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Rhode Island Tracking Swine Flu through Electronic Records

Rhode Island is believed to be the first state to use electronic pharmacy prescription data to track swine flu among its entire population, said Rob Cronin, a spokesman for Surescripts, which operates the country's largest electronic prescriptions network.

Posted Monday, October 26, 2009

President Declares H1N1 a National Emergency

"This is not a reaction to any new developments; it's a proactive step, a useful tool going forward," White House spokesman Reid Cherlin says.

Posted Monday, October 26, 2009

Two Killed When Ambulance Strikes Stopped Highway Work Truck

The ambulance ran into the back of Tennessee Department of Transportation truck, killing the ambulance driver and patient.

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009

Rotor Speed Abnormality Forces CareFlight Helicopter Down

A CareFlight medical helicopter with a patient aboard made a hard landing last night in the desert near Blythe.

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009

Weber St. Paramedic Program Nearing 35 Years

About 95 percent of Weber State's paramedic students pass the National Registry Certification test on the first attempt, which is higher than the national pass rate of 65 percent.

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009

NC Paramedic Killed Enroute to Call

Military officials confirmed a paramedic was killed Thursday morning heading to an injury call.

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009

Tallahassee Fire Department and EMS Merger Improves Services

The Fire Department and the county s Emergency Medical Services functionally consolidated Oct. 1 as part of a new fire-services agreement that put to rest years of bickering between the city and county over how much the local governments should be paying for fire protection.

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2009

Chicago Doctors Deliver Baby After Mom Dies in Crash

Kim Brown was pronounced dead Wednesday at Stroger Hospital. However, doctors saved Brown's unborn child, believed about six to seven months along.

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2009

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EMS Services Begin to Charge Extra for Obese Patients

As the nation battles the obesity crisis, ambulance crews are trying to improve how they transport extremely heavy patients, who become significantly more difficult to move as they surpass 350 pounds.

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2009

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H1N1 Vaccine Production Falling Behind

Since April, swine flu has killed more than 800 people in the U.S., including 86 children, 39 of them in the past month and a half, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than half of all hospitalizations since the beginning of September were people 24 and under.

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2009


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