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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...
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
State-By-State Injury Prevention Policy Report Released »
Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released  T he Facts Hurt:  A State-by-State...
Thursday, April 23, 2015
CDC MMWR Looks At Occupational Traumatic Injuries Among Workers in Health Care Facilities »
Injury prevention measures that reduce the risks associated with nurse and nurse assistant duties are urgently needed. Saf...
Saturday, March 28, 2015
AAA Report Finds Distracted Driving a Huge Factor in Teen Driver Crashes »
Research using crash videos of teen drivers has found significant evidence that distracted driving is likely much more ser...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress Mulls Another ICD-10 Delay »
Congress during the month of March expects to once again attempt a permanent fix to the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate f...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
CDC Highlights Importance of Trucker Safety in March Issue of Vital Signs »
The March Issue of the CDC's Vital Signs focuses on Trucker Safety.   Did you know that...  ...
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
'Instagram for doctors' lets medics share photos to solve mystery cases »
The idea is at the foundation of social media channels: Seen something strange? Post it online. The desire to share the un...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
MADD releases report on drunk driving prevention in US »
Mothers Against Drunk Driving  released a report Thursday rating all 50 states  and the District of Columbia o...
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
State of the Union Recap: Obama Calls for Medical-Research Expansion »
President  Barack Obama  called for a new medical research push in his State of the Union address, which the Whi...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Study Points to Traffic-Safety Risk to Children Due to Cognitive Response »
Children age 10 and under may not have the cognitive resources to notice objects that appear out of the blue, including th...
Friday, December 19, 2014
Hospital-acquired conditions mean Medicare penalties for 700-plus hospitals »
More than 700 hospitals will see their total Medicare payments docked by 1% in fiscal 2015 as part of the first year of a...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Study Finds When Gas Prices Go Up, So Do Motorcycle Accidents »
As gas prices rose in recent years, so did motorcyclist injuries and deaths, a new study suggests.  In times of gas i...
Monday, December 15, 2014
Congress Approves FY15 Spending Package to Avoid Shutdown - Implications for the Healthcare »
This weekend, Congress narrowly approved a $1.01 trillion omnibus spending bill  (H.R. 83 - Consolidated and Fur...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Budget deal includes $5.4B for Ebola crisis, limits insurer protections »
The $1.1 trillion spending package that congressional negotiators  announced this week takes aim at a provision...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Changes to ICD-10, MU Likely Dead for Now »
A massive spending bill to fund almost all of the federal government for fiscal 2015, as reported from committees, does no...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Rate Falls for Often-Deadly Ailments Acquired in U.S. Hospitals »
The incidence of often-deadly ailments that patients fall prey to inside U.S. hospitals fell by 17% between 2010 and 2013,...
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Teens with brain injury are more likely to abuse drugs »
Teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury are twice as likely to drink alcohol or use drugs when compared with...
Monday, November 24, 2014
Football Players Found to Have Brain Damage From Mild 'Unreported' Concussions »
A new, enhanced MRI diagnostic approach was, for the first time, able to identify significant damage to the blood-brain ba...
Monday, November 17, 2014
Abusive Head Trauma Has Deep, Prolonged Effect on Children »
More than half of children aged 0 to 4 years severely injured by abusive head trauma (AHT) will die before they turn 21 ye...
Friday, November 14, 2014
Major Causes of Head Trauma in Children Identified »
A new study of more than 43,000 children finds that falls are the most common cause of head injuries among young...
Friday, November 7, 2014
Traumatic Brain Injury Ups Dementia Risk in Older Adults »
Adults in their mid-50s and older who sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a fall or other mishap are at increased...
Thursday, November 6, 2014
SGR and Health Reform Action Likely in New Congress »
The Affordable Care Act, the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for physician reimbursement under Medicare, and reautho...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
HHS Secretary Announces $840 Million Initiative to Improve Patient Care and Lower Costs »
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced an initiative that will fund successful applicants w...
Monday, October 13, 2014
Concussion Symptoms Still Unclear To Many Parents, Hurting Kids' Chances Of Recovery »
With football season fully underway, experts are pushing for increased knowledge about the sport’s risk for concussions —...
Friday, October 10, 2014
Life Expectancy Reaches Record High - Unintentional Injury Remains Leading Cause of Death »
Life expectancy at birth in the United States was at an all-time high of 78.8 years in 2012, with much of the improvement...

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