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American Heart Association Award Recognizes Kingsbrook

At Kingsbrook, we are VERY committed to Stroke advancement. There is a designated STROKE Center in our ER, and we have Telestroke!

What is Telestroke? In its most basic form, a telestroke system requires a neurologist and attending nurse to have a high-speed Internet connection and video conferencing capabilities on a laptop, tablet or desktop computer. 151 more words

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Snakes in the Grass: Know How to Avoid and Treat Snakebites

I could easily have been a statistic: Already this year in North Texas 25 people have reported being bitten by a snake. That’s two more than at this same time last year and 13 more than in 2014. 1,071 more words

General Health

Zooming In On Millennials

Zooming In On Millennials

Zoom, which serves patients in Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, Washington, is trying to buck the traditional health care system by offering what it bills as convenient, affordable care in a hip and user-friendly environment. 18 more words

Start a Heart: How to Save a Life with Two Hands and One Song

If you have two hands and know the tune to the classic Bee Gees’ disco song “Stayin’ Alive,” you could save the life of a person in the throes of a… 745 more words

General Health

Making EFAR stick

There is no question about the need to develop better emergency care systems in low and middle income countries (LMIC).  However, the significant barriers to developing the systems may appear daunting and unattainable.   725 more words


The best and worst of the NHS

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Warning: this is a long post, but I feel the story needs to be told in its entirety. 3,177 more words

Emergency General Surgery -- dangerous and expensive

Emergency general surgery (EGS) is common in the United States.  11% of surgical admissions require emergency surgery.  The statistics on EGS seem to create more questions than they answer: 967 more words

Surgical Quality