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Be your own therapist? Fine – if you’re up to the job | Mark Brown
Self-help can be brilliant for those who are at least part of the way there, but we should be wary of any suggestion that it could replace therapyFeeling that you are not coping is horrible, like trying to untangle shackles around you that instead pull tighter with every movement. We are supposed to be able to look after ourselves. Our culture lionises fighters; decision takers; people who know their own mind. We are comfortable in the hands of specialists such as hairdressers or driving instructors, yet many of us find the idea of using a therapist, a specialist in distress, to be strange and uncomfortable – an admi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mark Brown Tags: Health Psychology Science UK news Society & wellbeing Life and style Health policy Source Type: news

Health Tip: Camping and Cooking Outdoors
-- Anyone preparing for a camping trip that involves outdoor cooking should include a meat thermometer with their camping gear, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says on its foodsafety.gov website. Outdoor cooking is a prime breeding... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fast BioMedical raises $8m to support blood volume, kidney function dx tech
Clinical-stage medtech firm Fast BioMedical said it has raised $8 million in mixed funding, with proceeds slated to support its blood volume and kidney function diagnostic technologies, as well as internal growth. The Carmel, Ind.-based company is developing a technology platform to measure blood volume and kidney function in timely, precise and convenient manner, according to the company’s website. The technology works by measuring concentrations of fluorescent in in vivo markers which are injected through a small bolus IV of VFI comprised of 2 different fluoresced molecular weight markers. The larger marker is reta...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Diagnostics fastbiomedical Source Type: news

Allegations of Climate Censorship at USDA
A series of internal emails from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) document that staff were instructed to use the term “weather extremes” instead of “climate change.” An email sent in February 2017 lists terms to avoid and suggests replacements, such as “build soil organic matter” instead of “sequester carbon.” The email states, “we won’t change the modeling, just how we talk about it.” The director of pubic affairs for the NRCS told reporters that the organization “has not received direction from USDA or the [Trump] administration t...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 21, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Become an Advocate for Science: Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center
Quick, free, easy, effective, impactful! Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center. The Legislative Action Center is a one-stop shop for learning about and influencing science policy. Through the website, users can contact elected officials and sign-up to interact with lawmakers. The website offers tools and resources to inform researchers about recent policy developments. The site also announces opportunities to serve on federal advisory boards and to comment on federal regulations. This new tool is made possible through contributions from the Society for the Study of Evolution, Association for the Sciences of Limnology ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 21, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

4 Surprising Facts About the Total Solar Eclipse
A total solar eclipse will stop millions of Americans in their tracks on Monday when it crosses the country from coast to coast, shrouding states in sudden darkness. The rare celestial spectacle on Aug. 21 has a trajectory exclusive to the U.S. for the first time since the nation’s birth in 1776. It’s also the first total eclipse of the sun that will be visible from the contiguous U.S. since 1979. As the once-in-a-lifetime event draws near, here are four things to know about the total solar eclipse: You cannot race the 2017 total solar eclipse Even the most dedicated eclipse chaser would not be able to keep up...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space space 2017 Source Type: news

Arkansas Health Department Posts Restaurant Inspections Online
The Arkansas Health Department earlier this month began posting restaurant inspection reports on its website, making reports on about 15,000 retail food establishments throughout the state publicly available. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

At What Height Do You Consider Preventative Treatment for Acute Mountain Sickness?
Discussion Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a well-known problem for some people who travel to high altitude, especially altitudes> 2500 m (~8200 feet). Symptoms include headache, nausea or emesis, shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, difficulty sleeping and poor appetite. The incidence in adults ranges from 25% at 2975 m to up to 75% at 5896 m. The incidence in children is less clear but it appears that children are more susceptible at 45% for 16-19 year olds for similar altitudes. Risk factors are numerous including age, gender, obesity, ascent rate, altitude for sleeping, previous exposure to high altitude, previ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Happens to Your Eyes If You Look Directly at the Sun During a Solar Eclipse?
For the first time in U.S. history, a solar eclipse will travel exclusively across America, enabling millions of people to view the moon block out the sun on Aug. 21. But those who watch this rare celestial event need to take precautions, because staring right at the sun can quickly harm your eyes. “Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (“totality”), when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality,” NASA explains on its website. “The only safe way to look directly at the ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space space 2017 Source Type: news

What Does the Solar Eclipse Mean for You? Astrologers Can ’t Seem to Agree
The upcoming total solar eclipse will either wreak havoc on your life or herald waves of positive change. That is, depending on who you are, which astrologer you ask — and, of course, whether you believe in astrology in the first place. The moon will completely block the sun during an Aug. 21 eclipse that can only be seen in America. Among those who believe the positions of celestial bodies influence human affairs, the rare event is expected to trigger major astrological effects. “Eclipses are the most dramatic tools that the universe uses to effect change,” said Susan Miller, a well-known astrologer who ...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - August 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space space 2017 Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 18, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Study: New infrared imaging technique could help detect heart attack, stroke risk A new near-infrared diagnostic technique could help improve early detection for patients at risk of heart attacks or strokes, according to a new ...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Women ’ s urinary incontinence device startup Elidah looks to raise $2m
Women’s health device start-up Elidah is looking to raise $2 million to support its Elitone stress urinary incontinence-treating device, according to a Connecticut Post report. The Elitone device, developed by the Newtown, Conn.-based company, is designed to be worn during the day and provides 20 minutes of electrical stimulation to strengthen pelvic muscles and aid women with stress urinary incontinence, according to the report. So far, Elidah has won backing from the state-backed Connecticut Innovations venture fund for up to $750,000, as well as an undisclosed amount of funding from the NSF’s Small Business ...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Urology Women's Health elidah Source Type: news

Are Fast-Food Restaurants Keeping Their Promises to Offer Healthier Kids' Meals? (August 2017)
Report evaluates restaurants'implementation of their healthier kids'meal pledges by analyzing: (1) kids'meal drink and side items listed on restaurants'websites; (2) kids'meal drink and side items listed and pictured on menu boards and featured on signs inside and outside restaurants; and (3) drinks and sides offered by restaurant personnel at the point-of-sale with kids'meal orders between 2010 and 2016. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are Fast-Food Restaurants Keeping Their Promises to Offer Healthier Kids ’ Meals? (August 2017)
Report evaluates restaurants'implementation of their healthier kids'meal pledges by analyzing: (1) kids'meal drink and side items listed on restaurants'websites; (2) kids'meal drink and side items listed and pictured on menu boards and featured on signs inside and outside restaurants; and (3) drinks and sides offered by restaurant personnel at the point-of-sale with kids'meal orders between 2010 and 2016. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Portable x-ray company MinXray wins $100m DoD contract
Portable X-ray company MinXray has been awarded a maximum $100 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity contract from the US Department of Defense, according to a release published yesterday. Northbrook, Ill.-based MinXray produces portable x-ray and digital imaging systems for use in medical, veterinary and military field operations, according to the company’s website. The 5-year contract was awarded for the supply of radiology systems and training, and contains an additional 5-year option period. A total of 27 applications for hte contract were received, according to the DoD. Through th...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog MinXray Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Update your membership record today! If you have completed the renewal process before Friday, July 21, you can expect to receive your membership certificate by the end of August. If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information. A solar eclipse will be visible across North America for 2 to 3 hours on Monday, August 21. This is a rare and exciting opportunity, but should be attempted with caution. Check out the National Eye Institute...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Health Tip: Food Prep 101
-- Nothing chases away the college-cafeteria blues faster than preparing your own food. But make sure you handle it properly to avoid getting you and your roomies sick. The foodsafety.gov website suggests: Wash your hands frequently with soap and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What to Do about New School Year Anxieties
Here it comes! School is reopening in a week or two. Are you and your children ready? Transitions are hard for most people but particularly for young people. It’s normal for children and teens to be a bit anxious about starting a new school year. It’s usual for kids to be full of questions. It’s also normal for parents to be anxious about their children’s anxiety. You may have anxieties based on your childhood experiences in school or worries about what’s ahead for your child. You can do much to soothe everyone’s anxieties with some thoughtful preparation. Master your own anxieties: Sepa...
Source: Psych Central - August 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Anxiety Children and Teens Family General Motivation and Inspiration Parenting School Issues Sleep Stress Students back to school bullying Child Development Childhood Anxiety Peer pressure school anxiety Teaching Source Type: news

Hospice Compare Website Now Open for Business
CMS has launched its Hospice Compare website to help users compare hospice providers based on quality markers. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

People who regularly groom their pubic hair at risk of injuries
Conclusion Pubic hair removal is now common practice, and this study suggests it is not without risk. It seems sensible to find out more about how it can be done safely, with minimal risk of injury. However, while the study provides useful information about peoples' experiences of pubic hair removal and injury (at least in the US), it doesn't tell us which is the safest method. Although waxing was linked to fewer repeated injuries among women, previous studies suggest it can be harmful if done incorrectly, leading to severe injury or infection. Similarly, although frequent removal of all pubic hair is linked to higher...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

​Ohio ranks among worst states to grow old
Ohio is not a great state to grow old, according to a new report. The Buckeye State ranks No. 43 among U.S. states in an analysis compiled by Caring.com, a California-based website for family caregivers seeking information as they care for aging loved ones. Kentucky ranked No. 42 on the list. Caring.com compared 13 metrics focused on financial, health care and quality of life issues related to senior care. Utah is the top-ranked state to grow old, followed by Iowa, South Carolina, Washington and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bill Cieslewicz Source Type: news

Mainstream media now attacking vegan documentary "What the Health" because it tells the truth about processed meat and disease
(Natural News) A new documentary called What the Health was critically panned by health experts and the mainstream media for its allegedly misleading claims on the harmful effects of animal food products and the purported benefits of going vegan all the way. The show’s website highlighted the topics of dispute, which were timed in order of their discussion.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senators: Will HHS Enforce Anti-Discrimination Rules?
(MedPage Today) -- Letter criticizes removal of language opposing discrimination from website (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CMS Releases Hospice Compare Website to Improve Consumer Experiences, Empower Patients
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has unveiled a website that allows consumers to compare hospice facilities by providing a brief overview of the quality of care provided to patients in each facility. TheHospice Compare website was created in an effort to provide greater transparency for consumers to make informed healthcare decisions. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 16, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can Still Buy Real Solar Eclipse Glasses
Anyone who waited just a little too long to buy their eclipse glasses is now likely finding that many places are sold out. But don’t give up hope — and don’t resort to buying fake eclipse glasses. Watching the Aug. 21 solar eclipse directly without proper eye protection is not an option, as it can cause temporary or permanent damage to your vision. It can also be dangerous to wear eclipse glasses that have not met safety standards, which require the glasses to block 99.99% of the sun’s rays. You can still find a few recommended vendors offering glasses for sale online, though prices have gone up sub...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space space 2017 Source Type: news

Arkansas to Highlight Open Tech Jobs at New Website
Arkansas is launching a new website, ARTechJobs.com, to help job seekers find positions in the technology sector in the state. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

"Poison Papers" reveal stunning EPA collusion with the chemical industry
(Natural News) On its website, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims that its mission is to “protect human health and the environment.” This it promises to do in a variety of ways, including by ensuring that “all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work,”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

JULABO USA Introduces New Temperature Control Website and Shopping...
Now mobile responsive with secure shopping cart(PRWeb August 15, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14600863.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses Are Being Sold Online. Here ’s How to Avoid Scams
Amazon is giving refunds to customers who have purchased potentially counterfeit solar eclipse glasses, which could lead to eye damage in people who wear them while looking directly at the sun. The e-commerce giant said in a statement it has reached out to some shoppers who bought eclipse glasses on the company’s website that “may not comply with industry standards.” Amazon did not say how many potentially fake glasses were bought or how many customers were affected. The company said it asked people selling solar eclipse glasses on its website to provide documentation that verifies the glasses were certif...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

'Normal birth' campaign abandoned by royal college
The Royal College of Midwives has dropped its “normal birth” campaign and removed advice for midwives from its website, acknowledging that it could have been “misleading”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

How to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse Live Online
A total solar eclipse that crosses the U.S. from coast to coast will be visible on Aug. 21, 2017, and millions of people across the country will witness it in person or by watching live video online. In a total solar eclipse, the moon moves directly between the Earth and the sun, completely obscuring the sun’s face. During the brief minutes of the total eclipse, the sky darkens and the air cools. The Aug. 21 eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse in the contiguous U.S. since 1979. The eclipse will begin in Lincoln Beach, Ore., at 9:05 a.m. PDT as a partial solar eclipse, in which the moon only partly covers th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space space 2017 Source Type: news

Malawi: St Luke's Nursing Launches Website, Strategic Plan
[Malawi News Agency] Zomba -St Luke's college of Nursing and Midwifery of Zomba on Friday launched a website and a five year strategic plan which is aimed at helping the college to achieve its set goals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FIREFOX browsers will soon block "fake news" flagged by George Soros-linked left-wing groups
(Natural News) What’s become abundantly clear over the past few months is that liberals are now jumping on the anti-fake news bandwagon and using it as an excuse to censor political speech that doesn’t align with their radical agenda. This strategy is perhaps most prominent on social media and various websites across the Internet, including... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After banning "conspiracy theory" websites from its search engine, will Google remove CNN for pushing Russia collusion fake conspiracy?
(Natural News) Earlier this week, a report noted that as AT&T finalized its purchase of Time Warner, executives were considering selling off some of the purchased companies assets, including celebrity news website TMZ and fake news outlet CNN, the latter of which has taken a beating in the ratings for months. AT&T Entertainment Group chief... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

YouTube videos to be censored by groups that don't see Left-Wing terrorism as a form of hatred or violence
(Natural News) In a move that is sure to anger conservatives and First Amendment advocates across the country, the Google-owned video sharing website YouTube recently announced new plans to censor content that they consider to be promoting “hate speech” or “violent extremism.” In a recent post on YouTube’s official blog, the company explained that videos... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Now, a website for blood banks; 117 banks listed
The West Bengal Government had initially selected five blood banks for the purpose. “At present details of all 117 blood banks are uploaded,“ Bhattacharyay said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Normal birth' campaign abandoned by royal college
The Royal College of Midwives has dropped its controversial “normal birth” campaign and removed advice for midwives from its website amid concerns it could have been “misleading”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 11, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nationwide #MarchOnGoogle announced for Saturday, August 19th, across 9 U.S. cities
(Natural News) It’s time to dismantle the tyranny and bring down Google, the evil deep state entity that has a near-monopoly over the web. By pursuing a radical agenda of left-wing extremism, Google has become an evil, dangerous entity run by bigoted lunatics who are now systematically censoring all websites and video channels that do... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Technology Improves Access to Birth Control
New companies and agencies such as planned parenthood are offering women birth control through apps and websites. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatric ear tube delivery system dev Preceptis seeks $1m in funding
Pediatric ear tube delivery device developer Preceptis Medical is looking to raise $1 million, according to an SEC filing posted this week. The Plymouth, Minn.-based company produces the Hummingbrid TTS tympanostomy tube system designed to reduce pain for pediatric patients undergoing ear tube procedures. T he device won FDA clearance last July for use with pediatric patients with moderate sedation, according to the company’s website. The company claims the device reduces pain and manipulations to the eardrum during ear tube placement procedures, which allows conscious sedation and doesn’t require general anest...
Source: Mass Device - August 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Preceptis Medical Source Type: news

Report: Georgia No. 6 worst state for health care
Georgia may not be the best place for you if you need lots of health care, according to a new report. Georgia is the No. 6 worst state for health care in a new report from the personal-finance website WalletHub. WalletHub reported it compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 35 key measures of health care cost, accessibility and outcome. The data set ranges from average monthly i nsurance premium to physicians per capita to share of insured population. Health Care in Georgia (1=Best;… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 11, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Phil W. Hudson Source Type: news

Facebook to push more left-wing FAKE NEWS by "flagging" real news as fake
(Natural News) With approximately 2 billion monthly users from around the globe, Facebook is the most popular website for sharing information and interacting digitally with other people. The real problem with Facebook now is censorship. Facebook is censoring information that is truthful, bold, eye-opening, paradigm-shifting, controversial or dissenting to the status quo. You shouldn’t be penalized or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Safe and Effective Is Your Sunscreen?
FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 -- It may be easier than ever to find sunscreen with all the right stuff, but be sure to read the label or you could still get burned. Most sunscreens sold at major U.S. retailers and their websites now offer broad-spectrum... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Update your membership record today! If you have completed the renewal process before Friday, July 21, you can expect to receive your membership certificate by the end of August. If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Clinical eCompanion – Free Information for Primary Care – article by NNLM MAR Executive Director Kate Flewelling in Doody’s Core Titles® A...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Education News from NLM/NIH Technology Technology and Libraries Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Doug Wolfberg Chosen as Interim Chair for Nation ’s First EMS Interstate Compact Commission
Mechanicsburg, PA – Page, Wolfberg & Wirth, the National EMS Industry Law Firm is proud to announce that founding partner, Douglas Wolfberg, has been selected as the interim chairperson for the Recognition of EMS Personal Licensure CompAct (REPLICA). REPLICA is intended to facilitate the day to day movement of EMS personnel across state boundaries, by allowing EMS offices to afford immediate legal recognition to EMS personnel licensed in a member state. REPLICA model legislation provides a formal pathway to recognize an EMS provider’s ability to practice in multiple states without having to carry multiple l...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - August 11, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Page, Wolfberg & Wirth Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Doug Wolfberg Chosen as Interim Chair for Nation ’s First EMS Interstate Compact Commission
Mechanicsburg, PA – Page, Wolfberg & Wirth, the National EMS Industry Law Firm is proud to announce that founding partner, Douglas Wolfberg, has been selected as the interim chairperson for the Recognition of EMS Personal Licensure CompAct (REPLICA). REPLICA is intended to facilitate the day to day movement of EMS personnel across state boundaries, by allowing EMS offices to afford immediate legal recognition to EMS personnel licensed in a member state. REPLICA model legislation provides a formal pathway to recognize an EMS provider’s ability to practice in multiple states without having to carry multiple l...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 11, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Page, Wolfberg & Wirth Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Real Talk App Elevates Teen Voices to Transform Sex Education
August 11, 2017A new app brings sex ed directly to middle school students through storytelling —on their phones.When it comes to learning about relationships and sex ed, middle school students want to learn from others ’ experiences and know they’re not alone. And they don’t always get this in school.In order to meet these needs,MyHealthEd is building a new app calledReal Talk to bring sex ed directly to middle school students through storytelling —on their phones.While the teen pregnancy rate is at anall-time low in North Carolina, there are stillmajor disparities between counties. For exampl...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Back to School
It’s almost time for K-12 students to head back to class! Parents, educators, and health professionals are gearing up in the month of August for a wide variety of activities surrounding the beginning of a new school year. Check out these health information topics and resources to assist your community in Back-t0-School preparations. Components of the WSCC model Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Health and education affect individuals, society, and the economy and, as such, must work together whenever possible. Schools are a perfect setting for this collaboration. Schools are one of the most efficient syste...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 10, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health K-12 Public Health Source Type: news

The True Meaning of the Great American Eclipse
Despite all the hype, the moon has nothing special planned for Aug. 21. It will continue doing what it’s done for more than 4 billion years—insensibly circling Earth, a dead rock at the end of a long gravitational tether. The sun has nothing special planned either. It will sit where it must sit and burn as it must burn to sustain the flock of planets and moons and asteroids and comets that have orbited it for so long. That’s how things go in the clockwork cosmos, and yet once in a while, there’s poetry in the machinery. Once in a while, the wheels click in synchrony and the indifferent universe offe...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized eclipse space space 2017 Source Type: news

American Diabetes Association a FRAUD: Recommended recipes found to contain ingredients that cause diabetes
(Natural News) The American Diabetes Association is a total fraud. The group exists to promote diabetes, not eliminate it, and proof of that is found in the fact that the ADA posts recipes on its own website that promote diabetes! FACT: All the top “disease” organizations have been captured by pharmaceutical interests. The American Cancer... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news