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Thinking Outside the Seat Belt

I consider trauma to be the most pressing health problem in Kansas. I think an obvious way to curb the problem is to implement traffic laws. So why don't others agree?

Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2007

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Thinking Outside the Seat Belt

I consider trauma to be the most pressing health problem in Kansas. I think an obvious way to curb the problem is to implement traffic laws. So why don't others agree?

Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Fulton County, Ga., to Cut Ambulance Subsidies

Fulton County's (Ga.) 14 cities will be forced to pay for ambulance services next year or see response times fall because county government will cut about $10 million in subsidies.

Posted Friday, November 16, 2007

Fire Director 'Accosted' EMT at Crash, Union Says

University Hospital rescue workers are asking Newark Mayor Cory Booker to investigate an allegation that Fire Director David Giordano accosted an EMT at the scene of an early morning car crash.

Posted Thursday, November 15, 2007

Seminole County, Fla., Considers Air-Ambulance Change

Seminole County, Fla., considers dropping Omniflight Helicopters -- which has provided services for 23 years -- and awarding aeromedical helicopters services to Air Methods Corp.

Posted Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Eudora, Ark., Lacks Reliable Ambulance Service

For the past year, the city of Eudora, Ark., has had no guaranteed ambulance service to transfer residents to hospitals, a problem the local 911 coordinator says reverts the town near the Louisiana border back to the Stone Age.

Posted Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Red Light Funds Diverted From Texas Trauma Centers

Medical trauma centers in Texas have fallen victim to a legislative version of bait-and-switch. Red light fines are filling state coffers rather than aiding trauma centers as promised.

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Colorado Bill Would Require More Insurance, Aid Hospital Collections

Since July 2003, Colorado hospitals have lost $80 million a year on collections, at least partly because the state dropped no-fault auto policies.

Posted Monday, November 12, 2007

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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


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