Anna E. Condino, MD, MPH Andrew G. Lim, MD, MS Paul W. Charlton, MD, MA Sabiha K. Barot, MD, PhD We can accomplish this by
If it's after hours, the recording for any physician or practice of any sort in America will have a message: "If this is an emergency, hang up and dial 911." It's a nice idea. But of course, it presumes that everyone really understands the idea of emergency. In fact, they don't.
Planning for a Post-Conflict Colombia: Emerging Public Health Leaders Develop Health Interventions for IDPs
Fifty-five years ago this week, braving the cold winds of a winter's January, U.S. President John F. Kennedy delivered his inaugural address imparting upon the American people words still true today.
Today marks Day 2 of the Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health course -- a project of the Open Hands Initiative and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), in collaboration with the University of Antioquia School of Medicine.
An MRI here, a prescription there -- these are Band-Aids, not lasting solutions. Our communities need innovative approaches to pressing issues like homelessness, drug addiction, obesity, and lack of mental health services. To help the patient, we must also address the health of the community.
On April 15, 2013, I woke up at 5:30 a.m. and walked to Mass General Hospital to begin my ER shift. It was the day of Boston marathon, and we were prepared for the usual influx of people with heatstroke and dehydration. Just before 3 p.m., we received the call that nobody could have predicted.
What Kind of Wound Would a Point Blank Shot to the Shoulder With a Colt 1911 .45 With FMJ Ammo Make?
Meaning no disrespect, but the question is kind of like asking, "what does a sandwich taste like?" There are so many possible
It is worth noting that the tremendous human costs of the war in Iraq would have been much greater, were it not for breakthroughs in combat medicine deployed for the first time on a broad scale in Iraq.
Imagine if that tiny print on prescription bottles could be heard instead of squinted at. Voice-guided instructions may indeed be helpful to patients in every age population, with a variety of medical needs.
Policymakers should be aware that even well-informed patients with good access to primary care need the ER. Legislation should aim to increase availability of primary care, but not penalize for use of emergency services.
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