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Nearly 50 millions Americans do not have access to a level I or II trauma center within an hour

Nearly 50 millions Americans do not have access to a level I or II trauma center within an hour

Practice of defensive medicine widespread among physicians in specialties at high risk of lawsuits

Practice of defensive medicine widespread among physicians in specialties at high risk of lawsuits

Newly developed treatment for severe grief shown more effective than standard therapy

Newly developed treatment for severe grief shown more effective than standard therapy

Patients disfigured in traumatic incidents may experience significant social and behavioral problems

Patients disfigured in traumatic incidents may experience significant social and behavioral problems

Artificial disc offers new option for back pain

Artificial disc offers new option for back pain

Researchers prevent post-traumatic brain damage using experimental drug

Researchers prevent post-traumatic brain damage using experimental drug

Don’t skip chest CT in the ER just because X-ray checks out okay, warns study

Don’t skip chest CT in the ER just because X-ray checks out okay, warns study

Improvements in critical care decrease risk of post-injury multiple organ failure

Improvements in critical care decrease risk of post-injury multiple organ failure

Hour of day and time of year has significant impact on blood pressure levels

Hour of day and time of year has significant impact on blood pressure levels

The American College of Surgeons publishes manual on surgical patient safety

The American College of Surgeons publishes manual on surgical patient safety

Black children are more than twice as likely to die from a traumatic injury as are white children

Black children are more than twice as likely to die from a traumatic injury as are white children

Robotic surgery dramatically reduces physical trauma for head & neck cancer patients

Robotic surgery dramatically reduces physical trauma for head & neck cancer patients

Cocaine use increases the risk of coronary aneurysms

Cocaine use increases the risk of coronary aneurysms

Soft tissue injuries can predict risk of facial fractures in trauma patients

Soft tissue injuries can predict risk of facial fractures in trauma patients

CPR instructions should focus on continuous chest compressions

CPR instructions should focus on continuous chest compressions

Survey of ED doctors shows team-based stroke care, risk-reducing measures, needed to increase use of tPA

Survey of ED doctors shows team-based stroke care, risk-reducing measures, needed to increase use of tPA

Babies show effects of mothers stress from 9/11 trauma

Babies show effects of mothers stress from 9/11 trauma

Response of New York City public school children to 9/11

Response of New York City public school children to 9/11

Modification of surgery used to correct flatfoot deformity may reduce pain and improve outcomes

Modification of surgery used to correct flatfoot deformity may reduce pain and improve outcomes

Tumors of the pituitary gland are more common than thought

Tumors of the pituitary gland are more common than thought