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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...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
CDC Report Shows Motor Vehicle Crash Injuries are Frequent and Costly »
More than 2.5 million people went to the emergency department (ED) – and nearly 200,000 of them were hospitalized – becaus...
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Medicare to Reduce Hospital Payments »
Medicare will cut payments to a record 2,610 hospitals—three-quarters of those eligible—because too many patients were rea...
Friday, October 3, 2014
Heroin Overdose Deaths Increased In Many States Through 2012 »
Heroin deaths increased sharply in many states, according to a report of death certificate data from 28 states published b...
Monday, September 22, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chicago Hospital Prepares Navy Medics for Trauma Care »
A Chicago hospital now serves as the training ground for Navy doctors, nurses and medics to learn how to treat trauma...
Monday, September 15, 2014
Its Child Passenger Safety Week »
      Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old. Many times deaths an...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Updated 'Tool Kit' to Prevent Opioid Overdose »
As another weapon in the war against drug abuse, doctors are being encouraged to prescribe the opioid antagonist naloxone...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
USDOJ Announces Return Program For Drugs That Have Contributed to Thousands of Overdose Deaths »
Attorney General Eric Holder announced an expansion of a prescription drug return program Monday that would allow hospital...
Thursday, September 4, 2014
How do families with concussion concerns pick sports? »
When Generation X athletes were taking their first steps onto America's fields, courts and gyms in the 1970s, talk of conc...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Programs Aim to Standardize Surgical Care for Children Using Trauma Center Model »
For parents, the prospect of a child's surgery can be frightening, with little information on how to pick the best hospita...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The MRI Enigma in Spine Injury Clearance »
Removing a cervical collar in the early aftermath of a traumatic injury is becoming an increasingly difficult task. With e...
Thursday, August 28, 2014
1/3 of Major Trauma Patients Undertriaged »
A new article in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine using the 2010 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample to estim...
Thursday, August 28, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA Warns Consumers: Dietary Supplements Cannot Treat Concussions »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about dietary supplements that falsely claim to prevent or cure...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Front-of-Head Hits Blamed for Nearly Half of Young Football Player Concussions »
High school football players are more likely to lose consciousness after concussions if they get hit at the top of the hea...

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