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York Hospital Trauma Center Upgrade

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Aug. 7, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One trauma center in Pennsylvania has been upgraded from a Level II Trauma Center to a Level I Trauma Center Accreditation for the period from October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010: York Hospital , York , PA ...

For Many, 9/11-Linked Trauma Emerged Years Later

Rates of reported PTSD climbed 5 years after the attacks, but asthma rates have steadily fallen, study finds TUESDAY, Aug. 4 (HealthDay News) -- People directly exposed to the horrors of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center in New York City were reporting new symptoms o...

Stories we tell about national trauma reflect our psychological well-being

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A new study by psychologists at the University at Buffalo and the F. W. Olin College of Engineering finds that in the aftermath of national trauma, the ability to make sense out of what happened has implications for individual well-being and that the kinds of stories people tell ...

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Receive Level III Trauma Designation

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Department of Health recently designated Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota's two hospital locations as Level III Trauma Hospitals. Children's of Minnesota has the sixth busiest pediatric emergency de...

National Trauma Institute Announces 15th Annual Trauma Symposium in San Antonio, August 31-September 1

Conference to feature keynote speech from U.S. Army Surgeon General and 125 experts, expected to draw more than 1,000 trauma researchers and caregivers SAN ANTONIO, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Trauma Institute, dedicated to the funding and development of research addressin...

University of Maryland Company Trauma Solutions Named Finalist in $250K Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Cisco Systems Global Business Plan Competition

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trauma Solutions, a company developing the first and only synthetic, hemostatic material capable of simultaneously inducing blood clotting and delivering therapeutics, has been named a finalist in the $250K Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Cisco Sys...

California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) Leads the Way in Pioneering Helicopter Modification Which is Expected to Greatly Enhance Safety and Save Lives

California Shock Trauma Air Rescue ( CALSTAR ) has the first helicopter in the world modified to allow for dramatically enhanced abilities and increased safety to make landings while using Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), Joseph Cook, CALSTAR's President and CEO announced today. ...

St. David's Round Rock Medical Center to Seek Level II Trauma Designation

Hospital to Be First Trauma Center in Williamson County ROUND ROCK, Texas, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- St. David's Round Rock Medical Center today announced that the hospital will seek Level II Trauma Designation, making it the only trauma center in Williamson County. "St. David's R...

Study finds air traffic control tracking method reduces errors in trauma management

CHICAGO (June 11, 2009) New research published in the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that a method used by air traffic controllers tracks patient data more effectively and with fewer errors compared with current hospital methods, primarily the use of clipboa...

17 Million U.S. Children Live More Than an Hour Away From Trauma Care

PHILADELPHIA, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 17 million U.S. children live more than an hour away by ground or air transportation from a life-saving pediatric trauma center, according to a new study by researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Penns...

1 in 3 U.S. Kids Lack Nearby Trauma Care

Over 17 million are an hour or more away from quality treatment, report finds MONDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of children in the United States live more than an hour away by ground or air transport from a pediatric trauma center, an amount of time that could prove deadly i...

17 million US children live more than an hour away from trauma care

More than 17 million U.S. children live more than an hour away by ground or air transportation from a life-saving pediatric trauma center, according to a new study by researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. The creation of a national inventory of ...

Physician Assistants Integral to Care for Military Members and Their Families Coping With the Trauma of War

Experts Examine Key Role of PAs in Transitional Care of Returning Wounded Warriors WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The need for medical care in the armed forces has never been greater than it is today; not only are members of the military fighting two wars, but because of medi...

Hahnemann COO Elected to the Pennsylvania Trauma System Foundation Board

PHILADELPHIA, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hahnemann University Hospital is pleased to announce that its Chief Operating Officer, James B. Burke, FACHE , has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF). Recommended by the Hospital & Hea...

Alzheimer's Drug May Someday Help Head Trauma Victims

Finding may prevent long-term harm that often follows brain injury, researcher says,, SUNDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- A new class of Alzheimer's disease drugs may prevent long-term damage from traumatic brain injury, suggests a study of mice by Georgetown University Medical Center...

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Applaud Congresswoman McCarthy's Resolution Raising Awareness of Preventable Facial Trauma During Sports Activities

ROSEMONT, Ill., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Facial trauma is a too frequent occurrence during sports activities ranging from cycling to volleyball. Earlier this week Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) introduced H. Res. 193 , a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives to des...

Computer-aided system effectively detects and measures pneumothoraces in chest trauma patients

A new computer-aided method used with MDCT to detect and measure pneumothoraces in trauma patients helps physicians make quicker and more accurate decisions in busy emergency room settings, according to a study performed at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. ...

Incidental findings in trauma patients spark concerns for physicians

Nearly one-fifth of trauma patients who undergo CT evaluation have incidental findings, according to a study performed by Columbus Radiology Corp. at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH. Incidental findings during trauma evaluation are a growing concern for physicians in regards to the diagno...

Children's National Medical Center Trauma Center Receives Highest Verification from American College of Surgeons

Children's National Medical Center has been verified as a Level I Trauma Center-Pediatric by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Washington, DC (Vocus) February 11, 2009 -- Children's National Medical Center has been verified as a Level ...

Local Chiropractic Doctor Graduates from Elite Whiplash Trauma Training Program Led by International Scientific Authority, Dr. Arthur Croft

Dr. Joel Stutzman graduated the world's first and only multi-module training program devoted exclusively to whiplash and brain injury trauma. PAOLI, Pa., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Stutzman, local Doctor of Chiropractic practicing in Paoli, PA recently graduated from the world's only multi-mo...

New Sharp Memorial Hospital Features All Private Patient Rooms, Expanded Emergency and Trauma Services and Family Waiting Areas

High-tech facility designed to meet critical needs of patients, families and staff SAN DIEGO, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Memorial Hospital, the flagship facility of San Diego County's most comprehensive health care delivery system, has completed a multi-tiered expansion to become the premie...

Childhood Trauma Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Finding means condition could be biologically driven, researchers say TUESDAY, Jan. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are traumatized by sexual, physical or psychological abuse are more likely to develop chronic fatigue syndrome as adults, new research suggests. The study also sta...

New target discovered to treat epileptic seizures following brain trauma or stroke

New therapies for some forms of epilepsy may soon be possible, thanks to a discovery made by a team of University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute neuroscience researchers. The researchers found that hemichannels - the same channels the researchers previously ...

Hair Beads Spurring Head Trauma in Kids

And hard plastic versions often aren't visible on CT scans, experts note,,,, WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Although head trauma is a common injury seen in young children, U.S. doctors report on two recent cases of skull fracture with a surprising cause -- hair beads. What...

Sexual Trauma Haunts Many Female Vets

Study found 1 in 7 from Iraq, Afghanistan who sought medical care were victims TUESDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Shedding light on the challenges facing women in the military, a new study shows that more than one in seven female Iraq and Afghanistan veterans seeking VA medical care ...

Level III Trauma Center Accreditation Status for Pennsylvania

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Level III Trauma Center Accreditation status has been granted to a second hospital in Pennsylvania for the period from November 1, 2008 through October 31, 2009: Schuylkill Medical Center South Jackson Street, Pottsville, PA The Pennsy...

UT researchers to study massive transfusion at major trauma centers

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston a $9.2 million grant to conduct a multi-center clinical trial that could lead to an improved survival rate for trauma patients both soldiers and civilians -- who require massive blood transfusions...

Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation Releases Data Supporting Mandatory Use of Motorcycle Helmets

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation which is the accrediting body for trauma centers in Pennsylvania, has released data to the Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee regarding the outcomes of motorcyclists involved in...

Older Patients Less Likely to Be Taken to Trauma Centers

Authors of new study say aim is to generate awareness of the problem MONDAY, Aug. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Older trauma patients are less likely to be transported to an official trauma center for immediate care than younger patients, a new study found. The finding was based on a revie...

Brain Mechanism Can Turn Off Trauma of Bad Memories

Molecules that eliminate fear factor could lead to new panic disorder drugs WEDNESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News -- The brain mechanism that turns off traumatic feelings associated with bad memories has been identified by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, who said thei...

Mt. Sinai's Children's Trauma Institute Treatment and Service Adaptation Center Receives Video Conferencing Donation From IVCi

This donation will be used to facilitate the planning and designing of new protective services for children Hauppauge, NY (PRWEB) July 25, 2008 -- IVCi, LLC ( www.ivci.com ), a leading integrator of enterprise collaboration solutions including high definition video con...

Orange County research program aims to improve severe trauma survival rates

Irvine, Calif., July 8, 2008 A method of resuscitation for victims of severe traumatic injury will be the subject of a clinical trial to be undertaken by a team of Orange County emergency care providers. The Orange County Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium will include UC Irvine, Orange County ...

DigitalBridge Signs the Arizona Ocular Trauma Service as a Customer of Its DigitalBridge Digital On-Call Scheduling System (DBDOCS)(TM)

First-of-a-kind scheduling solution will be utilized by 20 of Arizona's leading Ophthalmologists in 14 affiliated/non-affiliated hospitals to provide immediate care in emergencies & positively impact patient outcomes OREM, Utah, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalBridge(SM), the leading provid...

Expressing feelings after trauma not necessary, research shows

Irvine, Calif., June 2, 2008 Talking it out has long been considered essential to recovering from a trauma. But new research shows that expressing one's thoughts and feelings after a traumatic event is not necessary for long-term emotional and physical health, a finding that could change the way ...

Widespread airbag use could result in dramatic cost savings for US trauma centers

CHICAGO (May 19, 2008) According to research published in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, the new generation of airbags not only helps protect motor vehicle collision (MVC) victims from injury and death, but also are associated with dramatic cost saving to trauma...

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst announces $5M TETF investment in UTHSC-H trauma research

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst announced on May 6 a $5 million investment through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston to launch a new trauma research center led by U.S. Army Surgeon Col. John Holcomb, M.D. The Center for Translationa...

Study: Counseling trauma victims causes secondary trauma

DANVILLE, PA. Hearing repeated stories of suffering from trauma victims causes serious psychological stress in clinical social workers, a new Geisinger-led study suggests. In a study appearing in the May edition of Research on Social Work Practice, Geisinger Senior Investigator Joseph Boscarin...

K-State Trauma Researcher Says Being Prepared, Taking Action Are Vital in Preventing Tragedies Like the One at NIU

MANHATTAN, Kan., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Be aware, be prepared and take action. That's the advice from a Kansas State University trauma expert on preventing tragedies like the one recently at Northern Illinois University. K-State's Briana Nelson Goff, associate dean of K-Sta...

Global Experts Convene to Discuss Emotional Trauma Caused by Disasters

American Red Cross Hosts Meeting on Lessons from 2004 Tsunami WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders from the international community of psychosocial support responders are meeting to discuss how disasters affect individuals and to present lessons learned from recovery oper...

Excessive overtriage in US trauma centers overwhelming system resources, delaying patient care

CHICAGO (January 25, 2008) Research in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) shows that many patients with minimal injuries are being transferred from community hospitals to Level I and II trauma centers, despite the ability of the community hospitals to tre...
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