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Virtual Town Hall Meeting May 15 7-8 pm ET
When: Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET (the third Tuesday of odd-numbered months). Where: Online with two options for participation: Uberconference:   https://www.uberconference.com/DrDannySands   (no PIN necessary) or Dial-in 617-221-4750 Who: open to all members of SPM. What:  This is like the faculty drop-in office hours on a college campus. Our goal is to provide, in an informal setting, a chance to talk directly to members of the SPM Board and share interests, suggestions, feedback and ask questions. Why: The more we find or make opportuni...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - May 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danny van Leeuwen Tags: General Source Type: news

Drinkers support clearer labelling on alcohol products
New research led by the University of Bristol has found that drinkers support clearer labelling of alcohol products, including the provision of unit, calorie and health information, which would address current gaps in public knowledge. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Public engagement; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Experimental Psychology; Press Release Source Type: news

Big data for sale: A solution to spur AI research
The development of artificial intelligence (AI) has been slowed by the need...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA works on new regulatory framework for AI Avoid AI silos with a vendor-neutral analytics platform Education is needed to harness power of AI in radiology Are you ready for a radiologist shortage? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Stroke Triage: EMS needs a diagnostic tool that goes beyond a simple history & physical exam
As a young EMT and paramedic, I had relatively little education about acute myocardial infarctions. In the age of the 3-lead ECG, education was largely focused on arrhythmia detection and how to differentiate heart blocks, tachycardia and bradycardia. Detection of heart attack was largely based upon history and physical exam findings. Three decades later, the thought of relying on a physical exam to diagnose a ST- elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is hard to imagine. Although we’ve made remarkable progress in the prehospital detection of STEMI, we’ve made significantly less progress in the diagnosis of ac...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark E.A. Escott, MD, MPH, FACEP, NRP Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

Hands On Product Reviews May 2018
Feature-Filled AED Trainer With actual automated external defibrillators (AEDs) costing more than $1,000, CPR instructors are always looking for a reliable, low-cost AED trainer that realistically simulates an actual device. The new AED UltraTrainer from Prestan has all the features of a high-quality AED, without the shock of defibrillation electricity—or the sticker price. The standard “power” and “shock” buttons are accompanied by a “child” button which allows the trainer to mimic pediatric functions. Audio menus let you select scenarios and adjust settings for the CPR metronome,...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P Tags: Columns Operations Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

The Role of Core Interventions in Improving Health Outcomes and Reducing Acute Care Utilization
During home visits with patients, the CORE team aims to increase self-management, reduce acute care utilization and improve clinical outcomes. Photos courtesy Alicia Dinkeldein   The Community Outreach Resource Efficiency (CORE) program was created in 2012 as a division of Indianapolis (Ind.) Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) in partnership with Eskenazi Health. Since then, CORE has grown, and now has a team of two community paramedics, six community health workers, an EMT and a social worker. By leveraging this diverse and effective combination of expertise, the team can work with individuals who experience a combi...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Unnati Patel, MPH, CPH Tags: Patient Care Operations Mobile Integrated Healthcare Source Type: news

The Role of CORE Interventions in Improving Health Outcomes and Reducing Acute Care Utilization
During home visits with patients, the CORE team aims to increase self-management, reduce acute care utilization and improve clinical outcomes. Photos courtesy Alicia Dinkeldein   The Community Outreach Resource Efficiency (CORE) program was created in 2012 as a division of Indianapolis (Ind.) Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) in partnership with Eskenazi Health. Since then, CORE has grown, and now has a team of two community paramedics, six community health workers, an EMT and a social worker. By leveraging this diverse and effective combination of expertise, the team can work with individuals who experience a combi...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Unnati Patel, MPH, CPH Tags: Patient Care Operations Mobile Integrated Healthcare Source Type: news

Assessment & Treatment of Five Diabetic Emergencies
Patients experiencing a diabetic emergency should be placed on a cardiac monitor due to the potential for severe electrolyte disturbances. Photos courtesy Nashville Fire Department EMS calls for patients with diabetes are common for many reasons, including their increased risk for cardiac disease, cerebrovascular disease, pneumonia, infection and their many diabetic complications. Knowing and recognizing common emergencies encountered in diabetics is important due to both their frequency and that they are often life-threatening. In this article, we focus on five diabetic emergencies: 1) diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA); 2) h...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: H. Evan Dingle, MD Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

A new giant virus found in the waters of Oahu, Hawaii
(University of Hawaii at Manoa) Researchers at the Daniel K. Inouye Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa have characterized a new, unusually large virus that infects common marine algae. Found in the coastal waters off Oahu, Hawai'i, it contains the biggest genome ever sequenced for a virus infecting a photosynthetic organism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UH engineer seeks to learn more about crystal formation
(University of Houston) Fields ranging from drug design to petrochemical production depend on crystal formation, but much is still unknown about the process. A chemical engineer from the University of Houston has received a $500,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to increase understanding of crystal nucleation within polymers and other soft materials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pilot study validates artificial intelligence to help predict school violence
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) A pilot study indicates that artificial intelligence may be useful in predicting which students are at higher risk of perpetrating school violence. The researchers found that machine learning -- the science of getting computers to learn over time without human intervention -- is as accurate as a team of child and adolescent psychiatrists, including a forensic psychiatrist, in determining risk for school violence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine announces Annual Meeting plenary speakers
(Society for Academic Emergency Medicine) Emergency medicine academicians in six plenary presentations will explore a variety of subjects related to the practice of emergency medicine during a special plenary session to be held on the opening day of SAEM18--the annual meeting for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and the largest forum for the presentation of original education and research in academic emergency medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women ’ s Health Awareness Day empowers participants from 27 counties
More than 650 people gathered for Women’s Health Awareness Day, with education, screenings, medical services, and other resources. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence enhances environmental health research
Deep learning may transform biomedical research, according to a review article published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Two UCLA professors elected to the National Academy of Sciences for 2018
Two UCLA professors, Utpal Banerjee and Andrea Bertozzi, were elected to the National Academy of Sciences today in recognition of their “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.”Membership in the academy is one of the highest honors that a U.S. scientist can receive. Its members have included Albert Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer, Thomas Edison, Orville Wright and Alexander Graham Bell. The academy announced the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates.Banerjee is the Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Professor of Life Sciences and a distinguished professor in the departme...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Backed by big-name VCs, this startup is turning machine learning on drug discovery
Daphne Koller, the former ed-tech entrepreneur who jumped to anti-aging drug research company Calico, is launching a company turning machine learning on drug discovery and development with the backing of prominent biotech venture capital firms at the intersection of tech and biotech. Not much is known at this point about Insitro, backed by Foresite Capital, Alphabet investment arm GV, Third Rock Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and ARCH Ventures. But the company's website says it will apply machine… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Putative Class Sues 3M, Others For Water Contamination From Firefighting Chemicals
BOSTON - Massachusetts residents on April 18 filed a putative class action against The 3M Co. and others in federal court, seeking more than $5 million for personal injuries they allege were caused by aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) the defendants manufactured and used at a training facility for firefighters, which has leaked into the local drinking water (Christine Civitarese, et al. v. The 3M Co., et al., No. 18-10747, D. Mass.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Mayo Mindfulness: Boost your confidence by allowing mistakes
"Feeling confident is an important part of success. One way to boost your confidence is to allow mistakes. Don?t expect perfection. Instead, learn from your mistakes and forge ahead." ? Kristin Vickers Douglas, Ph.D. (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Infographic: The heart out of rhythm
Learn more about?ventricular tachycardia. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Learning disabilities mortality review programme
The learning disabilities mortality review (LeDeR) programme aims to make improvements to the lives of people with learning disabilities. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Spelman College investigating hateful notes sent to LGBTQ students
Some LGBTQ students at Spelman College, a predominantly African-American women's school in Atlanta, say that someone slipped hateful notes under their dormroom doors. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevent vision loss by protecting your heart with a healthy diet
(Natural News) Losing one’s eyesight and knowing that the damage is reversible is one thing. Losing one’s vision and learning that it will never come back is more devastating. The second scenario affects more than 10 million Americans living in the U.S. The number is expected to balloon to almost 22 million by 2050. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Extreme mobility of mantis shrimp eyes
New research, led by biologists from the University of Bristol, has uncovered fresh findings about the most mobile eyes in the animal kingdom - the eyes of the mantis shrimp. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

U.S. seeks 1 million people for study of DNA, health habits
Researchers hope to learn why some people escape illness and others don't, and how to better customize prevention and treatment of diseases (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Backed by big-name VCs, this startup is turning machine learning on drug discovery
Daphne Koller, the former ed-tech entrepreneur who jumped to anti-aging drug research company Calico, is launching a company turning machine learning on drug discovery and development with the backing of prominent biotech venture capital firms at the intersection of tech and biotech. Not much is known at this point about Insitro, backed by Foresite Capital, Alphabet investment arm GV, Third Rock Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and ARCH Ventures. But the company's website says it will apply machine… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Stopping the Bleed is Just the Beginning
This study was a retrospective review of available data from mass shooting events occurring between 1984 and 2013. The researchers attempted to get data from 25 public mass shootings, and they were able to obtain it from 12 events involving 139 patients. The researchers reviewed all of the cases to determine the anatomical locations of wounds. They were able to review 115 of the cases to determine the anatomical location of the wound that caused death, and reviewed 125 of the cases for the potential for survivability with appropriate prehospital and in-hospital trauma care. Results: The researchers calculated an average of...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sean J. Britton, MPA, NRP Tags: Trauma Columns Source Type: news

Inquiry judge recommends more education on opioids after suicide of Edmonton soldier
A judge wants more education and oversight to come with prescription opioids following the suicide of an Edmonton soldier six years ago. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Trump administration turns its back on the most vulnerable
Female victims of domestic abuse must be accorded the same protections as political refugees under the law. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Maintain a Fresh Approach to Routine Medical Calls
Always the same, but never the same When emergencies are your everyday concern, perspective sometimes gets skewed. After a while, it’s easy to imagine that every heartbeat is just waiting to wobble. Yet somehow, the hearts in your service area take the licking of daily life and keep on ticking. And when they don’t, you get the call. Dispiriting Similarity The challenge of a good cardiac call is something to look forward to in the mix of the requests for help from those of us at 9-1-1. Those squiggly lines on the cardiac monitor have meaning to our educated eyes. It’s interesting to parse the information, ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kate Dernocoeur, NREMT Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Columns Source Type: news

98point6 launches its chat-based telemedicine platform for primary care
Seattle-based 98point6 today announced the launch of its on-demand primary care platform. Through the smartphone app, patients in 10 US states can easily receive remote care from a board-certified physician through the AI and machine learning-powered service. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

How to manage parental control over your child ’s screen time
There is much parents can do to influence a child in positive ways, to integrate the use of media into family activity and maximize the benefits of technology. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to eat if you have a C. diff infection
C. diff infections can cause stomach pain, diarrhea, fever, and loss of appetite. Staying hydrated, letting the stomach rest, and eating foods that do not aggravate the colon are all essential steps to recovery. In this article, learn which foods to eat and how both mild and severe C. diff infections are treated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Teen delivers baby after learning about childbirth in school
A northern Utah high school student delivered her aunt's baby Saturday, days after learning about childbirth in her child development class (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

20 Years chasing the genetic roots of asthma
The UCSF Asthma Collaboratory celebrates 20 years of research on genetic factors in asthma. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

US wants 1 million to share DNA and health habits for science
On Sunday, the U.S. government will open enrollment to try and build a large enough database to learn why some escape illness and others don't, and better customize treatments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prehospital Assessment for Stroke Isn ’t Perfect
Prehospital assessment tools for neurological deficits aren’t perfect An approximately 30-year-old male answers the door to let you and your partner into the house you’ve been called to. Hank introduces himself and thanks you for coming, quickly adding that he’s concerned about his mother who’s “acting weird.” Hank tells you he stopped by his mom’s house for lunch and found her using paper plates to heat food on the stove. He stopped her before the plate ignited. His mother seemed confused and so he called 9-1-1. Patient Assessment Margaret, Hank’s 53-year-old mot...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dennis Edgerly, EMT-P Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Columns Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you have a garlic allergy?
A garlic allergy is rare, but it is possible. In this article, we look at the symptoms of a true allergy, which include sneezing, dizziness, and in severe cases, anaphylaxis. We also describe the milder symptoms of a garlic intolerance. Learn when to see a doctor for allergy testing. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

When the unexpected happens knowing your ER options can save you money and time
Many Texans don ’t understand their options when faced with an unanticipated health issue that might involve a visit to an emergency room (ER). Unfortunately, making the wrong choice can result in a bill more painful than the health issue. But a little education goes a long way in helping you understand your opti ons and avoid an ER visit and a potentially costly bill. For serious or life-threatening health issues, always call 911 or go to the nearest ER.  But for less serious health issues, like… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. Esteban L ópez Source Type: news

Children need to learn new language before age 10 to become fluent
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT) have discovered a 'critical period' for learning a new language which ends around 17 or 18 (stock image) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

St. Vincent ’s East plays host to new addiction treatment center
Pathway Healthcare, a provider of office-based medical and behavioral treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, has opened a new office in metro Birmingham, on the campus of St. Vincent ’s East.  The new location will serve as Pathway Healthcare’s national training facility for its doctors, nurses, counselors and other staff.  Pathway specializes in treating opioid use disorder, alcohol addiction and other drug-related disorders, through a proprietary care model that combin es medication-assisted… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Overview of Humanitarian Standards Partnership: Focus on Their Application in Zaatari Camp, Jordan
Sphere Project. 03/20/2018 This one-hour, 38-minute webinar presents the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, formed by the Sphere Project; Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action; Cash Learning Partnership; Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies; Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards Project; and Small Enterprise Education and Promotion Network. It discusses each of the humanitarian standards, explains what they cover and how they can be used, and has a specific focus on the context of the Zaatari camp in Jordan. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms of punishment: implications for psychiatric disorders - Jean-Richard-Dit-Bressel P, Killcross S, McNally GP.
Punishment involves learning about the relationship between behavior and its adverse consequences. Punishment is fundamental to reinforcement learning, decision-making and choice, and is disrupted in psychiatric disorders such as addiction, depression, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Disciplining play: digital youth culture as capital at school - Rafalow MH.
Adults may still be catching up to digital age, but digital youth bring to school digital skills they learn from each other. Comparative ethnographic analysis of three middle schools that vary by student class and race reveals that students' similar digita... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Primary mass casualty incident triage: evidence for the benefit of yearly brief re-training from a simulation study - Dittmar MS, Wolf P, Bigalke M, Graf BM, Birkholz T.
BACKGROUND: Triage is a mainstay of early mass casualty incident (MCI) management. Standardized triage protocols aim at providing valid and reproducible results and, thus, improve triage quality. To date, there is little data supporting the extent and cont... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Caring For Ourselves And Each Other: What Nurses Can Teach Us About Mindfulness
As society becomes more aware of the adverse impact that daily stressors have on health and happiness, more people have turned (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: College offers a business class on spin bikes
The "GMA" anchors discuss whether they could work while working out like students at Fordham University are doing in a new class. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Disparities found in lung cancer care, survival in U.S. versus England
Better lung cancer survival rates in the U.S. have been found to correlate with earlier diagnoses and more aggressive surgical treatment. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Too old to learn a new language? Children need to start before age 10 to become fluent
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT) have discovered a 'critical period' for learning a new language which ends around 17 or 18 (stock image) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HRSA | PCA and HCCN Do It Together Resource Learning Collaborative | June 2018
June 14, 2018 12:00-1:15pm ET. CSH is hosting a series of open calls with Primary Care Associations and Health Center Controlled Networks to explore, critique and design a range of training resources to build quality health and housing partnerships. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news