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On February 12th, Attorney General Maura Healey and Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program announced the launch of  “Serving Those Who Have Served: Practical Approa...

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2016 Cape & Islands CIST CISM Conference

Please join us at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis, MA on April 25-27 for the 2016 Cape & Islands Critical Incident Support Team CISM Conference. You can sign up for one day, two days o...

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Cape & Islands EMD/ PSAP Training Program

Cape & Islands EMD/ PSAP Training Program for member agencies EMD: Special Medical Considerations 2016 (MA. 911 Department approved, OEMS approval pending) Course Overview “EMD: Special Medical Co...

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Warning Signs of Diabetes

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Millions of Americans have diabetes and don’t know it. But there are warning signs that could tell you it’s time to see a doctor to find out what’s wrong. Diabetes warning signs can range from very mild to severe. Some people notice no symptoms early on. Other times, people have symptoms but ignore ...

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Viva Vagus:

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Viva vagus: Wandering nerve could lead to range of therapies Zapping the 10th cranial nerve may treat arthritis, heart failure, headaches and more BY SARAH SCHWARTZ With outposts in nearly every organ and a direct line into the brain stem, the vagus nerve is the nervous system’s superhighway. About ...

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Anabolic Steroid Use in High Schools

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Anabolic Steroid Use in Adolescents and High Schools Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) are extremely powerful drugs.  “Anabolic” means to grow and “androgenic,” pertains to the development of male characteristics.  AAS are a synthetic version of the body’s naturally occurring hormone testosterone, ...

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Capnography in Cardiac Arrest

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Waveform capnography provides continuous feedback on CPR quality, confirmation of airway placement, ventilation, and a return or loss of circulation. Here are five things you should know about waveform capnography in cardiac arrest:   1. Loss of ETCO2 may be the first sign that CPR is needed En...

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Delivering expert medical care—on four wheels

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The Emergency Room—the ER—is a staple of TV dramas and reality shows. Yet emergency medicine is no longer confined to a room with four walls. Today, it radiates outward from a hospital-based “Emergency Center” to a well-equipped fleet of ambulances, each staffed with highly trained paramedics and em...

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Acute Kidney Injury Assessment and Treatment

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A 36-year-old female presents in moderate respiratory distress, following a night of sleeplessness, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Speaking in short sentences, she denies chest pain, but is experiencing abdominal discomfort. She is hypertensive and tachycardic. Upon physical exam you note diminished...

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