“Medical ID” new for iOS 8

One of the lesser known — but potentially most important — features of Apple’s newly released iOS 8 mobile operating system is a digital “Medical ID,” which can provide important personal health related information in the event of an emergency. The Medical ID feature is built in to the new Health application found in iOS 8 for iPhone. Users can …

CDC Guidance for EMS Management of Ebola

The CDC’s Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States is available here: This guidance is consistent with, but greatly expands upon, the OEMS_Advisory_Ebola sent out by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Office of Emergency Medical Services on August 5, 2014. …

MA DPH Enterovirus Fact Sheet

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has released an MDPH Entero D68 Fact Sheet. Enteroviruses cause respiratory and gastrointestinal illness, rash, and neurologic illnesses, such as aseptic meningitis and encephalitis. While most infections cause mild or no symptoms, some can be severe. The current outbreak of enterovirus D68 has been predominantly associated with respiratory disease and not nervous system …

Cape Cod Healthcare Prepares for EV-D68

Cape Cod hospitals are taking precautions to protect patients from a potentially serious respiratory virus affecting mostly infants and children. Officials are recommending that children under 14 not be allowed to visit hospital pediatric and obstetrical units until the epidemic of enterovirus D68 has passed, said Donald A. Guadagnoli, chief medical official at Cape Cod Hospital. The virus — known …

How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart

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ENTEROVIRUS D68 INFORMATION FROM THE CDC

ENTEROVIRUS D68 INFORMATION FROM THE CDC Hospitals in Missouri and Illinois are seeing more children than usual with severe respiratory illness caused by enterovirus D68 for this time of the year. Several other states are investigating clusters of children with severe respiratory illness, possibly due to enterovirus D68. CDC is watching this situation closely and helping the states with testing …

How ‘magic mushroom’ chemical could free the mind of depression, addictions

Think of psychedelics and you’ll likely think of bright colors, hallucinations, spirituality, and an overall “mystical” experience. For centuries these drugs have been used in social, religious and medicinal contexts by cultures across the globe. But today, the ability of these drugs to alter our brain function is being tapped into as a potential therapeutic for a range of mental …

Using Popcorn to Illustrate Lung Disease for Students

Explaining the differences in pathophysiology between various lung diseases to new medic students can be a daunting task. Fluid and bronchoconstriction and sputum—oh my! How do we describe all the idiosyncrasies between cardiac and non-cardiac causes? To differentiate the causes of each, a visual aid may help. What’s easily accessible, cost effective, looks like alveoli and can be your snack …

Case Study Test

Use this case study as an educational tool by answering the questions posed by the author, then reviewing the answers further down. At 6:45 a.m., your unit is dispatched for a 50-year-old male with chest pain. You and your partner proceed to the scene, with a response time of approximately eight minutes. The closest hospital from the scene is 40 …