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Lessons Only Mother Nature Could Deliver

My tenure in public health is measured less by accomplishments and more by disasters, including hurricanes, ice storms, tornadoes and floods.

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2007

Odor Downs Flight Crew at Logan

It was a foul odor, not foul play, that forced the crew of a Boston-bound US Airways jet to call for medical help Monday.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Senator Schumer Backs Ambulance Funds

Officials from ambulance services across New York State gathered behind Sen. Charles E. Schumer in Buffalo on Monday to highlight what they called inadequate Medicare reimbursement rates for emergency responders and to support his new bill to hike them.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Michigan School Staffers Save Girl with Defibrillator

Acting on the training they received earlier this year, four staff members at Davison Alternative High School restarted a student's heart and breathing with a defibrillator.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Trauma Surge Baffles Fresno Hospital

The number of trauma victims is expected to exceed 2,800 in 2007, up from 2,109 in 2006, say officials at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, Calif.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Mother Sues Town, Ambulance Company Over Son's Death

The mother of a 15-year-old who was fatally hit by a car in 2004 is suing Hartford, Conn., and a local ambulance company claiming they did not properly react to his injuries.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Rural Georgia and Tenn. Short on Paramedics

Ambulance service directors in rural Georgia and Tennessee say they're battling a shortage of paramedics as training facilities dwindle and graduates seek jobs in better-paying fields.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Higher Pay Attracts Would-Be Paramedics in Tenn.

Though ambulance services in surrounding Tennessee counties have complained of an acute shortage in paramedics, Hamilton County officials say local recruitment problems stem from the quality of applicants -- not quantity.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

9/11 Nine' To Receive Full Benefits Under Bill

Nine privately employed EMTs and paramedics who responded to the attacks of September 11 will receive full worker s compensation benefits under legislation signed by Governor Spitzer.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007






 

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