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Study: Shells, mortars cause most severe fireworks injuries

June 26, 2017

Shell-and-motar fireworks, which include sphere-shaped aerial explosives designed to be manually thrown or launched from a tube, were responsible for nearly 40% of fireworks-related injuries resulting in hospitalization, according to a study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

The researchers, from the University of Washington School of Medicine Harborview Medical Center, noted in a press release that an estimated 10,500 people are treated in emergency departments every year for fireworks-related injuries. However, there is little data on severe injuries that require hospital admission.

Dralla Foundation announces 2017 grant recipients

June 23, 2017
The Dralla Foundation has announced the Adaptive Sports Foundation, Catalyst Sports, Common Ground Outdoor Adventures, Jett Foundation, Kinetic Kids, Shirley Ryan…

AMA supports efforts to improve substance abuse disorder coverage

June 21, 2017
Experts from four leading nonprofits in the addiction field have determined that existing legislation does not adequately protect insurance coverage of substance abuse…

Create Orthotics develops virtual reality O&P software

June 21, 2017
Create Orthotics and Prosthetics has developed a new software platform that uses virtual reality and 3-D printing to allow clinicians to design, print and test fit a…
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State medical licensing board questions may discourage physicians from addressing their mental health

June 21, 2017
Medical license application questions are still not treating mental and physical illness the same, and this could be impacting a physician’s decision to seek…
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