Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine Features

 
 
  • Is Global Warming a Greater Threat to Health Than Nuclear War?   How will global warming kill billions, and how soon will it happen?
  • The Importance of Global Health Education With jobs in the global health sector becoming more sought-after and more necessary, how should the next generation of doctors be trained to take on the health of the world?
  • The Threat of Nuclear War and the Role of the Health Community Why should the healthcare community in particular care about preventing nuclear war? The grim answer can be found here.
  • Zap! Power Outage at Your Office -- How to Prepare Violent weather can knock out power and put your data at risk. Develop a contingency plan now so that your information is protected and patients can continued to be properly cared for.
  • Communication: A Basic Need, in Beirut or Boston A Lebanese physician had an encounter with a young woman and her mother-in-law that provided many important lessons about the patient-physician relationship.
  • Treating Terrorists in the Emergency Department Dr Hilton describes what it is like to treat a suspected criminal or terrorist in the ED and what security measures are taken to ensure the safety of hospital staff and patients.
  • Conducting Medical Exams in Those Seeking Asylum in the US   One role of primary care physicians may be to evaluate persons seeking asylum in the United States, which involves a very careful and detailed history and physical examination.
  • The World Is Not Prepared for Pandemics   Results of a comprehensive, international study have spurred a new framework for combating infectious diseases threats, says Dr Victor Dzau, president of the National Academy of Medicine.
  • Antimicrobial Resistance Hits Global Stage at UN Summit   Paul Auwaerter, MD, had the privilege of representing IDSA at the United Nations meeting on antimicrobial resistance. He offers his thoughts about the experience and resulting global action plan.
  • Airstrikes Destroy Aleppo's Hospitals: Professionals Speak Out Healthcare professionals tell us what it is like on the ground in Syria, painting a stark picture of the humanitarian crisis, with already scarce healthcare options further dwindling each day.
  • American Public Health Association (APHA) 2016 Annual Meeting Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from APHA 2016.
  • Preventing Sudden Unexpected Death on a Massive Scale   Physicians should work to assure that the leaders who could authorize the use of nuclear weapons be mature, sane, capable of exercising self-control, and crisis-tested, says Dr Lundberg.
  • Emergency Response: Pre- and Post-9/11   Drs Robert Glatter and Paul Biddinger discuss lessons learned from 9/11, the Boston Marathon bombing, and other tragedies that are shaping emergency care.
  • 5 Things To Know Now That Zika Is in the US These facts should be on your radar now that local Zika transmission has begun.
  • Nurses and Cyber Security: What You Need to Know As cyber attacks on hospitals and health systems become more frequent, nurses play a huge role in protecting the security of the computers they use nearly every minute of the work day.
  • Infectious Diseases Outlook for 2016 John Bartlett outlines the most important infectious diseases problems facing the country today.
  • Emergency Medical Response to Terrorist Bombings   Dr Paul Biddinger discusses his team's emergency response during the Boston Marathon bombing and lessons learned from other similar terrorist attacks, including the recent bombings in Brussels.
  • CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Misguided, Docs Say Physicians react to news of CDC guidelines for opioid prescribing that suggest that opioids have little or no role in pain management.
  • Zika Pregnancy Delay Recs: Will They Work? Several Latin American governments made headlines--and stunned healthcare providers around the world--when they issued recommendations asking women to avoid pregnancy for the foreseeable future.
  • The Global Rise of Telemedicine   Teaser: (include expert's name as appropriate; 200 characters max) With many regions facing clinician shortages, telemedicine is growing in the United States and around the world.