Posts Categorized: News to Know

What is an academic health care system?

An academic medical center/system is a fully operated medical center integrated with a medical school or university and serves as a principal site for teaching residents, fellows, and students. An academic medical center’s education, research, and clinical care are combined to provide clinical care that uses cutting-edge technologies, resources and therapies other community hospitals may…
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Power of U in medically underserved areas

Medically underserved areas/populations are geographic areas designated as having too few primary care providers, high infant mortality, high poverty or a high elderly population. This definition also includes shortages of primary medical care, dental or mental health providers. Some barriers to care for medically underserved areas and populations include: Economic factors Cultural factors Linguistic factors…
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Coping with post traumatic stress disorder

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), also known as “shell-shock,” is a mental health condition that can develop from a traumatic or stressful experience, usually life-threatening. PTSD occurs differently for each person, oftentimes related to the triggering occurrence. PTSD can develop in anyone for any traumatic reason. One example is not being able to ride in…
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Gift the Gift of Life

When the days get longer and hotter, it can only mean one thing – summer is here! While we purchase tickets for waterparks or pack up a cooler for a day at the lake, trauma teams across the nation are preparing for summer in a much different way.  From Memorial Day to Labor Day, trauma…
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Are you an organ donor? Here’s why you should be

When a patient is notified that an organ donor has been found for their particular need, it’s an emotional moment filled with relief, gratitude and remembrance. As the national transplant list continues to grow, there are currently more than 114,000 patients waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Each day, about 10 people are added to this…
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