By Rhonda Cook, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A year after Georgia launched a $1. 5 million program to teach educators how to stem bleeding if a student is shot or suffers other trauma, only 44 percent of the state’s public schools have taken part in the potentially lifesaving training. Even fewer have received kits containing items like tourniquets, gauze and trauma dressing that are supposed to be distributed statewide.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution found that some Georgia schools have not heard of the “Stop the Bleed” initiative. In other instances, school systems simply aren’t interested.The Georgia Trauma Commission, which is overseeing the program here and is in charge of promoting it, said that only 1,010 of the state’s more than 2,300 public schools have participated in the course, endorsed by the White House in 2015 and pushed nationwide by the National Academy of Surgeons. Many of the districts that are lagging behind are in metro … [Read more...] about WATCHDOG: Schools slow to adopt ‘Stop the Bleed’ program
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During Kroger’s annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Shamrocks program, customers and associates in the grocery chain’s Mid-Atlantic Division raised $105,645 to support kids and adults affected by muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases.The funds, raised in March by Kroger stores in Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, benefit the MDA.During the period, Kroger customers added paper shamrocks to their purchases at checkout for a donation of $1, $5 or $10. Store teams also held events including hot dog and bake sales.“Year after year, Kroger leads the way in supporting families impacted by muscle disease in the communities served by their stores,” said Diane Boardman, Greater Virginia MDA director of business development. “The generosity of Kroger customers and associates will support and empower families living with neuromuscular disease to make healthy choices and balanced meals while living with impaired … [Read more...] about Shamrocks program raises more than $100,000 for MDA
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Exclusive U-M medical plan buys you 'better' care, special access Michigan Medicine - U-M's health system - markets new plan to offer quicker service, more time with your doctor for those who pay yearly fee Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 35 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs David Jesse, Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 a.m. ET March 9, 2018 | Updated 11:53 a.m. ET March 9, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 35 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Michigan Medicine — the health system owned by the University of Michigan — is drawing fire from its own staff over a plan to offer personalized service, reduced waiting times and preferential … [Read more...] about Exclusive U-M medical plan buys you ‘better’ care, special access
Medical marijuana could help quell the ongoing opioid epidemic, a pair of new studies contends. Opioid prescriptions tend to decrease in U.S. states that adopt medical marijuana laws or legalize recreational use of pot, two different research teams have concluded. The studies couldn't prove cause and effect. But one study found that opioids dispensed through Medicare's prescription drug plan decreased significantly if people had access to medical pot dispensaries or were allowed to grow marijuana for their own use. "We had about a 14.5 percent reduction in opiate use when states turned on dispensaries, and about a 7 percent reduction in opiate use when states turned on home cultivation-based cannabis laws," said researcher David Bradford, chairman of public policy at the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs. The other study, led by researcher Hefei Wen, from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, found a decrease in opioid prescriptions covered … [Read more...] about Could medical marijuana help curb the opioid crisis?