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2013 Drug Overdose Mortality Data

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced the 2013 drug overdose mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data show that drug deaths...

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Flu Season has arrived on Cape Cod

The flu season has arrived on Cape Cod, and health officials fear it could be worse than usual this year. “This is kind of coming on quickly,” said Dr. David J. Pombo, medical director of infection pr...

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Updated ADVISORY: 01-06-2915

This Advisory serves to minimize the infection risk to EMS personnel and first responders, to clarify the proper point of entry, to incorporate Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) epidemio...

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FEATURED ARTICLES FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY

Children & Energy Drinks a Dangerous Mix

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Study finds more than 40 percent of emergency calls to U.S. poison control centers involve children under 6 The potential dangers of energy drinks, those highly caffeinated beverages that promise to stave off sleepiness, are well known, but a new study suggests that even young children are at risk. ...

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American Diabetes Month

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November is American Diabetes Month. The vision of the American Diabetes Association is a life free of diabetes and all of its burdens. Raising awareness of this ever-growing disease is one of the main efforts behind the mission of the Association. American Diabetes Month® (ADM) is an important elem...

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Facts about Influenza (Flu) & Flu Vaccine

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What is influenza (also called flu)? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. Signs and ...

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Clinical Benchmarks That Matter

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In a previous column in the EMS Insider, I illustrated the need to deemphasize response times as the defacto quality measure of an EMS system based on the growing body of research appearing in peer-reviewed journals that shows response times greater than five minutes but less than 15 minutes general...

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Creating an EMS Culture of Safety

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For the past three years, 18 EMS leaders have been meeting to tease apart and examine the bits and pieces that form an overall strategy for safety in the workplace. After obtaining input and feedback from a variety of stakeholders both inside and outside the EMS community, the group presented their ...

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Can busier be better ?

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When a medical emergency strikes, our gut tells us to get to the nearest hospital quickly. But a new study suggests that busier emergency centers may actually give the best chance of surviving – especially for people suffering life-threatening medical crises. In fact, the analysis finds that patien...

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