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Lessons on Partnerships in EMS
Lessons on working together from a constant companion I lost a great partner in December; perhaps the best I've ever worked with. He was strong and smart; he was always ready and eager to go to work (early); he was a quick and eager learner; he loved being a mentor to others; he took pride in his appearance and uniform; he loved working with and calming the fears of children, the elderly and the infirm; he always followed orders and suggestions presented to him; and he performed in accordance with protocols and standard operating procedures. Most importantly, he was in constant sync with me—mentally, visually and a...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Columns Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lassa Fever - Obaseki Releases N100m for Medical Equipment
[This Day] Benin City -To further curtail the spread and outbreak of Lassa Fever owing to the rising number of patients being referred to Irrua Specialists Teaching Hospital for treatment, Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has ordered the immediate release of N100 million as first tranche payment for the procurement of four dialysis machines, ventilators, Personal Protective Equipment, drugs and other consumables required for the treatment of Lassa Fever patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Newborn Male With a Saclike Lesion: USMLE Question A Newborn Male With a Saclike Lesion: USMLE Question
A 7.5-lb male is born with a protruding saclike lesion on his lower back. What is the most appropriate next step in his management?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Army researchers develop new algorithms to train robots
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) Researchers at the US Army Research Laboratory and the University of Texas at Austin have developed new techniques for robots or computer programs to learn how to perform tasks by interacting with a human instructor. The findings of the study will be presented and published at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, Feb. 2-7. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Solving the puzzle of multicellularity
(University of the Witwatersrand) Wits PhD student, Jonathan Featherston, of the Evolution of Complexity Laboratory at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, has answered at least part of this question, by decoding the genomic sequence of one of the simplest of all multicellular organisms -- the four-celled alga Tetrabaena socialis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Neither utopia nor dystopia: The future of work, education and healthcare
(World Scientific) This book explores practical possibilities that we can pursue and how our collective capacity for innovation and collaboration can tackle the disruptive forces, and transform our lives for the better. It addresses issues like drivers of change, the future of Work, the future of education, the future of healthcare as well as the scalable city. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

It sounds like music to my ... brain!
(D'Or Institute for Research and Education) It may sound like sci-fi, but mind reading equipment are much closer to become a reality than most people can imagine. Researchers used a magnetic resonance machine to read participants' minds and find out what song they were listening to. The study contributes to improve the technique and pave the way to new research on reconstruction of auditory imagination, inner speech and to enhance brain-computer interfaces for communication with locked-in syndrome patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A dose of inspiration – ‘Black Men in White Coats’ – is just what the doctor ordered
​The nation ’s medical schools have too few black male medical students. That’s the cold, hard reality according to the Association of American Medical Colleges, which found that the number of black men enrolled in U.S. medical schools declined from 1978 to 2014 — from 542 to just 515.Now, theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a handful of other medical schools are aiming to change that dismal reality with an unprecedented video outreach campaign.“We have a responsibility as a medical school to welcome the best and brightest young people from an array of ethnicities and social backgrounds...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Book Review: It ’ s Not What You ’ re Eating, It ’ s What ’ s Eating You
We live in a weight-obsessed world. Not only are we exposed to a constant barrage of images of the “perfect body,” but when it comes to attaining it we tend to focus on all the wrong things. We cut our carbohydrate intake, follow any exercise program that promises quick results, and even resort to fasting if we have to – all to attain the body that promises happiness. But, according to Shari Brady, a licensed professional counselor who specializes in eating disorders and is herself recovered from anorexia, achieving freedom from eating disorders starts with stopping the focus on food as the answer to life...
Source: Psych Central - February 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Book Reviews Bulimia Diet & Nutrition Disorders Eating Disorders Parenting Self-Help Treatment Weight Loss Carbohydrate Intake Losing Weight Source Type: news

Sleep Problems May Impact Kids ’ Relationships With Teachers Sleep Problems May Impact Kids ’ Relationships With Teachers
Sleep problems in younger children may be associated with higher student-teacher conflict, a small U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Brain scans show why some type 1 diabetics miss low blood sugar cues
In non-diabetic adults, low blood sugar causes changes in key regions of the brain that are linked to decision making. Not so for many diabetics. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

After her friend's suicide, a teen posts an anti-bullying video -- and is suspended from school
Emily Gipson is a student at Lebanon High School in Lebanon, Tennessee. She posted a YouTube video of her performing a free-verse poem about bullying and suicide at her school. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Vaginal Rejuvenation Just Another Hollywood Fad?
It's easy to be skeptical of a procedure designed to tighten things up "down there," especially when it's been touted by celebrities like Kim Kardashian. But MD+DI recently got the low down from an obstetrics and gynecologist specialist in Lubbock, TX on a new vaginal rejuvenation device that her patients can't stop talking about. Learn about best practices in medical device design at the MD&M West Conference and Expo, February 6-8, 2018, in Anaheim, CA. Use promo code "MDDI" for 20% off conference registration and free expo access. "They've said things like, 'it's been life-changing', 'this sa...
Source: MDDI - February 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Open Access References: Winter ’ 18
Please alert us to open access references we can share with members.  Include a citation and/or a link that anyone can access. Patient-Centered Care In Cancer. Patient-centered care is about more than you may think! Cure. Brenda Denzler. Personalized Strategies to Activate and Empower Patients in Health Care and Reduce Health Disparities. Jie Chen, C. Daniel Mullins, Priscilla Novak, Stephen B. Thomas. Health Education and Behavior, 2016. Recommended by Dave deBronkart. Designing culturally-sensitive personalized interventions is essential to sustain patients’ involvement in their treatment, and encourage p...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danny van Leeuwen Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Highlighted Communities: Winter ’ 18
Discussion about patient ownership of their own medical records continues. Marketing Team  In December the committee held the first live strategic planning meeting. The team identified areas for growth and improvement, including enhancing membership growth, improving overall communications within the member community and with the public, better leveraging of social media, improving public relations, growing sponsorship, and developing metrics for analysis and continuous improvement.  Interested in joining? Reach out to Judy Danielson via Connect today! Education and Participatory Medicine: For discussion and wor...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danny van Leeuwen Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Blind Insertion or Blindly Inserted: Advanced Airways Revisited
Blind insertion or blindly inserted? One thing we do in EMS that many of us most pride ourselves on is advanced airway management—though gaining that pride may have required a few moments of pants-wetting terror along the way. For patients in respiratory failure rapidly progressing to respiratory or cardiac arrest, there are few scenarios that run us right up against the front lines of life and death, and with so much potential to affect the outcome. These cases bring into focus the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (manual), and affective (emotional/psychological) elements of our job like nothing else we do. Yet ev...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neal Richmond, MD Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

App that detects depression wins at Tsai CITY Healthcare Hackathon
Called “Bene,” the under-development app analyzes vocal and facial responses to prompted questions in order to gauge a user’s psychological state. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

CDC Offers Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Resources
The CDC has launched a website that features free fetal alcohol spectrum disorders training and tools, including resources specific to family physicians -- some of which the AAFP created. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New YSM center formed to support biomedical data science
The the Yale Center for Biomedical Data Science will aim to strengthen Yale ’s ability to investigate large-scale biological and medical problems. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

SPM in Real Life: Winter ‘18
NEW MEMBERS: Winter ’18 Brief bios/plugs for new members (extracted from the Introduce Yourself Connect Community) Daniel Warren (Rik), initial member of Sensogram Technologies business team. Responsibilities include evangelism, channel development and management.  The technology continually reads and wirelessly reports vital signs in a variety of wearable form factors. Complementing this are solutions serving those with higher fall risk. Brian Eastwood, a research analyst, with a background in writing, editing, and public speaking experience. Brian joined the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Particip...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danny van Leeuwen Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Improving Patient Safety with Simulation: Behavioral Health Emergencies, Appropriate Stretcher Use, Reducing Medication Errors and Pediatric Patients
In the December column, three of the 10 topics identified as patient and provider safety issues by the Center for Patient Safety's EMS Forward initiative1 were discussed and simple objectives with associated simulation activities were provided to help you understand how simulation can support patient safety. This month we continue the discussion by addressing four additional topics and explore how simulation can support addressing each, thus working to improve patient and provider safety and outcomes. Behavioral Health Although behavioral health emergencies serve as a small percentage of overall EMS patient interactions,...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jennifer McCarthy, MAS, NRP, MICP, CHSE Tags: Trauma Patient Care Source Type: news

Oklahoma ’ s earthquakes strongly linked to wastewater injection depth
Man-made earthquakes in Oklahoma, USA, are strongly linked to the depth at which wastewater from the oil and gas industry are injected into the ground, according to a new study led by the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

FDA Takes New Steps to Mitigate Opioid Overprescribing FDA Takes New Steps to Mitigate Opioid Overprescribing
The the US Food and Drug Administration has released a revised blueprint containing core content for training that drug manufacturers are required to make available to opioid prescribers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Using Behavior Over Time Graphs to Spur Systems Thinking Among Public Health Practitioners
Public health practitioners can use Behavior Over Time (BOT) graphs to spur discussion and systems thinking around complex challenges. Multiple large systems, such as health care, the economy, and education, affect chronic disease rates in the United States. System thinking tools can build public health practitioners'capacity to understand these systems and collaborate within and across sectors to improve population health. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Report: Metal detector at Indian MRI room 'not functional'
The metal detector designed to prevent the introduction of metal objects into...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Probe into MRI-related death focuses on safety training Indian man carrying oxygen tank dies in MRI suite MRI accident in India injures 2 employees (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Notice to Readers: Change in Continuing Education Activities for MMWR Weekly
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cigarette Brand Preference and Pro-Tobacco Advertising Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2012–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Disaster Medicine Training
Stanford University. 11/2017 This course from the Stanford Emergency Medicine Program for Emergency Response (SEMPER) was developed to provide a foundation of disaster medicine knowledge that every health care provider who responds to a disaster should know. It is a self paced-course, featuring video lectures with questions and case scenarios following each module. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Can AI learn how to understand radiologist reports?
Can artificial intelligence (AI) technology learn how to understand radiologist...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI-based chatbot answers routine radiology questions AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future Machine learning could reduce inappropriate knee MRI scans Can radiology ever be more like widget manufacturing? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Georgia Teen Dies of the Flu Despite Initially Testing Negative
(ATLANTA) — A Georgia county coroner says a 15-year-old girl is the state’s first flu-related child death this season. Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk told news outlets that Kira Molina died Tuesday at an Atlanta hospital. He says the Newnan High School student had initially tested negative for the flu upon developing symptoms last week, but was found unresponsive on Sunday. She was hospitalized in Newnan and then airlifted to Atlanta. Hawk says Molina’s liver failed because of influenza A, not an acetaminophen overdose, referencing accounts from other media outlets. The Georgia Department of Public He...
Source: TIME: Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW flu georgia healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The Study Tools Students Should Actually Be Using The Study Tools Students Should Actually Be Using
Medical students need reliable, effective materials to study. Test prep companies have flooded the market with books, courses, flashcards, and question banks. Here are the ones that actually work.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Students Article Source Type: news

Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students in Pennsylvania
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the relation between baby boomers and hepatitis C?
Learn about the relationship between baby boomers and hepatitis C, and why people born between 1945 and 1965 should be tested for the disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Eilidh Johnstone: Blind skier, 10, dreams of Paralympics
Eilidh Johnstone is in training to join a visually-impaired skiing team and has big ambitions. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want to graduate from high school in New Mexico? You might need a plan first
A bill would force New Mexico students to apply to college or indicate they're going to the military, an internship or apprenticeship. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Mean girls': How to help your daughter from becoming one
Girls need to learn that they have voices, that their voices are stronger together, and that their thoughts and ideas matter. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Understand the Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery
Treatment TermsCataracts Overview While seeing more clearly is the main goal of cataract surgery, new lasers and premium lenses have made it possible to also achieve better vision."Now we have the ability to improve people's vision so they can see distance or up close, often without glasses," said Anupama B. Horne, MD, a Duke cataract surgeon."The laser assists us in giving people clearer vision faster, more consistently and very often without glasses." Content Blocks Section Header Image/Videoblog_cataracts_1932x862_009.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Section Header Image/Vi...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Features - February 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Is deep learning in radiology an art or a science?
Is developing deep-learning algorithms for medical imaging applications an...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIIM conference offers snapshot of AI in radiology How to develop deep-learning algorithms for radiology How will AI affect radiology over the next 20 years? Part 2: How will AI affect radiology? Part 1: How will AI affect radiology? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Would College Students Retain More If Professors Dialed Back The Pace?
Why do we forget so much of what we read? Anthropologist Barbara J. King suggests that the answer might point toward benefits of a slower pace of teaching in the college classroom.(Image credit: Adam Crowley/Getty Images/Blend Images RM) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Barbara J. King Source Type: news

2018 February NTP Learning Series
February 8, 2018 1:00-2:30pm ET. This webinar will provide an overview of the 2018 costs for Medicare Part A, Part B, and Part D. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Spitz nevi vs. cancer: What you need to know
A Spitz nevus is a type of noncancerous growth. In this article, learn about the types, diagnosis, and when to see a doctor to check for melanoma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Melanoma / Skin Cancer Source Type: news

Cigarette Brand Preference and Pro-Tobacco Advertising Among Middle and High School Students - United States, 2012-2016
Analysis of 2012-2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey data found that Marlboro, Newport, and Camel were the most commonly reported usual brands smoked by middle and high school current (past 30-day) cigarette smokers. In 2016, these three brands accounted for 73.1% and 78.7% of current cigarette smokers in middle and high school, respectively. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Already Failed at Your New Year ’s Resolution? 5 Ways to Restart It
If your New Year’s resolution is already in the rearview mirror, you’re not alone: Research has shown that about 30% of resolution-makers give up on their goal before they even reach the two-week mark. But just because you’ve already slacked on your new diet, exercise plan or organization scheme doesn’t mean you’ll never succeed, says John Norcross, a professor of psychology at the University of Scranton and an expert in behavior change and resolutions. “Early slips do not predict failure,” says Norcross, who also authored the study about resolutions. “In fact, many ultimatel...
Source: TIME: Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized 2018 new years resolution behavior change behavior change for good goal setting goal setting tips healthytime Mental Health/Psychology motivation New Year's Resolutions new year’s resolution new years resolution fail Source Type: news

I was a video game sceptic, but now I'm a fan
After spending most of her life bouncing off video games, Jessica Furseth finally discovers the joy and practical benefits of play‘Luke, how do I get this power moon? Luke!” I’m playing Super Mario Odyssey while my partner, Luke, is trying to work. “You’ll figure it out,” he says patiently. Luke has been playing video games since he was a child, but this is my first ever game, and he’s thrilled that I’m investe d in Mario’s quest to save Princess Peach.Considering it ’s a$100bn ( £70bn) industry, gaming is a surprisingly “love it, or just don’t g...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Furseth Tags: Games Nintendo Culture Super Mario Health Life and style Psychology & wellbeing Education Source Type: news

Startup assisting Via Christi with diabetes education
Mobile app will be a component of newly launched initiative. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news

LGBT History Month helps us challenge prejudice
February is LGBT History Month – a chance to celebrate LGBT lives and culture in order to challenge prejudice and build equality. This year sees the 30th anniversary of the UK government passing Section 28, the notorious piece of legislation that prohibited local authorities from “promoting homosexuality” in schools. It left unable to help distressed young people – and not even knowing whether they could mention Oscar Wilde. Forty years ago Harvey Milk, the first out gay councilor in the USA, was murdered. but on a brighter note, the rainbow flag is also 40 years old, while Sarah Walter’s lesb...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 1, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News equality lesbian gay bisexual and transgender LGBT Source Type: news

'Mixed views' on education plans but NMC 'may hold the line'
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is facing opposition to a number of its proposed changes to nurse education, early findings from its consultation have revealed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Update on the Fry Building
Work to refurbish the Fry Building, which was damaged by fire at the start of January, is continuing and our priority now is to ensure the refurbishment project progresses as quickly as possible. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Staff notices, Student notices; Faculty of Science, School of Mathematics; Press Release Source Type: news

Breast cancer surgery patient advises medical students, 'You need heart and you need compassion'
Toronto cancer patients are sharing their experiences with future surgeons, recounting the best and worst about their doctors and treatment, as part of a pilot program intended to get medical students engaged in conversations they won't find in their textbooks. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Clinical Prevention & Population Health Curriculum Framework
Framework provides a common core of knowledge for clinical health professions about individual and population ‐oriented prevention and health promotion efforts. The Framework can support inter-professional prevention education and practice and consists of four (4) components and 23 domains, with each domain including topic areas and illustrative examples. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news