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Thursday, September 15, 2016
CMS Finalizes Emergency Preparedness Rule »
CMS finalizes rule to bolster emergency preparedness of certain facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid &nbs...
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
For injured teens, pediatric trauma centers may be best »
Injured teens treated at pediatric trauma centers are less likely to die than those treated at adult centers, a new study...
Thursday, March 31, 2016
A new low for distracted driving: Some motorists take photos and share them #whiledriving »
For anyone worried about the dangers of driving-while-texting, consider this: Some motorists are taking photos and posting...
Monday, March 28, 2016
Simple blood test can detect evidence of concussions up to a week after injury »
Researchers at Orlando Health detected evidence of concussions in patients up to seven days after their injury using a sim...
Friday, March 25, 2016
Study: ER docs only ask half of suicidal patients about guns »
Only half of suicidal patients in U.S. emergency departments are asked if they have access to guns, a new study finds. Nat...
Monday, March 21, 2016
NIOSH: Traumatic Brain Injuries in Construction »
Falling 25 feet to the ground from a roof, being struck in the head by a steel beam as it is transported across a worksite...
Monday, February 29, 2016
House panel weighs allowing civilian trauma cases at more military hospitals »
Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., on Friday floated the idea of opening more military hospitals, including the Defense Department’s f...
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Obama says nation's doctors key to fixing opioid abuse epidemic »
President Barack Obama said Monday that doctors can make a difference in reducing the rate of prescribing of opioid drugs,...
Friday, February 12, 2016
Senators Push For More Equipment Oversight To Combat Youth Sports Concussions »
As Super Bowl week draws more attention to brain injuries in professional sports, a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers...
Saturday, January 2, 2016
House Of Representatives To Tackle Concussions In 2016 »
Three days before Christmas, and the release of Will Smith’s movie Concussion, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred...
Monday, December 28, 2015
Discovery Channel Premiers Series inside Baltimore Trauma Center »
It’s a matter of life-or-death in Discovery Life’s SHOCK TRAUMA: EDGE OF LIFE, premiering Friday, January 1st at 10/9c. Th...
Monday, November 30, 2015
Better funding means trauma center shortage may become a glut »
For the past 20 years, MetroHealth Medical Center has been the sole provider of Level 1 adult trauma care for the metropol...
Monday, October 19, 2015
WHO releases Global Status Report on Road Safety »
The Global status report on road safety 2015, reflecting information from 180 countries, indicates that worldwide the tota...
Friday, October 2, 2015
Golden Hour Policy Works: Quick Transport of Critically Injured In Afghanistan Improved Survival »
In 2009, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates mandated the "golden hour policy," which required helicopter transport of cr...
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Are abdominal injuries football's next concussion story? »
At Taylor Haugen’s first game of the year, in 2008, the Niceville (Fla.) Eagles were playing their rival. The sophomore wi...
Monday, September 28, 2015
Hospital Workers Find Solace In Pausing After A Death »
For trauma workers like Jonathan Bartels, a nurse who has worked in emergency care and palliative care, witnessing death o...
Monday, September 21, 2015
Survey shows 72% of drivers ride with their pets »
Seventy-two percent of drivers bring their pets along for rides, but most don't use restraints to keep their furry friends...
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
When a car ‘crash’ isn’t an ‘accident’ — and why the difference matters »
An "accident" is, by definition, unintentional. We accidentally drop dinner plates, or send e-mails before we're done writ...
Monday, August 31, 2015
Panel recommends hospital payment for advance care planning at summer meeting »
Many healthcare industry stakeholders, including providers, technology vendors, and payers, are working overtime right now...
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Paramedics Aren't Just for Emergencies »
Paramedics, who race to emergencies and transport victims to the nearest ER, are taking on a new role: keeping patients ou...
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Driving while fatigued can be less deadly thanks to technology »
From what we now know of the incident, fatigue was a likely factor in the car crash last summer that put comedian Tracy Mo...
Monday, August 17, 2015
Traffic deaths up sharply in first 6 months of 2015; better economy, lower gas prices cited »
Traffic deaths were up 14 percent nationally in the first six months of this year and injuries were up by a third, accordi...
Monday, August 10, 2015
Young Nurses' Injury Risk Increased by Overtime, Night Shifts »
Newly licensed registered nurses (RNs) were likely to work schedules associated with significantly increased risks for occ...
Friday, August 7, 2015
MMWR: Alcohol-Impaired Driving Among Adults — United States, 2012 »
Drivers are advised not to drink and drive but it appears that even those who are sober behind the wheel should still obse...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Compliance with guidelines for treating brain injuries doesn't guarantee better outcomes »
Two decades ago, the Brain Trauma Foundation published its first set of guidelines for treating traumatic brain injury. No...
Thursday, July 23, 2015
ER physicians can identify patients at risk of future drinking-related trauma with 10-point question »
Emergency room physicians treating patients with alcohol-related trauma can better identify those at risk of future drinki...
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
New approach to spinal cord and brain injury research »
Many an injury will heal, but the damaged spinal cord is notoriously recalcitrant. There's new hope on the horizon, though...
Monday, July 13, 2015
Quietly, Congress extends a ban on CDC research on gun violence »
In the immediate aftermath of the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, the US House of Representatives Appropriati...
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
New CDC App Puts Concussion Safety Info on Every Sideline »
  Designed for parents and coaches, the HEADS UP Concussion and...
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
CMS will reimburse ICD-10 mistakes for one year after transition deadline »
For a year past the Oct. 1 deadline, the CMS will pay for wrongly coded claims if the bad code is in the same broad...
Monday, July 6, 2015
Effective Concussion Treatment Remains Frustratingly Elusive, Despite a Booming Industry »
In a small brick building across the street from a Taco Bell in Marrero, La., patients enter a clear plastic capsule and b...
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Level I trauma experience prepares surgeons for battle »
Soldiers injured during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have the highest survival rates in history, thanks to the av...
Monday, June 29, 2015
Scoring system can help trauma centers improve care during surges in trauma cases »
A scoring system that can identify periods of high activity and increased trauma patient deaths in hospital emergency room...
Thursday, June 25, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law Tax Subsidies »
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide tax subsidies that are a core component of President Barack Obama’s health-ca...
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Appropriations Committee Releases the Fiscal Year 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services Funding Bill »
From the House Appropriations Committee   The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fisc...

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