August 18, 2011 | Leave a Comment
The Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury has an upcoming webinar: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Natural Disasters. The session will be held August 25th from 1-2:30 pm ET. Speakers include Dr. Robert Ursano, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress director, and Dr. Valerie Cole, American Red Cross, Disaster Mental Health senior [...]
In the US, the Department of Health and Human Services provides science-based healthcare objectives for the country in a document called Healthy People. Healthy People 2020 was released at the end of last year, and if you haven’t had a chance to see it (made easier by a pretty decent website), it’s worth looking at. Struggling to [...]
The Defense Centers of Excellence are hosting a webinar June 23rd, from 1-2:30: Anatomical and Physiological Changes Secondary to PTSD. The session is free of charge, but preregistration is required. Even if you can’t attend, it’s worth checking out the enormous number of resources they list on the site’s page.
The Pulitzer Prizes were announced today, and the 2011 winner for featured photography is Barbara Davidson from the LA Times. She was awarded the prize for a series she did on the aftermath of gang violence, and the images are really quite moving.
For those of you who work with kids, check out today’s article in the NY Times. You’ll recognize Dr. Cindy Christian’s name in the article if you attended the 2010 Annual Assembly. It’s a very interesting read–I’ll look forward to hearing people’s opinions on it.
WHO has an upcoming webinar on Injury Surveillance, January 13th at 10:00 CET (click here to convert this to your time zone). Participation is free, but requires signing up for their webinar mailing list in order to get an invite (instructions after the jump). You can also check out their archived offerings on child injury [...]
As part of the process of writing a book chapter on injuries obtained during consensual sexual intercourse, I put together a grid of the research that looks at this issue. I figured I’d go ahead and post it after some lengthy conversation today during a 2 hour Q&A session with Army defense counsel. Understanding what [...]
May 17, 2010 | 1 Comment
Medscape has a new CME offering, Common Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Physicians can earn 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 credits (sorry nurses, no CEUs on this one). “This article focuses on two common vulvovaginal problems in the pediatric patient: vulvovaginitis and accidental genital trauma. Common infectious pathogens and treatments are reviewed along with [...]
January 12, 2010 | Leave a Comment
The United States VA/DoD have developed new guidelines for managing concussion and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Whether as combat injuries or resulting from assaults or MVAs, this is an issue we’re seeing pretty regularly. Medscape is offering a free CE/CME on the new guidelines; maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for physicians, 0.50 ANCC [...]
ABC News is running an article on their site about the choking game, which is a popular search term on this site. The article doesn’t break any new ground, but it does a decent job of providing an overview to the lay public. What I liked about the article, though, was the mention of an [...]