Enabling Health Information Exchange at Poison Control Centers

“Poisonings are the leading cause of unintentional injury and death in the United States. The death rate from unintentional poisoning, particularly drug overdose involving opioids, has continually increased over the past 22 decades,” wrote Mollie Cummins, Guilherme Del Fiol, et al. in a recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA),…

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Trauma and Addiction of Military Personnel and First Responders

First responders and members of the military are frequently exposed to traumatic events in the course of their duties. They suffer intense stress caused by what’s known as vicarious trauma, the emotional residue resulting from witnessing life-threatening injuries caused by fires, traffic accidents, violent crimes, or combat. And of course, law enforcement officers and military…

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