercise Tools and Templates, Response Tools, and Additional Resources. A four-minute video walks viewers through all the materials available in this toolkit and how to use them. (Video or Multimedia)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

We Must do More to Speed up Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies
By Niklas HagelbergNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 5 2019 (IPS) Fossil fuels—oil, gas, coal and their derivatives—pollute the atmosphere and emit the greenhouse gases that are ramping up global heating to dangerous levels. But did you know that governments around the world are subsidizing this pollution? Historically, governments around the world have used fossil fuel subsidies for a variety of reasons, including to promote energy independence, encourage industry and cushion the poorest in society. But they never took sufficient account of what economists call “externalities” such as air pollution and the resulting impacts o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Niklas Hagelberg Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Medicaid ’s Role in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
Source: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Published: 6/3/2019. This web page describes in an infographic how Medicaid plays a central role in the nation ’s efforts to address the opioid epidemic. By covering people who are struggling with opioid use disorder and enhancing state capacity to provide access to early interventions and treatment, Medicaid is a key tool in the fight against the epidemic. State Medicaid programs have implemented several measures to curb opioid prescribing. Medicaid expansion has also provided states with additional resources to cover many adults with substance use disorders. A table details S...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Widespread Concern Over Europe & #039;s Uncertain Regulatory Future Highlights Region & #039;s Importance
Concern has been mounting about the future of Europe’s regulatory environment for medicines and medical technology, but the growing anxiety isn’t limited to Brussels, London or Munich. Companies from Boston to Tel Aviv to Singapore have a lot riding on Europe. For better or worse, the unease being felt around the world is a mark of both how important the healthcare products sector is to Europe and how important Europe is to the global healthcare products sector. Europe’s Position as Key Hub for Medicine, Healthcare Europe comprises about 29% of the global medtech market...
Source: MDDI - May 1, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Paul Brooks Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Executive Committee Minutes, February 12, 2019
Discussion Mary Hennings will probably present at next full board meeting. She hopes to finalize her report by March for approval in board meeting in March. Sue asked what elements of Mary’s report requires approval. Sarah responded that if it’s a strategic plan, then it needs board approval. Treasurer; Nomination of Debra Cobb     Danny and John We have a single candidate (Debra Cobb) to replace John Grohol as Treasurer. John explained that Debra does not want to be on the board, just to serve as Treasurer. John noted that there’s nothing in the bylaws that requires that the Treasurer be a director of the corpora...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - April 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Board Minutes Board Meetings Board Nominations Board Of Directors Source Type: news

Board Meeting Minutes, February 12, 2019
Discussion Mary Hennings will probably present at next full board meeting. She hopes to finalize her report by March for approval in board meeting in March. Sue asked what elements of Mary’s report requires approval. Sarah responded that if it’s a strategic plan, then it needs board approval. Treasurer; Nomination of Debra Cobb     Danny and John We have a single candidate (Debra Cobb) to replace John Grohol as Treasurer. John explained that Debra does not want to be on the board, just to serve as Treasurer. John noted that there’s nothing in the bylaws that requires that the Treasurer be a director of the corpora...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - April 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Board Minutes Board Meetings Board Nominations Board Of Directors Source Type: news

Florida Firefighters Use New Equipment to Rescue Citizen From Muddy Ravine
Cody, WY – After receiving a 911 call, dispatch sent a Lakeland Fire Department rescue unit to respond to a fall victim in a 55+ mobile home community. While en route dispatch received additional information and the responders learned this wasn’t an average citizen lift assist call. While taking a walk the elderly citizen fell, sliding down a muddy embankment into a stream below. When learning of this unique rescue scenario additional resources, including Lt. Chilton’s Engine, were dispatched. “The rescue arrived first and determined the patient wasn’t injured, he just couldn’t get out of the situation he ...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: BinderLift (press release) Tags: Press Releases Operations Source Type: news

Fort Worth MedStar Crew Risks Their Lives to Save Others at Major Crash
On the evening of March 27, 2019, MedStar crew members Miguel Brito and Ryan Bader were enroute to a posting location when they drove up on a motor vehicle crash that had just occurred at 35W northbound ramp to 20 eastbound ramp in Fort Worth. As they approached the scene they saw a small sedan fully engulfed in flames. They acted quickly and grabbed the fire extinguisher of the ambulance. They did their best to suppress the flames, enough so that they could began rapid extrication of the two unconscious adult patients in the vehicle and at this time noted fluids leaking from one of the vehicles. They moved quickly to get...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: MedStar Mobile Healthcare Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News News Videos Source Type: news

Brainlab Makes Huge Push into Robotics with Medineering Deal
Hot on the heels of Brainlab selling its orthopedic joint reconstruction business to Smith and Nephew, the Munich-based firm is now making an acquisition of its own. The company said it is acquiring robotics platform specialist Medineering. Brainlab had been an investor and distribution partner for Medineering for nearly three years. This strategic move increases the depth of the Brainlab portfolio in cranial surgery and strengthens its offering in spinal surgery, contributing a powerful digital step in clinical workflows. Brainlab currently markets the Medineering arm under the name Cirq Inspired by the form of the human ...
Source: MDDI - March 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Brainlab acquires Medineering ’ s robotics platform
Brainlab said today that it acquired Medineering and its line of robot-assisted surgery devices for an undisclosed amount. Brainlab, which earlier this month dealt its orthopedic joint reconstruction assets to Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN), is already an investor and markets the Medineering robot-assisted surgical arm under the Cirq brand. The Munich-based company said it plans to fold the Medineering tech into its open-architecture surgery offering. “Medineering introduced a fresh new approach to surgical robotics when we entered into our partnership less than three years ago,” pesident & CEO Stefan Vilsme...
Source: Mass Device - March 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Robotics Wall Street Beat Brainlab Medineering Source Type: news

Depression Is More than a Stigma
Manoj K. Pandey is Lecturer in Economics, Australian National University; Vani S. Kulkarni is Lecturer in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania; and Raghav Gaiha is (Hon. ) Professorial Research Fellow, Global Development Institute, University of ManchesterBy Manoj K. Pandey, Vani S. Kulkarni and Raghav GaihaCanberra, Philadelphia and Manchester, Mar 20 2019 (IPS) Depression is often distinguished from other non-communicable diseases or NCDs (e.g., cancer, diabetes, cardio-vascular diseases, hypertension) because of the stigma attached to it. Among other consequences, those suffering from depression are often denied access...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Manoj K. Pandey - and Raghav Gaiha Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Opioid Epidemic Toolkit for Local Health Departments
Source: National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). Published: 3/2019. This toolkit for local health departments provides resources to support local opioid overdose prevention and response efforts, with links to relevant web pages and downloads of useful resources in five categories: monitoring and surveillance, prevention, harm reduction and response, linkages to care, and stakeholders and partnerships. It also provides additional resources from the National Association of County and City Health Officials. (Text)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chicago mobile clinic receives grant as part of america ’s toothfairy’s national mobile care initiative
(Chicago, IL – February 27, 2019) As part of its annual Celebration of Smiles event held during the Chicago Dental Society ’s MidWinter Meeting, America’s ToothFairy was proud to honor Mobile Care Chicago with a $5,000 grant to support their services to underserved children in the Chicago area.The contribution will provide resources for the dental clinic ’s mobile program which served more than 7,500 children last year.Through the National Mobile Care Initiative, sponsored by Patterson Dental, America ’s ToothFairy clinical partners overcome barriers to care by providing dental services in mobile units, scho...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 27, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Anniversaries of Traumatic Events: Guidance for Educators
Source: National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Published: 2/2019. This fact sheet discusses how the "anniversary effect" of a traumatic event can trigger intense feelings and reactions in children and adults who have been affected by this or similar tragedies. It provides suggestions that can help school staff best meet the needs of their students and school community, including Preparing for an Anniversary, and Highlighting School Safety: Proactive Strategies. It also lists additional resources. (Text)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Radiation Emergency Preparedness and Response
Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration [U.S. Department of Labor] (OSHA). Published: 1/30/2019. This Web page is intended to help workers and employers who may be involved in emergency response operations or related activities during or following a radiation emergency, and employers and workers who may be impacted by radiation emergencies, but who do not have emergency response roles. Resources are provided about Background, General Businesses, Preparedness, Response, OSHA Resources, Additional Resources, and Workers' Rights. (Text)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ensuring Language Access and Effective Communication During Response and Recovery: A Checklist for Emergency Responders
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Published: 10/2018. This two-page checklist provides recommendations, action steps, and effective practices for working with interpreters who can assist emergency responders in addressing the needs of persons with limited English proficiency and persons with disabilities regarding language access and effective communication. It includes links to additional resources and information. (PDF)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Opportunity for NNLM MAR members: apply to host a traveling exhibition
The National Library of Medicine Exhibition Program creates lively and informative exhibitions and resources that enhance awareness of and appreciation for the collection and health information resources of the National Library of Medicine. These exhibitions and supportive educational resources engage diverse audiences and explore a variety of topics in the history of medicine. The National Library of Medicine provides traveling banner exhibitions free of charge to public, university, and medical libraries, as well as cultural centers across the country. Each exhibition has an accompanying web presence with additional res...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: @ the RML Blog Exhibits News from NLM/NIH Outreach Source Type: news

Final FY19 Appropriations: National Institutes of Health
Funding for the National Institutes of Health is increasing by 5 percent or $2 billion in fiscal year 2019. The spending legislation also maintains a prohibition on changing research overhead reimbursement policies and includes additional resources for monitoring the integrity of the grantmaking process.
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - September 28, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: awolfe Source Type: news

CHF Solutions eyes post-cardiovascular surgery market
CHF Solutions (NSDQ:CHFS) said yesterday it plans to expand into the post-cardiovascular surgery market, specifically with products for patients who need treatment for fluid overload and have failed diuretic therapy. The Eden Prairie, Minn.-based company said that it sees the expansion into the post CV surgical market as a “natural next step” in its commercial expansion, as surgical patients often experience fluid overload challenges post procedure due to the administration of fluids during surgery. “The expansion of our sales and marketing team at CHF Solutions provides us the additional resources neces...
Source: Mass Device - September 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Surgical CHF Solutions Inc. Source Type: news

Modernizing the Medtech Supply Chain
Conclusion Achieving meaningful transformation for healthcare efficiency and cost savings can’t happen without better communication and data compatibility throughout the supply chain. Using standard identifiers for medical devices, parties and locations, and standardized transactional documentation to support traceability and cost efficiencies will harmonize many of the key business processes required for better communication so that these changes can occur. Implementing GLNs and GTINs for devices will enable significant improvements. It is a collaborative and transformational effort that is mapped out in...
Source: MDDI - September 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Beth  Gibson Tags: Business Source Type: news

How to Best Support a Loved One with Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is a difficult illness. For Arden Tucker, an episode of depression can be especially debilitating. Like many who experience bipolar disorder, Tucker fears she won’t recapture the essence of who she really is, the person she was before the depression began. “My bipolar depression can feel insidious,” she said. That’s because even though Tucker takes medication, her depression is cyclical, so it’ll return “again, and again, and again.” Her partner of 35 years is a tremendous support. One of the most important ways Tucker’s partner supports her is by checking on her when she starts to get depr...
Source: Psych Central - September 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders Family General Relationships & Love Self-Help Bipolar Depression Bipolar Disorder bipolar disorder support Friends Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Source Type: news

Boston Scientific puts up $600m for Augmenix
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) said yesterday that it put $600 million on the table for Augmenix and its SpaceOar device. The deal for Bedford, Mass.-based Augmenix calls for $500 million in up-front cash and another $100 million pegged to sales-based milestones, Boston said. The SpaceOar hydrogel device, which won CE Mark approval in the European Union in 2010 and 510(k) clearance from the FDA in April 2015 , is designed to separate the prostate from the rectal wall during radiation treatment for prostate cancer. The product is delivered through a small needle as a liquid, which then solidifies into a soft gel that expa...
Source: Mass Device - September 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Urology Wall Street Beat Augmenix Inc. Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Work begins to establish a new Cochrane Network across China
Cochrane is pleased to announce plans to establish a new, open and collaborative Network within China.A group of interested stakeholders have been invited to a two-day strategic planning meeting to be held on 9-10 October in Beijing (hosted by the Peking University Health Science Center), to discuss the strategic direction and the establishment of a Cochrane China Network.  The Cochrane China Network primary functions will be around ensuring that Cochrane ’s evidence is increasingly used in policy and practice inside China; supporting the Cochrane community of volunteers (authors, methodologists, editors) in China; and ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Work begins to establish a new Cochrane Network across the US
Cochrane is pleased to announce plans to establish a new, open and collaborative Network within the US.An internal review of Cochrane ’s structures carried out in 2016 highlighted that a single Center approach for a country the size of the US has many limitations, and that a Network of multiple groups based across the country is a better model to deliver a wider range and expanded scale of Cochrane activities, share collaboratio n across and between institutions, and create greater impact of that work in diverse regions and different contexts.There is a sophisticated and well-developed health evidence landscape in the US...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 30, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response : Cholera
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. Published: 7/8/2018. This two-page alert provides information about cholera and its impact in Africa, the role of the Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response (EPR) Programme, challenges of the disease, and what the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa is doing to combat cholera. The document also provides a list of additional resources and Websites. (PDF)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Evolution of MEDIC, Charlotte, N.C.'s High-Performing EMS Agency
Construction workers recently put the finishing touches on Medic’s new $48 million headquarters, a state-of-the-art facility that supports 600 employees, as well as an ever-expanding fleet of trucks, equipment and medical supplies. Although the new headquarters is impressive, it really stands as a symbol of the hard work achieved by the organization’s people over the last two decades, says Joe Penner, executive director of Medic, whose teams serve all 544 square miles of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, including the booming city of Charlotte. Only after dedicating the entire organization to a patient-centered syste...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - July 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joe Penner Tags: Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Community-Based Indicators for HIV Programs
A collection of indicators to guide community-based HIV programs in monitoring their performance and thereby enhance informed decision making by governments, major donors, and implementing partners. The collection includes detailed indicator definitions, data use cases for selected indicators, additional resources, and a means to submit an indicator or make recommendations.
Source: PHPartners.org - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Book Review: The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques
Managing anxiety symptoms with medication can be effective, but is not always a great long-term solution. Anxiety happens for a variety of reasons. It may be experienced when there are too many stressors making someone feel overwhelmed with no change in sight. Or it may be a matter of cutting down on caffeine intake. Unfortunately, not knowing the cause or fix for anxiety typically tends to make people more anxious. In The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Anxious and What You Can Do to Change It, Margaret Wehrenberg acknowledges the complexity of managing anxiety and offers...
Source: Psych Central - June 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tina Arnoldi Tags: Anti-anxiety Book Reviews General Happiness Healthy Living Mindfulness Neuroscience Self-Help Anxiety Management help for anxiety Source Type: news

Vacancy for Endocrine Nurse on Society's Peer Review Working Party
A vacancy is currently available for an Endocrine Nurse to join the Interdepartmental Peer Review Working Party.The Interdepartmental Peer Review Scheme aims to help improve the services offered to patients with endocrine pathologies, help support requests for additional resources and lift morale within the endocrine community. Find out more and applyApplications must be recieved by 13 July 2018. 
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How To Get Help For Someone Who Might Be Suicidal
(CNN/CBS) — The death of fashion designer Kate Spade earlier in the week and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain on Friday spotlights the importance of recognizing the potential warning signs when someone intends to end their life. The attention is needed, especially now. When a high-profile person dies by suicide, the “celebrity-suicide effect” can lead to a rise in copycat deaths. In the four months after Robin William’s took his own life in 2014, there was a 10% increase — almost 2,000 additional suicides — recorded. There is already a rise in suicide rates in the US, increasing more than...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Suicide Prevention Source Type: news

Impunity Reigns as Medical Personnel and Facilities across 23 Conflict-Torn Countries Remain Under Attack
This report breaks n ew ground in bringing information providers together and demonstrating the value of collaboration.”TheSafeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, of which IntraHealth is the communications secretariat and a member,  consists of more than 35 organizations working to protect health workers and services threatened by war or civil unrest. The coalition raises awareness of global attacks on health and presses governments and United Nations agencies for greater global action to protect the security of health care.ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:Access the report hereSee an overview of the dataTake a look at the dataV...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Healthcare System Recovery Timeline: A White Paper for Texas
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 10/11/2017 This 23-page white paper from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) was developed to answer the question: "How long does it take the healthcare system to recover from a major hurricane?" It contains the results of an extensive literature review of published and grey literature and open source media accounts of past disaster recovery reports, with findings and considerations listed first, followed by links to additional resources. (PDF)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic
An end to the HIV/AIDS pandemic can be achieved only with provision of sustained and additional resources at the local, regional, national, and global levels.
Source: PHPartners.org - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PUNT Foundation merging into Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation
Officials say the move will ensure financial sustainability, while providing additional resources.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 2, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news