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Migraine in Men Not Uncommon but Not Always DiagnosedMigraine in Men Not Uncommon but Not Always Diagnosed
New research helps dispel the prevailing myth that migraine is only a women's disease, researchers say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 24, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ACOG: New Guidance to Prevent Vaginal Tearing During Delivery
(MedPage Today) -- Continues to discourage routine episiotomy (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - June 24, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Choosing Fluids Wisely for Septic ShockChoosing Fluids Wisely for Septic Shock
Balanced crystalloid solutions may reduce mortality when sepsis patients' lives hang in the balance. Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 24, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Critical Care Viewpoint Source Type: news

San Jacinto Looks Outside Riverside County for Fire and EMS
In a potentially precedent-setting move, San Jacinto city leaders will look to an agency other than Riverside County for fire protection and emergency medical services. The City Council earlier this month agreed to join forces with the Idyllwild Fire Protection District in forming a joint powers authority, a government coalition that oversees the financing and operation of a public service. The council's action means the city would be forming its own force with the support of the district, rather than continuing to contract with the county fire department, as it has done for years. Other cities struggling with soaring c...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - June 24, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

San Jacinto Looks Outside Riverside County for Fire and EMS
In a potentially precedent-setting move, San Jacinto city leaders will look to an agency other than Riverside County for fire protection and emergency medical services. The City Council earlier this month agreed to join forces with the Idyllwild Fire Protection District in forming a joint powers authority, a government coalition that oversees the financing and operation of a public service. The council's action means the city would be forming its own force with the support of the district, rather than continuing to contract with the county fire department, as it has done for years. Other cities struggling with soaring c...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 24, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Fire in Kuwaiti Prison Injures 55
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A fire at Kuwait's central prison caused by a short circuit has killed one person and injured 55 people. The state-run Kuwait News Agency reported late Thursday that the fire began around noon in the prison's Ward No. 4. KUNA quoted Maj. Gen. Jamal al-Bulaihees of the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate as blaming the blaze on a short circuit. Kuwait's ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, later issued a statement praising firefighters "who controlled the blaze bravely and professionally and saved the lives of prisoners." Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This materia...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 24, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Rescuers Search Rubble after Tornado Kills Nearly 100 in China
YANCHENG, China (AP) — Rescuers in eastern China searched Friday for survivors of a tornado and hailstorm that killed at least 98 people as it swept over a city's outskirts, destroying buildings, smashing trees and flipping vehicles on their roofs. The tornado hit a densely populated area of farms and factories Thursday near the city of Yancheng in Jiangsu province, about 800 kilometers (500 miles) south of Beijing. Jiangsu Governor Shi Taifeng said Friday that the death toll had risen to 98 people, with 800 others injured, according to the official China News Service. Earlier, the state-run Xinhua News Agency had said...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 24, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news

Drones Tested for Disaster Response
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — How to distribute lifesaving supplies quickly and safely after a natural disaster has long been a puzzle for responders. Now, drones might be the lifesaver. That idea was put to the test this week in New Jersey as a drone delivery service conducted test flights to help determine whether drones can be used to carry human medical samples to and from areas that cannot be accessed or communicated with during major storms, earthquakes or other disasters. Experts say drones are becoming a more valuable tool in many humanitarian operations, where the unmanned aircraft can be quickly launched and used to ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 24, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news

3 World Trade Center Reaches Full Height
NEW YORK (AP) — The World Trade Center's newest, $2.5 billion skyscraper reached its full 80 stories Thursday — one of three high-rises now up at the site, with one more to go. Almost 15 years after the twin towers collapsed, the site of the Sept. 11 terror attacks has turned into a resplendent hub of soaring architecture, bustling businesses and urban greenery. But a series of construction security fences signal that there's still plenty of unfinished work before the 16-acre site is totally back to life. A ceremony Thursday marked the topping out of 3 World Trade Center, with about 1,000 workers signing a massive c...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 24, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News WMD & Terrorism Source Type: news

Emergency Evacuation Orders - Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Researchers studying evacuation data and predictors publish papers that may improve prediction models used by emergency planners, leading to more efficient evacuations and possibly saving lives (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 24, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Disaster Planning Guides Source Type: news

$94M OhioHealth expansion: Grove City surgical hospital, more standalone ERs
OhioHealth Corp. will bring the second hospital to Grove City in the same year the southern Franklin County suburb gets its first. The Columbus system announced a $94 million expansion on Friday, including a $46.5 million, 26-bed surgical hospital and emergency department to follow an already announced outpatient surgery center on Stringtown Road near Interstate 71. Combined the projects are expected to create 300 jobs. Also in the expansion: More freestanding emergency departments, starting in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 24, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Long-term power grid failures coming to America... do you have the tools to survive?
(NaturalNews) As part of its national Space Weather Strategy [PDF] released last fall, the White House has finally acknowledged what one expert has called a dramatic shift in emergency preparedness – namely, that three days' worth of food and supplies is far from enough for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Better primary care access cuts asthma admissions
Asthma patients who find it harder to access primary care are more likely to experience an emergency admission to hospital, according to new research. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 24, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Pennsylvania Family Survives House Explosion
MEHOOPANY, Pa. (AP) — State police are trying to determine what caused a house explosion that a Pennsylvania family miraculously survived. A problem with a propane tank is being investigated as a possible cause of the blast that rocked the home late Tuesday near Mehoopany (meh-HOOP'-ah-nee), west of Scranton. Mehoopany Fire Chief Roger Walters says he's amazed the residents survived without life-threatening injuries. The blast blew pieces of the home 150 feet away. The adult couple who lived there with their children were trapped in the debris, but were rescued by emergency crews. A neighbor, Ron Takas, tells WNEP-TV ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 24, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Pennsylvania Family Survives House Explosion
MEHOOPANY, Pa. (AP) — State police are trying to determine what caused a house explosion that a Pennsylvania family miraculously survived. A problem with a propane tank is being investigated as a possible cause of the blast that rocked the home late Tuesday near Mehoopany (meh-HOOP'-ah-nee), west of Scranton. Mehoopany Fire Chief Roger Walters says he's amazed the residents survived without life-threatening injuries. The blast blew pieces of the home 150 feet away. The adult couple who lived there with their children were trapped in the debris, but were rescued by emergency crews. A neighbor, Ron Takas, tells WNEP-TV ...
Source: JEMS Operations - June 24, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

At Least Six Tornadoes Hit Illinois
CHICAGO (AP) — At least six tornadoes touched down in northern Illinois overnight as powerful storms swept across the upper Midwest, damaging rural communities and forcing thousands of soccer fans to seek shelter during the Copa America semifinal in Chicago. The National Weather Service said an EF-2 tornado with estimated top wind speeds of 115-125 mph cut a path more than 11 miles long and about four football fields wide through the city of Pontiac, injuring four people Wednesday night. Survey crews also identified three EF-1 tornadoes, with maximum winds up to 110 mph, that struck Cissna Park, Ottawa and West Brooklyn...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 23, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news

New Bayco 1,200 Lumen LED Work Lights Leverage Magnets to Attract while Providing Reel Convenience
Bayco Products, provider of tough, durable and affordable lighting since 1984 introduced two AC-powered LED work lights to its Bayco corded lighting brand with models SL-2135 and SL-866. These two lightweight and versatile LED work lights feature a 1,200 Lumens high brightness mode and a 600 Lumens low brightness mode with two separate integrated magnets. With one magnet located at the balance point in the middle of the handle and the other at the tip of the light, users are provided multiple points of attachment for complete hands-free user operation. The wand style handle was even discretely designed with an octagonal sh...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 23, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Equipment & Gear Industry News Source Type: news

New Bayco 1,200 Lumen LED Work Lights Leverage Magnets to Attract while Providing Reel Convenience
Bayco Products, provider of tough, durable and affordable lighting since 1984 introduced two AC-powered LED work lights to its Bayco corded lighting brand with models SL-2135 and SL-866. These two lightweight and versatile LED work lights feature a 1,200 Lumens high brightness mode and a 600 Lumens low brightness mode with two separate integrated magnets. With one magnet located at the balance point in the middle of the handle and the other at the tip of the light, users are provided multiple points of attachment for complete hands-free user operation. The wand style handle was even discretely designed with an octagonal sh...
Source: JEMS Operations - June 23, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Equipment & Gear Industry News Source Type: news

Summer Games Done Quick 2016
Games Done Quick is once again putting together an international speed gaming event to support Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency medical response around the globe. We hope you’ll tune in again this year from July 3 to 9 at gamesdonequick.com. Watch this video about how speed gamers from around the world empower Doctors Without Borders to save lives—fast.   Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Christiaan Koop Source Type: news

Maine EMS Company Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary
BAILEYVILLE, Maine - Downeast EMS is celebrating its 15th anniversary -- and the fact that it has overcome a number of financial problems. At one point over the past several years, the ambulance service owed between $80,000 and $90,000 in unpaid bills, many of which were 120 days overdue. "If we went to order supplies, they wanted money immediately," said Eddie Moreside, who has served as director for the past year. "It was cash on delivery." The turnaround started about five years ago when the company implemented a system of quicker billing in order to improve cash flow. Then some restructuring and...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - June 23, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Maine EMS Company Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary
BAILEYVILLE, Maine - Downeast EMS is celebrating its 15th anniversary -- and the fact that it has overcome a number of financial problems. At one point over the past several years, the ambulance service owed between $80,000 and $90,000 in unpaid bills, many of which were 120 days overdue. "If we went to order supplies, they wanted money immediately," said Eddie Moreside, who has served as director for the past year. "It was cash on delivery." The turnaround started about five years ago when the company implemented a system of quicker billing in order to improve cash flow. Then some restructuring and...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 23, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Memphis Fire MIH Program Reduces Number of Frequent 9-1-1 Utilizers
A Memphis woman called 9-1-1 early Wednesday morning and said she needed an ambulance. She didn’t. The woman has chronic physical and mental health problems. She lives in a troublesome neighborhood. She often needs help, but she didn’t need Emergency Medical Services. It was at least the 40th time she has called 9-1-1 in the past year. Fortunately, it was the first time in more than a week. “It’s not perfect, but it’s progress,” said Lt. Kevin Spratlin, coordinator of Memphis Fire Department’s Healthcare Navigator Program. “We are slowly but surely getting her the real help she needs.” Spratlin and t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 23, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: David Waters/The Commercial Appeal Tags: News Mobile Integrated Healthcare Source Type: news

11 Killed in China Plant Accident
BEIJING (AP) — An accident at an aluminum refinery in central China has killed 11 workers, state media and a local official said Thursday, pointing to continuing industrial safety problems despite government-ordered improvements. The accident Wednesday at the Aluminum Corp. of China facility in the city of Zhengzhou occurred when equipment that the workers were dismantling collapsed on top of them. The official Xinhua News Agency said eight other workers were injured. An official with the Zhengzhou city government confirmed the death toll Thursday but declined to give details or her name. Authorities have sought to im...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 23, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

11 Killed in China Plant Accident
BEIJING (AP) — An accident at an aluminum refinery in central China has killed 11 workers, state media and a local official said Thursday, pointing to continuing industrial safety problems despite government-ordered improvements. The accident Wednesday at the Aluminum Corp. of China facility in the city of Zhengzhou occurred when equipment that the workers were dismantling collapsed on top of them. The official Xinhua News Agency said eight other workers were injured. An official with the Zhengzhou city government confirmed the death toll Thursday but declined to give details or her name. Authorities have sought to im...
Source: JEMS Operations - June 23, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Feds Charge 300 in Nationwide Healthcare Fraud Sweeps
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health care fraud sweeps across the country have led to charges against 300 people including doctors, nurses, physical therapists and home health care providers accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid, the government announced Wednesday. The sweep spread from southern California to southern Florida and Houston to Brooklyn, New York, with arrests being made over three days. In all, the fraudulent billings allegedly totaled $900 million, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said, calling it the largest national Medicare fraud dragnet. The defendants billed for care and prescr...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - June 23, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Feds Charge 300 in Nationwide Healthcare Fraud Sweeps
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health care fraud sweeps across the country have led to charges against 300 people including doctors, nurses, physical therapists and home health care providers accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid, the government announced Wednesday. The sweep spread from southern California to southern Florida and Houston to Brooklyn, New York, with arrests being made over three days. In all, the fraudulent billings allegedly totaled $900 million, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said, calling it the largest national Medicare fraud dragnet. The defendants billed for care and prescr...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 23, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Grub's Up! How Eating Insects Could Benefit Your Health
Feeling hungry? How about some spicy grasshoppers with a side of buffalo worms? The thought of consuming such a meal might turn your stomach, but the practice of eating insects is common across many areas of the globe, largely due to its nutritional benefits. According to a 2013 report from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), around 2 billion people worldwide eat insects as part of a traditional diet - a practice known as entomophagy. Beetles are the most commonly consumed insect, followed by caterpillars, bees, wasps, ants, grasshoppers, locusts, and crickets. All in all, more than ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

[In Brief] News at a glance
In science news around the world, an independent review of the National Ignition Facility finds that the lab may never reach its titular goal, Australian scientists report that climate change has apparently claimed its first mammal, researchers propose the first trial of the gene-editing tool CRISPR on the human genome, the World Health Organization says that lower doses of yellow fever vaccine can be used in an emergency, and more. Also, environmental DNA holds promise as a new conservation tool for a rare cave salamander in Slovenia. And a new art installation at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, may ...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 23, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Science Magazine (mailto:soleditor at aaas.org) Tags: SCI COMMUN Source Type: news

[Perspective] Our driverless dilemma
Suppose that a driverless car is headed toward five pedestrians. It can stay on course and kill them or swerve into a concrete wall, killing its passenger. On page 1573 of this issue, Bonnefon et al. (1) explore this social dilemma in a series of clever survey experiments. They show that people generally approve of cars programmed to minimize the total amount of harm, even at the expense of their passengers, but are not enthusiastic about riding in such “utilitarian” cars—that is, autonomous vehicles that are, in certain emergency situations, programmed to sacrifice their passengers for the greater good. Such dilemma...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 23, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Joshua D. Greene Tags: Ethics Source Type: news

Florida Principal, Teacher Reprimanded Over Fire-Breathing Act
A three-month investigation into a botched fire-breathing stunt at Atlantic High School is complete, and the school's principal and a teacher are being faulted for allowing it to happen. The school district has decided to reprimand Principal Tara Dellegrotti-Ocampo and teacher William Durgin for their role in permitting the event in the Delray Beach school's crowded gymnasium. The March 17 performance, a slam dunk show that included a fire-breathing stunt at the end, was arranged by Durgin, the school's student government sponsor, and approved by Dellegrotti-Ocampo. The performer, Ricky "Inferno" Charles, was ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 23, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Florida Principal, Teacher Reprimanded Over Fire-Breathing Act
A three-month investigation into a botched fire-breathing stunt at Atlantic High School is complete, and the school's principal and a teacher are being faulted for allowing it to happen. The school district has decided to reprimand Principal Tara Dellegrotti-Ocampo and teacher William Durgin for their role in permitting the event in the Delray Beach school's crowded gymnasium. The March 17 performance, a slam dunk show that included a fire-breathing stunt at the end, was arranged by Durgin, the school's student government sponsor, and approved by Dellegrotti-Ocampo. The performer, Ricky "Inferno" Charles, was ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 23, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news