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Flu Vaccine Supply Looks Plentiful So Far

The flu vaccine shortages and delays of recent years might finally be over, federal health officials say but they're keeping their fingers crossed.

Posted Monday, September 17, 2007

Motorcycle Diaries

Although best known for investigating airplane crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board is an independent federal agency charged with investigating accidents and making safety recommendations in various transportation modes.

Posted Monday, September 17, 2007

National Paramedic of the Year Talks About Her Love of the Job

Valerie DeFrance, this year's National Paramedic of the Year, has personal connections to her job. DeFrance directs emergency medical services in Hope, Alaska, a tiny community about 80 miles from Anchorage.

Posted Monday, September 17, 2007

Penn. Township Ambulance Driver Faces Homicide Charges in Crash

A Penn Township Rescue 6 ambulance driver faces a charge of homicide by vehicle in an Oct. 30 accident in Hempfield that killed a Westmoreland County Prison guard.

Posted Monday, September 17, 2007

Virginia Motorcyclist Killed in Crash with Maryland Ambulance

A Woodbridge, Va., man died Friday after his motorcycle collided with an ambulance on Route 198 near the Maryland City Shopping Center, Anne Arundel County police said.

Posted Monday, September 17, 2007

FCC Summit to Address Emergency Communications

FCC and HHS to host health care summit on emergency communications, response and recovery.

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2007

HYPERVENTILATION

Recent studies document a high incidence of hyperventilation by prehospital providers, with a potentially detrimental effect on outcome in traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2007

ED Kiosks Let Patients Avoid Long Lines

DallasED provides self-service computer kiosks for patient check-in.

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2007

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Villager s fire engine golf cart pays tribute to his son

There are 343 pictures on Bob Ogren s golf cart, each one a firefighter killed on Sept. 11, 2001. And Ogren, a retired New York firefighter, knew a lot of them.

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2007


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